Children's Ministry

Seekers welcomes children, youth and families to share in the caring and spiritual growth that the community offers. We're multi-generational and value the different gifts and challenges that God gives us at different ages. Seekers offers opportunities for families to participate in a variety of activities as well as Sunday morning worship.

Seekers welcomes children, youth and families to share in the caring and spiritual growth that the community offers. We're multi-generational and value the different gifts and challenges that God gives us at different ages. Seekers offers opportunities for families to participate in a variety of activities as well as Sunday morning worship.

Sunday School

Seekers is small enough to know each child. We care about the development of their spirits, minds and bodies. Our Sunday school is only one part of the Christian learning experience. Its goal is to provide children and youth with biblical basics, to encourage them to explore and discuss their own relationships with God, Jesus and the world around them, and to see themselves as integral parts of a Christian community.

We currently have two classes on Sunday morning, a younger kids' class (for children preschool age and younger), and an older kids' class, which currently has children in first through fourth grades. The classes are usually led by two adults, and sometimes include other adults from the community as special guests. We use a diversity of approaches throughout the year, sometimes focusing on a single Bible story for several weeks at a time, and sometimes following the lectionary readings for the week. The children experience scripture through drama and role-play, crafts and other hands-on activities. They engage in active debate about how these stories form our Christian faith and about what they say to us today. Because different adults are involved throughout the year (for multi-week sessions), the children have the opportunity to develop relationships with a variety of adults in the community and experience the diversity of ways that faithful people approach our shared faith tradition.

Sunday Worship

The early part of each service welcomes children and includes a children's sermon normally structured around the lectionary for that week. We also have multi-generational services several times each year during which children often have leadership roles. 

Adult Christian Education

Older children and youth are welcome to participate in classes of the School of Christian Living, held on Tuesday evenings throughout the year.

Other

Other activities particularly welcoming of children include spring and fall "overnights," at Wellspring Retreat Center in Germantown (relaxed, intergenerational, community-building retreats), as well as multi-generational service projects.


For more information, please contact the Sunday school coordinator, Anna Gilcher, by calling 301-589-7070 or emailing agilcher(at symbol)earthlink.net.