HUGE Announcement Time! After more than a year, kids services will resume at 9 AM in the building on Sunday morning! There are a few changes, so please watch the following video and read the summary of the changes below.
Parents must register child(ren) to attend preschool and/or elementary services:
Each weeks link is emailed out to parents. If you did not receive it, or are new, please email Pastor Ginny,
, to register
Please come to church on Sunday by 8:45 to check in at the kids' ministry table:
Pick up YOUR (parent) name tag and CHILD's name tag. you will need this to pick up your child at the end of service.
A kids ministry staffer will use a digital thermometer to take your child's temperature.
Everyone over the age of 2 who has not been fully vaccinated is required to wear a mask.
Join the 9 AM service in the sanctuary for praise and worship, as a family. We will have 3 pews in the back reserved for families but you're welcome to sit as close as you like!
Pastor Kevin will release the children to their teachers before the sermon each Sunday.
Preschool will go upstairs to Emory Hall (kids' worship area)
Elementary will go to the Gathering (next to Georgia Ave doors)
When service concludes, please come pick up your child at either Emory Hall upstairs or in the Gathering. You must have your name tag to pick up your child.
We will no longer have zoom kids' services.
Any questions? Email
(Ginny, Kids' Pastor)
Oakdale’s Nursery Ministry (for infants to age 2) serves kids and parents by providing a warm and safe environment filled with caregivers, toys and play areas. Our nursery is located in the Sprouts Room of Emory Hall and is available during Sunday morning worship times (9:00 & 11:00 a.m.). We’d love to meet you and your little one! For the protection of our children, all nursery ministry staff have received Safe Sanctuaries training.
We offer Preschool Ministry for children ages 2 thru 4 years old during our 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. During the 11:00 a.m. service, preschool-aged children are encouraged to join the Sprouts room where Nursery Staff will provide childcare.
Our Goal - Introduce children to God their Creator, Jesus their Friend and Holy Spirit their Comforter.
We use crafts, games, and playtime to encourage each child to demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and the ever-popular self-control!)
Every parent should check-in your child at the TouchPoint check-in table in the main foyer, using the orange iPads and your phone number. Each child will get a security name tag which s/he should wear so it is visible. The parent will receive a corresponding security tag which you will show to pick up your child.
Join us for Elementary worship (Kindergarten-5th grade) during our 9:00 AM Sunday morning worship service. Children who come to 11 AM service should join their parents in the main service for covenant family worship.
All children will meet for corporate worship in the kids' Worship Room (Children’s wing on the 2nd floor). After worship, kids meet in age-specific small groups for a deeper look at the message that was shared during service and the chance to fellowship and build relationships with each other.
- Note: Under supervision, the 4th and 5th graders will walk over to the Bready Building for their small group time. Teachers will walk them back to the Kids' Worship Room for pick up after service.
Our Goal - To see children raised up as disciple-makers who boldly share the Gospel with friends.
Our curriculum centers on two commandments given by Jesus: Love God and Love your neighbor. Every Sunday, we will explore and walk out His commandments through Bible-based teachings and activities.
Check-in your child at the TouchPoint check-in table in the main foyer. Kids may walk up to the Kids' Worship Room or you may escort them. It is required that families check-in and pick up their children from the Kids' Worship Room after service, in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy. For their protection, no child will be permitted to leave the Kids' Worship Room without a parent or guardian.
All Elementary ministry staff have received Safe Sanctuaries training.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like prayer, please contact Ginny Lee, Children’s Pastor:
301.774.2030 x 314
Puppets Empowering People (P.E.P.)
P.E.P. is a puppet ministry that shares the Good News of Jesus Christ through skits and songs. Kids aged 3rd grade and above are invited to attend.
Join us on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in Emory Hall, Room 306.
God is a creative God and Puppet ministry is where your gifts and talents for creativity can be used to share the Gospel. If you are interested in joining a team of fun, hard-working, creative people, come to the Kids' Worship Room #306 (Emory Hall) on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Participants must be in 3rd grade or older.
Contact: Terry Rostkowski-Carter or call 301-570-3977
We hope you will continue making mini-disciples at home by using Discovery Group questions to help your kids (no matter how young!) learn what the Bible says about God and about people. Check out our Discovering God through Discovery Groups page HERE at our "Faith at Home" section.