children's ministries

Calvary United Methodist Church welcomes all children and enjoys the laughter and joy they bring to our church family. We are here to help families share with their children with a strong sense of God's love, and to develop a Christian faith that speaks to all aspects of their lives as they grow, as well as to create a Christian community of support and love.  

Our children's ministries are led by Beth Posey ([email protected]) who helps creates a creative, joyful, and safe environment for those from birth to 5th grade. Activities include meaningful Sunday morning programs, Summer Camps and special programs, including a summer family mission opportunities and Vacation Bible School.

To register for our birthday card list, click here

Children's Sunday Schedule

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Nursery and Sunday School in Children's Area (during worship)

9:30-10 a.m. - Children's Choir in Memorial Hall (under the sanctuary)

9:45-11 a.m. - Sunday School in Children's Area (Skidmore Building)

11 a.m. - Children's Sermons in Sanctuary

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. - Children's Church in Children's Area (Skidmore Building)

A list of Parenting Books suggested by the Family Ministries of Calvary can be found here.



Our Nursery is always professionally staffed and two unrelated adults are always with your children. Volunteers are encouraged, please talk with one of the staff for more information. All adult volunteers require a background check to maintain compliance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy.  


For more information click here

Elementary Summer Camp If you would like more information about how you can spend a little time and enjoy some of the CRAZY GOODNESS OF SUMMER, please contact Maggie Posey at [email protected] or (703) 892-4112.   

triple threat

Triple Threat is our monthly hang out for third through sixth graders. Kids come together for the three S's: Snacks, Silliness, and Service. After free play time in our basement filled with games, these youth participate in planned team building games and character building activities, followed by a time for service. Our service project changes monthly. Email Maggie Posey to get involved at [email protected].

Sign up here.


Parent's Afternoon Out

Calvary United Methodist Church offers a Parent's Afternoon Out one Saturday afternoon every other month.  The fee is $20 for one child or $40 for 2 or more children in a family.   Please register here.

Next PAO November 17 from 10-2 with a Clothing Exchange!

Bring your children and look for clothes to take home, or bring clothes to share with others, or both!


   PLEASE send a lunch (please no nuts of any kind or nut butters)

   PLEASE apply sunscreen (when appropriate)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who staffs the event?
    We are people who work in our preschool and church nursery program. At least one person on site has first aid and CPR training.
  2. Do parents send food?
    Yes – but we’ll give a snack! Please be sure there are no nuts or nut butters in the meal.
  3. Can siblings/friends be together?
    OH YEA!
  4. Will the children go outside?
    OH YEA! Unless it’s raining!
  5. Is this open only to preschool/church families?
    It’s an outreach of Calvary to the community! Invite friends!
  6. When’s the next PAO?
    Check the website for dates.