The mission of Children’s Ministries at St. Matthew’s is to nurture children in their faith in Christ.

We do this by…

Providing meaningful opportunities for children and their families to grow in their faith, their relationship to one another, and to our church.

Empowering children to share their faith in their daily lives through love and service to others.

Bringing Christ’s love and the love of St. Matthew’s to children in need.


Sunday Mornings

Nursery (Sundays: 8:15AM – 12:30PM)

For children birth to 3 years old.  Our nursery is available from 8:15AM – 12:30PM on Sunday mornings. The nursery team cares for children in a safe and loving environment.  Text messages allow parents to be contacted as needed.

Sunday School (Sundays: 9:45AM)

Deep Blue Promo FINAL PSDFor children 18 months to 6th grade.  Deep Blue a weekly adventure through the Bible!  With Deep Blue, children will make Bible stories, Bible people, and Bible passages a part of their lives.  They will also come to know the Bible as their book and find ways to let the Bible speak to them today.  Deep Blue incorporates Bible stories, science activities, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games into a lived-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus today!

Children’s Worship (Sundays: 11:15AM)

Children 4 years – 2nd Grade.  Children of all ages are always welcome in worship at St. Matthew’s. We offer an age appropriate worship experience for our youngest children immediately following children’s time during our 11:15 worship service. In Children’s Worship, children experience Bible lessons, songs, crafts, and games


Children’s Music

To find out more about our children’s music opportunities, please visit our Music Ministries page.

Other Activities

Club 56 (One Sunday a Month)

Our youth group for 5th & 6th graders that meets monthly for service projects and fellowship activities. In addition to monthly activities children participate in a spring overnight retreat.

Club 56 Permission Form

Calendar 2019-20 Coming Soon!

Vacation Bible School (Summer Program)
July  13-17, 2020

Children 3 years old – 4th grade. VBS takes children on a week-long themed adventure filled with excitement and fun. Children explore their faith by participating in activities such as Bible stories, music, skits, missions, science experiments, games and snacks.

Kids & Mission Projects (Summer Program)
July 13-17, 2020

KAMP is a program for the 5th and 6th graders that coincides with VBS. KAMP kids participate in daily mission and service projects in the community.

Milestone Events

Another way we partner with parents is by offering special milestone events to help parents engage their children in important steps on their faith journey. At these events we celebrate with children and provide resource for families to engage in faith development at home. Milestone events include…

  • Baptism
  • Presentation of 3rd Grade Bibles
  • 6th Grade Moving On Up Event

Family Ministry Events

St. Matthew’s recognizes the importance of families in the development and nurture of faith. To help families grow in faith together we offer monthly family events as well as special    Preschool only events throughout the year such as…

  • Fall Kick Off
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Advent Celebration
  • Parent’s Night Out
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt


St. Matthew’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Christine Moser

703-978-3500 x234


St. Matthew’s Director of Family Ministries

Kara Stuebing

703-978-3500 x 231