Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

From Nursery to Stepping Stones to Godly Play to Rainbow, it is our hope that you will find just the right place to nurture and support your child’s spiritual growth.

Sunday School

Sunday School for all ages meets from 10:15–11:00 am from September through May. Each class is led by a team of teachers committed to learning and growing and sharing their faith with children. Children learn Bible stories as well as skills for navigating the Bible. We know that Sunday School also must be transformational. We want the children to know that they belong to God and to one another, and that they are loved by their church family. Once our children reach the fourth grade, they are presented with the gift of a New Revised Standard Version Bible.


Rainbow is a popular mid-week program of fellowship and activities for children in kindergarten through grade 6. The program is offered each Wednesday during the school year from 5:30–7:00 pm. Family participation is strongly encouraged and activities include recreation/creative arts, music and worship, and a family-style meal. Children’s choirs included in the Music & Worship time at Rainbow.

A similar program called Raindrops is offered for the younger children of Rainbow program volunteers.

Godly Play

Godly Play, a creative and imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance that is used around the world in multiple languages, is offered for children in kindergarten and older during Sunday worship services following the children’s message.

Through the cycles of the church year, we gather in Godly Play circles with our biblical story at the center. Children gain fluency in the Christian language, liturgy and symbolism in ways that will nourish their spiritual development in years to come.

Children work with a story they have already heard or engage in an art response. They use the materials in the way they choose and move from one activity to another at their own pace.

For more information about Godly Play visit

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a special worship experience provided for preschool-age children during Sunday services. Children begin worship in the Meeting House with their families, and after the children’s message they are invited to the Stepping Stones room where they gather for a Bible story, share a snack, and engage in activities that meet them at their developmental level.


Children begin their journey of faith in the BPC nursery. Our capable and qualified childcare team provides a safe and nurturing space for babies and young children on Sunday mornings, at Raindrops on Wednesday evenings, and during other church events.


Burke Presbyterian Church Preschool is a ministry of Burke Presbyterian Church. Our preschool has served Burke and the surrounding community for 40 years and welcomes children of all races, faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and nationalities. Visit the preschool’s website for information.


If you have questions or would like more information about any of our children’s programs, please get in touch.

Arlene Decina, Director of Spiritual Growth Ministries, at

Church Office, at 703-764-04576 or