Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

Families & Children

The Prince of Peace Families & Children Ministry exists to provide families with a Christ-centered place to receive resources, encouragement, and training to make disciples in their homes.

Family

Our vision is for parents to be instructed, trained, encouraged, and coached to pass the Christian faith on to their children through spiritual conversations, family devotions, life connections, rites and rituals, in a natural “as you go” manner. Our goal is for children not to just know about Jesus, but to get to know Jesus and His love for us.

Prince of Peace Lutheran School

The Prince of Peace Lutheran School offers Preschool for ages 2, 3 & 4 year olds along with a half-day Kindergarten program. Registration for the coming school year starts in January. Please go to the School Website for the most current information.

Sunday School

POP! Kingdom is our Sunday School for kids from age 3 thru 12th grade. Classes are typically held between Worship Services on Sunday mornings, during the School Year (September-June). During the summer session, (June-August) we combine classes.

Parents/guardians will check their children into their Sunday School classes on the lower level of the church at 9:30am on Sundays.  Parents/guardians will be given a tag number that matches their children’s number, and will show that number to pick them up at 10:20am.

For more information or to volunteer, please email the Church Office or call (703)451-5855. Please see POP Small Groups list for current Adult groups that meet on Sunday mornings.

Nursery

Prince of Peace has a Nursery on premises that offers childcare for Infants to age 5, during Worship services, Sunday School and other Special Events. Paid child-care providers staff the Nursery, which is located in Room 22.

The Church Nursery is currently available on Sundays for the 8:15am and 10:30am services. Children two and above need to wear masks.

First Communion

It has been a long-standing tradition at Prince of Peace to offer opportunities for children, 3rd grade and older, to take classes to prepare them for First Communion. This free three-week course is designed for 3rd – 6th grade students and a parent to attend together.  It's fun, informative, and interactive and it's led by our Pastors and staff.  This course is best in person, contact Minister to Families & Children to put your name on the list. 

Confirmation

Confirmation is an important part of spiritual growth in the Christian faith. Confirmation classes provide an environment for students to learn, discuss, and ask questions about their faith. Classes usually begin in the middle of September. Students interested in participating in either the first or second-year Confirmation curriculum please contact Minister to Families & Children. You can visit our Confirmation Page for more information or SIGN UP NOW!

Music

Two different choirs are available for elementary age children.   Click the links to find out what online options are available: Primary Choir for 1st and 2nd graders and Junior Choir is offered for 3rd through 6th graders. Contact our Musical Director, Michael Rossi for current details.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Explore the Xtreme kid’s side of God’s Creation, Noah’s Ark, God’s extreme protection, God’s extreme love and forgiveness, and the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Be prepared to be amazed as we explore these Xtremes of the Bible together.  Fun and fellowship, crafts, activities, and Bible lessons will prevail.

Information for VBS Extreme!:

  • August 1 - 5, from 9am-12pm each day
  • POP Music Camp will follow from 1pm-4pm each day
  • Bring a lunch if you're attending both!
  • Presentation Program on Saturday, August 6 @5:30pm
MOPS & MOMSNext

Prince of Peace hosts MOPS (or Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSnext groups. Moms come to connect, relax and renew their souls in a faith-filled, loving atmosphere. All moms with children ages pregnancy - Kindergarten are welcome. Registration is available from now to September. For more information visit the Mops & MomsNext page.

Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA
Family Resources

Prince of Peace has a subscription for all members to rightnow Media, a website that houses 10,000+ video resources for kids, youth and adults.

Below are other practical tools that can help you and your family cope with issues brought-on by the current challenges of the COVID Pandemic.

Mental Health TipsEducation Resources for Families

For more information, please contact our Minister to Families & Children