Family and Children's Ministries

Family Ministries

Calvary Nursery

Our Nursery team is made up of staff and volunteers who have completed background checks and are in compliance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy. Our Nursery support infants and toddlers development through play. 

Sunday School

Each Sunday, lessons center on the sermon series and scripture used in service. Students are encouraged to think deeply about the Bible lessons through discussion, activity and experiences. Community is created by enjoying time together with discussions guided by adults. 

Weekday Preschool

Our weekday preschool is a wonderful part of the Arlington community. You can learn more about the preschool via this page. The fun dance class that our preschool hosts was featured in a local news story. Click here to view the video.

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 ( 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 summer family mission opportunities and Vacation Bible School. Click here for VBS 2023!


For Parents:

Parent’s Afternoon Out

Calvary United Methodist Church offers a Parent’s Afternoon Out childcare on an occasional basis.  Fees are based on an individual and per family rate.

PLEASE send a meal (please no nuts of any kind or nut butters)
PLEASE apply sunscreen (when appropriate)

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.

Do parents send food?

Yes – but we’ll give a snack! Please be sure there are no nuts or nut butters in the meal.

Can siblings/friends be together?


Will the children go outside?

Definitely! Unless it’s raining!

Is this open only to preschool/church families?

It’s an outreach of Calvary to the community! Invite friends!

When’s the next PAO?

Contact for information about dates and times.


Calvary United Methodist Church
2315 S.
 Grant St.,
Arlington, VA 22202-2548 

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Call: (703) 892-5185

Fax: (703) 892-0414

Office Hours

9 a.m.-2 p.m.