Serving one another: our Congregational Nursery Rotation resumes on Kick-off Sunday (September 11, 2022)!

Our church community is a covenant family—membership in our church is a promise to love and serve one another. One practical way we do this is by looking after the littlest and loudest ones among us! Gently caring for one another’s children gives every parent the opportunity to fully engage in worship, resting in the knowledge that their kids are being kept safe and being shown Jesus.

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any health concerns that would prevent you from serving. If you are no longer a member of the Capital Pres Family, please let us know at [email protected].


Holly Harnsberger
Assistant Director of Children's Ministry, Preschool & Nursery
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the rotation details and how often will I serve?

  • What are the rotation details and how often will I serve?

  • What are the expectations? Will I change diapers?

  • How do I block out specific dates on which I can't serve?

  • I can't serve on my assigned date. How do I swap with someone?

  • I'm sick and I'm scheduled to serve this Sunday! What do I do?

  • Can I serve at the 5:15pm service at McLean?

  • How can I get more involved with Children's Ministry?

Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 11th, church members will serve across all three sites: McLean, Fairfax, and Reston.

  • All communing members ages 22–72 will be assigned to serve 1–2 Sundays per year at the site they attend.
  • On your designated Sundays, you will serve during one worship service hour.

You will serve alongside 1–2 other trained volunteers who will take the lead on diaper changes, handling children’s check-in, etc. Your role is simple: please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the service and come ready to play with the kids, read books, serve Cheerios, and have a fun time!

If there’s a specific Sunday when you’re unavailable to serve in the nursery, let us know by blocking out that date in your Connect serving preferences! Watch the video below for a quick tutorial:

Prefer to read instructions?

  1. Log into your Connect account.
  2. Select My Serving from the left-hand menu (you’ll see a heart icon).
  3. Your “Manage Serving” details will be displayed, with a calendar and any serving assignments. Click on the icon with a gear and a pencil; it’s typically toward the top-right, below the search bar (underneath “Search name, phone, or email”).
  4. You are now able to edit your serving preferences, including setting block-out dates. Need more instructions? Access a step-by-step tutorial with screenshots (scroll down to “Edit blockout dates” directions.)

Want to get help from a staff member?

No problem! Call the church office at 703.821.0800 to get help over the phone, or email your Children’s Ministry staff member for assistance:

If you can’t serve on your scheduled Sunday, you’ll want to swap with someone! You have two options:

  1. Make a swap request directly in Connect (view instructions), or
  2. Reach out to your Community Group, those in your Adult Christian Education class, or other church member friends to identify someone who’s willing to swap with you. Let your Children’s Ministry staff member know who you’re swapping with:

If you need to cancel within 24 hours due to illness, please email your Children’s Ministry staff member:

Thanks for your interest! We don’t offer our regular Children’s Ministry Sunday School programming at the 5:15pm McLean service. To better serve the needs of our families, we will only schedule members to serve on the nursery rotation at our morning service times.

Our children’s ministries are empowered by members of our church who volunteer their time and energy to love our kids and families. If you’d like to regularly serve by teaching Sunday School or caring for babies in the nursery, please complete this form and one of our staff members will reach out to you!