Our deepest desire for our children is to know Christ, and understand that He loves them. Our ministry is Christ-centered. The curriculum is Bible-based and relevant to children’s lives. We encourage relationships, and help children discover their relationship with God. We want every child to be known and loved, and to build lasting friendships. We believe all God’s children are graced by the Holy Spirit. Through worship, prayer, study, and intentional service, we foster children’s spiritual growth while placing a high priority on safety and security.
On Your First Visit
When you arrive at Westminster, please park by the front doors, as our special guests. Ask the greeters or the deacon at the information booth about Sunday School and they will direct you to the educational wing where you can meet your child’s teacher.
Childcare is provided to nurture your six week old through kindergarten for all our Sunday morning worship services. We offer a safe and lovely environment with activities, toys, games, stories and a peanut free snack. Our childcare is open 15 minutes before worship, and we request you return as soon as the service is over. The parlor next to our main entrance is another good place to hangout with your kids and still attend worship by live stream.
KidsConnect Sunday School
Sunday school is offered regularly during the 9:45am and 11:10am services for age four-year-olds through fifth graders. Children begin their time in worship with their families. Following the thought for children, they will be led by volunteers to their respective rooms where they will explore God's word using the Deep Blue Sunday school curriculum.
Throughout the year we offer fellowship events to grow in community in our Westminster family. Most events are for families of third through fifth graders, and range from movie nights to mission projects. See the next upcoming event.
Milestones provide a faith milestone as a marker along life’s journey that says, “This is something important, and God is here, too.” It is a faith formation practice for both home and congregation that helps all generations recognize God’s presence in everyday life. We offer several milestones throughout the year.
Baptism is a celebration of God's covenant, a sign of God's grace, and the seal of incorporation into Christ and the into the community of faith. The baptism of infants and young children witnesses to the truth that God's love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. Baptisms for young children are scheduled the third Sunday of every month, to take place during morning worship. Any parent who is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church is welcome to present his/her child for baptism. The congregation, as well as the parent(s), take vows to nurture the child in the Christian faith. Prior to the baptism of a child, parents are required to attend a baptism class which is held the last Sunday of every month (except December). To schedule a baptism for a child, contact the church office.
My child has been baptized - what happens next? Connect with other parents in small groups to enjoy conversations on Christian parenting, topic discussions and fellowship.
Each year we offer an interactive communion workshop for children in Grade 2 – Grade 5 and their parents. The workshop takes place prior to the beginning of Lent, in anticipation of children sharing the Lord’s Supper with their church family as we prepare for Easter.
Third Grade Bibles
In the fall our third graders receive their very own Bible each fall in worship. Each Bible is personalized with their name in calligraphy on the inside cover. A parent meeting precedes the Bible presentation to help with the following questions: When, where, and why we give Bibles to third graders? Why did we choose this particular Bible? What are the special features of this Bible that make it fun for kids? What will my third grader learn in Sunday school each week? How can parents support their children in using the Bible every day?
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