Children & Youth

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Nurturing our most precious gift – children

Westminster treasures our children and families. Parents are always welcome to have their children stay with them during worship, but we also offer quality, loving, nurturing infant and toddler care during the 9 a.m.and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Our teachers are trained in early childhood education and fingerprinted, as well as being certified in both pediatric first aid and child/infant CPR. Parents are also invited to stay with their children in the nursery or toddler room during transition phases or as often as they’d like. Pagers are provided for your convenience and parents are invited to stay in the room, until both child and parent feel comfortable.
     In addition our ushers always have Worship Kits – with crayons, books and quiet activities – available to make children’s (and parents) stay in the services more enjoyable. Simply ask for one or look for a kit in the rear of the service.
     Our comprehensive development programs include: infants, toddlers, kindergartners; first through 5th grade and a youth ministry for youth in 6th-12th grades. Please read below for more information on each age offering.
 

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Infants, Preschoolers, Kindergartners

Infants and Toddlers – 1st Floor- Nursery Room

The nursery room is open for the entirety of both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. It is a shoe-free environment. Booties are available to wear over shoes or adults can remove their shoes and leave on socks. The goal is to keep the room as clean as possible for our crawling, growing, exploring toddlers.

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Nurturing children in grades 1-5

Children’s Worship Classes grades 1 – 5 during 9 and 11 a.m. services 

These classes are led by trained adults and are for 1st-5th graders, focusing on scripture stories, music, movement, and artistic expression. They are held in the Cameron Room, on the main floor. At the 9 a.m. service teachers will escort children after opening hymns and prayers. At the 11 a.m. service, children are invited to the front of the church to hear a Children’s Message after opening hymns and prayers. They can then either stay in the service or attend the special Children’s Worship Classes.

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Youth at Westminster

There are many ways for our middle and high school youth to be involved in church and developing a faith-filled life.

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Vacation Bible School runs June 26 – 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. – noon

All children, from infant through grade 5 are cordially invited to become treasure seekers and have a wonderful week-long adventure with Westminster’s Vacation Bible School.

This year the program will be held in June, so plan accordingly! It’s a great way to start a summer of fun and faith. 

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