Westminster welcomes children and youth warmly, in many ways — teaching, learning, caring and having fun together!
Classes meet September through May during the Sunday morning Education Hour, 9:15–10:15am. Just prior to classes, kindergartners through third graders meet as a group for a brief "Gathering Time" in the Great Hall and then go to classrooms with their teachers. All other students may proceed directly to their classrooms.A volunteer team of over 40 teachers has been trained to lead and love our children and youth. Teachers engage the students in age appropriate stories, activities, music and discussions, and encourage children to apply the lessons to their daily lives.
From September through May during the 10:30am service (10am from Memorial Day through June), children ages four through six attend the beginning of worship with their families and then are excused for Children’s Church. They are escorted from the sanctuary by staff and parent volunteers for a special program designed for young children. Parents and staff lead activities that include worship, singing, storytelling and games in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Parents of children are asked to help lead several times a year.
Come to Westminster on Wednesday evenings (September through May) for dinner, fellowship, education, music and great community. There is a wide variety of opportunities for you and your family to get involved in. After dinner, all of the Westminster choirs practice, adult education is available, and our 9th grade confirmation class also meets. Our schedule for the evening is as follows:
Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:15pm Supper (Adults & Teens $7, Children 5-12 $3, under 5 $2, family maximun $20)
5:30pm Adult Ed: Living the Faith
6:00pm Child care (until 8:00pm); Parent-Child Time Together (until 7pm); Cherub Choir; Youth Handbells
6:25pm Seraphim Choir and Chorister Activities
6:30pm Adult Ed; Adult Choir
6:45pm Middle School Choir
6:55pm Choristers Choir and Seraphim Activities
7:45pm High School Choir
In the photos above, children discover "secret" messages (written in white crayon) at the Epiphany Party!
Karen Larson, Associate Pastor for Children, Youth & Families
Mary Alette Davis, Director of Children's Ministries
Marie Kruskop, Coordinator of Early Childhood Ministries
Barbara Prince, Administrative Assistant