The purpose of Children's & Family Ministry at Westminster is to help families develop and nurture their children's faith in Jesus Christ, with emphasis on living our faith in daily actions and interactions with others. Children from birth through 6th grade are taught through scripture, worship, outreach to others, prayer, and Christian example. Check out the following menu for the variety of events and activities we offer. Please feel free to contact Robin Pyles or Debb Egli for additional information.

Sunday school is available for children from 2 years old through 6th grade. We offer small groups and children's worship during both the 9:45 and 11:00 worship services.

9:45 a.m. Classes

For children ages four through fourth grade.
Every Sunday
Room 194: 4 year olds – 4th grade
Nursery care is available for younger children.

11:00 a.m. Classes

For children ages two through sixth grade.
Nursery care is available for younger children.

First Sunday of each month:
All children in PreK through sixth grade will join their families in the sanctuary for worship. Following the Children's Moment, children in PreK through first grade may join their Sunday school small group. Students in second through sixth grade will continue in worship with their families.

Second through fourth Sundays and when there is a fifth:
All children will go directly to their classrooms.

Age/Grade Room
2 & 3 years olds 237
PreK 136
K 138
1st & 2nd grade 127
3rd & 4th grade 121
5th & 6th grade 257

We use the curriculum Tru that is uniquely created to inspire, equip and support families and leaders in their ministry to children. Tru invites children to grow in their faith relationship with God, as they explore God’s Big Story as it is told in the Bible. This curriculum reveals the story of God's redemption plan, engaging children so that they are able to remember, understand, and live God's word.

At both hours, the children will begin in their rooms with their small group leaders, doing activities that will introduce them to the day's Bible story. Then small groups gather together for worship, where they will experience a story from the Bible brought to life through storytelling, skits, and music. Finally, the small group leaders will gather the children and take them back to their rooms for activities that allow the children to respond to and apply the Bible story.

Sign in/Sign out Procedure (both hours) As you drop off your child, sign him/her in on the attendance clip board. Please be sure to sign your child out the same way at dismissal.

Sunday school registration (both hours)

Care is provided on Sunday mornings from 8:20 a.m. through noon for children 3 months through 3 years old. Appropriate toys and equipment are available for these little ones. Please enter Room 237 to be welcomed and have your child registered.

Students in the 5th and 6th grades are invited to join us for JAM on Wednesdays evenings. JAM offers opportunities for fun, fellowship, and faith as students participate in Bible study, discussion, games, activities, mission projects, and more.

Every Wednesday night, we invite you to have dinner with us in the Yahweh Café from 5 to 6 p.m., and then stick around for JAM from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Wednesdays
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Room 257

JAM registration

During the school year, Wednesday evenings offer another opportunity for families to come together. Choir rehearsals for our two children’s choirs (Cherubs for PreK - 2nd graders and Junior Choir for 3rd – 6th grade students), weekly family-friendly dinners, and a variety of special programs and education experiences create a vibrant atmosphere. Families and individuals are invited to join us for any part – or all – of each week’s events. Watch the Ministry Events for upcoming workshops and other opportunities for children of specific ages and their parents.

Children's Day In (CDI) is a year-round program provided for members of Westminster and the surrounding community. CDI is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon for children ages 2 through 5½ years old, who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten. The program consists of free play, directed activities, snack, Bible stories, and the outdoor playground when weather permits. The fee is $15 per day per child or $24 per day for two children.

Children in 2nd grade and above (and their parents) are invited to attend sacrament classes during the school year. The classes focus on Baptism and Communion and help prepare children to participate in communion during the worship service.

Each summer we offer a one week Bible school experience to all children ages 5 through 6th grade. Using music, story-telling, games, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun, children learn more about God.