Welcome to Children's & Family Ministry
The purpose of Children’s & Family Ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church is to help support families develop and nurture their children’s faith in Jesus Christ. We teach children birth through sixth grade through Bible lessons, scripture, activities, worship and songs, outreach, prayer, and Christian example. Please feel free to contact our staff for additional information or to answer any questions.
"Fruits of the Spirit" Summer Mobile Ministry
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
-- Galatians 5:22-23
This summer we are providing a mobile ministry opportunity for families to share and participate in your child’s spiritual development at home until we resume a regular Sunday school program. If you would like to have additional packets delivered throughout the summer or have questions, please email Natalie Brown.
BOLT Backyard Virtual Bible School
June 22 - 25, 2020
Westminster was excited to offer a four-day summer Backyard Virtual Bible school called BOLT. BOLT includes outdoor games, Bible scripture and teaching, hands-on activity, and music that illustrates what it means to listen to, focus on, follow, and share Jesus' love.
BOLT is easy to follow and you can even include a few children which makes it fun and engaging for all, especially the blessing of sharing the message of Jesus with your children and others. You can participate in Backyard BOLT in the morning, afternoon, or evening, whenever it is convenient for your family. It should not take more than an hour and half to complete.
BOLT Photo Gallery
The kids had so much fun! The games were exciting, they enjoyed the origami crafts, and the Bible lesson and the music too!
BOLT Family PortalThe BOLT Family Portal is available to families throughout the summer. It allows you access to all the documents and videos you need to perform BOLT at your convenience.
There is no Sunday Nursery Care at this time. Church leaders will evaluate opening Sunday nursery care given CDC guidelines.
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.
During the school year, Wednesday evenings offer another opportunity for families to come together. There are weekly family-friendly dinners from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, and a variety of special programs and education experiences to 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 page for upcoming workshops and other opportunities for children of specific ages and their parents.
Groups that meet on Wednesday nights include:
- Adult Bible Study
- Children’s Choir
- JAM Youth Group for 5th & 6th Grade
- Vertias Youth Group for 7th – 12th Grade
Throughout the year there will Bible Stories and workshops offered for PreK-4th grade following family dinners.
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.