Children

Westminster welcomes children warmly—for teaching, learning, caring,
and having fun together!

Children at Westminster are deeply involved in the life of the church.

The church is one of the few places in our culture where many generations naturally come together in community. Our ministry creates opportunities for children, youth, and adults to be in fellowship with one another as we grow together as followers of Christ in faith, trust, and love.

Family Education Hour

Sundays at 9 am (September–June)
Fall 2020 curriculum focuses on the intersection between faith formation and social justice, equity, and cultural intelligence: Building the Beloved Community. With scriptural guidance, families examine their own cultural identity and are encouraged to consider how it compares to their neighbors’ or classmates’ culture. We meet weekly in large and small group opportunities on Zoom, as well as a few in-person, socially-distanced events, as we are able.

Each week, families receive resources via email, which will include thematic content and links to activities and videos, so everyone can participate when/as you are able. At 8:45 on Sunday mornings, FYC will host Zoom meetings to introduce the weekly topics.

Church School

Wednesdays from 6:15–6:45 pm (September–May)
During the 2020-21 programming year, our Church School meets during Wednesdays via Zoom. We will continue to offer distinct classroom experiences for children with volunteer teams for each grade level trained to engage our children in age-appropriate curriculum resources, including stories, activities, art, music, and discussion. Children grow to know that they are a valued part of our community through engagement in education, worship, fellowship, and service opportunities throughout the year.

Service Opportunities

Small Hands, Big Hearts
Fall 2020
Small Hands, Big Hearts is a service-based group that uses art and service projects to demonstrate how to build community through kindness. In October, students in 2nd-5th grades will be invited to participate in a socially-distanced neighborhood supplies drive. This service opportunity includes Zoom meetings, a collection period, and drop-off event at the church. Contact Sonja with questions and for more information.

Contact

Sonja Mortenson Dzieckciowski
Director of Children’s Ministries

Marie Kruskop
Coordinator, Early Childhood & Family Ministries

Mahin Hamilton
Administrative Assistant, Educational Ministries and Justice & Mission

Rev. Dr. Meghan Gage-Finn
Executive Associate Pastor

Brad Ollmann
Director, Early & Middle Childhood Music

Learn more here about Westminster’s Child and Youth Safety Policy.

© Westminster Presbyterian Church | 2020