Sunday Mornings

Westminster offers childcare and education opportunities for all children on Sunday mornings, from infants through fifth grade. Our rooms are led by paid staff and dedicated parent volunteers. All staff and volunteers serve under our Child Protection Policy. For more information, contact the Director of Children’s Ministries, Patty Chamberlain.

Childcare for Infants and Prekindergarten Children

Babies are cared for by our dedicated Nursery staff. There is a paid staff person in each of the four separate childcare rooms for the age groups of ones, twos, threes and fours. A parent volunteer is also present. We provide Bible lessons to our preschool children.

8:30 a.m. (during the service in the chapel)
Care for all prekindergarten children in the nursery, Room 206.

9:45 a.m. (during education hour)
Care for all prekindergarten children in the nursery, Room 206.

11:00 a.m. (during the service in the sanctuary)
Summer Schedule (Memorial Day-Labor Day) at 10:00 a.m.
Nursery: Children born in 2017-2018 (non-walkers) in the nursery, Room 206.
Ones: Children born in 2016-2017 (walkers) in Room 202.
Twos: Children born in 2015-2016 in Room 204.
Threes: Children born in 2014-2015 in Room 203.
Fours: Children born in 2013-2014 & not in kindergarten in Room 205.

Creation Station for Kindergartners through Fifth Graders

On Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., during what we call “education hour,” children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate in Creation Station, our workshop rotation model. Workshops will take place in our different theme-decorated rooms learning about the topic of each rotation: Paradise Players (multi media, drama, puppets), gARTen ART (art studio), A Byte of the Apple (computer lab), East of Eden (geography), Garden of Eatin’ (kitchen/science) and The Seventh Day (storytelling). Children experience the stories and themes in stimulating, multi-dimensional environments. Each month, we explore a new Biblical story.

Creation Station is designed to reach children through different learning styles so that they can remember the Bible stories and have the values and faith principles from the stories become part of who they are as persons of faith. Children rotate into a different workshop each week to learn the same lesson in a variety of ways.

Creation Station is on the 3rd floor of the education wing, from Room 301-306.

“Whole Family” Creation Station

We weave our normal rotation-model curriculum with special intergenerational Sundays to give families the opportunity to learn and grow TOGETHER. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, siblings (of any age), and more are invited to learn God’s story together. Whole Family Sundays prepare families for learning and understanding the Biblical story that will be focused on for the rest of the month. Usually the first Sunday of every month.
Fall 2018 dates: September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

Children & Worship

During the 11:00 a.m. service, kindergartners and first graders are invited to a special time for children & worship. Every week following the children’s sermon, kindergatners and first graders are led to the Creation Station rooms on the 3rd floor for a time of storytelling.