Children


Sunday School
All children meet in Room 14 from 9:50 – 10:10 a.m. for Singing and Storytelling.  As you enter, grab a comfy mat and join us.  We welcome all!

 

  • Preschool (ages 3+) – First Grade meets in Room 3 for RAP:  Reflection, Activity and Prayer
  • Second Grade – Fifth Grade meets in Room 13 for RAP

Child Care
Child care is available for infants and toddlers during both worship services as well as the Sunday School hour. The nursery is located in Room 2 of the Education Wing. Marta Woodard leads a dedicated staff of caring attendants who have provided loving care for Westminster’s youngest for many years.

Vacation Bible School (VBS @ WPC) 
We’re going To Mars and Beyond July 29th – August 2nd to seek out great Bible stories and fun times! To register or for a link to the afternoon sports camp go to: http://wpcaustin.org/vbs-2019/

Volunteers can also register on the same link.

Acolytes
Beginning in 3rd grade, Westminster children and youth are eligible to join the acolyte ministry. Our acolytes process in with the “Light, Water, and Word” each Sunday morning at the 11 a.m. worship service as visible reminders of God’s presence with us when we worship.  If you are interested in becoming an acolyte, please contact Charlotte Trafton.

Baptism for Infants and Children
Click here to learn more.

John Knox Ranch
Westminster children and youth are active in the summer camping programs at Mission Presbytery’s John Knox Ranch near Wimberley, Texas.  Please contact Ellen Williams or Charlotte Trafton to discuss opportunities.

Mo-Ranch
Children of Westminster and friends of Westminster are invited to join us on the All Church Retreat at Mo-Ranch Sept. 6th – 8th. Families tend to stay together, and we join together for meals in a common area called Nicholas Place. Saturday morning there’s an adult program and a children’s program (many parents love this little break)! Then, Saturday afternoon there’s free time to enjoy the beauty of Mo-Ranch’s spot on the Guadalupe River, visiting a shallow water dip at “The Rapids” or a wade at the swimming pool. We close with worship Sunday morning at the cross on the hill. You’ll be glad you made the effort to get out of town!

Elementary Almost Lock-ins
Every quarter, Westminster hosts Friday night “Almost Lock-ins” from 5-9 p.m. for children ages 5 – 5th grade. We have dinner together, do crafts, and usually watch a movie so parents can have a night out. Remember to bring your sleeping bag!  Register here for the April 5th lock-in.

Westminster’s Passages Program
Westminster marks the development of a child’s faith using our Passages Program. As children grow from babies to confirmation, children develop their ability to recognize God’s good gifts in their lives. We mark this growth in worship using the Passages program. We present first graders with books written by some of our members about worship. These explain the parts of our worship service and unique features of our worship space. We present third graders with their own Bible. We present fifth graders with the Presbyterian hymnal. Please contact Charlotte Trafton if you are interested in including your child in the Passages program.