For information and registration details for 2017 Vacation Bible School, click on the orange text link!
Let the little children come to me…for it is to them that the kingdom of God belongs.
(Jesus to his disciples in Mark 10:14)
We are grateful for the gift of children here at Westminster. From the youngest to the oldest of our children, we teach the stories of the Bible and about the love of God through Jesus. We seek to create with them a community of faith in which we are all members, no matter our age.
In addition to welcoming all children to worship services on Sunday morning, we offer the following opportunities:
Christmas Caroling (Children & Youth)
Almost Lock-In (Ages 3-5th grade)
**The May 5, 2017 Almost Lock-In has been postponed due to low registration #’s. Please stay tuned for the makeup date. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Come for a night of fun, games, & food! Almost Lock-Ins occur periodically on Friday evenings, 6-9:00 p.m., throughout the year. Next Almost Lock-In is Friday, May 5!
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.
For children from three years old through fifth grade; meets in the Education Wing from 9:50 -10:45 on Sunday morning.
- Preschool (ages 3-5): Room 5
- K-1st grade meets in Room 4
- 2nd-3rd grade meets in Room 6
- 4th-5th grade meets in Room 13
Vacation Bible School (VBS @ WPC)
Come join us for a week during summer vacation as we engage in God’s word through play, music, and crafts centered around a theme each year. We hold VBS @ WPC during the first week of August.
Every Sunday except for Communion Sunday, after the “Passing of the Peace” at the 11 a.m. service, children between the ages of three and five are invited to Room 14 for a time of age-appropriate worship called “Godly Play.” Godly Play is led by parents and other volunteers, and is available September through May.
Westminster Children’s Choir (Grades 1-5)
The Children’s Choir rehearses 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Sunday evenings in Room 14 under the direction of Shaunna Shandro. The children sing monthly during an 11 a.m. service, as well as during special worship services.
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 our acolyte coordinator, David Vanden Bout.
Baptism for Infants and Children
John Knox Ranch
Westminster children and youth are active in the summer camping programs at Mission Presbytery’s John Knox Ranch near Wimberley, Texas.