Children in Worship

In their own way, children can help adults reexamine how they themselves engage in worship.
Westminster welcomes children of all ages in worship believing that being part of a worshipping community is important to their spiritual formation. Children and adults each bring special gifts and contributions to worship.  Children bring wonder, excitement and spontaneity.  In their own way, children can help adults reexamine how they themselves engage in worship.  Worshipping together provides the opportunity to rethink the meaning of sacred and holy and provides many opportunities to exercise patience, grace and love.

Parents who would like to bring their children for only a part of the service may do so.  Leaving and returning to the sanctuary is understood and encouraged as families learn to worship together.  Activity bags are available in the narthex for children’s use during worship.

Ushers can direct visitors to the nursery located in Room 2 of the Education Wing.  A staff of wonderful ladies, who have many years of service to Westminster, provide loving care for infants and preschoolers in a safe and welcoming environment during each worship service.

Except for Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of each month, during the 11:00 a.m. service, as a part of caring for its youngest saints, Westminster offers Godly Play for 3 to 5-year-olds in Room 13 of the Education Wing. Godly Play begins at 11:15 a.m. and children may join anytime after the Passing of the Peace.