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

For current Sunday School info, click here.

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.

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.

Mo-Ranch
Children of Westminster and friends of Westminster are invited to join us on the All Church Retreat at Mo-Ranch. 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!  Stay tuned for upcoming lock-in events.

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.

VBS 
For Westminster Presbyterian Church’s VBS, we are headed to Adventure Island with a toucan who will help us discover key learnings! Join us July 26th-30th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for Bible stories, games, science and art activities. We will update you on the pandemic precautions we will follow as June comes closer. At this time, we plan for all present to be masked, and for participants to stay in small groups of 10-12 with 3-6 feet of social distancing. Register by clicking here.

We are partnering with Austin Youth Fitness to offer an after-VBS camp from 12 – 4 pm. The children will eat lunch and relax with a short movie break from 12-1, then bike, run or have water fun (depending on the day) from 1-4 pm. Plan to bring bikes before VBS on biking days to be locked securely together. Registration information can be found here.