We offer the listed children’s programs at both the 9:00 and 11:00 Sunday Worship Services. The children are invited to attend the portion of worship with their families in the sanctuary then they will be ushered to their Sunday school programs after the Children’s Message. Parents may drop off their infants and toddlers to the Nursery upon arrival. Parents are asked to pick up their children from their classrooms directly following the worship service. Please register your child(ren) in the Children’s Ministry Office.
Nursery: Love in Word and Deed, Infant – Toddler Ministry
We lead the littlest ones among us to know and love Jesus through our words, prayers, Bible stories and songs. Step by step we help build a foundation for God’s love and Spirit to reach into the life of each child. The nursery is a place of loving kindness where we help the children catch a glimpse of the greatness of our Lord.
Godly Play: Encountering God, Ministry with Preschool – Third Grade
Godly Play draws on the traditions of ancient storytelling. Our focus is to help children become more fully aware of Scripture as one story written by God and to experience the presence of God around them and in their lives. This vision is based on the Montessori method of teaching, using a sensory-motor style of storytelling and response. By modeling how to tell the stories of the Bible we enter into parables, sacred stores, liturgy, silence and reflection to make space for God to present himself to us. The key to this process is to wonder about a Bible story so that children can find how they fit into the story and personally encounter God rather than merely learning about the story of God.
Kairos Quest: The Heart of God, Ministry with Third Grade – Fifth Grade
Kairos Quest is all about helping kids discover the adventure of following Jesus. It gives kids a biblical framework for their lives by exploring how to pay attention to “kairos” moments, when God gets their attention and invites them to join His epic quest. In Kairos Quest kids discover what it means to live as a kid of the King and how God wants to use them to bring His kingdom to earth. It’s all about Jesus, kids and adventure. What could be more fun?
Vacation Bible School
Always the last week of June. For more information about any of the children’s programs please contact Christine Mendoza, our Children’s Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 428-3439 or go click here to go to the VBS link.
Westminster Woods is a unique summer camp for children that are in 2nd- 12th grades, located in the Sonoma County Coastal Redwoods, just an hour north of San Francisco. Campers participate in a wide range of activities designed to foster teamwork and unity. The purpose of the camp is to help children further ground themselves in their relationship with God. Camp dates vary depending on the age and interests of your child. The children that have participated in the past have nothing but positive memories of this extraordinary summer camp. For more information or to register for these upcoming weekend camps, visit the website at http://www.westminsterwoods.org/