Sunday School - WPC Kids

Sunday School is provided for children in preschool through middle school. WPC Kids is for ages 4 through 10. Middle school students meet in the Youth Room on Sunday mornings. High school students are welcome to enjoy worship with their families or are welcome to help out with the younger kids.
 

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Our Christian Education program seeks to instill the knowledge and love of God and Jesus Christ through scripture, prayer and practice. We teach our children skills that help them live according to Jesus' teachings, such as "Love one another as yourself" and "love God with all your heart, soul and mind." We encourage appreciation of the diversity among God's children and the wonder of all God's creation. We want our children and youth to know and experience God's unconditional love and acceptance here at Westminster and beyond.
 
Parent's Corner

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Hi Parents,

We hope you like our new WPC-Kids page.  Please check back frequently to learn about upcoming events, announcements, family activities and opportunities to help out in your child's classroom. If you would like to learn about what we are studying or if you missed a week, below are our lessons for the second half of our school year. If you are interested in teaching one of our grade level classes, please click on the button below to sign-up online. For more information about teaching in our Sunday School, please  contact Cindy Lightfoot, Sunday School Coordinator at: or Pastor Bethany Nelson at: .  

Sunday School Sign Up

Announcements:

**NEW** Brand new this fall is Messy Church, an interactive, fun time on Sunday evenings especially for families. This is a great way for families to explore church in an interactive and messy way. Please feel free to invite  your friends who are curious about church. Messy Church will include crafts, games, music, dinner, and more. See Bethany with questions. First gathering will be Sunday, September 17 from 4-6 pm.

Yoga Class: Drop off your kids and join us for a Hatha Yoga Class taught by long-time member, Erin Elliott on Tuesday mornings September 18th - October 16th from 9:30 - 10:40am. For more information, please check our Events/Calendar page. 

**NEW** WPC's first Eco Fair will be held right after the 10 am service in Findlay Hall and the Frost Garden. Bring your kids to learn about how we can make a change. We will have 10-15 booths that will showcase activities that support our environment that you can adopt in your lives. Sponsored by the Loving Creation group.

Family Activities:

Throughout the year, there are a number of family events including the Harvest Festival, Advent Workshop and Jerusalem Marketplace. There is also a variety of children's seasonal mission projects such as collecting food items, warm socks and Christmas gifts for Ritter Center families. Check our Events/Calendar for latest events.

 

Lessons

Fall 2017: Being God's People

 
Fun Stuff to Do at Home
At Home Activities
Week of September 10, 2017

The early church did lots of things together. Brainstorm a list of things that your church family does together.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for my church family who loves me so much. Amen.

Loving creation

Week of September 17, 2017

Play a creation game with your family. Describe something in creation and have your family guess what it is. See how many words it takes for them to make a correct guess.

Prayer:Thank you, Creator God, for such a beautiful world to enjoy. Amen.

 

September 24, 2017

Cut out paper leaves. Each day, write a good choice you made on one of the leaves. String the leaves together.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for giving us the ability to make wise choices.  Amen.

leaves

Week of October 1, 2017

Jews and Gentiles did not associate with each other. Are there people you try to avoid? This week look for a way to connect with someone who is different from you.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for calling us from around the world into one body. Amen.

 child in red

Week of October 8, 2017

Who is someone that needs your prayers this week? Pray for a different person each day.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for the love and prayers of our church community. Amen.

 praying hands

October 15, 2017

Share about promises with your family. Is it easy or hard for you to keep promises? Why?

Prayer: Thank you steadfast God, for keeping your promises to us. May we be faithful to you. Amen

hands

October 22, 2017

Using materials from around your house, work together to build a tower. How high can  you make it? What materials seem to work better than others? How did it feel to work together?

Prayer: God, as we work together this week, may we strive to honor you. Amen.

kids building

October 29, 2017

Find a way to be a blessing to someone each day. Share with your family how you were a blessing to another. 

Prayer: Thank you, God, that you journey with us wherever we go. Amen.

middle school boys

November 5, 2017

Each day this week, tell a favorite story about a relative and thank God for that person. 

Prayer: Thank you, God, for the love and support of our family near and far. Amen.

old photo

November 12, 2017

Draw a picture or write a note as a gift to someone in your family How does it feel to give a gift to someone?

 Prayer: God, who loves each one of us, bless us as we seek to live together in peace. Amen.

kids are

November 19,  2017

The angry brothers hurt Joseph. Brainstorm peaceful ways to handle angry feelings.

Prayer: God, your love brings us back when we have done wrong. Show us the way to live.  Amen.

kids pumpkin

November 26

Share about a time you showed forgiveness to someone. Was it easy or difficult to forgive? Why?

Prayer:  God, your love brings us back when we have done wrong. Show us the way to live. Amen.

motherson

Ideas for Family Worship

Some worshipful experiences for families:

 

DAILY

  • Mornings, share with each family member the plans, hopes, and projects for the day. Pray for each other and leave the house knowing the prayers of the others are with you.
  • After School or Dinner or Bedtime, share the events of the day - was there a time when you felt God's presence - the sense of the prayers of your family with you.

WEEKLY

Set aside some time when all family members can be present. Learn a church song, write a prayer, read some scripture, share a special event during the week when God's presence was felt. Use silence so each membe can share his or her most personal fears, desires, and thank yous with God.

OUTDOORS

When on drives, at the store, the ballgame, while on vacation, working in the yard or garden - look around, closely examine a plant, tree, flower. Look around at the hills, meadows, ocean, and forest, to see the wonders. Lie on your back and look at the stars or clouds in the heavens. Worship God in nature.

SEASONAL

During Advent, Lent, do something special for another family member. As a family do something for someone else - an elderly person shut-in. Plan a worship service for the family. Include God in birthdays; thank God for the special person, using song, poetry, prose, and prayer.