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:

Our last day of graded Sunday School classes will be June 4. Starting June 11th, Pre K through incoming fifthe graders will meet together during the 10:00am service. Graded Sunday School classes will resume August 27th. Have a wonderful summer!

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.

 Westminster Woods June 25 through July 29, a Presbyterian camp and conference center, located in the midst of 200 acres of redwoods in western Sonoma County near the Russian River. Registration is currently open for their summer camp program for children entering grades 2-12 in the fall. This Presbyterian-affiliated camp is filled with games, music, discussion and outdoor activities. Please check out: http://www.westminsterwoods.org/contact/ for dates and registration information.

 

Lessons

Summer 2017: Following God

Fun Stuff to Do at Home
Week of June 25, 2017

Aaron helped Moses when Moses couldn't do the job alone. Identify someone in your neighborhood that you can help this week.  

Prayer: Thank you, God, for giving us what we need. Remind us that most of all we need you. Amen.

kids painting

Week of Jul 2, 2017

Draw a picture of you and a friend. What makes that person such a good friend? Consider giving the picture to your friend and telling them why you appreciate their friendship.

Prayer: God, when we are afraid, give us the courage to do what is right. Amen.

 

July 9, 2017

As a family, invite someone from your neighborhood to join yo for a meal. Make a welcome sign for them before they arrive.

Prayer: God, help me to make space in my home and my heart for others. May I put your love into action. Amen.

Week of July 16, 2017

See if you can name all the members of your extended family. How about naming others who have become like family?

Prayer: God of justice, give us the courage and boldness to speak up on behalf of others.

 high school mission Santa Fe

Week of July 23, 2017

How does God want us to live? Cut a paper heart out of construction paper and write your ideas on the heart. Decorate the heart when you are done writing and post it somewhere you will see it during the week.

Prayer: God, help us speak words of kindness and love to whoever we meet. Amen.

 heart shape

July 30, 2017

Share with your family about a time when you felt scared. What or who helped you through this time?

Prayer: God, thank you for being with us no matter where we go or what we do. Amen.

reaching hands

August 6, 2017

Discuss household jobs with the people in your home. Is the work fairly divided? How could you hep each other? Do a household task this week that you do not usually do.

Prayer: God, show us when to work on behalf of others and when to rest in you. Amen.

HS MTrip

August 13, 2017

Think about someone you have not treated as nicely as you could have. Write this person a note of apology of find a time this week to apologize in person. Make a decision to treat this person with kindness in the future.

Prayer: God, change us so that we grow more loving. Chip away at our mean-spirited ways. Amen.

middle school boys

August 20, 2017

Make a "new life" drawing. For example, draw a winter tree and a spring tree. Or, draw a nest with bird eggs and then a nest with baby birds. 

Prayer: Spirit of God, breathe in us. Show us how to walk in your light. Amen.

August 27, 2017

Think about a trip you took this summer. What interesting people did you meet on your trip? Tell a friend about one new person you met this summer.

 Prayer: Thank you. God, that the good news of Jesus is for all people. Amen.

September 3, 2017

What things do you hope for that can't be seen or haven't yet happened? Make a list, then think of something specific you can do to help make one of those hopes happen.

Prayer: Thank you, God, that we're part of a cloud of witnesses from the past and present who serve you faithfully. Amen.

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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.