We Welcome Children to Westminster!
Westminster Presbyterian seeks to minister to families and children so that they can experience a place of love, safety, and faith. We welcome all children into the fellowship of our community.
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
If you have an infant with you in worship, we welcome you to keep your child with you in the sanctuary. However, please know that there is a "Caregiver/Cry Room" to the left of the sanctuary as you enter where you can comfortably rock, change or feed your infant as well as see and hear the worship service.
Our Infant/Toddler Room
This room is for children ages 6 months to 3 years, is found in room 7 on the 2nd floor. The nursery is open before 10:30am and closes at 12:00 noon. Our infant toddler nursery is staffed by three regular nursery care givers who provide loving, safe, gentle, and consistent care for infants ages 6 month through toddlers.
We know that some children of this age have difficulty separating from parents, and our staff is skilled at making our little ones comfortable. If your child appears to be inconsolable or needs changing, you will be contacted by the staff to come to the nursery.
All first time children need to be registered by their parents.
Following the Moment with the Young in worship, children (ages three to 12) will be escorted to our Godly Play program in rooms 4 and 5 downstairs. Your child must be registered for this program. Godly Play helps children explore their faith through story and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.
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Worship bags are available for children who stay in the sanctuary. Bags are designated for ages 3-5 and 6-9. Children are encouraged to use these bags during worship.
TUESDAY NIGHT TOGETHER
Tuesday Night Together meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the fall and spring. We invite the whole family to join us for a light supper at 5:30pm in the fellowship hall, followed by Youth Group (grades 6-12) and adult education classes at 6:00pm. Childcare and children's programming is available for 5th grade and younger upon request. Everyone is welcome for all or part of TuesdayNightTogether.
All staff and volunteers who work with children have had background checks, and Westminster Presbyterian Church has a Safe Practices policy in place to keep our children safe.