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Children’s & Family Ministry

We offer a variety of programs and opportunities to teach children about God’s love for them and increase their knowledge and understanding of the Bible. We are committed to equipping parents with the support and resources to help them to nurture their children’s faith at home.

Volunteers who wish to serve in our ministries for children and youth are required to complete Westminster’s Child & Youth Protection Policy Training and renew their training every three years.

Sunday Morning Church School

As we do our part to help keep our members and our community safe, the majority of our classes are meeting via Zoom. Below is our fall Church School schedule for children and youth. Please contact Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education, for more information and Zoom links.

Fall 2020 Church School schedule for Children & Youth

Additional Resources for Faith Formation at Home

To continue learning, growing, and connecting, Westminster offers these 24/7 online resources for children and families:

Enjoy Godly Play lessons and story-time on our YouTube channel.

Download “Taking Faith Home,” a weekly resource for families that offers devotions, a weekly prayer, Bible verse, and more.

For the school year, print this blessing card to serve as a constant reminder of God’s presence and peace. You might tape it to your laptop or slip it into your bookbag. Keep it somewhere that you’ll see it and remember. Create a back-to-school plan to help your family enter into the new year with intention.  

Contact Marietta to receive Westminster’s “Forming Faith at Home” newsletter for families. It’s packed with activities and resources!

Talking About Race: Resources for Children & Families

Social Justice Resources from The Children’s Community School

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance

Tips for Talking to Children About Race and Racism by Erin Winkler, Associate Professor of Africology and Urban Studies,  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What Do We Tell Our Children? From USA Today, how to approach the topics of police brutality and events surrounding the protests with both white children and children of color

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, book by Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion and ethics at Drake University