Children's Ministries

 

 

 

 

Come & Meet Us

If your family is new to Westminster or you're just visiting, all children are welcome in our Sunday programs. Families are invited to begin worship together. Children will be invited to join the pastor for "Time with Children". After this time together, the pastor will dismiss them to their Sunday School classes which end at 11:30AM.   Parents and children can meet after worship and Sunday School in the Holmes Room, a common area located between the Sanctuary and Chapel.

 

First Sunday is Communion Sunday

On the first Sunday of the month, all Sunday school classes begin at 10:30AM in the Holmes Chapel for Children's Church.  Lead by teachers and youth, this interactive worship is designed for children.  The children will join their families during the hymn after the sermon, so they can celebrate communion together.  All baptized children - with their parent's consent - are free to participate in communion.

 

Infants & Toddlers meet in the WECP (School) Building in  the Seashore's  Classroom, Sundays from 8 AM to 12 PM

Infants and toddlers are welcome at our worship services. For our families' convenience comfortable spaces are located to the rear of the Sanctuary and in the Conference Room to the front for those times when little ones need soothing during worship.

When parents deem it appropriate for their children, the folks in the Infant & Toddler classroom offer an alternative. Our childcare providers offer a safe and loving environment for young children from 8 AM to 12 PM so that parents may worship and attend any of the adult classes while their toddlers are playing. To find the Infant & Toddler Classroom, come to the nursery school building, turn right past the double doors and follow on to the end on the hallway. Newcomers are advised to check-in with the Deacon at the Church information desk.

A childcare provider waits at the reception office in the WECP building.  Once the childcare providers and toddlers are in their classroom, parents need to ask the deacon at the church reception office for a  fob to enter the WECP building. 

 

Pre-school Class (3 to 5 year olds) meet in the Pooh Corner Classroom in the WECP School Building

Janet Kifner-Arnatt, Chris & Debby LaMendola are our pre-school teaching team. After “Time with Children” in worship, our preschoolers will leave for their class.  On the first Sunday of the month, Mr. Chris or Miss Debby will meet their class in the Holmes Room, and walk back to the WECP building together.        

Parents are asked to meet their children after the 10:30am service in the Holmes Room.  The rule for goodies from the Meet & Mingle table is children must first check in with their parents before they eat anything.

 

Sunday School Classes for children in grades 1 through 5

Our Sunday School classes meet in the classrooms on the Parish Hall balcony.  They are dismissed to their classes after Time with Children in the 10:30 am worship service.

1st & 2nd grade Class: Meet in the first classroom before the balcony

3rd, 4th & 5th grade Class: This class meets in the classroom after the glass door of the balcony.  Rebecca Montague and Isaiah New are their teachers.

6th—7th grade Class:  This class meets in the last classroom on the balcony.  Their teachers Debbie Izatt and Carol Timmerman-Yorty encourage their students to bring their Bibles to class each Sunday.

 

8th graders — Confirmation Class meet in Parish Hall Balcony Classroom

The confirmation class is traditionally open to 8th graders.  Any Junior or Senior High student who haven't had the opportunity to join a confirmation class are also welcome.   There is a meeting on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for confirmands, their parents, mentors and teachers.  The Confirmation program begins officially on Sunday, September 24, 2017 after worship with a lunch for the confirmands and their mentors.  Confirmands meet weekly with their mentors.  The Confirmation class will have a retreat at Westminster beginning Saturday, January 6 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.  The confirmation class will then meet each Sunday from 9:15AM to 10:15AM in the last classroom on the Parish Hall balcony.  Confirmation Sunday for this year's class is March 18, 2018. Confirmation teachers Mark Aquino and Debbie Katz lead the class Sundays from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM. .

For more information about the Middlers and Senior High programs, please contact Mark Aquino at maquino@wpcuffalo.org or at 716-884-9437 ext. 311.

 

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