Children and Young Families

 

 
 

One of the six Great Ends of the Church states that the church is responsible to shelter, nurture, and provide for the spiritual fellowship of the children of God.(F-1.0304)

As Jesus welcomed the children, here at WPC children are a welcomed joy. They belong! We promise in baptism to nurture them in their faith and well-being, to pray for them, and to let them know they are loved. We are all family in Christ. God’s faithfulness is shown from one generation to the next. Each Sunday there is a time and place for  children in worship. Here we also offer childcare each Sunday, and opportunities for your child to experience love and guidance from week to week in Sunday School throughout the school year. On Sunday mornings in the summers we offer Praise and Play for the littler ones and a week of Vacation Bible School. 

Our Mission Statement

To equip and nurture the children of God with Biblical knowledge and spiritual development in order to begin their faith journey and become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Children’s Programs

Vacation Bible School 2020 Cancelled
Due to COVID-19 and the social distancing requirements, we will not be hosting a VBS program this summer. Please know that we are looking ahead to Summer 2021 when we will safely be able to offer another exciting and fun-filled VBS program for your children. We hope you will plan to join us then. On behalf of Children’s Christian Education and the entire WPC church family, we wish you and your family a safe and health summer.  
   -Gayl Galen, Director of Children’s Christian Education
 

Nursery Care

Care for infants – 3 year olds is available each Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Adult volunteers are scheduled each week to provide loving and supportive care so that parents have an opportunity for meaningful worship and adult education classes knowing that their children are cared for in a safe, clean and secure environment.

Praise and Play Program

This program is offered for PreK – 2nd Graders on the first Sunday of each month in place of their regular Sunday School class. During this time, the children will take part in Music, Crafts and Games. Children in 3rd – 5th Grades will experience worship and communion with their families.

Vacation Bible School

Through our VBS programs, we have an opportunity to connect kids to God and watch them grow in their faith and understanding of Gods endless love for them and for the world around them. This one-week program is held in either July or August for ages PreK – 5th Grade. The program runs from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bible Sunday

In October children of the Kindergarten and 3rd Grade classes are presented with a Bible of their own.

Church School Mission Project

Each year the children of our Church School classes receive their own box of offering envelopes for  stewardship giving. 100% of their giving supports a young girl through the mission outreach organization: Little Children of the Philippines.

Family Fellowship

Throughout the year there are special fellowship events for families with young children. These events may be a time just for kids to enjoy fellowship with their church school friends, a family  event for both kids and their parents to enjoy together or time for parents to enjoy an evening of fellowship while the kids enjoy a time for crafts and games.

CHIMERS

For Children in 2nd – 5th Grade

For information, comments, or questions, contact Jackie Anderson (703-2381 or jktanderson42@gmail.com).
The Chimers are among the hand bell and hand chimes of Music at WPC.