Offer Christ, Grow in Faith, Touch Lives, and Make a Difference
Westwood UMC
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Offer Christ, Grow in Faith, Touch Lives, and Make a Difference
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Children's Ministry

Every Sunday during Sunday School hour, 9:30-10:30:


Pre-K Class

This class is for children ages three through five.  Kindergarteners aged 5 may attend the pre-K class or the Kingdom Kids class, whichever the parents decide is the best fit for them. The students will learn stories from both the Old and New Testaments with Miss Paula and assistants through storytelling, singing and playing games together as well as reinforcing lessons through crafts and art.

Kingdom Kids

Kingdom Kids Sunday School at Westwood UMC is for Kindergarten-5th graders.  It is a multi-sensory, creative program focusing on a specific Bible story or theme each month.  Activities like music, cooking, games, drama and more lead them to experience the theme from different angles.   All elementary age children are invited to join us during the Sunday School hour.  This year's theme is "Heroes of Faith".  Each month we are looking at a character from the Bible and how they handled challenges and joys with God's help.

Every Sunday during second service at 11 a.m.:

Children ages 4 to grade 5 join their parents for the first part of the service.  After the Children’s Moment, they are dismissed to either Children’s Worship or Chimes

At Westwood UMC we place a high priority on helping our children learn to worship God in their own way. 

Children's Worship

Children grades K-2nd grade have their own worship time.  They will sing and make music, pray, and interact with Scripture presented in ways relevant to their age and interest.  The themes will follow those presented in the adult service, so families can be learning the same things together. 


Children grades 3-8 will worship God through music as they learn the basics of handbells and will be given the opportunity to play throughout the year during church services.

Children from both Children’s Worship and Chimes return to sit with their parents for the final portion of the church service.  Occasionally we will have Family Worship Sundays, with no separate Children’s Worship or Chimes.

Every Sunday during both services and Sunday School hour:

The nursery has a welcome and friendly atmosphere for your baby or toddler. If you are planning on attending an adult Sunday School class or either of our services, there is a caring place for your younger family members as well.


Upcoming Events

April 15 - Easter Egg Hunt at 1:00 pm

April 16 - Easter activities 10:00 - 10:30, in rooms 9 and 10

May 21 - Children's Sabbath

May 21 - Volunteer Appreciation Cookout at Oshtemo Township Park

June-August Summer with Dr. Seuss during Children's Worship

July 12-August 2  Lego Faith Building Club


Save the date:  Summer musical VBS, June 19-23.  "A Table for 5,000" will be produced and performed that week, along with daily worship, teaching, snacks and more fun activities.  Ages 5 years old through high school. 

Parents Newsletter - Here!


Important documents for you

Registration Form - CLICK HERE!

Here is our current registration form.  This ensures we have the most accurate information for your child/ren, for the safety of all.  Please download it and fill it out, then email it to, bring it with you on Sunday, or drop it by the church office.

Child Protection Policy - CLICK HERE

This is the Child Protection Policy that the church follows, for the security of both our children and the ministry staff and volunteers.  This is updated regularly and all children's ministry staff and volunteers are re-trained every 3 years.