Offer Christ, Grow in Faith, Touch Lives, and Make a Difference
Westwood UMC
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Offer Christ, Grow in Faith, Touch Lives, and Make a Difference
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Children's Ministry


Upcoming Events


November 18 - CPR training for all, free of charge - lobby, 2-5 p.m.  Please RSVP to Helga Mortensen

Dec 3, 12:15-2  Annual Advent Workshop and pizza lunch.  For the whole family!
Dec. 17 - Annual Christmas Cantata both service, Family Worship Sunday.  No Children's Worship or Chimes that Sunday.
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Pageant (See below)
Dec 24 and 31  Family Worship Sundays, NO Children's Worship or Chimes
**Christmas Eve Pageant**

This year we are having a Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve, at the Family Christmas Eve service.  Do you want to be a part of it?

 Who?  All Children ages 4 through 12

Where?  WESTWOOD UMC, 538 Nichols Rd. 

When?  The Pageant will happen during the 5:30 PM Family Christmas Eve Service. 

When do we practice?  Beginning Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 in Room 10 (main Kingdom Kids room) and later the sanctuary.

Other practices will be Dec 9,16 and 23 – all at 2PM. 

Watch for registration flyers (or click HERE), going home this Sunday, also on church website.

Summer Schedule:

From Memorial Day through Labor Day we follow our summer schedule on Sundays.  Two services are at 8:30 and 10:10, with fellowship time and food in between.  During the second service, we have Children's Worship for ages 4 years - 5th grade.  This year we are reading Dr. Seuss and seeing what he can teach us about God and the Bible.

Nursery service is provided during both services for infants through 4 years of age.

Programming Year (Sunday after Labor Day through Sunday before Memorial Day)
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 "Called by God".  Each month we are looking at a character from the Bible and how they responded to God's call in their lives.

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. 

This fall we are learning about "God's Children in Worship", lessons aimed at teaching our children the elements of a worship service, what it's all about, and how it is relevant to them.


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.


Parents Newsletter - Here!


Important documents for you

Family information 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.