Children's Ministry

Nursery Care

Sundays 9:00-11:30 am

Our trained, professional nursery staff and volunteers welcome infants through 2 years old into the church nursery during on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.  This allows parents to take part in choir rehearsal or study groups at 9:00 and worship at 10:00 am.

Children’s Choir

Sundays 9:00am

The Children’s Choir is a musical adventure primarily composed of PreK-5th graders (although all ages are welcome).  Children develop their vocal skills by exploring various genres of music.  Additionally, children are exposed to a variety of musical experiences through playing handbells, boom whackers, recorders, and non-pitched percussion instruments.  The Children’s Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9:00am in the Mabry Room. The Children's Choir sings about once a month during worship.  They typically take a leadership role in the Christmas Eve pageant and present a Mother's day musical each spring.

Church School for Pre-School through 5th grade

Sundays 10:00 am

On Sunday mornings, children gather with their families in the Sanctuary for worship.   There is a special Time for Children.   After that, the children go with their leaders to Church School. Classes are currently divided by age group -- Preschool, K-2nd, and 3rd-5th grade.  Through Bible stories drama, art, songs, and games our youngest church participants learn to love God and to love others.

Special Events and Opportunities

Peace Camp

Each summer we have a week-long Peace Camp for pre-K through 5th grade.  Through songs, stories, art, games and service projects, our children (and their youth and adult leaders!) learn how their faith helps them live peacefully and in harmony with themselves, with others, and with creation.

july Children's Collection - School supplies for marie reed community center

Children’s Collection for July

School Supplies for Marie Reed Community Center

Since 2004, Westmoreland has provided assistance to at-risk children through a partnership with the Marie Reed Community Learning Center, a public elementary school in the District with 90% of children living below the poverty line. Over the years, our congregation has providing tutors, books, clothing, furniture, music education, and food. They are a Westmoreland Social Justice grant recipient.

Please bring new school supplies for collection during our Time for Children.