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.

Children's Collection

In December we will collect socks for Bethesda Cares. Bethesda Cares strives to end homelessness in our community by providing housing assistance, food, clothing, and prescription assistance to individuals in need.  The socks (women and men sizes) will be collected for their clients who walk for miles everyday, and clean, dry socks can help prevent infections, frostbite, or other ailments, as well as providing comfort.

In January we will collect diapers for Interfaith Works.  Please donate baby diapers of all sizes for clients of Interfaith Works.  Interfaith Works is a coalition of more than 165 congregations, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.   Interfaith Works programs shelter, clothe, and feed our neighbors and provide supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency.   Westmoreland Church is one of the founding congregations of Interfaith Works.