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Children's Ministries at Westgate

Children's Ministries at Westgate

Our desire is to partner with families in helping their kids and teens to know Christ personally and to grow in their spiritual lives. Through the truth of the gospel they will experience the love of God, which in turn will lead them to love God and love their neighbors as themselves. The learning times take place in a context of loving relationships and age-appropriate teaching styles and lessons.

Nursery

Sunday school (9:30 am- beginning 9/17/2017) & Church hour (10:30 am) on Sundays
The nursery is often a child's first church experience. Here they will experience the love of Christ through caring and attentive workers. This high-quality nursery care for newborns to two-year olds offers parents a sense of the safety and security of their youngest so that they can fully enjoy their Sunday school and/or worship experience. When you check your child in, you will receive a tag that you'll return when you pick them up. All of our childcare workers undergo a background check through the Massachusetts CORI program.

Toddlers

Sunday school (9:30 am- beginning 9/17/2017) & Church hour (10:30 am) on Sundays
Children in the toddlers class will experience the love of Christ through caring and attentive workers and be taught a Bible lesson specifcally designed for young children. This high-quality care is for children that are ages 2 and 3 (as of September 1, 2016) and offers parents a sense of  safety and security for their children so that they can fully enjoy their Sunday school and/or worship experience. When you check your child in, you will receive a tag that you'll return when you pick them up. All of our childcare workers undergo a background check through the Massachusetts CORI program.

Children’s Sunday School

For four-year olds through fifth grade at 9:30 am on Sundays (beginning 9/17/2017)
We have classes for pre-school (ages 4 and 5 as of September 1, 2016), early elementary and late elementary aged children.  Engaging lessons are taught by teachers who involve the children in learning Bible stories, theology and spiritual truths which are fitting to their level of understanding. We use the gospel-centered Children Desiring God curriculum which is designed to first touch the hearts of the children so that they will live their spiritual lives out of the flow of a love relationship with God.

Junior and Senior High Sunday School

For those from sixth through twelfth grade at 9:30 am on Sundays (beginning 9/17/2017)
Separate classes are offered for junior and senior high students that complement the teaching they receive at Student Night. These classes offer the foundational building blocks for their spiritual lives.

Kids Journey

Preschool & kindergarten through fifth grade during the worship service
Kids Journey, an exciting friend building and learning time for kids from preschool through fifth grade, is offered during the worship service.   Preschool and elementary aged kids begin their worship time with their parents or guardian.  They then follow a leader with a flag down to Fellowship Hall where they are divided by their grade level and led to a small group. (Newcomers are invited to follow their kids to their group) The small group - large group - small group format of Kids Journey engages the kids on their age level and allows for focused attention from one of many nurturing volunteers. The large group time includes review, Bible lessons, video discussion starters and prayer.  The last small group time reviews the lesson through their snack, applies the Bible truth and includes fun activities and related crafts.  The middle and late elementary aged kids also journal what they've learned.  We use an enhanced version of The Gospel Project to help the kids think their way through the Bible and prepares them for the life questions and issues they will face as they grow.

AWANA

Please follow this link to information about Awana this year.

Vacation Bible School

Kindergarten through fifth grade during the summer
This ministry offers everything a child would like in a morning directed towards their spiritual growth.  It includes crafts, snacks, games, singing, drama and Bible lessons.  Information about VBS at Westgate can be found here.

For the 2017 VBS, July 17-21, you can register your children online here.