Children's Ministry

The Westport Road Children's Ministry helps children from birth through 5th grade to know God's love. The ministry includes children, parents, grandparents, and supporters of children. Partnering with parents, children to grow in their faith through worship, Bible study, service to others, and world outreach. Westport Road offers a variety of learning experiences including Sunday morning worship and Bible study, Wednesday night Bible study, Vacation Bible School, and family events.   

Sunday Morning Programming

Nursery

Westport Road provides care for children birth through 24 months during the 8:45 and 11:00 worship services. Children experience loving care from our nursery volunteers. 


Wee Worship

Children ages 2-3 participate  in Wee Worship during the 8:45 and 11:00 worship services. Activities include Bible learning, action songs, story telling, lively games and crafts. 


Children's Worship

Westport Road offers a Children's Worship services for children ages four through third grade during the 8:45 and 11:00 worship services. Children participate with their parents in the adult worship service for prayer, song, and communion. Children's Worship include song, prayer, Bible learning, and application activities.    


Sunday School

Westport Road provides a comprehensive Sunday School program for children ages six weeks through fifth grade. Teams of teachers provide Bible learning including story telling, song, puppets, skits, memory work, games, crafts and application activities.

Wednesday Night Programming

Wednesday night Bible study consists of programming for children ages birth to grade 5. Teams of teachers reinforce Bible learning from the past Sunday. Bible learning comes to life through literature, drama, games and crafts.

Age birth to 3 years old

Age 4 to 1st grade   

2nd to 5th Grades

           

SecURITY

Westport Road implements multiple strategies to ensure a safe learning environment for our children. 


Check In and Pick Up

Safety and security of our children are extremely important. We use a computerized system that generates a name tag for each child and a claim check for parents. The name tag includes emergency contact information of the parent and lists any allergies or health precautions of the child. Upon arrival, parents go to one of the Children's Ministry security desks located in the Connector Room or the Children's Ministry hallway.  Security volunteers prepare a name tag for each child and provide the other part of the name tag for the parent. For pickup, the parent turns in their claim check to the Children's Ministry leader. If a parent does not have a claim check, the parent may be asked to show an ID. Ministry leaders will not release children to an older sibling.  



Background Checks

Every adult serving in the Children's Ministry Program completes a background check.


  

Supervision

Every Children's Ministry Program is lead by an adult who is at least 18 years or older. Children receive ongoing supervision to and from the classroom setting, within the classroom and to and from the restroom.  


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is an exciting time to share God's love with friends and neighbors. Children are immersed in Bible learning through songs, skits, goofy games, crafts, and themed desserts. VBS 2016 was held on Sunday evenings over a five week period in July and August. Over 100 children and 90 volunteers focused on Jesus as the light of the world.