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WC ELEMENTARY • SUNDAYS AT 9AM
It’s Fun! It’s Live! It’s every Sunday at 9AM—See you there!
Starting June 6, our Nursery, Preschool and Elementary classrooms will once again be open for birth through fifth grade. Check-in will be located in the foyer, just inside the main doors.
The Elementary teaching time will also broadcast via Zoom, so families have the option to join Online from home as well!
NEWS AND RESOURCES
August 1, 2021
In Preschool, we are in the book of Jonah this week as we study another familiar story; the story of Jonah getting swallowed by a big fish. We will use the Bible, and the book, “Jonah and the Very Big Fish” by Tim Thornborough, to “discover what happened when God told a very grumpy prophet to give a message to a nasty, horrible, wicked, cruel city.” God was determined to send Jonah to Nineveh because he wanted to save them, even though Jonah did not want to go. As you share this story with your children, help them know that “God always welcomes repentant sinners.” We can always tell God that we are sorry for the bad things we do and be forgiven. Click on the Preschool Link below and learn with your kids!
In Elementary, our lesson this week is about Paul as he goes back to Jerusalem after he was warned that the Jews would seize him in Jerusalem and hand him over to the Gentiles. Paul did not hesitate, knowing Jerusalem was exactly where God wanted Paul to go. God used this experience to tell many people about Jesus. As you share this story with your children, remind them that God calls us to be obedient and faithful as we take part in His greater plan. No matter what obstacles we may face, God’s plan for us is always for His glory and our good. This can seem scary and dangerous, but God will take care of us. Follow the Elementary Link below for more information about our lesson and activities to do with your children.
July 25, 2021
In Preschool, we are in I Samuel 17 this week as we study the familiar story of David and Goliath. We will use the Bible and the book, “David and the very Big Giant” by Tim Thornborough to “discover what happened when little, littler, littlest David fought big, bigger, biggest giant Goliath.” David could fight Goliath because he knew that God was the GREATEST! As you share this story with your children, help them know that “God is GREAT. God is GREATER than anyone else. God is the GREATEST in the whole wide world!” We can trust God to help us because he loves us and is on our side. Click on the Preschool Link below and learn with your kids!
In Elementary, our lesson this week is about Paul’s third missionary journey where he encouraged people in existing churches. As Paul traveled, he used every opportunity to tell people the good news about Jesus and to help the church. Paul was dedicated to Jesus, who called him to do the work of sharing the gospel. As you share this story with your children, remind them that we are also called, or told, to tell people the good news about Jesus. It may be difficult, but God gave us the Holy Spirit to know what to say and to help us have the courage that we need. As you talk together, discuss how you would tell others about Jesus and then practice sharing about Jesus. Follow the Elementary Link below for more information about our lesson and activities to do with your children.
July 18, 2021
In Preschool, we are in Judges 4 this week as we continue in the Old Testament. Our story is about Deborah and Barak. We will use the Bible and the book, “Deborah and the very Big Battle” by Tim Thornborough to learn how God’s people, the Israelites had “stopped listening to God and ended up in a lot of trouble.” In the story of Deborah and Barak, “we will see how God rescued the Israelites when Deborah and Barak started listening, and how God helped them win a very big battle!” As you share this story with your children, help them to remember that “when God speaks, we must always listen carefully. We can always trust what God says because he loves us, and his words are always true.” This helps us do what God asks us to do! Click on the Preschool Link below and learn with your kids!
In Elementary, our story this week is about Paul preaching in Southeastern Europe, specifically Thessalonica and Athens. The men of Athens worshiped a false god whom they did not know. Paul explained to them that God is not like the Greek idols. Only God deserves our worship! As you share this story with your children, emphasize with them that God is not like other gods. God loves us so much and wants us to turn away from our sins. So, he sent Jesus, his son, to die for us and pay the penalty for our sins so we could have relationship with God. That is what makes Him different from other manmade gods. Oh, how God deserves our worship! Follow the Elementary Link below for more information about our lesson and activities to do with your children.
MORE ABOUT WESTMINSTER KIDS
We believe that the more you know Jesus, the more you know what really matters! Our key verse for ministry is: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)
Children’s Ministry Director
I love introducing children to the Gospel Story of the Bible and helping them become lifelong disciples of Jesus. I love the humor, the hugs, and the honesty of children. I grew up at Westminster and found it a great place to learn and develop my faith and gifts. My hope is that elementary children will feel that Westminster is their church where they can learn to love like Jesus and develop their gifts.
My husband Dan and I have 3 children who are all adults now. In my free time, I enjoy reading, history, Paris tea, puzzles, and walks with my husband Dan.