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September 18, 2022
We are concluding our unit about King Solomon this week. The question for this unit is, “What is Mercy?” We will see that “mercy is when God does not give us the punishment that we deserve.“ Our memory verse for this unit is Exodus 34:6-7, “The LORD—the LORD is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth, maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin.” Try memorizing the verse as a family. (Preschoolers will use bolded verse.)
As we look at 1 Kings 10-12 this week, we see that Solomon chose things that let his heart stray from God. King Solomon’s sin led to the division of the kingdom. God’s people needed a better king. Through David’s family, God would send His own Son, Jesus, to be a perfect King over God’s people forever. Jesus brings His people together and leads them back to God.
Check out The Gospel Project At Home for resources designed to help you lead a family worship experience as well as suggestions for morning and evening prayer times and family activities.
September 11, 2022
It is Fall Launch Sunday this week. This means that our children will move into their classes for the school year. To celebrate Fall Launch as a church, we will have a giant inflatable available on Sunday morning for children as well as donuts available after the 9:00 service and hotdogs available after the 10:45 service for the whole church. There will also be opportunities to connect with many of the ministries at Westminster.
On Sunday night, we are pleased to start Awana again at Westminster. We will start with Awana Orientation where we will serve pizza and have important information about Awana this year.
More information about Sunday mornings and Awana are available in the Children’s Mininstry Weekly Newsletter below. We hope you will join us!
August 28 & September 4, 2022
It is hard to believe but summer vacation is ending and many of our families are starting school in the next week or two. Even if you do not have a child going to school, fall is a time of new routines and rhythms for families.
As a family, or as parents, take some time to pause and reflect on your summer. Try the Family Discussion Guide for some suggestions of ways your family can do this over the next few weeks.
We are excited about a few adjustments to the Children’s Ministry classes in the next few weeks:
- August 28 – Westminster will be joining the Celebration in the Park. No Children’s Ministry on Westminster’s campus.
- September 4 – Back to Class – Sunday school for Nursery and Preschool ONLY. Elementary children will join their parents in services as we pray for students and teachers returning to class.
- September 11 – Fall Launch – Our new kindergarteners will join Elementary classes and our Preschool children will join their classes for the new school year.
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.