Westminster recognizes that parents are the ones primarily responsible for the discipleship of their children. Therefore, we joyfully partner with parents to teach their children what it means to follow Jesus: with their minds, their hearts, and their actions.

Ministry To Children (Westminster kids)

Our Sunday morning gatherings build relationships between the children and the adults of the church, teach the children the good news about Jesus and how to follow Him (in age-appropriate ways), and highlight stories throughout history of how God has worked in children to make them more like Jesus.

While we are in Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, we are not providing Nursery or Children's Church. However, we provide weekly resources for children to help them engage in our worship service. These can be found here.

10:30 am ~ Sunday Service

In order to make God's Word clear for all ages, we provide three opportunities during the Sunday service.

1. The Nursery (0-3 years) is staffed by church volunteers who have completed a background check and committed to abiding by the church's Child Protection Policy. For the child's safety, parents or caregivers must complete a Registration Form prior to checking their child into the Nursery. To save time, you can complete the form online here. The Nursery also includes a spot for nursing mothers to sit and listen to the service with their child.

2. Children's Church, an engaging program that adapts the sermon for little hearts and minds, is provided for children aged 4 through 2nd grade. For the child's safety, a Registration Form must be completed prior to children attending the program. Hard copies of the Form are available at the Information Desk in the Lobby. To save time, you can complete the form online here Right before the Offertory, children are dismissed to meet the Children's Church Coordinator at the back of the sanctuary. The children will be returned to the sanctuary during the closing song so they can rejoin their family.

3. Children's Sermon Notes are provided weekly for children aged 3rd to 6th grade to help them follow and understand the sermon. These can be picked up as you enter the sanctuary from one of the Ushers.

9:00 am ~ Seasonal Sunday School - On hold as we shelter in place

Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, we gather at 9 am for Sunday School. While the adults meet in the lobby, the Youth (6th through 12th grade - in the Youth Room) and Children (ages 4 to 5th grade - downstairs) meet and receive care and Biblical teaching appropriate to their ages. For children under the age of 4, the Nursery is provided.