Intentionally Building
&
Passionately Pursuing

We want to see kids grow to be disciples who live by God’s grace and for His glory at home and in their community.  We do this by making WESTkids a safe and engaging environment where kids can worship through song, hear God’s story from the Bible, and discuss those stories with friends.  The lessons help kids see who God is and how every page of His story points us to Jesus!  We also believe parents are the primary disciple makers of their families, and we strive to help guide and support you along the way.

Questions about WESTkids?

FIRST TIME GUESTS

We are ready to serve your family and help your child get settled into WESTkids.  On your first Sunday you will check in at our Kids Ministry manned Check In Station.  We will ask contact information, birthdates and any allergies of your child.  Safety is VERY important for our program!  You will be given a name tag for your child and a pick-up tag with a security code that matches your child’s name tag.  One of our Welcome Team will gladly help you find the class location, assist you with the drop-off process and explain the pick-up process.

What if I lose the pick-up tag for my child?

If you lose the pick-up tag with security code, the group leader will ask you to visit the manned station to reprint a tag.  Good idea: some of our parents take pictures of their tags, which is totally okay to use for pickup.

What if my child needs me?

If you child should need you during programming, we will text you via the parent cell phone number given at registration.

Are there resources to help me follow up on what my child is learning?

We’re so glad you asked! Many times, you will be given resources upon pickup to help guide you as parents.  We also will have resources available that are printed for you.  We also communicate with parents through email and social media.

Who will teach my child?

We have the most amazing leaders!  These groups are leaders committed to helping your child have the best morning of their week.  Our policies require every group has at least two leaders.  Each leader also has undergone a background check and training for their role in WESTkids.  We want every parent to feel an overwhelming assurance that your child is safe and loved while they are in WESTkids!

SUNDAY MORNING

NURSERY

birth-3 years & those not potty trained

It is our desire to ensure a safe and loving environment for infants and children to learn about the God who created them. You can enjoy peace of mind as you worship, learn, and grow spiritually as we provide nursery services for your child.   We provide care during both the 9:30 and 11:00 service times. We will promote potty trained kids quarterly into our preschool environment.  

What to Bring: A diaper and/or your diaper bag. We provide the wipes.

Nursing Mothers’ Room: If you need access to the Nursing Room please see the Nursery Check In for access.

PRESCHOOL

3 & potty trained-5 years

We want preschoolers to understand the Bible is God’s Word and His Word is true. We want them to know that God made them and He loves them.  Preschoolers have programming during both the 9:30am and 11:00am services. Our preschoolers will have fun learning, playing, singing, and hearing God’s Word.  We cover the same stories as our elementary kids.  We promote our upcoming Kindergarteners the first Sunday in June. 
Nursery/Kids' Hallway Construction Update
Construction in the Kids' hallway is done!  All check ins for the kids' hallway will be done by the gym at the newly remodeled entrance.  The kids' hallway is now secure and inaccessible from the north end.  We are still using the temporary Nursery in Room 407 (at the end of the 300/adult classroom hallway) until our carpet is installed. There is a check in station at this location as well.    

K-5TH GRADE

WESTkids

9:30 Service:  
Programming for Nursery-5th grade with a large group environment for 3rd-4th-5th.

11:00 Service:  
Nursery and Preschool: Classes as normal
K-2nd grade: Large group environment

June: Take the Lead
Leaders take the lead. Like a drum major leading a marching band or the grand marshal at a parade, leaders are out in front showing others the way. Legendary leaders of the Bible like Deborah, Gideon, Samson, and Ruth will help kids see what leadership looks like and how they can become great leaders too. Young leaders will grow this month learning that God gives me courage to lead, helps me learn from mistakes, and gives me leaders I can follow. Everyone can be a leader, let’s take the lead together.

Sign up now!

Full steam ahead to this year's Bible school, Rocky Railway:  Jesus' Power Pulls us Through!  You will not want to miss this exciting adventure!

VBS June 7th-11th
Register Now! (Current PreK-2nd graders)

Volunteer sign up

VBX June 14th-18th
Register Now! (Current 3rd-5th graders)

Volunteer sign up

FAB FRIDAYS

For upcoming 3rd-5th graders

July 2, 9, 16, and 23
9-1 each day, Lunch included
Ending on July 30 with a pool party!
$20 registration fee
Click here to register!

Kids are naturally curious, and when you’re curious about who God is it’s easy to grow your relationship with Jesus. That’s why, during our FAB Fridays we’re going to engage kids’ imaginations! Kids will not only get curious about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — but also about the God who created it all! They’ll hear from early church leaders like Paul, Peter, John, and Timothy, who helped the first Jesus-followers wonder what made their stories unique, what gifts God gave them (and how they could use those gifts to serve), what they could learn from others, and how they could spend time with God.

AWANA

AWANA will begin September 1st.  Registration will open in August. For more information please email Annette@westefc.org.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers

We rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

During each meeting we enjoy fellowship, sharing, and either a guest speaker or a craft project, alternating between meetings.

MOPPETS childcare is provided for all children, infants through five years of age. Children are taught biblical lessons with fun, age-appropriate activities. For more information about MOPS contact Becky at mops@westefc.org.

Serve in WESTkids

We believe God has called every parent to be the primary spiritual leader in their child’s life.  But we know every parent would love some help on that journey!  WESTkids is a great place to serve!  We have many opportunities for students and adults to share the love of Jesus with kids of all ages.