Children, Youth, and College

 

Nursery

Infants and children are always welcome in our worship. Should you prefer, or need to leave with your child, a staffed nursery is provided in The Ark year-round, for children three years and younger. The nursery is located just inside the east entrance of the church.  It is staffed by a professional child care provider who has been cleared through a background check.

W.A.L.K. Sunday School (Preschool - Grade 6)

The WALK Sunday School (Worship And Learning for Kids) begins immediately after the children's message, "Through Children's Eyes," during the weekly Sunday service. Children age 3 through grade 6 participate in age-appropriate worship practices and Bible teachings.

WALK Sunday School is available to the younger class (K-3) year round. The older class (4-8) does not meet in the summer.

LOGOS Youth Club (Grades 3-8)

LOGOS Youth Club at Westminster is a midweek Christian Fellowship program for 3rd through 8th graders.

The program will include Recreation and Play, age appropriate Bible Study, dinner and fellowship, and a closing activity which may include music, worship skills, etc.

Confirmation (Grades 7-8)

Students will be taught the basics of the Presbyterian faith. At the end of Confirmation, the students are received as full members of Westminster.

Youth Fellowship (High School)

Youth Fellowship is the High School Ministry where we meet several times per month, participate in service projects, faith formation, and fellowship. Each year we also have a Go & Serve Mission Trip where we go out in to the community and work to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We meet approximately two times per month and have lectionary based Bible study, as well as discussions on current events, the life of a high school student, and how we incorporate what we learn in the Bible to everyday life.

Presbyterian Campus Ministries

Service Projects

Several opportunities to do service projects are brought up throughout the year. In the past, PCM has participated in events such as the CROP WALK to end hunger, make meals for Hope Haven (our local shelter and soup kitchen), volunteered to rake yards for elderly or disabled community members, collected canned goods during trick-or-treating hours to be donated, or fasted to help the community raise money for the homeless shelter or to increase awareness and respect for the Muslim population in DeKalb. Whether we join together with multiple worshipping communities or just have a small group of committed students, every project lives out the promise to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Mission Trips

Students are given the opportunity, through communal fundraisers and support of a church congregation, to participate in a mission trip once a semester. Winter break and Spring Break are when we have an opportunity to make a difference and be the change we would like to see in the world. It is our philosophy that we learn more about ourselves when we serve others than any other time. Mission Projects can range in nature; anything from disaster relief (rebuilding due to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or earthquakes) to educational journeys where we covenant to stretch ourselves and serve in communities that are not advertised or advocated for in the ways that they should be.

Fellowship

What’s equally important is the true college experience. This is the most exciting time of your life and we take as many opportunities as we can to hang out, have fun and be crazy. Jesus loved a good party too. Whether it’s making a trip to 6 Flags, Medieval Times, Starved Rock, or just going to a bonfire or home football game (go Huskies!), every moment we have together is precious and we should cram in as much experience, joy and friendship as we possibly can. These are the memories we make and will cherish for the rest of our lives. And as always, God is present in our good times and bad, in the fun and the sad, and most definitely when we are wildly, blissfully happy.

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