Children & Family Ministries

At WPC we strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for preschool and elementary aged kids by focusing on three priorities:


All staff and volunteers who work with children go through thorough background checks and maintain policies designed to keep kids safe. We value body autonomy and believe that teaching about consent at a developmentally appropriate level is an important part of keeping kids safe.


WPC is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes the full participation of LGBTQ+ families in all areas of ministry. We teach that God unconditionally loves all people, and that we should seek to show that same love to our neighbors.


Jesus teaches us to care for ‘the least of these.” We strive to pass on this value to our kids through lessons that model the intrinsic value of all humans and hands-on opportunities to help others.

Sunday School

Sunday School is offered for elementary age children (K-5) during the worship service. We don't just listen to a Bible story: we experience it through science, art, music, and imagination. We currently utilize the Shine curriculum, which you can learn about here. Kids are welcome to sit with their parents in the sanctuary at the beginning of the service - they are dismissed to Sunday School following the children’s message.


Seasonal Selections:

During Advent, Lent, and other special seasons, our children’s choir leads in worship through music. Rehearsals typically take place following worship on Sundays. We also put on two musicals each year!

Summer Musical:

We kick off the summer with a musical production that is fresh and upbeat.

In 2022, our children performed We Are Family, which used Jesus' parables to show that God’s love makes us one big family!

Christmas Pageant: 

Each December our kids tell the story of Jesus’ birth through story and song. The selection for 2022, Glory to God in the Lowest, shows us how God first revealed the arrival of Jesus not to the rich and powerful, but to a group of humble shepherds!


Childcare is available for infants through four-year-olds each Sunday morning. Our experienced childcare providers create a space for our youngest kids that is safe, welcoming, and enriching for them.

Family Events

CFM holds events for the whole family throughout the year, from small family mixers where you can connect with new friends in a more intimate setting, to big parties like our annual Easter Egg hunt or Trunk or Treat, where all ages can enjoy food, games, and fun activities! Check out our Events page to see what’s coming up, or sign up for our CFM newsletter for the latest on what’s happening for families with young kids.

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Jessica Place

Director of Children & Family Ministries

If you have any questions about our programs, events, curriculum, or child safety policies, please reach out to Jessica Place, our Director of Children & Family Ministries, who will be happy to share more information.

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