Families with young children are invited to West Side's annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year's event takes place on Palm Sunday, March 24th. Bring your own basket and meet in the dining hall after 10:00 a.m. worship for crafts, activities, and singing with Mrs. Parks. The Easter Egg Hunt will follow, split into two groups: 1) toddlers-age 5, in the playground; 2) grades K-5 on the Barn lawn. Please join us for some festive Easter fun.
Kids Club/Child Care
During the Adult Night Out, child care is available at the church for $15 per child, $30 maximum per family. Pizza is available for $2 per slice. Please contact Carol Walton, to sign up for child care
- To minister to and be the advocates for children from birth to kindergarten age, as well as to their parents. Beginning with a visit by West Side's Associate Pastor for Family Ministries with a cradle cross for the newborn's crib, this Committee is active in developing fun and educational programs for young children. Activities during the year may include a Pumpkin Party, Christmas Craft Time, Maundy Thursday Family Dinner, and Easter Egg Hunt.
- To arrange child care for church functions, including weekday and evening meetings and during Sunday worship, and to ensure that the rooms used by these children are adequately equipped and safe.
- To oversee the operation of the Church School on S
unday mornings. This ministry includes recruitment of teachers for both Church School hours, selection of curriculum, ordering classroom supplies, and maintaining attendance records.
- To coordinate special mission programs, such as the Thanksgiving Basket collection and the Wish Tree during Advent.
Each newborn child in the congregation is visited by the
Associate Pastor for Family Life, who brings a packet of materials including an oak cradle cross, baby calendar, book on communion and baptism, and information about West Side's programs. Celebrating the birth of our children is a joyous occasion for all of us.
The ABC's of West Side
West Side member Susan Gardner has produced an ABC book about the church, entitled "W Is for West Side." Although it's targeted towards younger members of the congregation, it's entertaining and informative for adults as well. For each letter of the alphabet, there are photos of locations and items around West Side, plus a Bible verse. The book costs $45 and makes a wonderful gift for family members, and friends (remember that Easter, confirmation, and graduation are all coming up!). There are at least 26 good reasons to own a copy of "W Is for West Side." The 27th? All proceeds benefit the church.