Children’s Ministries

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Children experience God in unique and special ways. Westend seeks to help children in their walk with the Lord through a variety of activities and opportunities tailored to their interests and age.

Nursery is available during the Sunday worship service. Preschoolers aged 3-5 start the morning worship with their families and are dismissed to their class partway through the service. Bible school classes for students grades K-12 meet after the morning service from 11:10-noon.

We are committed to keeping your children safe. All children’s ministry volunteers are thoroughly screened. The nursery utilizes a secure computerized system to ensure the safety of your children, as well as a streamlined check-in/check-out process and easy communication with parents during the service, should the need arise.

Elementary students grades 1-8 are also invited to GEMS for girls and Cadets for boys, meeting on Westend Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. GEMS and Cadets provide an environment that cultivates students’ desire to grow in their relationship with God and with each other.


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GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)

Starting in the fall, girls in first through eighth grade meet the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM to praise God through songs, Bible lessons, crafts, games and service projects.  This program encourages girls to grow in their relationship to God and others.


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Calvinist Cadet Corps boys group (Cadets)

Our Cadets boys group is made up of first through eighth grade boys. The goal of Cadets is to help boys grow more Christ-like in every area of their lives by helping them learn more about themselves, their God and their community. Cadets meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  The boys and their counselors participate in Bible studies, crafts, projects, games and social events.