Nursery Care is available for ages 0 – 4 from 9:20 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.
Age appropriate Sunday School classes for children begin at 9:45 (after Words for Children) and end at 10:30.
Godly Play Sunday School
This fall, children at the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs will continue to participate in Godly Play. Each Sunday after Words for Children, children pre-school to 2nd grade and 3rd to 5th grade, will go to their class where they will be learning about the members of Jesus’ historical family through the Jesse Tree. In Godly Play, children get to approach faith formation through learning stories and playing while gaining religious language and experience. Each week children will experience worship together, learn new songs, liturgical language, the catechism, Biblical stories, books of the bible and the location of those books, rituals, prayer, and so much more while they are playing.
The fall unit on the Jesse Tree will explore stories from Old Testament to the New Testament. As the children learn the stories they will make an ornament that represents the story, building a box of ornaments that will build their own Jesse Tree. When we arrive at Advent, children will have all the ornaments to not only build their own Jesse tree, but to tell the story of Jesus’ birth from creation.
Faith Builders: Additional Hour Sunday Morning
We have heard kids over and over the past year say do we have to leave yet….now the answer is No! We will be offering an additional 45 minute learning experience so parents and family members can attend adult faith formation after worship. Faith Builders will have snack time, music, story, craft, and additional creational playtime. During the fall children who participate in Faith Builders will explore additional stories of the Jesse Tree and make ornaments for those stories.