The Jerry Can curriculum highlights the one common denominator in all disasters around the world: the need for clean water to survive. The Jerry Can cartoon was created to be a fun, energetic character for children to connect with. This curriculum includes lessons on disaster response and activities that show how children can be involved with prayer and generosity to make a difference in the lives of people in need. This five week series will begin on July 21 with one break on Aug 4 for family communion Sunday.
We are excited to bring Godly Play to Westminster, the very best in spiritual formation for children and people of all ages. Children who are four or older will experience 45 minutes of Godly Play, deeply engaging with the gift of Bible stories and their own wonderings about the meaning for them. Using a Montessori approach, the children then have time to work with the story materials and their imaginations. There is no dogma here, just the precious gift of ancient holy stories that still speak to every age today.
First communion Sundays are family days in which all ages worship together. Every Sunday we have a large room nearby for infants, toddlers and young preschoolers to play and move—with a live feed of the service for parents. Children in this space must be supervised by a responsible adult or parent. In the Godly Play room, we have a Storyteller and Doorkeeper on duty so that parents may remain in worship upstairs.