Welcome to Children's & Family Ministry

The purpose of Children’s & Family Ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church is to help support families develop and nurture their children’s faith in Jesus Christ. We teach children birth through sixth grade through Bible lessons, scripture, activities, worship and songs, outreach, prayer, and Christian example. Please feel free to contact our staff for additional information or to answer any questions.

Debb Egli Faith Kemmler
Director of Children's & Family Ministry
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412-407-3774 (cell)
Debb Egli Debb Egli
Assistant Director of Children's & Family Ministry
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412-841-5243 (cell)

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OUR PROGRAMS

Sunday Mornings


Sunday School is offered during contemporary worship at the Bridge (9:45 a.m.) and 11:00 a.m. traditional worship. Both Sunday School classes will be one-room classes following the Whirl curriculum. Students will engage in Bible stories through games, videos, lessons, and exploration guided by their faithful Sunday school teachers. Read more below about the different Sunday gatherings during our worship services.

Children worshipping with their families are invited to pick up a worship bag with coloring pages, activities, and fidget toys to enhance their worship experience.

Sunday School | PreK through 4th Grade

9:45 a.m. at The Bridge in Room 176

At the Bridge, children begin worship with their families. After the Children’s Moment, they will be dismissed to their Sunday School teachers. After worship, parents will meet their children at their classroom (Room 176).


11:00 a.m. starting September 11 in Room 233

Children will report directly to their classroom (Room 233). Parents will also pick their children up at their classroom after worship.



The Bridge Student Table | 4th Grade and up

As we sit together in worship, we will learn what it looks like to actively worship on Sunday mornings as a community. Look for the table in the center of the WROC with the cool pens, paper, and worship guides. Bring your own snacks or visit the coffee table to pick up some goodies.

The Wiggle Room

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in Room 239
9:45 a.m. in the WROC Fitness Room

Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in worship, yet we realize sometimes families need a little wiggle room in their worship experience. Available for families with children 3 and younger, the Wiggle Room is available to families who would prefer a separate space to step away while listening to the worship service.


Wednesday Evenings


Little Ones & Loved Ones (LOLOs) | Birth through Preschool

Wednesdays, Starting Fall 2022 from 4:45-5:30 p.m. in Room 194
Together we’ll take little steps to set our kids up for big faith. Little ones and their older loved ones are invited to begin exploring God’s love together in this class designed just for them. Through the Frolic curriculum, we will have a Bible story time, play-based learning, and a delightful series of characters found in the Frolic books.

Meet the Frolic characters who help kids explore feelings and navigate different developmental milestones. Ava the lamb, Hal the hedgehog, Jo the goat, Rufus the dog, and Uri the dove. Learn more by joining us for Little Ones & Loved Ones.

Frolic invites parents, grandparents, godparents, and caregivers to get involved! If you have a child five or under, ask us how you can receive monthly Enewsletters that share monthly milestones about your little one!


Kids’ Connection | PreK through 4th Grade

Wednesdays, Starting August 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

PreK through 2nd Grade in Room 233
Come hang out at Kids’ Connection, a time for kids from PreK through 2nd grade to play, wonder about Bible stories, connect with God, and connect with each other. We’re excited to explore the Old and New Testaments with kids using the Holy Moly curriculum! Kids will learn a new Bible story each week through hearing the Bible story, doing activities, and watching Bible story videos.

3rd & 4th Grade in Room 176
Third and fourth graders at Kids’ Connection will continue to develop their faith as they explore key themes such as how to read the Bible, what it means to welcome all or follow Jesus, parables, prayer, and more.


Jesus and Me (JAM) | 5th & 6th Grade

Wednesdays, Starting August 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 257 (JAM Room)

At JAM, we will be exploring God’s big story with Becky, Todd, and friends as they explore and retell stories from the Bible. Each week, we’ll use the Connect curriculum to dive into the Bible to see and explore biblical themes through animated videos, hands-on activities, Bible study, discussion, games, mission projects, and more!


Special Events


Sacrament Classes

Starting Fall 2022
Children in 2nd grade and above (and their parents) are invited to attend sacrament classes during the school year. The classes focus on Baptism and Communion and help prepare children to participate in communion during the worship service.

Fall Festival

Sunday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fall fun featuring pumpkins, a food truck, crafts, games, and more! Enjoy the grounds at Gilfillan Farm as you delight in the fall season with family and friends. More information to come.

Breakfast at the Manger

Saturday, December 10

Barefoot School VBS

June 19-23, 2023
Each summer we offer a one-week Bible school experience to children using music, story-telling, games, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun, children learn more about God. Click here to see highlights from our 2022 Food Truck Party VBS!