Kids

Resources and Updates for Westside Kids

2-5 Year Olds

K-3rd Grade

4th/5th Grade

Are you interested in learning more about foster care and ways you could get involved? Join Westside Family Pastor Josh Cordell tonight as he and a panel share information and answer questions about fostering in this virtual discussion. https://fb.me/e/6pO5YoGJq

This is what Christmas gifts for over 800 kids looks like. The combination of generous people and the most organized group of volunteers I’ve ever seen means that kids in Central Oregon that may not have opened anything Christmas morning have gifts for them and their families. It’s really beautiful. I took a second to look at a few of the bundles that have been collected specific to a child’s requests and thought about the smiles and excitement on Christmas morning. Overwhelming! Thank you to all that gave and to all the amazing volunteers!

– Josh Cordell, Family Pastor

Westside families, my hope and prayer is that you are all doing well. Please know that our Children’s Ministry Team really misses seeing you and your kids! This is a unique and challenging time but know that our team continually lifts you all up in prayer. We look forward to the time when we can safely gather together again.

During the Covid pandemic our Westside Kids Team has been continually looking for new and creative ways to reach out to you from a distance. Josh Cordell, Westside’s Family Pastor, has brought great vision, direction and fresh ideas as he now oversees Kids Ministry. We’re so blessed to have him leading our Team!

One of the ways we are reaching out to you is through our online Kids Church on the Westside website. I hope your kids (and you!) are enjoying watching the videos! Each week through Orange Kids curriculum you’re provided with fresh and engaging Bible truths for each age group. So if you have a Preschooler, Grade Schooler or Preteen in your family or Home Church, it’s all there for you!

Along with the weekly videos I would like to extend an opportunity for you to include a simple, easy to do (emphasis on easy to do) written lesson outline that goes along with what is provided online. In each lesson outline you’ll find interactive activities, simple craft ideas and Bible Story/Memory Verse review. I believe this is a great tool along with the videos to create a better at home Kids Ministry experience for your children!

If you’re interested in receiving the lesson outline’s please email me back with the ages of the kids in your family or Home Church, and I’ll send you the age-appropriate lesson/lessons. I hope to hear from you!

Blessings to you all,

Joanie Morelock
jmorelock@westsidechurch.org

Westside Kids is hosting a Family Thanksgiving Event on Saturday, November 14 from 2-4 pm on the Westside lawn outside the Atrium.Come by anytime between 2 and 4 pm to pick up a fun Thanksgiving craft for the kids, grab a yummy treat and take advantage of our Harvest Photobooth to commemorate the season or get a head start on your family Christmas card. We’d love to see you and say hi. Please follow physical distancing guidelines and wear masks when you are near others.

Watch this week’s Westside Kids video lessons for 2-5 year olds, K-3rd grade, or 4th-5th grade.

Saturday, October 31st from 2-4pm

The Westside Kids team knows that holiday traditions are a little bit tricky this year. We wanted to provide a family fun option for this coming Saturday, if you’re looking for an outing for your kids, costumed or not.

We are calling it our Candy Harvest Drive-thru! It’s this Saturday, October 31, from 2 to 4 PM. Simply load up the kids and drive through the Westside church parking lot and we will meet you there with a little bit of candy and a whole lot of love.

Fall is here! It’s time again for Westside’s annual pumpkin patch. Stop by the atrium lawn on October 10th from 12-4 and October 11th from 9:30-12. Grab some pumpkins with your family, take festive pictures, and enjoy some light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Dear Westside Families & Kids,

We’re so excited to announce that our new Orange Online Kids Church starts this

Sunday, August 23rd!

Every Sunday you can view a new Kids Church program at www.2020.westsidechurch.org/kids. There will be creative and engaging individual worship & teaching videos for Preschoolers ages 2-5, Kindergarteners-3rd Grade and Preteens 4th-5th Grade.

Thank you so much!

Westside Kids Ministry Team

Dear Westside Families & Kids,

We wanted to give you a brief update on our new Orange Online Kids Curriculum!

We have been working diligently to customize each individual age group viewing experience and are very near to having it all ready and available for your kids on our Westside website. Videos for each age groupo will be available at westsidechurch.org/kids on Sunday, August 23rd! Remember there will be individual worship & teaching videos for Preschoolers ages 2-5, Kindergarteners-3rd Grade and Preteens 4th-5th Grade. We’re so excited to share this with our Westside Kids!

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we make this exciting transition.

Also, if you missed viewing Virtual VBS during the 1st week of this month, you and your kids can go to westsidechurch.org/vbs and participate in the fun until the end of August!

Thank you all so much!

Blessings,

Westside Kids Ministry Team

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