We believe fostering a personal faith in Jesus Christ in children is one of the most important parts of being a community church. There are many available ministries created for each and every age group, from nursery to sixth grade.
WCKids Sunday: 9:30 & 11 a.m. services
Explore is an exciting learning opportunity for infants through kindergarten-aged children. Our youngest students will gather for a time of creative storytelling and active worship and explore the Bible through a variety of hands-on activities.
Engage gives students in first through sixth grade the opportunity to connect with the Bible through a variety of hands-on activities. Students will experience the lessons through art, drama, food, games, missions, movies and science, leading students into meaningful conversations.
WCKids Worship is a high-energy worship experience designed with kids in mind! Through captivating skits, interactive games, active worship and a relevant message from the Bible, students will experience God in a new, exciting way.
WCKids Wednesday: 6 to 7 p.m.
During the school year, Wednesday nights at White's Chapel are full of family fun! Children three years of age and older are invited to join our MiniJam session while their parents are involved in on campus classes, events or fellowship. Our four to six year olds can sing and play in our KidzPraise program where they will learn songs, Bible verses and even make a craft. Our 1st through 6th graders are invited to join other students in their grade level for a time of Bible study and fellowship, including organized games and interactive learning. There is something for everyone on Wednesday night!
Saturday Night Kids: 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
Children ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to join WCKids staff for children's programming during the Saturday Night Bridge service. Children will be dismissed to the back of the Bridge by a pastor after opening worship. WCKids staff will split the group into classrooms based on age and number of children. Programming mirrors Sunday morning small group time and includes bible stories, along with conversations and activities that enhance the lesson.
MiniJam is available throughout the entire service for children 3 yrs old and under. The nursery is open from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Volunteer Opportunities for kids and adults!
Dec. 14 and/or Dec. 15
Children 4 years and up are needed to participate as angels or shepherds in this year’s WC Christmas Experience. Children may choose to participate in one or more of the three services. A mandatory rehearsal for all participants will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 14. Service times are Saturday Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday December 15 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
WCKids Christmas Eve Service:
Four year olds thru kindergartners are invited to be part of the Christmas pageant during the children’s Christmas Eve service. The children will be singing special songs from our Wednesday night programming and are encouraged to attend Wednesday night classes on December 11 and 18 to practice singing! There is a mandatory Christmas Eve service rehearsal on Monday December 23 at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
First through sixth grade students are invited to be a part of the Children’s Christmas Eve service that will take place at 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
1st-6th graders have the opportunity to be part of our WCKids Christmas Choir. Kids will be learning the program music on Sunday mornings in the ROCK and will need to attend the following practices:
5th-6th graders may choose to be part of the WCKids Christmas Choir or be a reader. Practices for the singers are the same as above. Readers will practice Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 5:30-6 p.m. in WCKids Room 5.
5th & 6th Grade Confirmation
The Confirmation Experience at White’s Chapel will guide each student in professing their belief in Jesus Christ, exploring the Christian faith, and helping them understand what it means to be a full member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church. This experience ends with a service in which the students will be welcomed into full membership of White’s Chapel!
Parent meeting Sunday, Jan. 19 at 12:15 p.m. in Grace Chapel. Confirmation classes are Sunday, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 from 2-4:00 p.m. in The Bridge. The Confirmation Service is on February 23 at 1:30. The expectation is that students will attend all four classes and the confirmation service.
Say Yes! to Volunteering
Say yes to the opportunity to see how God is working in WCKids! Hold a baby, create a masterpiece with a kindergartener, share a bible story with a second grader or get to know a sixth grader. You can do all of this and more any Sunday! When you serve in WCKids you have the opportunity to love kids, meet and connect with other volunteers and grow in your own walk with God.
To volunteer with preschool:
To volunteer with elementary students:
Parents Unlimited (a division of WCKids) is provided on the fourth Tuesday night of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. for elementary-aged children with special needs and their siblings.
Do you have a heart for children? Or even to just try out a new ministry of volunteerism in our church? We would love to have you help give our WC Kids the greatest gift of all – our time!
Be a part of what God is doing at White’s Chapel! Sign up to minister to our children on Sunday mornings. Volunteering is not just about helping others; it’s one of the best ways to grow in your relationship with God. Get involved by serving alongside others who share your enthusiasm for Christ. Contact Kat Ormsby with questions.
WCKids: Engage – Grades 1-4
Our program is growing and we couldn’t be more thrilled! As we continue to grow, so does our need for volunteers. Our Engage classes allow volunteers to commit to one month at a time, so if you are interested in art, food, games, movies, science, drama or missions please let us know! We’d love to get you plugged into a class as soon possible, please sign up for one or more of these exciting opportunities and the month(s) that works best for you.
Meet the Director
Children's Ministry Director
When asked, Michelle Tempesta will tell you she is so blessed to be the Children’s Director here at WC. She has always had a heart for children, from studying Early Childhood Education at the University of New Hampshire, to teaching for 20+ years, and raising her own beautiful daughter, Zoe.