At Westside, we love kids. We serve kids by providing safe spaces, great role models, excellent teachings, and tons of fun. We want our classrooms to be marked by learning and laughter. We want our events to be full of energy and excitement. We want our parents to be well equipped and well supported. We want our kids to encounter Jesus and become his disciples. Because that’s what it’s all about. If you are interested in learning more about Westside Kids, someone from our Kids Team would love to chat with you.


GatheringS

 

Westside Kids is for Ages 0 – Grade 5. We meet Sundays during every church gathering, providing a fun and safe place for kids to learn about Jesus. We are located in Building S across the parking lot from Building T.

Parking for families with kids ages 0 – 3 is provided near Building S.

We keep Westside Kids organized and running smoothly by using an online registration tool called KidCheck. Registration on KidCheck is safe and secure, and it only takes a few minutes.

To get registered for Westside Kids, just click the button below.

WHEN | Sundays, 8a, 10a, 12p, 6p  

WHERE | 10500 SW Nimbus Ave. Bldg. S
Portland, OR 97223


KIDS LEADERs

 

Westside Kids is fueled by the efforts of our amazing volunteer leaders and we are always looking to grow our team! If you are interested in serving as a leader, we would love to hear from you!

Attend our next Kids Orientation to learn more about becoming a kids leader.

All kids leaders must pass certain prerequisites, including a background check.

Kids resources

 

We aim to partner with parents as they raise up passionate Jesus followers. One of the ways we do this is by pointing them towards helpful resources. We’ve developed a Family Resource Page as a way to share and make resources more readily available to parents.

Books and other helpful tools that we hope will empower you to cultivate a family centered around loving Jesus and others well, can be found below.

 

Westside Kids Monthly

 

Subscribe to our monthly email to stay connected and up to date with what’s going on at Westside Kids, and to receive lessons for kids 0 – 5th grade.


celebration Sundays

WHEN | Last Sunday of every month during each gathering.  

WHERE | Westside Kids Building

The last Sunday of every month is Celebration Sunday in our K-5th classrooms. On Celebration Sundays, kids will get to hear a special message from the Kids Pastor, redeem their tokens for prizes, and much more! Kids won’t want to miss these special Sundays!


EVENTS


THIRD THURSDAY PLAYGROUP

Are you a mom with young kids? Come along to spend time with other moms and kids. We will have toys and activities for the kids and tea/coffee for moms! We will encourage one another, build community and share potluck snacks. Please bring a friend, neighbor, or sister. Registration is not required – you can just show up!   

Every other month we will have themed activities and a special story time with some of our Westside Kids team.

 

When: Third Thursday of the Month. October 2019 – May 2020
Time: 9:30 - 11:30a
Where: Kids Building
Cost: Free

PLAYGROUP SCHEDULE

October 17 – Join us for our Fall party and connect with friends, old and new.
November 21 – Playgroup
December 19 – Wear your best Christmas jumper and explore the Christmas story with your little one through play.
January 16 – Playgroup
February 20 – Little ones will learn about God’s love with crafts, activities, and a story
March 19 – Playgroup
April 16 – Join us for our Easter party as we explore the Easter story through play
May 21 – Playgroup


A joyful noise

A Joyful Noise is about to start again beginning on September 11!


It’s never too early to begin encouraging your child’s natural love of music and desire for connection with Jesus in a fun and different way! Bring your young kiddos and come make a joyful noise with us at our music group specially created for babies and toddlers ages 0-36 months. Older siblings are welcome, and caregiver participation is required. We will sing all you kiddos’ favorite nursery rhymes and christian songs and share some new ones as well.

The classes are designed to help build a wonderful musical foundation for these little ones and encourage their desire for Jesus through singing, movement, listening, and rhythm activities. Space is limited, so please register at the link below to hear about any schedule changes or cancellations. We hope to see you there! 

WHEN | 10:15 – 11a, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

DATES | September 11, September 25, October 9, November 13, December 11 

WHERE | Kid’s Building, 3’s Room

COST | Free