Kids


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.

 

Gathering

 

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, 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, 6 PM  

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 kids at Westside, 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

 

At Westside Kids, 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 known to parents. Click on the link below to find books and other helpful tools that we hope will empower you to cultivate a family centered around Jesus, as well as a family that loves Jesus and each other well.


Events

 

Mentorship Cohort: 3rd–5th Grade

What is it?

Our Mentorship Cohort is for 3rd-5th grade kids who want to learn more about Jesus and what it means to be his disciples.

 

What does it involve?

Our 2018-2019 Mentorship Cohort will run from January to June and is for boys and girls in 3rd-5th grade.

 

Registration & Info

If you would like to talk more about Mentorship Cohort with someone on the Kids Team, feel free to send us an email at kids@westsideajc.org. You can register at the link below.

 
 

A Joyful Noise


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 your kiddos’ favorite nursery rhymes and Christian songs and share some new ones as well.

WHEN | Every other Wednesday Sep. 19- May 29 (no class 12/26) 10:15–11AM  

WHERE | Kids Building, 3's Room  

COST | Free

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!

 

Redemption Sundays

The last Sunday of every month is Redemption Sunday in our K-5th classrooms. On Redemption 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!

WHEN | Last Sunday of every month during each gathering.  

WHERE | Westside Kids Building

 

Baby Dedications

Children are a gift. We would love to come alongside your community in celebrating your new little one and dedicate them to Jesus. We will eat desserts as one of our pastors leads the dedication service.

WHEN | Dates vary   

WHERE | Westside Kids Building   


Westside Kids Monthly

 

Subscribe to the Westside Kids Monthly to stay connected and up to date with announcements and lessons for Infants through 5th grade.