Children are welcomed and celebrated at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church!
All children, however young, are welcome during the worship service. After the children's sermon those under 6 can go to the Nursery. Older children stay for the service. Children’s bulletins and worship activity bags are available for them, to enhance their experience of the regular worship service.
Before the worship service, school-aged children gather in the Sunday school room at 9:45 am. (Note: Classes will meet by Zoom during the pandemic. Contact the church office to be added to the Zoom invite.) The lesson is taught by members of our congregation who wish to interact with our youth and help shape their spiritual growth. Children work together to read a different Bible story each week. They continue to explore its meaning through art expression, projects and games designed around the lesson. We use an older and younger version of the same curriculum, so that children have a chance to approach the same story at their own level. Sunday school classes are offered from Fall to Spring, with a break during the summer months.
Our nursery is available starting at 9:30 am during the programmatic year to give parents the opportunity to attend an adult class. It remains open through the end of worship. The nursery is led by highly qualified Warren Wilson College students and graduates with experience working with infants and preschoolers. Following "A Time for the Child in Us All" in the morning worship service, younger children who attend the first part of worship are escorted back to the nursery.
Regularly our youth help in leading the worship services. They share their gifts through music, performance, liturgy and visual arts. Each Spring, they collaborate together to lead a "Youth Sunday" service. The children especially enjoy celebrating holidays together with events like the Christmas program, Epiphany Bingo and the annual Easter egg hunt! Throughout the year, our youth work together for various service projects that focus on our local community, our home-bound members and the wider world.
Church Buddy Program:
To encourage the connection between our oldest and youngest members, parents are consulted in assigning a Church Buddy to their child. Church Buddies are adults or couples who become like “church grandparents” to the child: welcoming the child by name, remembering their birthday, and encouraging them.