Children and Families
The goal of Wellshire Church’s Children and Family Ministry is to foster and support a community of families to raise their children in faith and service to our Lord Jesus. We offer a variety of programs including: childcare, Sunday school, Parents’ Day Out, “Club 45” (a fellowship experience for kids in 4th and 5th grade), and Children’s Choir. The families of Wellshire are cared through parent fellowship groups who gather for study, support, and service. Contact Allison McQueen at email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
Our youth programs give middle school and high school students a supportive community to grow their faith, serve others, and build lasting friendships. Contact Kiersten Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
Our young adult ministries have been specially designed for busy 20- and 30-somethings who are looking for Christian service, fellowship, and educational opportunities. Contact Kiersten Hill at email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
Adults have the opportunity to grow together in faith and service through Adult Education programs and fellowship opportunities. We strive to give our congregation diverse biblical learning opportunities. As students of Christianity, we enjoy thinking deeply and critically about our faith together –and we savor the laughter and fellowship that comes with it! Through resources such as the well-stocked Kendall Memorial Library and explorative classes, we delve into intellectually and spiritually challenging topics. Our classes and groups attract people from a wide variety of intellectual, academic, and theological backgrounds. You are welcome to join the discussion!
The Wellshire Care Center allows the congregation to enjoy the joy of life and struggle through the sorrows of life together. Through phone calls, cards, prayers, and visits, the Care Team serves the needs of the Wellshire community by making a big church smaller.
The Wellshire Knitters and the Sewing Fellowship use their gifts to make prayer shawls for those in need and sew the quilts presented to children upon their baptism. For more information, contact Pat Van Bramer about the Wellshire Knitters or Carol Britt about the Sewing Fellowship.
Wellshire provides office space for Centus Counseling, a licensed counseling service staffed by Patti Schramm and Mollie Byington. Centus offers personal and family counseling services to Wellshire and the surrounding community.
The Deacons of Wellshire find ways of supporting various families in the church. By delivering flowers and communion to those who are homebound, the Deacons ensure that even when you can’t make it on Sunday mornings, you are still a valued and cared for member of the congregation. See the Deacon Resources Page.
Parents Day Out
Parents Day Out (PDO) is a program for toddlers and pre-schoolers. PDO at Wellshire Presbyterian Church began over 30 years ago as an outreach program of the church to offer parents time to themselves while providing a positive, loving and interactive environment for one to five year olds. Throughout the past 30 years PDO has always offered best practices in early childhood education. Contact Liz Van Kooten at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.