Children and Youth Ministries


Children and Youth Regular  Activities


Children's Sunday School

Sunday School is for all children birth through 8th grade. We meet in the Family Café on Sunday mornings from 9-9:50 a.m. where we sing songs, hear Bible stories, make crafts, act out skits, and other fun faith related activities centered around each week’s theme. We currently use the Narrative Lectionary curriculum “Living the Word.” Parents of young children are encouraged to stay with their child.

Sundays @ 9:00am

September - May 



Gospel Rock
Gospel Rock is our mid-week children’s program which takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Art Room. All students in grades 2-5 are invited to participate in lessons about Heroes of the Bible, stories of Jesus and lessons on the fruit of the spirit, which includes fun and exciting activities like arts and crafts, recreation, team building and so much more!

 Youth Group
youth group is for students who currently are in the 6th-12th grades. This group meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights in the Youth room. Similar to the Jr. High youth group, the Sr. High students discuss topics relevant to their own lives using “Faith Questions, “ a study guide to encourage our young people to look to scripture in relevant and responsive ways.

September - May


Confirmation is offered to 9th and 10th grade students, and anyone else who has not yet been confirmed and would like to do so. This class is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Friendship Room. Under the direction of the church pastors, the students will learn all kinds of information about and the Presbyterian denomination, and about growing in their faith.



Lets Get Together!!

All Junior and Senior High youth are welcome to join in EVERY SECOND SATURDAY with Rita Phillips and Jeff Sieck at LuLu Beans, located downtown Willmar. There will be a great time of Christian based fellowship in a warm and inviting atmosphere, where you can grab a cup of whatever you're in the mood for and a tasty treat!!

Children and Youth Upcoming Activities

All children of the church, and those children visiting are invited to parade palm leaves during the opening hymn on Palm Sunday, April 14th. Parents and children should gather in the Narthex at 9:50 a.m. to receive instructions and their palm leaves.


Once again we will be using Eco-palm branches for the parade around the sanctuary. To learn more about Eco-Palms please visit their website at


Easter Continental Breakfast

There will be a continental breakfast for all the congregation starting at 9am in John Knox Hall.


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It’s time to get out those Easter buckets and baskets for the annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 21st! Children of all ages are invited to go searching for colorful plastic eggs filled with sweet, delicious treats. Invite your family, friends and neighbors for this traditional Easter event. We’ll meet in the Narthex at 9:00 to receive instructions.


To all church youth, grades 6 thru 12, are you ready to come and be a part of an event that you have no idea what is about to happen? This mystery outing will take place on Sunday, April 28th immediately following the worship service at 11:00 a.m. Meet in the Family Café and we’ll take off from there. This event does include the basic necessities to having a good time; food, fellowship and a bit of crazy-ness! Sign up on the clipboard in the youth room.




“TO MARS AND BEYOND” VBS 2019 – Dates are: Sunday, June 9 – Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.

To Mars and Beyond VBS invites Voyagers, preschool through 6th grade, on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them! Along the journey, Voyagers will discover a new realm of possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God!

Be sure to mark these dates on your calendars, and be watching for a registration form and additional information in the March VOICE newsletter! Let’s go boldly together as we set out to travel to Mars and beyond!



 Registration Form
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Print out a copy and send to the church office at:

312 6th St. SW
Willmar, MN 56201

or bring to church on Sunday mornings!!


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