Kids

Resources and Updates for Westside Kids

2-5 Year Olds

4th/5th Grade

Westside Kids is hosting a Family Thanksgiving Event on Saturday, November 14 from 2-4 pm on the Westside lawn outside the Atrium.Come by anytime between 2 and 4 pm to pick up a fun Thanksgiving craft for the kids, grab a yummy treat and take advantage of our Harvest Photobooth to commemorate the season or get a head start on your family Christmas card. We’d love to see you and say hi. Please follow physical distancing guidelines and wear masks when you are near others.

Watch this week’s Westside Kids video lessons for 2-5 year olds, K-3rd grade, or 4th-5th grade.

Saturday, October 31st from 2-4pm

The Westside Kids team knows that holiday traditions are a little bit tricky this year. We wanted to provide a family fun option for this coming Saturday, if you’re looking for an outing for your kids, costumed or not.

We are calling it our Candy Harvest Drive-thru! It’s this Saturday, October 31, from 2 to 4 PM. Simply load up the kids and drive through the Westside church parking lot and we will meet you there with a little bit of candy and a whole lot of love.

Fall is here! It’s time again for Westside’s annual pumpkin patch. Stop by the atrium lawn on October 10th from 12-4 and October 11th from 9:30-12. Grab some pumpkins with your family, take festive pictures, and enjoy some light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Dear Westside Families & Kids,

We wanted to give you a brief update on our new Orange Online Kids Curriculum!

We have been working diligently to customize each individual age group viewing experience and are very near to having it all ready and available for your kids on our Westside website. Videos for each age groupo will be available at westsidechurch.org/kids on Sunday, August 23rd! Remember there will be individual worship & teaching videos for Preschoolers ages 2-5, Kindergarteners-3rd Grade and Preteens 4th-5th Grade. We’re so excited to share this with our Westside Kids!

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we make this exciting transition.

Also, if you missed viewing Virtual VBS during the 1st week of this month, you and your kids can go to westsidechurch.org/vbs and participate in the fun until the end of August!

Thank you all so much!

Blessings,

Westside Kids Ministry Team

Dear Westside Kids Families,

I hope you’re all enjoying summer in Central Oregon even in these most unique times. Please know that you are being covered in prayer my myself, and our Westside Kids Team!

I wanted to let you some really exciting news! We’ll be transitioning to a new Kids Curriculum in the next couple of weeks. Orange Curriculum offers an awesome online media viewing experience for kids of all ages. With an excellent and engaging individual worship & teaching video for Preschooler’s, Kindergarteners-3rd Grade and Preteens 4th-5th Grade.

There will be a brief pause in online viewing for kids (only 1 or 2 Sunday’s) while we make this exciting change. If you’d like to, please go online to Orangekidmin.com and read more about Orange Kids Curriculum. Thank you in advance for your understanding while we make the transition!

Remember that next week August 3rd – 6th at 10AM, Kids Ministry will be offering virtual VBS for kids entering Kindergarten – entering 5th grade. After each day’s showing at 10, the videos will be available to view any time. So pick the right time for you and your kids and go to westsidechurch.org/vbs to watch!

Be checking your email for more information about Orange Kids Curriculum!

Thank you all!

Blessings,
Joanie Morelock

Westside Kids Director

Dear Westside Kids Families,

We wanted to connect back up to let you know that we’re thinking about you and pray you’re all doing well! Also, we wanted to share something new that will be happening very soon, and a really awesome way for your kids to reach out to our community.    

First, we’re very excited that beginning this coming Sunday, May 3rd, ten minutes before the Westside Live online service will be our Kids Service! There you’ll find a  favorite worship song, Bible Story teaching and a video to go along with the Bible Story. We’re very happy to be a part of the Westside Sunday service experience, so be sure and have your kids join us. Then watch the main service after! 

We have a wonderful outreach opportunity to share with you. Fox Hollow and Stone Lodge Independent & Assisted Living facilities here in Bend are home to many residents who are currently quarantined with all the rest of us. Many can’t have the normal visits with family and friends. We would love for our kids to participate in making cards, notes and pictures/drawings for the residents to brighten up their days during this time. It will truly make such a difference!   

Mother’s Day Cards would be wonderful too! If you’d like a name of a specific Mother for your child to personalize their card, we have those ready to give you. Just respond back to this email and we’ll send you the name of a Mom! Thank you so much!       Mail your kids cards, notes and pictures/drawings to:   Fox Hollow: 2599 NE Studio Road, Bend OR 97701   Stone Lodge: 1460 NE 27th Street, Bend OR 97701 

Remember during the week to check out our Westside Kids Facebook & Instagram pages! We’ll be sharing great resources for you and your kids! Bible Story of the week craft ideas, object lessons, at home activities and much more, all designed especially for your kids! 

We’ll continue to stay connected with you our Westside Kids and families. Please know our entire team is continuing to pray for you and sending you our love!   

Blessings to you all, 
Westside Kids Ministry Team 
Joanie, Deb, Gail and Melissa 

Check out this great object lesson brought to you by one of our amazing volunteers, Jesse, and his daughters.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Westside Kids Team! We are thankful for you and your family. Praying you have a peaceful, safe, and joyful day celebrating Gods goodness.
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Westside Kids Team! We are thankful for you and your family. Praying you have a peaceful, safe, and joyful day celebrating God's goodness.
#westsidechurchbend #westsidekids #Thanksgiving #thankful #grateful
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3 days ago

Today's Thankful message is from Miss Joanie, our Grade School Coordinator. She's got an encouraging message for you, and an idea to encourage gratitude in your life today.
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6 days ago

Timeline PhotosGiving Tree season is here! Last year we provided gifts to nearly 700 vulnerable children and their families. This year we want to lean into our community with love and generosity in even bigger ways. Visit our virtual Giving Tree at westsidechurch.org/givingtree to hand pick your virtual Gift tag and start shopping. Gifts can be delivered to the Westside Church building during our drop-off days, or regular office hours by December 9th. Thank you, Westside, for the generous ways your giving is bringing hope this Christmas season. #givingtree ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

We want to take some time this month to share with you some of the things we are thankful for. This is Miss Gail, our preschool coordinator. We sure are thankful for her!
What are some things you are thankful for? How can you encourage gratitude in your family?
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2 weeks ago