Children belong here! At First Pres Wilmette, we believe no matter how young or old we are, we have much to offer each other and God. Our faith community is committed to supporting and nurturing our children where ever they are on their journey of faith, learning, wondering, and growing alongside them as we experience and share God’s love together.
Nursery Care—Sunday mornings
Children are always welcome in worship with their families!
We also have a Nursery for infants and young children, staffed with two caregivers. You’re welcome to sign your child in beginning at 9:45 am, and pick them up when the service is over.
Children’s Chapel – Sunday mornings
Children’s Chapel gathers on Sunday mornings during worship.
After beginning worship in the Sanctuary with their families, children ages three years through 6th grade are invited to the chapel for a meaningful time of encountering God and connecting with each other, through simple liturgy, songs, prayer, and the stories of our faith, led by Lindley Traynor, Director of Children & Family Ministries. Children return to sit with their families in the Sanctuary toward the end of the service.
Midweek Meetup – Wednesday afternoons
Our current season of Midweek Meetup gathers on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by Church Family Dinner.
Midweek Meetup is a time of crafts, games, music, and fun with friends for children ages three years through 6th grade, followed by a family dinner in the Wallace Moore Fellowship Center (lower level). Parents are invited to drop children off, stay and help with the activity, or gather in the Green Room for parent fellowship during the children’s program. Contact Peggy Massello, Director of Worship & Music, or Lindley Traynor, Director of Children & Family Ministry for more information.
5th and 6th Graders
Our 5th and 6th graders are always welcome at Midweek Meetup on Wednesdays and Children’s Chapel on Sundays. Students are also invited to Sunday morning 5th-8th Grade Fellowship from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. For information and additional program options for our 5th-8th grade students, please refer to the Youth page.