Learning to Serve
Westminster has a strong commitment to serving others. Our youngest members participate in service projects with their families and with their peers.
- Souper Bowl of Caring: Super Bowl Sunday. Canned goods are collected and the 4th-5th graders help the youth serve a potato and soup bar. All proceeds go to Out of the Garden and financial donations are reported with www.souperbowl.org.
- Sleep-A-Thon: Throughout the month of March, families will be hosting pajama parties or sleepovers to collect bedding and pillows to given to Barnabas Network. A terribly high percentage of children in Guilford County don't have a bed to sleep in. Studies show if children don't have a bed to sleep in they don't sleep well. If they don't sleep well, they do not preform well in school. At the SleepAThon, our children will learn about other children who are without adequate bedding/sleep and/or who go to bed hungry. Both affect their performance in school and their long-term possibilities.
- Outrageous Outreach (O.O.): is our 4th and 5th graders' mission and fellowship activity. Monthly, these young people have the chance to participate in outreach activities that make a difference in our community. Students have participated in the CROP Walk to fight hunger, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Souper Bowl of Caring, Weaver House serving breakfast, service Lock-Out and much more. Students also serve the church by ushering in the worship services , and they participate in a full week of service during the summer. Learn more by contacting Leslie Hennigan.
- O.O. @ VBS: June 20-24, 2016, 9-noon.
- One Great Day of Service & Fall Kick-Off: September 25, 2016
- Mission projects connect with the mission trips adults in the congregation take throughout the year. Exploration of new places and different circumstances help children get connected to the broader world. Children also help pack school kits, hygiene kits and other supplies for these trips as is appropriate.