Student Ministries

Why Student Ministry?

Nine reasons we involve ourselves in student ministry.

  1. We all grow up and having older people walk along with us can help sort through life’s changes.
  2. As we grow up, learn, become adults, we can walk along with our peers to help them.
  3. It is alright not to know everything. We celebrate learning and growing together.
  4. We are all trying to be better people and need support to do so.
  5. Learning how and where God will show up in our lives.
  6. Helping to sort out our ideas about values and goals for life.
  7. As Christians, how to follow Jesus and practice the “means of grace.”
  8. Student ministry is our (students and young adults) in ministry with and to other students and young adults.
  9. The Student Ministry Team Leader is the one who helps students and adults do this ministry.
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Children’s Ministries

We care about your kids at Westwood UMC, and want them to learn God’s Big Story as they embark in the adventure of following Jesus.  We offer several opportunities for kids to worship, grow and serve through Sunday school, Wednesday Kids Rock (restarting on January 23), Club 56 and special events.

To keep up to date, fill out the connection card at worship with your email address and check “I’d like to get the kids weekly email” or follow us on our Facebook page.

Events, Student Ministries

Upward Basketball is Returning to Westwood UMC!

We are looking for volunteers to help coach and referee.  The great thing about coaching Upward Basketball is that you don’t have to be a basketball expert or know a lot about basketball to coach.  Each coach and referee is provided with a coaches manual that scripts everything you need to know right down to making practice plans and providing drills to teach the participants.  All you have to do is want to help kids grow and learn more about Jesus and basketball.

If interested please contact Mark Rave at 513.439.4372 or email at or Cheryl Wood, Children’s Ministry Team Leader at

Children, Student Ministries

Ministry Spotlight – Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry at Westwood UMC is a fun, safe space to discover the awesome adventure of following Jesus!  Together we are learning God’s big story and how to live it out at home, school and in our neighborhood.  Our Children’s Ministry provides many wonderful opportunities for children and families to grow individually and together.

We offer Sunday School for all ages at both of our services, Kids Rock on Wednesday Nights for K-6th grades and Handbells for 4th – 6th grades.  We offer special events throughout the year to include the whole family such as our Rally Day Sunday and Blessing of the Backpacks, Trunk or Treat, Breakfast in Bethlehem, Christmas Spectacular, Family Christmas Eve Service, Great Easter Egg Hunt and Summer Family Events.  Our children can participate in a wide range of Summer Programs which include Vacation Bible School, Kids Music Camp, Sports Camp and a five-week Day Camp Program.  Westwood loves children and we want to help your children love Jesus and love being here with us.

For more information please contact Cheryl Wood, Ministry Team Leader at