The seeds of Joy in Learning were planted in 2013, and as a result of many folks cultivating them, a healthy vine began to sprout. Now, the tendrils of this ministry fill Westminster’s halls with joyful hearts ages 10 to 100. Together, people are growing in the joy of learning, whether it be weaving, painting, clay, cooking, various crafts, playing the guitar, sewing or simply playing games. 

The Joy in Learning program offers a wide variety of activities. Please scroll down this page and learn more about the many offerings. Already know what you want to register for? Simply click on the class listed below and jump to the registration page.

10 -100

K - 4th Grade

Special Series


Acrylic Painting Crafts Cooking for PTM Puzzles*
Ceramics Electronics/Robotics Fused Glass  
Cooking Fun with Science Telling Your Story  
Stained Glass      

*Registration not required

For more information on any of these programs, please contact Beth Drake,


2019 Activities


Join us for a trip to Park Avenue Baptist Church where we will meet up with our Preston Taylor Ministries friends. A church van for Westminster children and volunteers will leave at 3:20 pm from Westminster and return around 5:00 pm. 

Thursdays • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24 


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
with Preston Taylor Ministries

Crafts • Electronics & Robotics • Fun with Science

These classes rotate every two weeks. Children will participate in all three classes. Bus leaves WPC at 3:20 pm.



What is 10 - 100? 10 - 100 is short for anyone 10 - 100 years old who want to learn something new. Participants are from Westminster, other churches, our community and outside our immediate community. Most Joy in Learning classes are free unless specified and donations are welcomed.

Tuesdays • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Session 1: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1
Session 2: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 


Acrylic Painting

with Rene Poe

Join Rene as she takes you step by step through painting techniques on canvases! 



with Cass Fagan

This class will throw on the wheel and hand throw. After three classes, everyone will have the opportunity to glaze in our many, gorgeous colors!! Participants can choose the size and structure of the project.



with Ann Schulze

First session only

Participants cook and bake delicious recipes, and will learn the nutrition behind what they eat! 


Stained Glass

with Cindy Strock

We will be using copper, lead, grinders, heat and sharp glass to make a beautiful stained glass project.

Only 12-year-olds and over can register for this class.




with Jody Folk

Want to make a skirt? Our class will teach you simple skills to do just that.





STEAM in Action

with Kimberly Dillard

Join Kimberly Dillard in exploring how S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) can be used by people of all ages and abilities to solve problems and add some fun into daily life!




with Sheppy Vann

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced knitter, this is the place for you!  Sheppy and her team can help you learn all the tricks and joys of this beautiful art. 



Weaving & Sewing

with Sara Figal, Janet Bruno and Diane Banks
4:00 pm • 295

Experience weaving on beautiful hand, table and floor looms. This class uses gorgeous textures to create keepsakes to cherish.




Wednesdays • 4:30 pm • Parlor

All ages welcome! Enjoy fun fellowship as we put a puzzle together.

No registration is necessary. Come and go as time allows.


Elementary and Middle School 
Crafts, Cooking, and Other Activities 

Dates: Metro Public School Days Off. 

Mondays, November 11 and March 16 for 1st-4th graders 
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Monday, February 17 for 5th-8th graders 
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Since we will have around 30 Nations Ministry 1st-4th grade children and 30 middle schoolers (and some additional Westminster folks) during these special days, we will need a lot of volunteers to help!






Telling Your Story

If you have ever wanted to give writing a try, now is your chance. Join us for this four-class workshop led by Sandra Plant. please feel free to bring your lunch.


Fused Glass

September 13 9:30 am - 11:00 am OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

September 14 9:30 am - 11:00 am OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

September 15 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fused glass is the technique of joining two or more pieces of glass by heat in a kiln. The result is a beautiful food-safe dish and design only limited by your imagination. Cost of this workshop is $35.


Cooking Meals for High Schoolers

Ann Schulze will lead a workshop to cook meals for 40-45 Preston Taylor Ministries high schoolers and their mentors at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, off of Charlotte Avenue. We welcome volunteers to prepare, deliver and clean up.



Nations Ministry Elders

Wednesdays, Every Other Month

August 28

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

December 4, 11, 18

Working with Nations Ministry, Westminster is able to help refugee elders with new skills. With the help of an interpreter, participants learn woodworking, sewing, photography, scrapbooking and crafts. We welcome snack providers, wood, yarn, fabric, scrapbooking supplies and helpers.


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