Children's Education

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A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers from 8:15 am to noon. Pagers are available. For more information go to the Nursery page in the Education section.

Sunday School
Children from preschool to fifth grade meet from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. on the second floor of the education wing. A creative approach to Christian education is employed, which combines traditional curriculum-based classes with interactive rotation workshops covering topics such as Children’s Spirituality, El Higueral (our sister community), Caring for God’s Earth, and more. Follow this link to our Enrollment Form.

Children's Worship & Wonder
Children Worship & Wonder is a worship experience offered during our 10:45 service for children ages 3 through 2nd grade. Trained storytellers present Bible stories in a way that allows children to enter into the stories and form responses out of their own life experiences. Through Children Worship & Wonder, children learn about God as they experience God. Following the children's moment at the 10:45 service, children leave for Worship & Wonder and return for communion and the close of worship.

Thoughtful Parents (9:30 am in Room 102)
“Thoughtful” is a word that has often been used to describe Saint Andrew – you put significant thought into everything from terminology, to building materials, to music choices, to community involvement. Thoughtful Parents will meet to listen, think, and share ideas on a wide range of topics related to faith and home. Coordinated by Denise Dugan, Associate Pastor of Faith Formation, this class will include guest speakers, panel discussions, book reviews, and more. This class is for parents, grandparents, and anyone else who’s interested! 

Shalom Sundays
On the last Sunday of each month, we suspend Worship & Wonder so that all ages can attend worship together. This is one way of acknowledging and honoring the gifts each member of this community has to offer one another. Worship is one of the most basic ways we learn what it means to be Christian and we believe that the presence of children in worship enhances the spiritual growth of our entire community. For ideas on how to help children get the most out of their worship experience click here for our Making Room for Children brochure.

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This group is for children in the third, fourth & fifth grades and meets two Sundays a month from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Room 204 during the school year. Their focus is on mission projects, some of which have benefited the Migrant Farmworkers Project, Heifer Project, and Change the Truth.
Angels will meet again on December 17.

Parents' Dinner In
Let’s get Parents Dinner In started again!! Parents Dinner In is a monthly get-together for parents of young children to get to know each other. Our next date, time & location TBD. For more information email Keli Douglass.

Children's Choir
Children 2nd - 5th grade are welcome to sing in the Children’s Choir. Rehearsals are from 10:20-10:40 am in Room 202. We occasionally sing during worship services, and participate in the annual Christmas Program. Amy Diediker is our director.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is offered each summer. This is a week-long event filled with music, drama and games - lots of fun! For more information, contact Denise Dugan, Associate Pastor of Faith Formation. 2018 VBS will be held June 18-22.

Summer Camp
Our children and youth attend camp at Tall Oaks Conference Center, a short 30 minute drive from Saint Andrew. Saint Andrew’s mission committee offers scholarship funds to all Saint Andrew children and youth.