Youth Ministries

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Saint Andrew Youth (SAY)
and Chi Rho

Sunday School
Youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 meet every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in Room 103. Grades 9 through 12 meet in the Youth Room, located on the lower level. Youth Sunday School teachers approach lessons with the goal of relating Biblical lessons to daily life.
In Sunday School our Chi Rho kids (6th-8th grades) came up with the following acrostic poem to describe what it means to live their lives with Integrity. It's a good recipe for all of us to follow!

nterest in Others
Not hurting People
Right Thing
Your Faith (as in it takes faith to act with Integrity; and having Integrity is a way to show your faith)

Sunday Evening Fellowship
SAY (9-12) and Chi Rho (6-8) gather (almost) every Sunday from 4:00-6:00 pm in Friends Hall. There’s something for everyone — fun & games, singing & supper, and lively discussion.

Uupcoming Special Events
Sunday, January 21 - Parent Meeting, Noon in youth room – We’ll have preliminary mission trip info, the winter/spring schedule, and other important updates.
Sunday, January 28 - All-church Talent Show & Chili Dinner
Chili Dinner 5:00pm, Talent Show at 6:30pm; tickets $10
We’ll need all hands on deck for this mission trip fundraiser – we’ll need youth to sell tickets in January in the Hearth Room; good cooks to donate chili; adults and youth to set-up, serve and clean-up. Contact Joy Zimmerman to reserve your spot in the talent show!
Sunday, February 18 - Book/Discussion Group: 3:00pm Crysta Baier will lead this book group in the Youth Room. We’re reading It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas. The group is open to both youth and adults, anyone who loves to read. Find a copy and start reading now!
February 23-24 - Chi Rho Midwinter Retreat at Tall Oaks
VBS – June 18-22

Leadership in the Congregation
Youth are active in church leadership: providing musical leadership, serving in worship, teaching younger children in the nursery and Children’s Church. The youth prepare and lead both an evening worship service to celebrate the Advent season and a Sunday morning worship service every spring.

Connections to the Larger Church
Youth participate in the life of our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), through leadership on the regional youth cabinet, regional youth retreats and Tall Oaks Camp experiences.

Our youth are active with mission projects each year. Local efforts include support for the Migrant Farmworker Project, Temporary Lodging for Children and Families (TLC), and the Micah Ministry of Independence Boulevard Christian Church. In addition, each summer SAY embarks on a week-long mission trip to offer helping hands to sister churches or charitable organizations. Chi Rho also takes a summer mission trip of three to four days, for service and fun!
2018 Mission Trips:
• Chi Rho - June 6-9 to Perryville, AR (Heifer Ranch)
• SAY - July 29-Aug 4 to Denver, CO (Tenneyson Center)

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. 2018 Camp dates are HERE.