Children's Ministry

We love our kids at St. Andrew’s! Every Sunday morning, you’ll find children from kinder through 5th grade in the Youth House, where their club, The Order of the Phoenix, meets for lessons, crafts, and fun. 

Our goal in Children’s Ministry is to ensure that our children go out into the world carrying with them the joy of the Gospel and the assurance that they are dearly loved by God, so that they can share that love with others.

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL

In addition to our regular Sunday School hour from 9:15-10:15 on Sundays, we offer Children’s Chapel during the 10:30 service. Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade receive a blessing and head out to Chapel near the start of the service, where they have their own sermon along with fun activities. They rejoin their families in the big church for Communion and the closing prayers and hymns.

LITTLE FLOCK NURSERY

Every Sunday during the Christian Formation hour and the 10:30 service, our littlest children are welcome to hang out in our brand new Little Flock nursery, where they are loved and looked after. For youngsters who stay in church with their families, we offer Busy Bags filled with quiet activities like books and coloring pages, to help calm the wiggles—although we think wiggling in church is just fine! Grab a Busy Bag in the Narthex.

ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

We meet every Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:15!

We consider our parish to be a big family–and Children’s Ministry is at the top of our list of priorities. On Sundays, kids in K-5th grade–The Order of the Phoenix–meet for lessons, crafts, and fun!

2019 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

There’s so much going on this Christmas season! St. A’s kids will be going to the movies on November 25th, helping with s’mores at the Sip-n-Stroll on December 6th, having a Grinch Party December 20th, and starring in our annual Christmas pageant on December 22nd! You’ll find the details in our Children’s Ministry Newsletter–so be sure to subscribe!

SEASONAL FUN

Every season at St. Andrew’s brings lots of great kid-centered activities. In the summer, we host special family-friendly events, along with special Sundays, like Lemonade Stand Sunday and Popsicle Sunday. In the fall and winter, there are cozy family movie nights, our Christmas pageant, an Advent wreath-making event, and more. Come spring, we observe Lent by burying our Alleluias, and then celebrating as we bring them back on Easter Sunday, when we have an Easter egg hunt with crafts and games for all. St. Andrew’s kids can be seen on any given day working in their own special children’s area in the Prayer Garden, bringing their pets to the Blessing of the Animals, helping out in the community, and making wonderful messes at craft time.