We love our kids at St. Andrew’s! Every Sunday morning, you’ll find children from kindergarten through 5th grade in the Youth House, where their club, The Order of the Phoenix, meets for lessons, crafts, and fun. On Wednesday evenings, St. A’s kids are busy singing their hearts out with Joyful Noise.
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.
Every Sunday near the start of the 10:30 service, kids in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend Children’s Chapel, 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 Christian Formation and the 10:30 service our youngest children are welcome to hang out in our 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!
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!
On Wednesday evenings, our Joyful Noise Children’s Choir gets together for food, fellowship, Bible stories–and of course, music! Kids from kindergarten on up are welcome to join!
Every season at St. Andrew’s brings lots of great kid-centered activities. In the summer, we host Vacation Bible School, 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.