Children’s Sunday Morning
Our Formation Curriculum
Children and Youth Formation at St. Andrew’s is structured to help our children move toward adulthood with God at the center of their lives.
Children’s Ministry Programs will begin Sunday, September 24, 2017!
Our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Dorinda Hicks, along with our Youth Choir Director, Chris Stansbury, are hard at work planning for the upcoming year.
The Vestry is continuing its evaluation of the current Sunday morning schedule. They have been talking to families with children nursery age through 12th grade. We have been inviting people into conversation around the question “How is the Sunday morning schedule working for you and your family?”
We will build on what’s already happening to develop a formation experience that enhances and complements the worship experience.
If you have questions, please contact Dorinda Hicks, Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
Don’t hesitate to talk to Gregg or Tom.
Children Aged Pre-K Through 6th Grade
These children participate in hands-on activities that expose them to Bible stories. They learn to read and interpret bible stories as they engage in music, movie, drama, art, and other interesting workshops. Exposing students to biblical texts though multiple mediums helps them to bring real meaning to these stories.
Meet in the lower level classrooms or chapel at 9:15 AM.
For more information about Children and Youth Formation contact:
Dorinda Hicks, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
We provide Nursery every week from 9:00 a.m. (so that you can attend Adult Forum) until the end of the 10:15 a.m. service. Our nursery is a safe, fun, and loving place for our youngest members.
Our Children’s Choir Director visits the Nursery most weeks during the school year for a special Music Time.
Every Sunday from about 10:15 until 10:30 Chris Stansbury makes music with the nursery children as part of a mini church school lesson. They play instruments, hear stories, use scarves, and play musical movement games using skills and activities from the Musik Garten curriculum for churches called God’s Children Sing.
Tots and Friends – Morton Arboretum Outing
Saturday, August 12 at 10 AM
Enjoy a picnic outing! Food will be provided and fees will be covered for anyone who does not have a membership. We encourage each St. Andrew’s family to invite one other family to join us.
RSVP or questions, contact Deacon Tom
Serving in Worship
New Acolyte Training, August 13, 20 and 27, 2017 at 9:15 to 10 AM
Contact Deacon Tom for more information.
Acolytes provide liturgical assistance during the 7:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday services and at special services throughout the year.
The program is open to youth in grades 4 through 12. Training is held annually or upon request. Acolytes are expected to participate in 12 to 15 services per year.
Children have several opportunities to praise God through music at St. Andrew’s!
Children at St. Andrew’s are exposed to music on a regular basis through our curriculum, Spark: Activate Faith. Music is integrated into our kids’ learning as they explore bible stories and faith traditions through song and movement.
The youth music program introduces young singers to inspiring religious music and allows them to contribute to the music ministry of the church.
St. Andrew’s youth (kindergarten through 8th grade) are invited to be a part of youth choir, which meets from after communion until approximately 11:30 during the school year under the direction of Chris Stansbury. Enjoy a cup of coffee at our coffee hour while your child participates in this wonderful ministry! The youth choir sings at several services throughout the year, including monthly at the 10 am service, the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service, and at the Liturgy of the Palms on Palm Sunday.