The Children are the Present and the Future of the Church
Saint Andrew is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth of all ages to grow in spirit. Youth and Family ministry is for all ages and seeks to provide opportunities for children to share time together in fellowship, on mission trips, in classrooms, doing community service, playing games or taking trips just for fun.
Sunday School – Each Sunday at 9:30 am
Our children have Sunday School in the ARK, our new education wing. We begin with music and then experience God’s story for us through a rotation model. Sometimes we cook or play games. Other times we act the story out or sing about it. Each story rotation lasts 3 weeks. Children are incorporated in worship through singing and leading us to the communion table. Sunday School happens during the 9:15 am service is for Preschoolers – 6th Grade.
Each Wednesday, families are welcomed to share in a night of fellowship, dinner and Christian nurture. Youth share in an afternoon filled with bells, games/snack and Confirmation Class (7th & 8th Graders) and homework time. This program is open for youth from Grade 4 through 12. Families come together as a Church Family for dinner at 6:30.. Adult Education and youth band practice wrap up the evening during and following dinner. Bus and vehicle transportion is provided from the schools to St. Andrew! This program is open to church members and the community. Students from our The Neighborhood Learning Center are also welcomed to participate.
Our high school youth organize and lead a monthly mission project (2nd Sunday of each month) to DC with Teens Opposing Poverty to serve our homeless neighbors. This mission project is open to all rising 7th graders and adults. Our youth also serve on mission trips in the summer. Past trips include Progresso, Belize, Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and Steubenville, Ohio. Our teens come back transformed by their experience and the relationships they formed.
Tweens, Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers come together for fellowship opportunities throughout the year like movie outings, mini golf and family bonfires. Retreats are a particular focus for our older youth. Confirmation students retreat a minimum of 3 times of year. Our high school youth retreat or overnight two times per year. Each year in March we join with our sister church, Bethany UMC, for a 30 Hour Famine for World Vision.
Saturday Service at 5:00 pm | Sunday Service at 10:00 am