• Sunday, Oct. 18, 4-5 p.m. in Great Hall
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5-6 p.m. in Great Hall
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7-8 p.m. in Great Hall
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m. online via Zoom

Join us for the First Communion Skipping Stone!

Welcome to the Lord’s Table
For Grades 1 and up
Do this in remembrance of me – 1 Corinthians 11:24

Workshops are being offered this fall for children (grade 1 and older) and families who would like to prepare for a child’s first experience of Holy Communion. It’s one of our six Skipping Stones to celebrate a child’s journey of life and faith!

To maintain a safe atmosphere with a limited number of participants, families may choose to attend ONE of the following workshop options:
  • Sunday, Oct. 18, 4-5 p.m. in Great Hall
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5-6 p.m. in Great Hall
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7-8 p.m. in Great Hall
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m. online via Zoom
During the interactive workshop, children learn what it means to REMEMBER, RECEIVE, and SHARE in the meal of Holy Communion – exploring what Communion is, what makes it special, how we practice receiving it, and what it means to live out our faith in the world. They’re led by Pastor Brian Norsman, Laurel Bornholtz, Erika Hiland, and Mark Jackson.
Children attend with at least one parent/guardian or partner adult. Pre-registration is required. To maintain a safe environment at in-person workshops, families will sit at tables with only those from their family unit at a distance from others. St. Andrew’s guidelines for safe gatherings will be emailed prior to the workshop. Families attending the online workshop will be sent a Zoom link and details for picking up materials.
As a gift from St. Andrew’s, children receive a handmade ceramic chalice they can use to celebrate Communion and an engraved skipping stone.
After attending a workshop, children have several options for celebrating their First Communion:
(1) At home during any St. Andrew’s online worship service when Holy Communion is celebrated. Worship services are livestreamed at https://live.saintandrews.org. A special welcome will be given to First Communion children and families during worship on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
(2) During any in-person worship services held at St. Andrew’s. For service details and pre-registration (required), visit http://www.saintandrews.org.
(3) Wait until a future First Communion celebration offered at St. Andrew’s, likely no earlier than spring 2021.
We look forward to welcoming you into the sacrament of Holy Communion!