CYF Summer – Registrations for Youth Programs Open!

By |2021-03-27T09:41:41-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Children's, Youth & Family, Highschool Events, Middle School Events, Preschool|

Registrations for Youth Summer Programs Now Open! *If you are experiencing trouble with registration, please email childrens@saintandrews.org with the event you are trying to register for and we will contact you to gather the needed information for registrations.  We’re excited for summer! It’s time to get outside, move and play, and connect with friends – old and new! Our summer programs and trips will definitely be different this year. Instead of large group gatherings, they’re built around meaningful small group experiences, getting to know each other, and being part of a faith community. The safety of our children and youth, volunteers, and staff continues to be a top priority. Guidelines for children’s programs will be provided before events and everyone participating in summer youth trips must commit to our Summer 2021 Safety Plan. We’re asking everyone to do their part to make summer programs possible! Space is limited for each program/trip based on St. Andrew’s COVID safety plan and arrangements with our camp and ministry partners. We appreciate your understanding. We look forward to a summer filled with adventure, learning, and growing in faith! Check out all the Summer Programs on the CYF Summer Ministries Page! Questions and More Information For specific questions about summer ministry plans, contact Mark Jackson at 651.762.9146 or email youth@saintandrews.org. Questions about summer program registrations (once opened) can be directed to Mary Post at 651.762.9131 or youth@saintandrews.org.

CYF Summer Sneak Peek – VBS, camp, and more!

By |2021-03-05T10:03:21-06:00February 18th, 2021|Children's, Youth & Family, Highschool Events, Middle School Events, Preschool|

Get a glimpse of what we’re planning for summer! We’re working to create safe, meaningful, and affordable summer programs for our kids and families. Thank you for your patience as we work on creative possibilities with our camp, community, and ministry partners. All summer programs must be designed and approved following St. Andrew’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. Here are the summer ministries we’ll (hopefully) make happen this summer! Our plans may need to change, but we want you to have a sneak peek right away. Registrations will begin to open in the coming weeks – stay tuned for details. Children's Ministries All on-site children’s programs will be organized in groups of 20 or fewer with no large group gatherings. Safety guidelines will be provided at the time of registration and prior to each event. June 15, 22 & 29 Who Is My Neighbor? Choose morning session (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon session (1-3 p.m.) Capacity: 40 per session (20 in Grades K-2 and 20 in Grades 3-5) Join a small group experience, with the parable of the Good Samaritan guiding us to explore what it means to listen and care for our neighbors. July 12-16 Virtual Vacation Bible School (online) Morning broadcasts each day at 10 a.m. Join our “Knights of North Castle” VBS experience from home, with music, Bible stories, and skits, plus other at-home activities for kids and families. July 12-16 Vacation Bible School – Week 1 (in person) Choose morning session (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon session (1-3 p.m.) Capacity: 70 children (K-5) per session; 20 children (PreK/age 4-5) morning only “Knights of North Castle” activities include Bible story, craft activities, dance party, and outdoor games. Children will be organized into small groups of approx. [...]

Confirmation Details and Registration – now open!

By |2021-02-17T10:29:26-06:00September 10th, 2020|Middle School Events|

We are excited to introduce the Confirmation plan for 2020-21! We’ve designed this year’s Confirmation to be safe, manageable, and flexible, while limiting online/screen content and finding ways to connect youth with each other, parents/guardians, and adult mentors. To register (as of Nov. 1) contact Mary Post, mpost@saintandrews.org or 651.762.9131. Our format moves away from large group gatherings and focus on small group connections (in person when possible) and youth and parent/adult relationships: Fall: Small Groups and At-Home Learning Winter: Small Groups and At-Home Learning (or alternative) Spring: Lenten Mentor Program and Closing Celebrations See PDF for full details on the plan 

6th Grade Confirmation Kick-Start Letter

By |2020-08-17T10:03:15-05:00August 17th, 2020|Middle School Events|

July 21, 2020   Welcome to Confirmation at St. Andrew’s! We’re reaching out to members and friends we believe are making the transition into 6th grade to invite you to join us on this adventure of forming and living out faith! Confirmation at St. Andrew’s is a three-year Christian education program that culminates in affirming (or “confirming”) one’s Baptism in the fall of 9th grade. In these years we explore what it means to be God’s child, follow Jesus, and be part of the body of Christ -- at St. Andrew’s, within our families and communities, and all over the world. More than 350 youth participated last year! Through Confirmation, we will provide your children with these “Four Es”: We provide an Environment that lets them know they are safe and loved, and also allows them to ask the big questions about life and God. We Energize their faith lives through weekly gatherings and lessons geared to their age that both relate to their daily life and are built on a solid Lutheran theology. We Equip them with a community of people of all ages that love and support them. We Encourage them to see how God is moving in their lives -- both inside and outside the church.   To get a great start to the year, we’ve launched 6th Grade Confirmation Kickstart! Just for 6th graders, Kickstart includes an info meeting, a one-on-one conversation with me, several group gatherings, and getting ready to join 7th and 8th graders in October. Please see the enclosed flyer for the schedule and details. Take the first step on the Confirmation journey! Sign up for Kickstart at www.tinyurl.com/confirmationkickstart (Registration for the full year will open later in August.) Finally, we know that Confirmation will look much different this year. Thank you for [...]

Middle School Days- Wednesdays in August

By |2020-08-17T10:08:37-05:00August 17th, 2020|Middle School Events|

This August every Wednesday we are going to celebrate Middle School Days! The will be a combination of socially distant in person activates as well as virtual gatherings. We will do awesome activities ranging from no contact games at church to learning how to serve people from a distance. And ending our time in August with a bonfire! Register for all the fun via this Google Form! August 5, 10 a.m. Middle School Game Day (In Person) August 12, 10 a.m. Middle School Service Day (Zoom) August 19, 6 p.m. Middle School Netflix Party (Online) August 26, 6 p.m. Middle School Bonfire (In Person)

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