Wednesday Confirmation Schedule (January – February)

By |2021-01-11T13:01:56-06:00January 11th, 2021|Middle School Events|

Happy New Year Wednesday Track Families! We are so excited to get back in the swing of things this week for Confirmation. We have many fun conversations ahead as we wrap up the 10 Commandments and talk about how to lead lives of inclusion and to welcome all of God's people. Below are the details for how we will be starting Confirmation in 2021! Both the Wednesday and Sunday Tracks will start a six-week stretch very similar to the final weeks of Confirmation we recently finished out. Following state guidelines, St. Andrew’s (with some exceptions, such as worship) isn’t planning to resume in-person group gatherings for the near future. We’ll again have a large group experience for everyone online (via Zoom) for six weeks, with each grade meeting in a small groups once every three weeks. Josh Carlson Middle School Youth Minister 651.762.9168 | jcarlson@saintandrews.org Join the Confirmation Zoom Meeting Here! Join the Confirmation Zoom Meeting Here! Jan. 6 (You shall not steal) - Large Group at 6:30 p.m.; 6th grade Small Groups stay on, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 13 (You shall not bear false witness) - Large Group at 6:30 p.m.; 7th grade Small Groups stay on, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 20 (You shall not envy) - Large Group at 6:30 p.m.; 8th grade Small Groups stay on, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 (Inclusion part 1) - Large Group at 6:30 p.m.; 6th grade Small Groups stay on, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 (Inclusion part 2) - Large Group at 6:30 p.m.; 7th grade Small Groups stay on, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (Inclusion part 3) - Large Group at 6:30 p.m.; 8th grade Small Groups stay on, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunday Confirmation Schedule (January – February)

By |2021-01-11T13:00:52-06:00January 11th, 2021|Middle School Events|

Happy New Year Sunday Track Families! We are so excited to get back in the swing of things this week for Confirmation. We have many fun conversations ahead as we wrap up the 10 Commandments and talk about how to lead lives of inclusion and to welcome all of God's people. Below are the details for how we will be starting Confirmation in 2021! Both the Wednesday and Sunday Tracks will start a six-week stretch very similar to the final weeks of Confirmation we recently finished out. Following state guidelines, St. Andrew’s (with some exceptions, such as worship) isn’t planning to resume in-person group gatherings for the near future. We will continue to meet online, Sundays at 4 p.m., on Zoom, finishing out our section on the 10 Commandments followed by three sessions about inclusion and welcome. Josh Carlson Middle School Youth Minister 651.762.9168 | jcarlson@saintandrews.org Join the Confirmation Zoom Meeting Here! Join the Confirmation Zoom Meeting Here! Each week starts at 4 p.m. on the Zoom link above! Jan. 3 (You shall not steal) Jan. 10 (You shall not bear false witness) Jan. 17 - NO Confirmation Jan. 24 (You shall not envy) Jan. 31 (Inclusion part 1) Feb. 4 (Inclusion part 2) Feb. 14 (Inclusion part 3)

Children, Youth and Family Christmas Drive

By |2020-12-01T14:31:08-06:00November 20th, 2020|childrens, Highschool Events, Middle School Events, Preschool|

Sunday, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m., Sanctuary Parking Lot Kick off the Christmas season at this drive-through event for families with music and singing, interactive art, Confirmation Christmas gift pickup, a “giving tree” collection for the Community Resource Center, and more! Enjoy a special living nativity scene, a giant community Christmas tree in front of Great Hall, and see a number of familiar St. Andrew’s faces. Enter from the Hilton Trail stoplight and remain in your car at all times. Items to bring as a donation for the “Giving Tree”: · Bed pillows · Underwear (NEW any size) for boys/men and girls/women · Multi-purpose household cleaner · $25 Walmart gift card · $25 gas station gift card You can also donate items through our Virtual Giving Tree. Confirmation youth: Stop by to pick up your Christmas gift box, with items you’ll want for the Dec. 9 Virtual Christmas Party! We look forward to seeing you!

Confirmation Orientation Video

By |2020-10-28T21:03:05-05:00October 7th, 2020|Children's, Youth & Family, Middle School Events|

Hello and WELCOME TO CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION! Tonight for orientation grab some popcorn or whatever your favorite movie theater snacks are and enjoy. Here is the orientation video with all the information about how we are going to go about having a great year. Also attached is a handout with the same information as well as our safety plan for how we will gather safely. The Wednesday Track begins for all grades on Oct. 21, with only one grade coming to St. Andrew's each week (the other two grades will have at-home learning). The first in-person days are: 6th grade - Oct 21 7th grade - Oct 28 8th grade - Nov 4 Sunday Online Track begins Oct. 11. If you haven’t done so, please register for Confirmation THIS WEEK so you will continue to receive updates from here. Josh Carlson Middle School Youth Minister 651.762.9168 | jcarlson@saintandrews.org

Confirmation Details and Registration – now open!

By |2020-11-03T21:32:58-06:00September 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 

Back-to-School Blessing for Students and Educators

By |2020-08-26T12:51:03-05:00August 26th, 2020|childrens, Highschool Events, Middle School Events, Preschool|

We invite all students returning to learning this fall (preschoolers through college students) to participate in a special blessing during online worship services the weekend of Sept. 5-6. We’ll also lift up teachers, school leaders, and all who work in support of schools and homeschooling. Join us for online worship either Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., or 4 p.m. at https://live.saintandrews.org.

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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