Children’s Ministry (Grades K-5)

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Our elementary children’s ministries provide opportunities for children to experience the love of Jesus, build friendships, and grow in faith.

Children’s Ministry Calendar 2019-20

Educational Opportunities

Dock Children’s Education

Offered at the Great Hall Contemporary worship services – Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8:45 and 10:15 a.m. and in the Sanctuary worship services – Sundays at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Dock is our children’s education ministry offered during weekend worship services. Age-specific classes are offered for children ages 3 (potty trained) through Grade 5. Children check in upon arrival, print a nametag, and join their families for the first part of the service until invited to Dock. (Exception: preschoolers in the Sanctuary check in, print a nametag, and go directly to their preschool classroom.) Please note that no Dock classes are offered on the first weekend of each month, when all families are invited to participate in worship together.

This year’s theme is Prophets, Promises and Parables. Join us to learn more about who God sends, what he promises, and how Jesus helps us understand all these things! Check out the full schedule of lessons.

More details on registration/check-in, classroom settings, and volunteering.

Connect 3·4·5 (educational opportunity for Grades 3-5)

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Is your child looking for a different way to learn more about God and Jesus? Connect 3·4·5 is a new/updated Wednesday children’s education opportunity designed for Grades 3-5 to dig into themes within the Bible. This school year children will move to the New Testament to discover connections found throughout the Bible. All 3rd Graders who join the class will receive their Connect Bible in the fall, but are still encouraged to participate in the Third Grade Bible Blessing Skipping Stone workshop and celebration in late January.

Skipping Stones Ministry

Third Grade Bible Blessing

Our Skipping Stones ministry celebrates six significant moments in a child’s journey of life and life. The Third Grade Bible Blessing, designed for children during grade 3 (or higher), involves participation in an interactive parent-child workshop and presentation of the Bibles during worship. For more information, visit our Skipping Stones ministry information.

First Communion

A child’s preparation for First Communion is provided as one of our Skipping Stones ministries for those in grades 1-5. Children (with a parent) attend a fun, experiential Saturday morning workshop and then receive their first Holy Communion with their family during a worship service. For more information, visit our Skipping Stones ministry information.

Children’s Music Opportunities

St. Andrew’s offers a variety of options for children and youth (Grades K-12) to be involved in vocal and instrumental music groups. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the children’s and youth music page.

Fellowship Opportunities

Wednesday Night Alive

Wednesdays, 2:45-7:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – 

Families are invited to drop in for open gym, games, and time to connect with friends and other families. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase. Open to all children and youth. Children in grades 5 and under are required to have an adult present at all times. No prior registration required.

Full program details and schedule PDF

Family Ministry

Family events provide an opportunity to connect with others, meet new people, and deepen relationships within our wider church family. Events are designed for a number of interests and ages. Learn more on our Family Ministry page.

We also provide learning opportunities for parents/guardians (and any adults who care for the youth in our community), with topics focused on issues and concerns relevant to today’s families. Learn more on our Parent Education page.

Community Partners

Cub Scout Pack 89

Pack 89, part of the Many Waters District, is one of two Cub Scout packs that serves the youth of the Mahtomedi School District. Pack 89 provides a quality program for kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5, and addresses the growing abilities and changing interests of today’s children. The Pack typically meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Information is available on the Pack website.