Our middle school ministries provide opportunities for youth to grow in faith, strengthen friendships, serve the community, and deepen their connection to the St. Andrew’s faith community.
Middle School Lock-In
Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 – 8 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center; Cost: $20
The first-ever Middle School Lock in is just around the corner! We are going to stay up late and party hard. With goofy games, night time explorations around the church campus, great snacks and even a Gaga Pit. This is going to be a night that is unforgettable! Be sure you register soon and see if you can stay awake longer than Josh! Pick up is Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
Fellowship Opportunities and Special Events
Middle School Snow Tubing – Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Green Acres in Lake Elmo (meet at the Youth & Sports Center) – Cost $20
We’ll hit the slopes of Green Acres near Lake Elmo for a day of snow tubing (which is like sledding without hiking back up the hill!) Dress warmly for winter weather and bring cash for lunch. Register here.
Wednesday Night Alive
Wednesdays, 2:45-7:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – Runs Jan. 2 through May 8, 2019
Youth are invited to drop in for open gym, games, movies, a homework room, and time to connect with friends. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase. Youth grades 6-12 do not require an adult to be present.
Middle School 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.
Everything you need to know about Confirmation Ministry at St. Andrew’s
During the three years of Confirmation, middle school youth begin own their faith journey — learning what it means to be a Christian, what make us Lutheran, and what it means to live out our faith in daily life.
During the fall of 9th grade, students who intend to affirm their faith will have four weeks of small group meetings and a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey. Confirmation services are held during worship services on Reformation Weekend.
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.
Boy Scout Troop 89
Boy Scouts is open to boys ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about Boy Scouts. The Troop meets weekly during the school year on Mondays at 7 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jim Schuster, Scoutmaster or Bob Cedergren. Information is also available on the Troop’s website.
Mahtomedi Area TreeHouse
St. Andrew's hosts TreeHouse on our campus. TreeHouse programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment as well as mentoring for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow. For more information on the Mahtomedi TreeHouse and who they serve, visit their website.