Early Childhood Ministry (Birth-Age 5)

Early childhood ministries serve parents and their children from birth to age 5, encouraging a lifelong experience of faith starting from the earliest years.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
ELEMENTARY MINISTRY
MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
PRESCHOOLS

Baptism

Baptism, one of two sacraments offered in the Lutheran church, welcomes all into God’s family. Baptism is the first Skipping Stone in our Skipping Stones ministry that celebrates significant moments in a child’s faith journey. Families are expected to attend a baptism workshop prior to the baptism of each child. Learn more on the Baptism Ministry page.

Nursery Care

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
We look forward to offering childcare for children ages birth to 5 during all weekend worship services. when it is safe to resume. Children with special needs are always welcome. Our nursery is staffed by young adults and adults trained in CPR and first aid. Pagers are provided to parents/guardians in the event they need to be contacted during the service. No prior registration is required.

Preschools of St. Andrew’s

We have two preschool options for your family, a full day program (at St. Andrew’s Village) and a half day program (in the Sanctuary). For more information, visit the Preschools of St. Andrew’s page.

Educational Opportunities

Sunday School

Open to children age 3 (by Sept. 1, 2021) through Grade 5

Sundays at all worship services: Sanctuary (Traditional worship) at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., Great Hall (Contemporary worship) at 9:30 a.m., or on-demand family lessons

Sunday school is St. Andrew’s weekly Children’s Ministry, a time for kids to worship, sing, create, move, and explore God’s Word!

Important Dates:

Sept 12 – Fall Kickoff, an open house time to worship, see new spaces, and reconnect.

Sept 19 – Classes Begin

Skipping Stones Ministry

Our Skipping Stones ministry celebrates six moments in a child’s journey of life and faith, reminding them they are a beloved child of God and part of a church family. Each Skipping Stone includes an interactive workshop to support families in fulfilling baptismal promises to nurture faith in their children. We then celebrate and bless children/youth during worship as a reminder that the congregation also promises to encourage families in the life of faith.

Baptism

Baptism, one of two sacraments offered in the Lutheran church, welcomes all into God’s family. Baptism is the first Skipping Stone in our Skipping Stones ministry that celebrates significant moments in a child’s faith journey. Families are expected to attend a baptism workshop prior to the baptism of each child. Learn more on the Baptism Ministry page.

Preschool Bible Blessing

The Preschool Bible Blessing, designed for children ages 3-5, involves an interactive parent-child workshop and presentation of Bibles during worship and generally happens in the fall.

As preschoolers enter their first year of Dock Children’s Education (our children’s ministry program offered during worship services), we recognize the beginning of their Christian education journey by presenting them with a children’s story Bible. As they are introduced to God’s Word, they learn the foundational stories of faith, about God’s love for them and for all people, and about the life and teachings of Jesus.

Play Time (Family Frolics)

Starts September 13
Mondays 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the St. Andrews playground.
Music, movement, and Blessing Bag prayer with Miss Beth at 10:00-10:15.
Will move inside to the Youth and Sports Center Gym if it rains, and when temperatures get cooler.
If you’re dropping off a preschooler at 9 a.m., please feel free to come anytime after 9 a.m., however staff may not be present until 9:30 a.m.
*Masks required when inside for anyone over 5.

Stay Connected

For questions and details about Early Childhood Ministries, email us at childrens@saintandrews.org.

For questions related to event registrations, contact Mary Post, CYF Administration & Registrations, at 651.762.9131 or childrens@saintandrews.org

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