Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Confirmation Ministry2020-09-10T20:43:58-05:00

Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Confirmation Ministry

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.


Current Updates and Information

Confirmation Stay Safe Plan

Safety is our top priority. For all of our Confirmation in-person gatherings we will carefully follow St. Andrew's COVID-19 response plan. Attached here is the "Confirmation Stay Safe Plan" that will guide our time together. We're prepared [...]

Confirmation Details and Registration – now open!

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 [...]

Back-to-School Blessing for Students and Educators

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 [...]

6th Grade Confirmation Kick-Start Letter

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 [...]

Middle School Days- Wednesdays in August

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)

Confirmation Ministry

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.

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. Watch for more details

Cross + Gen Connect

We’re pairing families with a “Partner” – an older member (or couple) of St. Andrew’s or others who might feel lonely or isolated at this time of physical distancing and separation. The goal is to create meaningful connections between generations to learn and share with each other. Families commit to making phone calls, sending mail, and being prayer partners together. Fun, intergenerational topics and prayer ideas are provided.

Want to learn more? CrossGen-Connect

Ready to sign up? Complete an interest form.

Community Partners

Scout Troop 89

Scouts is open to all ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about 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.

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