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.
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.
THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED WHILE WORSHIP IS ONLINE
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.
Dock Children’s Education
All weekend on-campus DOCK classes are currently suspended. Check out our faith resources and additional online activities for the whole family.
Preschool Bible Blessing
Our Skipping Stones ministry celebrates six significant moments in a child’s journey of life and life. 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. Watch your email for more information!
SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME
Mondays, 9-10:45 a.m. in the Youth and Sports Center Gym
Children birth through preschool (with a parent or adult) are invited to run, jump, and play during a drop-in, open gym time. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, contact Beth Hamen at 651.762.9178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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. Check out our faith resources online for activities to do with your family during this time.