Children at St. Andrew
Christian Education is an invaluable part of our children’s faith experience. Not only do our children get a sense of belonging, but they learn who and whose they are as God’s love is experienced through caring adults who want to share their faith with others. We encourage parents to set priorities for assuring this education of their children just as they would for math or reading. We seek to integrate Christian teaching with fun and fellowship whether children are in Sunday School, a camp or participating in some other activity.
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Print out and return the registration form by September 9, or whenever you start in our Sunday Studies.
- Sunday School for Children & Youth
Preschool classes (ages 3-5) provide a traditional Sunday School class experience using Methodist resources and age-appropriate activities. Nursery care is provided during the Sunday school hour for infants up to 2 years.
Through our Sunday School curriculum, children (grades K-5) learn not only biblical concepts, but also how to live out their faith daily.
In addition, classes are provided for all youth (grades 6-12).
Click here for a pdf file of the classes for children & youth.
For the protection of our children, youth, and adults that work with them, St. Andrew follows
Safe Sanctuaries guidelines.
- Children in Worship
All children are welcome to worship with us at St. Andrew By-The-Sea. Parents are encouraged to help their children understand what takes place during worship. Holy communion is a marvelous way for all of us to experience the grace of God, including children.
Worship folders are provided for all children to use during worship to help them better understand the service, and to keep our wiggly worshipers engaged in quiet activities. Our Children’s Sermon Time is a special part of our worship experience every Sunday.
Nursery is provided for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers during both worship services. Pagers are provided for parents in the event that they are needed in the nursery.
Children’s Church is provided every Sunday during the 11:15 service. Following the Children’s Sermon, children (grades K-3) are escorted from the sanctuary to Kids’ Kingdom (upper level of the Education Building) for special kid-friendly lessons.
What is Kids' Kingdom? It's a place that looks like a village in Bible times and where children gather for special time together or into separate classes. Kids' Kingdom even includes a movie theatre!
Various sports programs are provided throughout the year and are offered to families of our church and community looking for a nurturing environment for their children to learn the fundamentals of sports and fitness. Upward basketball & cheerleading are offered in late winter/early spring. To find out more about our recreational programs, click here.
- Cherub Choir
Children ages 4 through 1st grade rehearse on Wednesdays during the school year to learn songs that they bring to the congregation in worship. Contact Imogene Yongue for more info.
Other activities in which children may participate at St. Andrew.
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- Trunk or Treat
- Fall Festival
- Family Events
- Upward Basketall & Cheerleading
- Christmas Pageant
- Family Christmas Eve Service
- St. Patrick’s Parade
- Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
- Easter Sunrise at Coligny Beach
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Sunday School Picnic
- Vacation Bible School
- Summer Day Camps