Christian Education for Children
Sunday Mornings - 9:30 AM
Stories and Art for PreK through 5th grade
For most families there is a desire for their children to grow up with church friends. This is such an important reason to make time for engaging with the church community. Children and parents who establish relationships and maintain those friendships over the years create a network of support that can’t be found in other settings. This is a huge part of Sunday School.
Children’s Sunday School during the 9:30 AM Sunday Education Hour offers children in PreK through 5th grade a space for exploring the stores of our faith through lessons, crafts, and play based on the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.
As important as the curriculum is the experience of getting to know other families who are part of their church. Consider whether your family can spend an hour before the 10:30 AM service to build relationships, learn the stories of our faith and deepen connections with others.
Adults who serve in our Sunday school provide a safe and caring environment to nurture our youngest children. All are trained in safe ministry practices, and have passed reference and background checks.
Children’s Sunday School
Children in PreK through 5th grade gather in our Sunday School classrooms to learn about God’s people and the church in the world through stories and art.
August 25 - The Circle of the Church Year
September 1 - The Story of Creation
September 8 - Noah & the Great Flood
September 15 - The Tower of Babel
September 22 - Abraham & Sarah
September 29 - Joseph & His Brothers
During the 10:30 am service, following the children’s sermon, children are invited to follow the cross to the Chapel of the Good Shepherd for an age-appropriate discussion of the scripture, recitation of the Apostle’s Creed, Prayers of the People, and Confession before returning to the sanctuary at the exchange of the peace. Participation in Children’s Chapel is completely voluntary, and parents are welcome to accompany their child if they wish. There is no expectation that all children should leave for the sermon and prayers, it is simply an option for those parents and children who feel it is more appropriate for their child to take part in this “preparation for worship.”
Nursery Welcomes Little Ones
St. Andrew's Nursery is available from 9:15 AM until noon every Sunday for children, from infancy through three years old, and is located on the first floor just beyond the Oak Table Room. Our professional caregivers provide a safe and caring environment to nurture our youngest children, have been trained in safe ministry practices, and passed reference and background checks. Along with age appropriate classroom materials, we offer Seasons of the Spirit Bible stories and activities for toddlers.