Children at each development level can experience the love of God found in Christ. Our programs teach your children the truth about God, engage them in ways that help them discover Jesus, and empower them to reflect God's character in the world around them.

At St. Andrew it is our great pleasure to uphold the beloved tradition of The United Methodist Church presenting third graders with their own personal Bible. Studying Scripture is one of the most important ways we learn about God. As a statement of their growing faith development and as recognition of being old enough to study Scripture on their own, each third grader is encouraged to attend weekly small groups dedicated to learning about the Bible.

We celebrate the tradition of presenting Bibles to our third-grade students as a gift from the congregation. It is our prayer that this gift will be a continuation for a deeper relationship with God through Christ, enhanced through the study of God’s word.
If you have a 3rd grader in your life you’re sharing your faith with, please register.

 

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Summer Time Fun!

July 20, 27 & Aug 3, 10, 10:00am-12pm

Beat the summer heat with Family Movie Mornings with St. Andrew. Grab your friends and neighbors, bring your own snacks and water and watch a family friendly movie select Wednesdays in July and August.  10:00am-12pm July 20, 27, Aug 3, 10.

**This is not a drop off event.

July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 10:00 a.m., Children's Playspace

 Join the Children's Team for a Bible story and free play select Mondays in July and August.

 Worship + Serve

At St Andrew our mission statement is Calling the Christian-ish to Become Passionate Servants of Jesus Christ.   We ask our families to prayerfully consider how they can serve regularly from working behind the scenes, greeting and answering questions, to guiding our children as a Small Group Leader. Our ministry is fueled by passionate adults and teens who worship + serve each week. Click the button below to learn more about the opportunity to Worship + Serve on Sundays with Children's Ministry. 

 

Worship + Serve

 

Find us online Sunday at the links below:

 Early Childhood Large Group Live on Facebook, 9:00 am Sundays

 Elementary Large Group Live on Facebook, 10:30 am Sundays

We are on social media too! Use the links below to access content and to follow St Andrew Children:

Facebook
 @StAndrewChildren

Instagram
 @saumc_children

YouTube
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Would you like to more information on what St Andrew Children has coming up ?

Click Here to download our Children's Ministry Calendar

Planning A Visit

 

Have questions about where to park or which door to enter? We would love to help you plan your first visit with St. Andrew Children's Ministry. Click the button below to reach out.

 

Planning a Visit

We are dedicated to taking great care of your children and ensuring they experience God's love at St. Andrew.

Our Strategy

The Children's Ministry Team supports activities for children age 3 months to 5th grade. We partner with our volunteers and parents to create a safe and engaging faith-learning environment. Our small groups on Sunday run concurrently with the worship services. We also have special programs throughout the year. 

early childhood: 3 months to pre-k

The three basic truths we want children in Elementary Ministry to know are:

  • God made me.
  • God loves me.
  • Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

elementary: kindergarten to 5th grade

The three basic truths we want children in Elementary Ministry to know are:

  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.

Sunday Small Groups

Early Childhood and Elementary Small Group programming at St. Andrew has three components, each targeted to a particular type of learning and relational environment (60 minutes):

 

The Waves

The Waves is where cliff diving faith “hits the water.” It’s about two things: real fun and real impact. Every month preteens will come together for a snack, free play and fellowship time, and a service project. You don’t want to miss it! 
Questions? Contact Stephanie Campoverde

Every 4th Wednesday beginning August 24th
6-7pm
Preteen hangout space (Rm. 234)
Snack. Play. Serve.

 

The Cliff is a unique time for our preteens to dive deep. Deep into friendship with food and games. Deep into God’s Word with worship and Bible study. Just like cliff diving into crystal cool water, with a great community and God’s great love, your journey in faith can be a thrilling adventure. Come take the leap and dive deep with us!
Questions? Contact Stephanie Campoverde

When is it? Every 2nd Sunday
Preteen Hangout Space (Rm. 234) 6:00-7:30 pm
Dinner donation: $5
Don't forget to register below!

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  • Develop your child's character
  • Establish a lasting connection
  • Help your child build an everyday faith
  • Be the parent you want to be

Virtual Children's Ministry

Large Group:

  • Early childhood, Sunday at 9 a.m. on St. Andrew Children's Facebook Page
  • Elementary, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on St. Andrew Children's Facebook Page
  • Both presentations are available via St. Andrew Children's YouTube Channel and The Parent Cue App

Children's Moment:

  • Watch any service on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th Sunday
  • Available Sunday after services on St. Andrew Children's YouTube Channel.

 

Children's Choir

Children's Choir: Kindergarten through 5th grade (30 minutes)

  • Rehearsals are Sundays, 10:30-11:00 a.m. (in between services) in Room 217
  • The children have several opportunities to share their music at church services, the spring musical, and Family Advent Celebration.
  • You can join at any time during the school year! No prior experience is required.
  • Directors: Chrissie & Claire Boyette, Emily Brackney and Sarah Brammer

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Childcare

We offer childcare to families during events, Bible studies, meetings, and classes. This ministry is designed to bless you and allow you to serve and get connected in the life of St. Andrew. 

Parents attending a St. Andrew event must make a reservation for each child. If you have questions, please email  Susan Shipley or call 214-291-8024.

Gary's Angels | Special Needs Ministry

Gary’s Angels seeks to embrace families of children with special needs so that they can fully participate in the life of the church.

 

Our Vision

Family members can feel comfortable participating in their own Sunday School classes and worship in the Sanctuary. Staff and trained volunteers provide an interactive Sunday School program for their children with special needs.

Sunday School

Gary’s Angels is offered every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Curriculum is prepared specifically to meet the needs of our special students.  A variety of sensory activities keep children interested in God’s Word.  A “quiet” room is set up for children needing limited stimulation.

Trained Volunteers

A trained volunteer, “Buddy”, will be assigned to work with your child either in a regular Sunday School classroom, or in our classroom specifically designed for our special students.

In Memory

The Gary’s Angels ministry is dedicated to the memory of Gary Arnold. Gary and his wife Jennifer were instrumental in bringing this ministry to our church. Gary’s passion for life and his dedication to God and his family continue to inspire us.

Preschool

St. Andrew Preschool helps children grow in Christ by providing age appropriate opportunities through worship, learning, loving, serving and inviting. These opportunities are cognitively stimulating and spiritually nurturing in a safe and nurturing environment.

Just a few of St. Andrew Preschool's yearly events:

Art Gala •  Farm Day • Bottle Rockets Day

• Various guest instructors including professional artists, cultural educators, and storytellers

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