Our elementary children’s ministries provide opportunities for children to experience the love of Jesus, build friendships, and grow in faith.
Dock Children’s Education
Offered at the Great Hall Contemporary worship services – Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8:45 and 10:15 a.m. and in the Sanctuary worship services – Sundays at 9 and 10:30 a.m.
Dock is our children’s education ministry offered during weekend worship services. Age-specific classes are offered for children ages 3 through Grade 5. Children check in upon arrival, print a nametag, and join their families for the first part of the service until invited to Dock. (Exception: preschoolers in the Sanctuary check in, print a nametag, and go directly to their preschool classroom.) Please note that no Dock classes are offered on the first weekend of each month, when all families are invited to participate in worship together.
Join us for a Bible Walk of Fame! This school year we will introduce the “Stars of the Bible.” Each week children will learn a Bible story about a new “star” and participate in interactive activities to reinforce the featured person’s place in God’s story.
Connect 3·4·5 (New educational opportunity for Grades 3-5)
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Classes will meet Nov. 7, 14, and 28; Dec. 5 and 12. Classes will resume on Jan. 9.
Is your child looking for a different way to learn more about God and Jesus? Connect 3·4·5 is a new/updated Wednesday children’s education opportunity designed for Grades 3-5 to dig into themes within the Bible. This school year children will start in the Old Testament to discover connections found throughout the Bible. All 3rd Graders who join the class will receive their Connect Bible in the fall, but are still encouraged to participate in the Third Grade Bible Blessing Skipping Stone workshop and celebration in late January.
Third Grade Bible Blessing
Our Skipping Stones ministry celebrates six significant moments in a child’s journey of life and life. The Third Grade Bible Blessing, designed for children during grade 3 (or higher), involves participation in an interactive parent-child workshop and presentation of the Bibles during worship. For more information, visit our Skipping Stones ministry information.
A child’s preparation for First Communion is provided as one of our Skipping Stones ministries for those in grades 1-5. Children (with a parent) attend a fun, experiential Saturday morning workshop and then receive their first Holy Communion with their family during a worship service. For more information, visit our Skipping Stones ministry information.
Children’s 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. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the children’s and youth music page.
Wednesday Night Alive
Wednesdays, 2:45-7:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – Runs Nov. 7 through Dec. 12 (Except Nov. 21)
Families are invited to drop in for open gym, games, and time to connect with friends and other families. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase. Open to all children and youth. Children in grades 5 and under are required to have an adult present at all times. No prior registration required.
Parents’ Night Out
Second Friday of the month, 5-8 p.m. in the Sanctuary Nursery
Ages: 12 months – Grade 5; $10/child or $25/family
Take a break with a night away! Enjoy an evening to yourself, have a quiet dinner or do a little shopping – while your children enjoy Bible stories, crafts, games and time to play with new friends. Light snacks are provided. Registration closes the Thursday before each event. For more information, contact Masako Kedrowski at 651.762.9136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROCK Basketball: 2018-19 Winter Season
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 14, 28, Feb. 4, 11 in Youth and Sports Center
Ages: Kindergarten – grade 2; $50/child or $80/family.
ROCK (Recreational Opportunities for Christian Kids) Basketball is designed as a non-competitive, skills-based basketball program with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and team play. Devotions and prayer are part of every session. Volunteer assistant coaches (grade 6 – adult) are necessary and appreciated! The children need additional assistance at skill stations and a friendly face for encouragement. Register online. For more information, contact Laurel Bornholtz at 651.762.9171 or email@example.com.
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. Learn more on our Family Ministry page.
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. Learn more on our Parent Education page.
Cub Scout Pack 89
Pack 89, part of the Many Waters District, is one of two Cub Scout packs that serves the youth of the Mahtomedi School District. Pack 89 provides a quality program for boys in Kindergarten through Grade 5, and addresses the growing abilities and changing interests of today’s children. The Pack typically meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Information is available on the Pack website.