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.3forme_corner

Baptism

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.


Nursery Care

We offer childcare for children ages birth to 5 during all worship services (in the Great Hall Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 8:45 and 10:15 a.m.; in the Sanctuary Sundays at 9 and 10:30 a.m.).  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.


Educational Opportunities

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.

Register online for 2018-19

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 their place in God’s story.

More details on registration/check-in, classroom settings, and volunteering.

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. For more information, visit our Skipping Stones ministry information.


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

 

Register for January 2019

Register for February 2019

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 mkedrowski@saintandrews.org.

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Family Frolics

Mondays, Sept. 10-May 20 (closed Dec. 24, 31 and Jan. 21), 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 bhamen@saintandrews.org.

 


Family Ministry

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.