Bonnie Rose is St. Andrew’s paid nursery attendant for the Sunday service at 10:00 am. We are thankful for the excellent care she provides our children.
The children in the church school are divided into two groups: three years old through kindergarten and first grade through fifth grade. Dividing the children has enabled St. Andrew’s to provide age appropriate activities and discussions.
The church school meets each week during the school year except the first Sunday of the month. During the first Sunday we have the children's service at 10:00 in which the children and youth participate (offering, greeting, reading, etc.). For the remainder of the month, children join their families in worship at the Peace during our 10:00 service.
The children and youth of St. Andrew's are one of our top priorities. We tailor our youth program to the youth we have (based on numbers and ages of the youth). Our youth function as acolytes, torchbearers, crucifers (processional cross bearer) and Gospel bearers. Acolytes and servers assist the clergy and other worship leaders with our worship services. Many go on to become Chalice Bearers or Lay Eucharist Ministers and Visitors. Children can begin serving as acolytes when they are at least 8 years old . To be a server, children should be at least 12 years old. Initial and ongoing training is provided.
UNITED YOUTH GROUP NEWS
Our youth have joined with other churches in the community and are part of the United Youth Group.
From youth leader, Mindy Moore:
In planning for the Summer I would like to know if there is a day of the week that works best for the you. We will be meeting at First Baptist Church from 5:30-7:30pm for the month of May unless otherwise noted.
- 16th- Dinner by the River. 5:30pm shift to help serve and clean up.
- 19th- We will be talking about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
- 26th-- No Youth Group. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.
Upcoming for June:
June 2nd, I am asking all parents to stay for about 15 minutes after they drop off their youth. I want to share our plans for the summer and the upcoming school year.
St. Andrews Ministries:
Our Children and Educational Opportunities