Children's Sunday School
Sundays at 10 am
Our family ministry at St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound provides a foundation for Christian Formation for every child. We offer small group classes for all ages, festivals, special events and community outreach opportunities throughout the year! Our goal is to introduce the Bible and support the spiritual connection every child has with God. By gathering together in intergenerational fellowship, children and adults alike form connections that strengthen faith and community.
12 months- 4 years, “Frolic” Class, held in the Nursery
This year we will be using a wonderful program called “Frolic”. The children learn that God made them, God loves them, and they have a best friend in Jesus! This class meets in the nursery.
K-2nd grade, “Godly Play”, located by the Parish Hall
Godly Play is a Montessori method of teaching Bible stories and Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s relationship with God. The children hear a story with beautifully crafted materials that enhance their understanding. They are also encouraged to wonder and explore the deeper meaning of the stories through art and play. This class meets in the Godly Play Room by the Parish Hall.
3rd-5th grade, “Whirl” Class, Held in the Edu. Hall
This fun class will explore how all the Bible stories relate to each other through the “Whirl” series. Each week they will See, Explore and Create. First, they will focus on a witty video, then explore biblical text, and finally play a game or do a craft. This class meets in the Education Hall.
Youth- 6th Grade-High School
Stephanie Rieman and Britton Perko will be leading our AMAZING youth in this class! This class will meet in the Youth Group room at the back left of the Parish Hall Building and will alternate Sunday mornings with Sunday evenings throughout the year.
We ask parents to stay on church property while their children are in Christian Formation classes.
First Informed Communion
At St. Andrew’s, baptized children are welcome to begin receiving communion as soon as they are able to show interest. In the Spring, we will offer a First “Informed” Communion Class. First Communion is another opportunity for the children to accept Jesus in their lives.
Throughout the Year
On the First Sunday of each month, we have a children’s service. Children are invited to the altar during the Great Thanksgiving to get a better look at what happens during Holy Communion.