Sunday School

4-5 class prayersPurpose Statement:

St. Andrew’s is a welcoming and nurturing community purposely engaging in life-long journey of faith formation as we seek to know and celebrate God together.

We try to help young people find those answers in our Christian tradition and faith.  Our teachers are screened and trained in Leading with Care protocols so that we can provide the safe community that kids need to flourish in.

1-3 class bible readingAll children attend the first part of the worship service.  The children will go to their classes after the See & Hear with the minister.

Nursery: Ages birth – 2 years.  Our Nursery is located on the first floor, of our Christian Education wing.  The nursery is staffed by trained and appointed attendants and is available every Sunday.

Young Children & Worship: Ages 3 – 5.  Our Young Children and Worship class is located on the first floor, of our Christian Education Wing.  This curriculum is about young children experiencing worship, by helping children worship in a special place apart from the congregation.  This hands-on “Montessori-like” curriculum uses a sensorimotor style of storytelling as a primary means for encountering God.

Wonder (Dwell)Grades 1, 2 & 3.  Our Wonder class is located on the second floor of our Christian Education wing.  Dwell is more than a curriculum – it is a place where kids and leaders pause to wonder, imagine, marvel and dive into God’s story.  “Wonder” creates an environment where kids are offered opportunities to enter God’s story and then live into and live out of it together.  By asking “Wondering” questions, the curriculum invites each child to dwell in God’s story as they consider the people in the story, the choices they made and how God was at work in their lives.  They aren’t a test – in fact there are not right or wrong answers!  Wonder will let your child pause and reflect on God’s story longer, allowing it to root and grow faith.

Marvel (Dwell) – Grades 4&5  Our Marvel class is located on the second floor of our Christian Education wing.  “Marvel” is a continuation of the Wonder curriculum.  While still using wondering questions, kids will Marvel at God’s love.  It’s important to tell kids God’s story, but you’ll make a bigger impact when you live into God’s story together.  One of of the ways to do that is by sharing your faith with the kids in the group.

Connect (Sparkhouse) – Grades 6, 7 & 8  Our Connect class is located on the second floor of our Christian Education wing.  The “Connect” curriculum comes with five Old Testament units and five New Testament units.  Each Connect unit lesson follows a three-part sequence:  See – Each lesson starts by watching an animated video that exposes a key biblical theme; Explore – use the Connect Bibles to read, highlight, and sketch as they search for passages that relate to the lesson; Make – Make connections between biblical themes and their own lives with activities and projects on the materials that get the creating, collaborating, and connecting.

Youth – Grades 9 – 12  Our youth are located on the second floor of our Christian Education wing.  The youth will be taking part in a “project-based” outline.  The youth will discuss issues that concern them today and living out their faith in the community,

Our teachers are all trained and are dedicated to being apart of the children/youth growing faith.