Children at each development level can experience the love of God found in Christ. Our programs teach your children the truth about God, engage them in ways that help them discover Jesus, and empower them to reflect God's character in the world around them.

 Worship + Serve

At St Andrew our mission statement is Calling the Christian-ish to Become Passionate Servants of Jesus Christ.   We ask our families to prayerfully consider how they can serve regularly from working behind the scenes, greeting and answering questions, to guiding our children as a Small Group Leader. Our ministry is fueled by passionate adults and teens who worship + serve each week.  Want to learn more about the opportunity to Worship + Serve on Sundays with Children’s Ministry. Contact Us Here

Find us online Sunday at the links below:

 Early Childhood Large Group Live on Facebook, 9:00 am Sundays

 Elementary Large Group Live on Facebook, 10:30 am Sundays

We are on social media too! Use the links below to follow St Andrew Children:

Facebook
 @StAndrewChildren

Instagram
 @saumc_children

YouTube
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Would you like to more information on what St Andrew Children has coming up ?

Click Here to download our Children's ministry calendar.  




 

We are dedicated to taking great care of your children and ensuring they experience God's love at St. Andrew.


Songs



We've curated the songs played in the halls of our Children's department, with tunes from this summer's VBS as well as other popular children's recordings. We hope this playlist helps extend worship throughout the week for your family!

Small Groups

Sunday Morning | First-Time Guest

Our children’s ministry runs concurrently with our worship services. For the safety of your child we ask that each child gets a name tag at a check-in station. For new families there is a check-in station on the main level. A smiling greeter in a blue t-shirt will be happy to help you.

Ministry

Early Childhood | 3 months to pre-k

Even the youngest child will experience God’s love through our caring, safe and nurturing environment. The three primary concepts we want kids in Early Childhood Ministry to know are:

God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Staff Contact: Susan Shipley, 214-291-8024

Elementary Ministry | K-5th Grade

Elementary Programming at St. Andrew has three components, each targeted to a particular type of learning and relational environment:

Social Time: Providing Time for Fun Interaction
Social Time is designed to introduce children to the day’s topic in a setting that gives them individualized attention from their Small Group Leaders and plenty of interaction with a small group of peers.

Large Group: Communicating God's Truth in Engaging Ways
Large Group is designed to engage children in worship in a large group setting. Storytelling, prayer, and an innovative approach to the Bible story are always a part of this interactive time.

Small Groups: Creating a Safe Place to Connect
Small Groups are designed to help kids understand how the day’s topic applies to them. They’ll discuss real-life experiences, interact with a close-knit group of peers, and participate in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning styles. Life application and memory verse activities, as well as prayer, are always a part of this hands-on time.

Staff Contact: Rachel Kortum, 214-291-8098

Annual Events

April  | Easter 
May  |  Preview Sunday
June  |  Promotion Sunday, Vacation Bible School
August  |  Back to School Sunday
September  |  3rd Grade Bible Presentation
December  |  Family Advent Celebration, Family Nativity Service

Choirs

We offer three Children's Choirs for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade: Kindergarten, Alpha (1st and 2nd grade) and Omega (3rd, 4th and 5th grade). Visit the music page to learn more!

Choir Info

Coming Up Soon

Christmas at St. Andrew 2021

Christmas at St. Andrew 2021

See schedule of events and services

Join us this December for several spectacular events to celebrate the Christmas season!

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out

Second Saturday of each month, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Take a night as parents to reconnect and recharge, while your kids enjoy music, crafts, playtime, and more.

Worship Together

Worship Together

October 31

Bring your children to the service and spend the hour together, celebrating worship.

The Cliff is open for all 4th and 5th graders to come together for a time of community filled with laughter, games, prayer, and more! This time is truly a social time for students to connect with their church and their friends.  

Online: On the second Sunday of every month 

In-Person: On the fourth Sunday of every month

For more information, please contact Emily Butler.

Childcare

We offer childcare to families during events, Bible studies, meetings, and classes. This ministry is designed to bless you and allow you to serve and get connected in the life of St. Andrew. 

Parents attending a St. Andrew event must make a reservation for each child. If you have questions, please email  Susan Shipley or call 214-291-8024.

Gary's Angels | Special Needs Ministry

Gary’s Angels seeks to embrace families of children with special needs so that they can fully participate in the life of the church.

You may contact Kim Meyers  for information on enrolling your child in Gary’s Angels or for questions regarding volunteer opportunities.

Our Vision

Family members can feel comfortable participating in their own Sunday School classes and worship in the Sanctuary. Staff and trained volunteers provide an interactive Sunday School program for their children with special needs.

Sunday School

Gary’s Angels is offered every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Curriculum is prepared specifically to meet the needs of our special students.  A variety of sensory activities keep children interested in God’s Word.  A “quiet” room is set up for children needing limited stimulation.

Trained Volunteers

A trained volunteer, “Buddy”, will be assigned to work with your child either in a regular Sunday School classroom, or in our classroom specifically designed for our special students.

In Memory

The Gary’s Angels ministry is dedicated to the memory of Gary Arnold. Gary and his wife Jennifer were instrumental in bringing this ministry to our church. Gary’s passion for life and his dedication to God and his family continue to inspire us.

Preschool

St. Andrew Preschool helps children grow in Christ by providing age appropriate opportunities through worship, learning, loving, serving and inviting. These opportunities are cognitively stimulating and spiritually nurturing in a safe and nurturing environment.

Just a few of St. Andrew Preschool's yearly events:

Art Gala •  Farm Day • Bottle Rockets Day

• Various guest instructors including professional artists, cultural educators, and storytellers

Learn more