Children’s Ministry

St. Andrew Children’s Ministry welcomes kids to explore their faith in a variety of ways. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend events and get to know our community.

 

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events

Let Your Light Shine Costume Party

Age Range: Families with kids from birth – 2nd grade (and siblings)

Days/Times: Friday, Oct 27, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Description: Calling all Families with kids from Birth – 2nd Grade (and siblings)! Wear your costumes and join us at St. Andrew for a pizza dinner, a story, games, costume parade, pumpkin decorating, bouncy houses, and a service project.

Cost: $20 at the door

Registration: Click here to RSVP for Let Your Light Shine Costume Party

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

NEW! Wee Ones Stories and Songs

Age Range: Families with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (and siblings)

Days/Times: November Tuesday mornings from 9:00–10:00 AM, starting on November 7, 2017

Description: Families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join Pastor Matthew and Arlene Flancher (Director of Children’s Ministry) for stories, singing, dancing, and playing together. Bring your friends and make new ones! Every family registered will get a copy of the new children’s picture book, “For the Beauty of the Earth.”.

Registration: Register for Wee Ones here

Contact:Arlene Flancher

 

5th & 6th Grade Lock Out

Age Range:  5th & 6th Grade

Days/Times:  Friday, Nov 3 from 7 PM to Saturday, Nov 4 at 6:30 AM

Description:  For a great Friday/Saturday night, join Arlene Flancher, Blake Wragge, Paul McKay, Maddie Meier, and some of our fabulous high school student counselors at the 5th/6th grade Lock-Out! We will make 1000 sandwiches for people experiencing homelessness, and meet the man who makes middle-of-the night deliveries, build and eat the world’s largest rain-gutter ice cream sundae, play crazy fun games, and spend the night at Vertical Endeavors in Bloomington…Climbing, hanging out in hammocks, watching movies, eating pizza, building forts, and doing other wacky things in the middle of the night!

Cost: $80

Registration: Register for the Lock-out here

Contact: Arlene Flancher or Heather Alexander

 

Dad’s and Daughters Event: Open Swim for Union Gospel Mission

Age Range:  Dads and Daughters – All Ages

Days/Times:  Saturday, November 4 / 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Description:  Come join the Dads and Daughters with a Purpose group for open swim at the Eden Prairie Community center on November 4! We will be supporting Union Gospel’s Mission goal to serve 60,000 meals over Thanksgiving to those in need in the Twin Cities. Please bring non-perishable Thanksgiving food items to donate to Union Gospel Mission and your admission fee will be covered by a Thrivent Action Team. We will collect all donations near the pool area and then have fun with our daughters at the recreation pool for a couple of hours.

Donation items to include: white rice, canned peas, canned corn, canned green beans, canned yams, box of stuffing, instant potatoes, cake or brownie mix.

Registration: Register for the Open Swim Event here

Contact: Eric Werlinger

 

Fusion Sunday

Age Range: Sunday School & ZONE 56

Days/Times: November 19, 9:00 & 10:30 AM

Description: On Fusion Sundays we bring worship and Sunday School together. Everyone will start in the sanctuary for worship. We will have a special kid-friendly area in the front for families with babies, toddlers, and kids who need to move. After sharing communion with their families, Sunday School and Zone 56 kids will be invited to go to their classrooms with their Faith Guides.

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 


 

School Year Children’s Ministry Opportunities

Faith Rocks Sunday School

Age Range:  Ages 2 ½–4th Grade

Days/Times:  Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 AM

Description:  Faith Rocks Sunday School meets every week during both Sunday morning worship hours. All are welcome to make new friends, learn about Jesus, and have fun together!

Registration: Register your kids for Faith Rocks Here

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

ZONE 56

Age Range:  5th and 6th Grade

Days/Times:  Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 AM

Description:  ZONE 56 is designed specifically for 5th and 6th grade students and meets every week during both Sunday morning worship hours. All 5th and 6th graders are welcome in the ZONE to hang out with friends, learn what the Bible has to do with our lives, and have fun together!

Registration: Register your kids for Zone 56 Here

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

NEW! Bible and Boogie

Age Range: 1st and 2nd  Grade

Days/Times: Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 PM, starting on September 13, 2017

Description: Bible and Boogie is a brand new Youth Group designed just for 1st and 2nd graders. Kids will make friends, have fun, experience a Bible story, boogie, and pray together from 5:15–5:45 in Room 206, then we’ll share dinner together in the Fellowship Hall from 5:45–6:15 PM. Register online.

Registration: Register your kids for Bible and Boogie here

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

Bible Blasters: An Out-Of-This-World Youth Group for 3rd and 4th graders

Age Range: 3rd and 4th grade

Days/Times: Wednesdays from 5:15–6:15 PM

Location: St. Andrew Room 207

Description: Kids in 3rd and 4th grade are invited to “blast off” with their new Bibles in Bible Blasters! Join Arlene Flancher, Director of Children’s Ministry for an awesome time learning all kinds of cool Bible stuff with your friends.  We’ll explore the Bible together from 5:15–6:00 PM and eat dinner together from 6:00–6:15 PM. All 3rd and 4th graders welcome.

Cost for Bible Blasters is $25 for the year. Scholarships available. All are welcome – bring your friends!

Registration: Register your kids for Bible Blasters Here

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

FUSE (Friends Understanding Self and Each other)

Age Range:  5th and 6th Grade

Days/Times:  Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:30 PM

Location: Room 207

Description:  FUSE is the place for 5th and 6th graders on Wednesday nights! Join us in Room 207 to get to know yourself, God, and others. We’ll have food, fun, play crazy games, and pray together.

Cost for F.U.S.E. is $25 for the year. Scholarships are available. Bring friends – all are welcome. Register online in August 2017.

Registration: Register your kids for FUSE Here

Contact Information: Arlene Flancher

 

Fusion Sundays

October 15  |  November 19  |  December 17

9:00 & 10:30 AM

On Fusion Sundays we bring worship and Sunday School together. This year, on the third Sunday of each month, everyone will start in the sanctuary for worship. We will have a special kid-friendly area in the front for families with babies, toddlers, and kids who need to move. After the children’s message, Sunday School and Zone 56 kids will be invited to go to their classrooms with their Faith Guides.


Coming Up in Sunday School & ZONE56

  • Oct 22: MEA Weekend. No Sunday School or ZONE 56. Worship with your family.
  • Oct 29: Reformation Sunday! Wear red.
  • Nov 5, 12, 19: Christmas program preparation
  • Nov 19: Fusion Sunday
  • Nov 26: Advent Fiesta in Sunday School and ZONE 56
  • Dec 3: Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal in Sunday school and ZONE 56
  • Dec 10: Christmas Program in worship at 9:00 and 10:30 AM
  • Dec 17: Happy Birthday, Jesus party in Sunday School and ZONE 56

 

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

 

Arlene Flancher

Arlene Flancher

Children’s Ministry Director
952-937-2776, ext. 7105
952.697.7105 (direct dial)
aflancher@standrewlu.org

 

Helpful Links

Sunday School Behavior Plan
Sunday School Health Form
Sunday School Inclusion Ministry
Sunday School Parent Resource List