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

Fusion Sunday

Age Range: Sunday School & ZONE 56

Days/Times: December 17, 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 the children’s message, Sunday School and Zone 56 kids will be invited to go to their classrooms with their Faith Guides.

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

Youth Timberwolves Game

Age Range: 7–12 Graders & Youth Families of 6th Grade and Younger

Days/Times: January 6, 6:00 PM (Meet at church)

Description: Join St. Andrew Church as we see the New Orland Pelicans take on our Minnesota Timberwolves! Come out and see some of the new Timberwolves team with stars like Jimmy Butler and Karl Anthony-Towns. Tickets are limited so sign up TODAY! We will meet in the fellowship hall on January 6th at 6:00 PM then we will take a bus over to the Target Center for the game and will be arriving back at midnight. This will be a great game to be at with many stars and a great value for tickets.

Registration: Please click to sign up. Deadline Jan. 3rd or when all tickets are sold.

Contact: TJ Helgren

 

First Communion

Age Range:  1st Graders and older children who have not yet received instruction are invited to attend WITH Parents or a Caring Adult.

Key Dates:

  • Instruction (Choose one time): Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 from 6–8:00 p.m. OR Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12:30–2:30 p.m.
  • Celebration in Worship: Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7 p.m

Description:  Kids and parents/caregivers attend First Communion instruction together, and celebrate in worship on Maundy Thursday. Register in January 2018.

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

2nd Grade—Spirit in the Pines Camping Mile Marker

Age Range: 2nd Graders

Days/Times: January 21 and 28, 2018

Description: 2nd graders will spend time in Sunday School on January 21 with Burke Hancer, Director of Camping Ministries to learn about going to Spirit in the Pines as a camper for the first time! On January 28, 2018 (Camp Sunday), 2nd graders will receive a special Spirit in the Pines gift and a blessing in worship to celebrate this mile marker.

Contact: Arlene Flancher

 

5th and 6th Grade Winter Camp at Spirit in the Pines

Age Range: 5th–6th grade

Days/Times: Feb 23-25, 2018

Description: Join Blake Wragge and Paul McKay—F.U.S.E. Leaders, Burke Hancer—Camp Director, for winter fun and faith at Spirit in the Pines! Snow tubing, show shoeing, hiking on frozen Pleasant Lake, campfires, smores, devos—we’ve got it all!

Register in mid-January.

Contact: Arlene Flancher at aflancher@standrewlu.org

 

 


 

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

January 21  |  February 18  |  March 18

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.


Summer 2018

  • June 25–28: VBS and Mystery Bus (Registration open in mid-February)
  • June 10–Aug 19 (except July 1): Summer Sunday School (Age 4–2nd grade)

Coming Up in Sunday School & ZONE56

  • Dec 17: Fusion Sunday, Happy Birthday, Jesus party, Ugly Sweater Sunday
  • Dec 24: No Sunday School. Christmas Eve worship. Wiggle and Worship at 3 pm in the Fellowship Hall
  • Dec 31: No Sunday School
  • Jan 7: Baptism Celebration in Sunday School/ZONE 56
  • Jan 21: Fusion Sunday, and 2nd Graders meet with Burke Hancer to learn about Spirit in the Pines camping
  • Jan 28: Camp Sunday – Everyone starts in the sanctuary!
  • Feb 18: Fusion Sunday – Lent Festival in Sunday School/ZONE 56
  • Feb 25: VBS Preview – Bring a Friend Sunday!

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