St. Andrew’s offers a wide range of age-appropriate ministries for children and families. Children may join our church school or junior choir at any time during the year, and are invited to participate in many other parish events. Contact Susan Jackson, Christian learning coordinator, or the Rev. Catherine Healy, assistant rector for youth and family, for more information.
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Babies are welcome in church. If babies or parents need a break, there are two rooms at the bottom of the stairs in the narthex with a play area, a changing table, and seats for parents.
Kids’ Place (ages 1-4)
For children ages one though four, we offer a program that includes music, simple worship, and playtime. It is staffed by parents on a cooperative basis. Professional childcare is available on Christmas and Easter.
Children in kindergarten through fifth grades attend grade-level classes most Sundays, beginning at 9:45am. Grades K through five are brought into church at the time of the Peace to join their families.
Holy Communion Preparation (grades 1-2)
The Episcopal Church welcomes all baptized Christians of any age to receive the Eucharist during worship. However, we do encourage all children (whether or not they are already taking communion) to participate in our Holy Communion Preparation Class. This class involves teaching for both children and parents and is held once a year.
Junior Choir (grades 1-8)
This choir meets most Sundays from 9 to 9:45am and performs occasionally at the 10am service and on other special occasions at St. Andrew’s and in the wider community.
Church School Meditation (parents)
Parents and church school teachers are invited to receive a weekly email that contains a spiritual reflection by clergy on the lesson being taught that week in church school.
Special Events (all ages)
The St. Andrew’s church school committee hosts a series of special events for children and families throughout the year, including an All Hallows’ Eve service and potluck in October, a “cookies and carols” service in December, and child-appropriate events during Holy Week.