Crosswalk kids will learn about listening and responding to God.
CrossWalk, St. Andrew’s Sunday morning program for four year olds through fifth graders, is a series of workshop-based classes, which focus on one Bible story each month. The children get to explore the story in a different workshop each week. Workshops can include art, drama, science, storytelling, cooking, games, and video. God has created us as unique individuals, and we all learn differently. CrossWalk embraces our children’s different learning styles and helps them internalize these basic stories of the faith.
CrossWalk begins each Sunday at 9:45 with Gathering Time in Room 104 in the Education Building behind the main church building. Children then leave with teenage or adult shepherds and go to their workshops for the week. Parents must pick up their children from the classrooms.
Students will learn about what it means to respond to God's direction as they explore the lives of biblical figures in CrossWalk's 2018-2019 theme, "Listening to God's Word."
Crosswalk classes will resume September 9th.
November: The Anointing of David. Often God's instructions do not match our expectations. We'll watch a video and retell the story of Jesse's youngest, smallest son, chosen to lead God's people, talk about optical illusions in a games workshop, and explore how invisible ingredients can make ALL the difference, both in cooking, and in life.
December: Angels as Messengers. God speaks through angels in several of the Christmas stories. We'll explore three: Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, as we work our way through cooking, art, and games workshops.
Infant – Age 2. Our caregivers are delighted to be entrusted with St. Andrew’s youngest members in our clean, safe, and inviting Infant Nursery. Room 13
Age 3. Our young preschoolers hear bible stories, color, work on craft activities, and play with their friends, all under the loving care of our team of teachers in Room 12.
SOUP KITS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Do you need a delicious and practical gift for your babysitter, your hairdresser, the mail carrier, your child’s teacher, or anyone else you’d like to show a little kindness? Try one of CrossWalk’s soup kits, available in the Atrium toward the end of November. CrossWalk students will put together two kinds of soup kits: A 5-Bean soup, which is as pretty as it is delicious and requires only a can of tomatoes and water added to the mix to complete the meal. A tri-colored curly pasta soup, which takes only a can of tomatoes, water, and ten minutes from stovetop to table. A suggested contribution for each soup kit is $10. All proceeds will go to Mission: Possible projects in the summer of 2019.
~Beth Lyon-Suhring, Director of Christian Education
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Kirk Night: will resume Winter 2019
Kirk Night, named for the Scottish word for church, is St. Andrew's mid-week program for all ages. Kirk Night begins each week with supper at 5:45 p.m. The cost for the meal is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. Menus are listed in the Events section. Programs begin at 6:30.
Art class: Children in first through fifth grades work on art projects in Room 103 on the first floor of the education building from 6:30-7:30. This group is led by Angela Smyers.
Bells: Jubilee Bells is St. Andrew’s beginning hand bell choir. Minimum age is 2nd grade. Jubilee Bells meets in the choir room on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00. Celebration Bells is St. Andrew’s advanced hand bell choir for experienced ringers, 5th grade through adult. Celebration Bells meets in the choir room on Wednesdays from 7:00-7:45.
Children’s Choir: Music Makers, St. Andrew’s children’s choir for ages 4-6, meets to sing and share, and they regularly perform for morning worship. They practice in Room 14 behind the sanctuary on Wednesdays during Kirk Night from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Chimes: In Children’s Chimes, children ages 5-8 learn to read music, play an instrument, and share music in worship. The chimes choir meets in Room 14 on Wednesdays during Kirk Night from 7:00 - 7:30.
Childcare: Childcare is available for infants through 3 year olds. 4 and 5 year olds may attend the nursery if parents are in class or practice. Older children must either be in a class or with their parents during the 6:30-7:30 time period.