Crosswalk kids will learn about building a kingdom.
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. There will be no church school on New Year’s Eve
Students will learn about how we can build a world that God wants, both with stones and mortar and with faithful people in CrossWalk’s 2017-2018 theme, “Building God’s Kingdom.”
We have only one story of Jesus’ life between his early childhood and the beginning of his teaching ministry at age 30. Much can be learned about the adolescent Jesus and the trajectory of his life from this story, found in Luke 2:41-52. The 12-year-old Jesus is in Jerusalem with his large extended family for the Passover feast. When the caravan leaves for home at the end of the celebration, Jesus is nowhere to be found. No doubt terrified, his parents turn around and walk back to the city to search for their son. After three days, they find him in the Temple, deep in conversation with the most learned religious leaders of the day, who are astounded with the depth of his knowledge.
“Son, why have you done this to us?” Mary asks him. “Your father and I have been very worried.” Jesus answers her in words that point to his understanding of who he is and what his life’s work will be: “Why did you have to look for me? Didn’t you know that I would be in my Father’s house?”
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.
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Kirk Night will resume January 24 - March 28, 2018.
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.
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 6:20-6:45 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 6:45-7:10.