Welcome to St. Andrew’s Sunday school. Our classes meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM (during the service) throughout the academic school year, from September to June. We currently have 40 children ranging in age from 3 years old through 7th grade enrolled in our Sunday school program.
Children enrolled in St. Andrew’s Sunday school learn about God’s promises from lessons in the Witness curriculum, which is based on Old and New Testament stories. Children experience their lessons in arts and crafts, interactive lessons with music and many hands-on activities.
Our teachers teach children to read and understand the Bible, follow the church service, prepare for 1st Communion, and appreciate the myriad other gifts that are brought to them through Christ’s teachings.
Some other activities that our Sunday school children are involved with include:
- Family Sunday
- Sunday School Christmas Pageant
- Bring a Friend to Church Sunday
- Harvest Sunday
- Children’s choir
- And many, many more…
Children’s Ministry Update for December
St. Andrew’s Sunday School continues to grow as we welcomed two new children and a few others who we haven’t seen in awhile! We continue to collect food for the needy on Harvest Sunday (the first Sunday of each month) and the children enjoy hearing Pastor Dave’s message on those days.
On Oct. 29th, the 1st graders received their Catechisms and the 3rd graders received their Bibles at the 10 AM service. This was a special event as the children will use these books to continue to build their faith and learn of God’s love and promise of forgiveness and everlasting life.
We will be celebrating Advent beginning on Dec. 3rd as we prepare for Jesus’ birth so please be sure to bring your children to Sunday School to learn about this special time of the church calendar.
The Annual Christmas pageant, will take place during the 10 AM service on Dec. 17th! We will be presenting “The Power of the KING” and we began learning the songs this past Sunday. Over the next month, we’ll be practicing during part of the Sunday School hour and on Dec. 10th after Sunday School. Depending upon how the practices go, we might need an extra rehearsal but you will be notified as soon as we know. The script is humorous while still teaching the children what Christmas is really about! Debra Gagliano has generously offered to help direct the pageant this year and we are very grateful to her! We always need the help so if you have time to volunteer, please let me know as we welcome everyone.
The following are some important dates to keep in mind for late Nov. and Dec.:
Nov. 26th – Pageant rehearsal during Sunday School
Dec. 3rd – Harvest Sunday and pageant rehearsal during Sunday School
Dec. 10th – Pageant rehearsal during and after Sunday School
Dec. 17th – Annual Christmas pageant during 10 AM service
Dec. 24th – No Sunday School (attend church as a family)
Dec. 31st – No Sunday School (attend church as a family)
Jan. 7th – Sunday School resumes and Harvest Sunday
I will continue to send reminders of events via e-mail so please be sure to return your child’s “Contact Information Sheet” to the office or your child’s teacher at your earliest convenience so we are able to reach you. If you need a new sheet, please let me know.
If your child’s box of offering envelopes is depleted, please contact me and I will provide you with a new box. These are not dated so they can be used in successive years until finished.
We are always looking for more people to join our Sunday School staff so please consider volunteering as a teacher, helper, etc. We’d love to have you!
Looking forward to seeing you all each Sunday! And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!