Children & Youth Ministry
At St. Andrew, our children and youth aren't considered "the future of the church." They're a vital part of what makes us the church today! Our ministry wouldn't be the same without their presence, energy, and leadership. Children and youth are warmly encouraged to participate in worship, Sunday School, fellowship events, and service opportunities.
Regular Sunday morning schedule for Children & Youth:
Nursery care for newborns through Pre-K. Open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Our nursery staff will take great care of your little ones so you are able to fully participate in worship!
Sunday School for K-5th Grade. After the children's message during the 9:30 worship service, children are invited to attend an age-appropriate Sunday School lesson. We use a blend of both the Young Children and Worship curriculum to explore stories of the Bible and the Growing in Grace & Gratitude curriculum to teach children how to live their lives as an expression of God’s grace.
Youth Group. Youth grades 6-12 are invited to meet in the Youth Room at 9:30 am. Through the Re:form curriculum, youth are challenged to dig deeper into scripture and what it means to be followers of Christ.
Adult Education at St. Andrew is more than just an opportunity to learn something new. It is a chance to grow together as a community of faith as we dig deeper into scripture and discuss topics relevant to our lives as Christians. St. Andrew offers two classes for adults most Sundays at 9:30am from September through May. Our Faith Matters class focuses on current events and topics. The Video Series class watches short video lectures on various theological topics with time for discussion afterwards.
Mental Health Support
Approximately 1 in 5 adults experiences mental illness in a given year. Far more people function as support or caregivers to family and friends with mental illness. The Interfaith Network on Mental Illness offers spiritual support groups throughout Boulder County for people affected by mental illness and the family and friends who support them.
When Jesus said, "love your neighbor," we believe he meant it figuratively and literally. With Congreagation Har HaShem next door, the Islamic Center of Boulder a block away, and the renowned Naropa University just across town, part of loving our neighbors is building partnerships across faith lines. These partnerships provide occasions for education as we learn more about other faiths, for fellowship as we spend time eating together, and for service as we jointly care for our community.
Caring for creation is an integral part of our faith. St. Andrew was the first certified Earth Care congregation in Colorado, and we continue to prioritize God's creation as we take care of our building and grounds. We know how blessed we are to have a campus along South Boulder Creek with sweeping views of the Flatirons and Great Horned Owls nesting in the trees above the playground!
Fellowship & Congregational Care
At St. Andrew, we value reaching out to those in need in our community and caring for those within our midst. We do this best when we know each other well, so we gather regularly for lunch after church. We also provide a multitude of congregational care ministries, such as: rides to worship, home communion for those unable to attend worship, hospital visitation, and meals after a baby is born.