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:
- Nursey for newborns through Pre-K. Open from 8:00am to Noon most Sundays. Please check on the hours for holiday Sundays. Our nursery staff will take great care of your little ones so you don't have to worry during worship!
Children's Message during Worship Service. A children's message is offered every Sunday morning in the 10:30 service. Children are invited to the front of the sanctuary for an interactive and fun, age-appropriate message related to the day's scripture.
Sunday School (K-5th grade). After the children's message at the 10:30 service, children are invited to follow their teachers to Sunday School. Our K-2nd grade class uses the Children and Worship curriculum to learn the stories of the Bible. Our 3rd-5th grade class further explores the weekly scripture lesson through discussion, games, crafts, singing, and even the occasional trip to the kitchen for cooking!
Youth Group. Youth grades 6-12 are invited to meet in the Youth Room after the children's message at the 10:30 service. Through topical video clips and lively discussion, youth are challenged to dig deeper into the weekly scripture text and apply its lesson for our lives.
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.
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.