Children & Family Ministry
Children form an integral part of our community at St. Andrew’s United Church. Welcomed and known by name, kids enjoy the opening of worship with their parents in the sanctuary and engage with story during Children’s Time. After that, everyone sings a lively song together before the kids move to Children’s Church.
Elizabeth Eakin leads Children’s Church with some additional volunteers and accompanying parents.
Children participate in their own worship service and engage with scripture through storytelling, activity and creative response. There’s always time for questions, thoughts and singing!
Nursery space is available for those parents wishing to bring their infants to Children’s Church. However, children of all ages are always welcome in the sanctuary for the entire service.
When baptisms or communions take place, children and their leaders are invited back into the sanctuary to share in these sacraments.
St. Andrew’s also holds All Ages services. We invite children, teens, and adults to participate in planning and offering the Sunday worship experience, engaging all in new ways of being with God.
If you’d like to know more about curriculum and events for children at St. Andrew’s United Church, please feel free to email Rev. Judith Hardcastle.
St. Andrew’s recognizes the value in providing children with memorable summer camp experiences and time spent in nature. Although unable to participate for the 2017 summer season, we partner, whenever possible, with dedicated organizations to help provide those opportunities. We encourage you to learn more about Camp Spirit and Gambier Island’s sanctuary, Fircom – they both offer extraordinary programs on a regular basis.