Children and Youth
PHILOSOPHY: “When children are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that this worship thing we do isn’t about bible study or personal, quiet contemplation but coming together to worship as a community where all are welcome, where we share in the Word and Sacrament together.” – from Dear Parents with Young Children in Church
SUMMER CHILDREN’S CHAPEL: This is church by and for children. A sacred space is created in the Children’s Chapel wherein children can learn about Biblical stories, grow in God’s love, and make new friends. We begin at 10AM with the lighting of a candle on a kid’s altar followed by singing, stories, prayers, activities, and most importantly: joy. We end in prayers from the children and their extinguishing of the candle light. The children then join everyone in the main sanctuary for the Eucharist following the Peace.
SUMMER YOUTH GROUP: During the school year, we meet on Sunday evenings for youth gatherings. During the summer, we have some fun summer plans. Following a morning of volunteering as staff at Vacation Bible Camp, we’re off for daily fun activities including kayaking, an Escape fun, a round of flat stick, swimming, and more. Our end of summer gathering will be to raft the Titon River in Yakima. Come and make new and old friends!
WHILE IN THE PEWS: A children’s corner can be found in the Narthex as you enter the church. There, children will find worship bags with coloring crayons and small hand held activities that encourage creativity. They can also choose from a selection of books as well as pick-up their own children’s specific bulletin for the day.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP: July 8th-12th from 9AM to Noon. A week of fun, community, and growth at St. Andrew’s! Join the fun as kids learn through crafts, games, and lessons. Theme: Faith on the Farm. For children four years to starting fifth grade. Middle school and high schoolers invited to be part of the support team as teachers, game players, kitchen aids, and more then joining for a post-camp fun afternoon to swim, play a round of mini-golf, solve an Escape Room, play pinball, and kayak. Register here!
For more information, please email Rebecca: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 206-523-7476, ext 303
Below is our Children & Youth Calendar for the year. If you’d like to get a paper “fridge calendar” in the mail please fill out our “keep in touch form” here.