Beginning with our Cradle Roll, all children baptized at St. Andrew, and their parents, receive a packet of helpful educational materials designed for the child's pre-Sunday School years.
School-aged children enjoy going to Sunday School. We have classes for 3-year-olds up through grade 8! All classes start on Sunday mornings at 9:30am with an intergenerational "GROW" opening together in the fellowship hall. After the opening, we break into age appropriate Bible classes (adult class meets in the fellowship hall, high school youth in the youth room, and Sunday school students in the various SS rooms). Sunday School students learn and experience the Bible lesson with their class, and then move to a larger group (Pre-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th) for a variety time to reinforce what they've learned with music, activities, or crafts.
Friday Fun Nights are just that- fun on a Friday night! We have fun nights for two different age groups: 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders. A typical fun night includes playing various group games, pizza, and a short Bible study or devotion.
We also have Vacation Bible School (VBS) for one week during the summer. Our VBS programing is in the evenings from 6-8pm, with a meal for the family beforehand from 5:15-6pm. Every night at VBS kids experience Bible stories, sing fun songs, play games, and are reminded that they are loved by God! This a great summer opportunity for kids to learn & grow!
Confirmation Preparation is three years of more in-depth study and activity, usually beginning in the sixth grade. These classes are held on Wednesday evenings during the school year. An orientation night for parents and students is typically held the second to last Wednesday in August.
Junior High Youth activities for students in grades 6-8 are held throughout the year. We also participate in "zone" youth events with the other LCMS congregations in the FM area (such as: Tubing the Ottertail in July, and the March lock-in/Y Night).