For Children, Christian formation and education at Saint Andrew’s Church includes acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for living the Christian life. Our Christian formation and education includes:
1. Church doctrine as found in the Creeds and Catechism
2. Understanding the Rites of Baptism and Confirmation
3. Study of Holy Scripture
4. Familiarity with the Book of Common Prayer
5. Knowledge of Church History and Tradition
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION at 9:30 am on Sundays: Pre K and Kindergarten Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum will continue to serve this age group in the upstairs atrium room. Students learn to seek God on their own through a facilitated learning environment focused on prayer, private reflection, and worship. The learning and lessons that take place here also initiate the students into the elements of the Episcopal Church and prepare them to become members of the larger church community.
For more information, see online at www.cgsusa.org
Teachers: Ashley Colclasure, Margaret Stewart, Barbara Jones, and Stacy Coughlin
1st – 5th Grade Weaving God’s Promises. Our elementary aged students will be separating into two age groups, 2nd–3rd and 4th–5th grades. The curriculum is designed to establish a foundation of salvation and teach students how to apply the Bible to their lives. In this initial year, we will study the progression of salvation from the fall of mankind to redemption through Jesus Christ.
Find more program details at www.weavinggodspromises.org
1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade Teachers: Jenny Cordell and Rachel Stolzle
4th and 5th Grade Teachers: Rita Compton and Danny Sumrall
A worship service for children aged 4 – 7 years is available at both the 8:30 am and 10:30 am services on Sundays. Volunteers, trained to lead the service, escort the children to a nearby classroom for this child-friendly service. Children return in time to take communion with their families. This ministry needs adults willing to be leaders. The Jesus Storybook curriculum is provided. Please contact Rachel Stolzle for more information.
Vacation Bible School
Our Vacation Bible School is typically held the first week of June at the Church, from 9am to noon each day, for children aged 4 years through rising 5th graders. It is open to non-members. The primary purpose is to provide a warm and positive experience of the love of God and connect young children with the Word of God. We do this by teaching the stories of the Bible and our Christian traditions. The day begins with a time of prayer and song filled worship for the whole group. The clergy speak at this time on the day’s Biblical theme. Afterwards, grouped by age, the youth enjoy arts and crafts, play, and music which reinforce the Bible teaching. The week is concluded with a celebration and pizza on the Collierville Square to showcase what the children have learned.