Christian Education is an invaluable part of our children’s faith experience. Not only do our children get a sense of belonging, but they learn who and whose they are as God’s love is experienced through caring adults who want to share their faith with others. We encourage parents to set priorities for assuring this education of their children just as they would for math or reading. We seek to integrate Christian teaching with fun and fellowship whether children are present on a Sunday, at a camp or participating in some other activity.
Children in WorShip at Pope Avenue at 9 & 11:15am
All children are welcome to worship with us at St. Andrew By-The-Sea. Parents are encouraged to help their children understand what takes place during worship. Holy communion is a marvelous way for all of us to experience the grace of God, including children.
Worship folders are provided at Pope Avenue for all children to use during worship to help them better understand the service, and to keep our wiggly worshipers engaged in quiet activities. Our Children’s Sermon Time is a special part of our worship experience every Sunday.
Lighthouse Kids: Kids ages 4 – grade 5 will be dismissed from the Children’s Sermon Time during BOTH WorShip Services and go to the Lighthouse Loop to jump into the DEEP BLUE with faith stories, crafts, games and more. It will be a whale of a great time! For even MORE fun, invite your friends to come with you!
Nursery care is provided during the Sunday school hour for infants thru age 3 years.
Through our curriculum, children learn not only biblical concepts, but also how to live out their faith daily.
For most classes and events, we provide quick touch screen computer check-in that will print out a name tag for your child and note any allergies.
DiscipleShip on Sundays at 10:15 (Sunday School)
At DiscipleShip, kids will love the faith-voyage they embark on each week with games, stories, crafts and more. Classes are divided by nursery care through age 2, preschool (ages 3-4) and elementary (K-5). Children also become part of the FriendShip choir as we learn fun faith songs pertaining to the Bible story each week.
FriendShip Choir – for age 3 to grade 5. Children will have the opportunity to learn fun faith songs during the DiscipleShip hour on Sunday mornings (10:15am).
Various sports programs are provided throughout the year and are offered to families of our church and community looking for a nurturing environment for their children to learn the fundamentals of sports and fitness. Upward basketball & cheerleading are offered in the winter. Sign up in October!
Nursery & Children’s Time
Children and their families are invited to come at 9:30am for a 30-minute interactive Family Service at our Bluffton Campus at 39 Persimmon St., Suite 203/204.
Or come to the 1-hour contemporary service. Kids have a children’s time with Miss Monica, then head to their own space for learning and fun while parents are engaged with the praise band and message.
First Friday Fun Nights
The Children’s Ministry at our Bluffton Campus has many events and opportunities for growing and fun. One is a First Friday Fun Night where kids come have a meal, fun, crafts and mission projects while parents get to take a break!