“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Kids & Youth Sunday School Classes
8:45 AM – 9:30 PM
Nursery – Ages 0 to 5 years old.
Younger Elementary – Grades K-5
Youth Sunday School – Grades 6 – 12
Wednesday Night Activities – Faith, Food, and Fun
Wednesday nights are special at St. Andrew. Adults, children, and youth gather for a potluck supper in the fellowship hall at 6:00 PM. Starting at 6:30 PM, the kids participate in multiples activities including music, learning and fun. We would be delighted for your children to join us in an evening of “Faith, Food, and Fun.”
Leslie’s Little Lambs – Nursery
Small, but mighty, toddlers and preschoolers meet with Miss Leslie in the nursery for fun activities to learn about God’s love. Arts and crafts and activities support the weekly lesson, and they also enjoy watching Christian educational videos and play time.
Classes are led by Miss Leslie Matthews.
Little Fish (Grades K-3)
Jesus called fishermen—later disciples—to become fishers of men. Jesus wants all ages sharing His ‘Good News”. Exploring small portions of Bible stories and what God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost mean to everyone, Little Fish, grades K-3, follows the liturgical Christian calendar for the curriculum. Corresponding activity sheets are provided.
Classes are led by Ms. Jane Lowery.
Wednesday Warriors (Grades 4-5)
Fourth and fifth graders gather for Bible study from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Most classes include use of an electronic tablet for interactive Bible stories and activities. Children are encouraged to participate in questioning, reading the Bible aloud, and sharing ideas. Recreation is scheduled for 7:15-7:30 with a choice of indoor games, table Ping-Pong, outside basketball, and/or playground.
Classes are led by Teresa Culbert and Joan Jordan.
Jr-Sr. Class – Grades 6-12
The youth group consists of sixth through twelfth graders. They meet on Wednesday evenings after dinner during the school year. Activities include games, music, Bible study, and free play.
Classes are led by Ceil Hydrick and Phillip Gilbert.
Each year, the children of St. Andrew perform a Christmas play, which is usually a big production! It’s a very popular event for our church and community.
Practice time is included in the weekly Wednesday night classes, beginning in the fall. Every child has the opportunity to participate with costumes provided by the church. We have a talented group of ladies who design costumes and work hard to make the characters shine. Other volunteers help with staging and directing. Music is a major part of each play, spotlighting our talented little singers as well.
(The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning companion, attendant, or helper, who waits continually upon another: a follower.)
Children are encouraged to serve as acolytes in weekly worship services and as crucifers at Easter and Christmas worship service.
The lighting of the candles in the worship service is a symbol of Jesus coming into the presence of the worshiping community. Just as the Israelites were led through the desert by a pillar of fire, we are led by Christ, the light of the world.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. – John 8:12
Vacation Bible School
Featuring engaging music, loving teachers, and creative ways of learning about the Bible and God’s character, a special time in June or July is set aside for VBS here at St. Andrew. VBS is available for all St. Andrew children and others from the community, ages 5-12.
Each week, with the exception of Communion Sunday, the children have a special message during the worship service. We have several loving adults, along with our minister, who prepare and deliver these children’s messages. In addition, from time to time we are fortunate to have two puppets, Fred Crow and M.R. Huggs, that assist Rev. Goldman. They always liven up the message and the children respond very well to them. In addition, the adults truly LOVE the puppets, too.
Mr. J.K. Huggs all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day. What’s the secret is his box? What’s yours? Pastor Darryl Goldman tells children why we need to open up....
What’s in a name? Dr. Darryl Goldman discusses this with Mr. Fred Crow in the children’s message.
Mr. J.K. Huggs wants to be boss. In today’s children message, Pastor Darryl Goldman explains that God is the authority in our lives.
A wonderful service today for Epiphany Sunday. Listen to Amelia Adams and Dr. Jeff Gilbreath sing “The Prayer, ” with Linda Webster accompanying on piano. Thanks be to God!
Rev. Darryl Goldman and Mr. J.K. Huggs, in his Christmas p.j.’s, discuss “Home” with the children during the Christmas Eve Service. Merry Christmas!
What a wonderful gift to our church and to God’s service! Enjoy Dr. Jeff Gilbreath’s solo from the Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 2017. “Mary, Did You Know?”
Fred Crow needs light to hunt for worms. Is he prepared? Great illustration to go with Pastor Darryl’s sermon about keeping the oil and lamps prepared for lighting the path.
Rev. Darryl Goldman and a Scottish Earl rabbit, aka J.K. Huggs, talk about reform and change with the children as we celebrated the ‘500th Anniversary of the Reformation’. October 29, 2017
Dino jockey, Pastor Darryl, gallops into our Trunk or Treat...
Dr. Rev. Darryl Goldman reviews how he learned the 10 Commandments as a child. If you need a refresher course, here it is!
Rev. Darryl Goldman and Mr. J.K. Huggs teach the children not to be envious of what others are given. Mr. Huggs loves chocolate. To hear the September 24, 2017, sermon on "Justice," visit our web page. Sermons are on the bottom of the main page. http://www.standrewdecatur.org
"You can dance in your heart!" Mr. Huggs and Rev. Darryl Goldman with the children. July 9, 2017.
Fred Crow and Rev. Darryl Goldman discuss accepting people as they are with the children today, June 18, 2017
Need to break some bad habits? M.R. Huggs and Rev. Darryl Goldman with children today.
Fred Crow and Rev. Darryl Goldman draw a "selfie" as a fun demonstration to the children about judging. How we see things may be not be exactly as they are.... To also hear the sermon, "The Gate to Heaven," select this link: http://www.standrewdecatur.org/ESW/Files/May142017.mp3
What is Easter all about? Purple grass! Rev. Darryl Goldman and the old bunny, all dressed up in his Easter frock, discuss it with the kids today. To hear the inspiring Easter sermon, "I Have Seen the Lord," click on this link: http://www.standrewdecatur.org/ESW/Files/Apr162017_Easter.mp3
Why is M.R. Huggs wearing a blindfold? Rev. Darryl Goldman explains it to the children and follows with a great sermon, "Now I See". Can you guess which hymn followed the sermon? Go to our website to hear the sermon. http://www.standrewdecatur.org/ESW/Files/Mar262017.mp3
Fred Crow, Facebook and St. Patty
Fred Crow is squawking--he is jealous because M.R. Huggs is more popular on Facebook. Who will help a crow out by sharing and liking this video of Fred Crow? To hear Rev. Darryl Goldman's uplifting sermon on life's journey, "Friends in High Places", click on this link: http://www.standrewdecatur.org/sermonfiles.html
Rev. Darryl Goldman and M.R. Huggs on Transfiguration Sunday.... listen and learn a little about pretzels and Lent too...
Fred Crow and Dr. Darryl Goldman tell the kids all about Daniel in the lion's den.... Sunday's sermon, "The Lion Tamer", also available on our FB Page or on the St. Andrew webpage.
Dr. Darryl Goldman and M.R. Huggs discuss fishing in today's children's message. A great sermon follows about how God calls us to be "Fishers of People". To also hear that sermon, press the "Contact Us" button.
Fred Crow visits the children of St. Andrew
Fred Crow delivers a gift for the wise men to the children of St. Andrew.
The Scottish M. R. Huggs chat with St. Andrew's children about the Kirkin' O' the Tartans and the gift of God's love.
Fred Crow visits the kids at St. Andrew. To hear an uplifting sermon on home and hope, click on "Contact Us" Button