Children's & Family Ministries

Children are vital and nurtured members of our church family. Our staff and volunteers are committed to supporting and encouraging families on their faith journeys. Learning about God and loving God is a life-long experience, and we are committed to helping families along that path. Children are welcome and encouraged to be in worship at St. Andrew and to participate in our programs. We strive to build a faith community in which children, youth, and families know each other by name, minister to each other, and are partners in serving Christ. 


Children and their families do not need to be members of St. Andrew to participate in programs. We have opportunities for all ages listed below. If you are interested in participating in any of our programs (except Vacation Bible School which uses different forms), click here to download the registration form

If you want to volunteer, click here to download our

Children Protection Policy Volunteer Application.

  • Parents Night Out on April 28

    Kindergartner through 6th Graders are invited to participate in Parents Night Out where we will be entertained by the University of Iowa's own Funny Nuggets. Click here to learn more and sign up!

  • Sunday: Worship & Sunday School

    Worship services at St. Andrew are at 8:30 and 11:00 am. Families are encouraged to be part of our worship team by serving as greeters, ushers, readers, or musicians during a Sunday Service.  We also hold Sunday School for all ages between September and May each year. For more information about worship and Sunday School, click here. The last day of Sunday School for the 2016-2017 school year will be April 9.

  • Music

    Information about our music programs for all ages can be found by clicking here.

  • *spark* on Tuesdays for families

    *spark* is our Tuesday ministry for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Our time together is filled with opportunities to learn about God, grow in our faith, serve others, sing with our friends, and play together.  For more information about *spark" click here. The last day of *spark* for the 2016-2017 year will be April 11.


  • Vacation Bible School 2017

    Where? Here!
    Vacation Bible School, June 12-16, 9:00-11:30 am

    Have you ever been in a new place, like a new school, a new town, or a new situation? You're not alone! Join us as we learn about people who found themselves in surprising places, and how God was with them on their journey. Some people landed in really weird places like the belly of a fish, a lions' den, or a fiery furnace. Other people were doing normal things like moving to a new place with their family, or just doing their chores. Wherever they were, God was in that place with them! Join us for a week of learning, singing, playing, and growing in our faith. Registration forms for children and leaders are now available by clicking the links or by picking them up at the North Campus.

  • KidCheck

    Our Children's Ministry and Family Ministry Team recently decided to introduce a new way to ensure the safety of children at  St. Andrew. We believe that there is nothing more important than the safety and security of your children. That's why we've chosen KidCheck to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe. 


    To quickly set up your KidCheck account, either click here or open your web browser and go to go.kidcheck.com. Once you get there, simply select "Create Your KidCheck Account" and follow the easy on-screen prompts".


    Once you've created your account, you will simply use your 10 digit phone number to check in! It's that easy!


    *Alternatively, you can download the KidCheck Mobile Check-In app from the App Store or Google Play Store to create, manage, and update your account right from your phone.