St. Andrew's
Children's and Youth Ministries
Stewardship at St. Andrew’s 

For most families, 2020 has been a year of uncertainty. Since March, so much of our daily life has changed and continues to change. We’ve taught our kids how to be flexible and found new ways to spend time together. In some respect, a simpler way of life has returned. Suddenly, our schedules weren’t so busy and we weren’t racing from one activity to another. Family meals returned. Conversations and long walks became part of our regular routine. We were presented with the gift of time.

At St. Andrew’s, we’ve found new ways to be the church. Online Sunday school, virtual VBS and a drive through Back-to-School blessing are just some of the ways Children’s Ministry has strived to stay connected to you. Our families and children are an extension of our church family. We are grateful for you and look forward to the day we can all be together, in person, again.

In the coming weeks, St. Andrew’s will kick-off its stewardship campaign for 2021. Many of our parishioners will share their stories of how they’ve found hope in 2020. We encourage you to read those stories together, as a family, and share your own stories with one another. Talk about ways that your family can contribute to St. Andrew’s in 2021 and why it is important.  Involve your children in the discussion, sometimes they offer a new perspective and a great deal of hope. 

As we look ahead to 2021, we are reminded that the one thing that has not changed is that God’s great mercy has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:3) Thanks be to God!

-Ashley Pindell
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Youth Group Kick Off Recap
We have been extremely blessed with the interest our middle and high school students have been showing in our Ministry! Click here to read about the kick off month and see some great photos!
Meet the Haynes Family
When St. Andrew’s temporarily closed in March due to the pandemic, Children’s Ministry had to get creative to figure out a way to remain connected to families and continue to offer Children’s Chapel. Click here to read more. 
Creative Corner
Click here to check out Creative Corner for fun fall activities, ideas for a family movie night and ways you can bring a smile to children in our area hospitals.
Pet Blessing
October 4th, at 10:15 in HJ's parking lot and a drive thru at 3pm in the St. Andrew's parking lot.
Text PET to 816-312-5152 to send us your pet photos by Monday, September 28. We will post your pet's picture on social media and publish
them in the October 4th Messenger and Bulletin.

Announcements
Drive Thru Boo Bash
As with everything else in 2020, the Boo Bash will look a little different.  Families will be able to trick-or-treat from their cars.  That is right, St. Andrew's will be hosting drive through trick-or-treating in the parking lots of St. Andrew’s and HJ’s.

When: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 5:00-6:30
Where: St. Andrew's and HJ's Parking Lots

Mark your calendars and join us for a socially distanced Halloween event.
Calling all Parents!
Join us for a
Parent Happy Hour
Friday, October 16
5:30pm
HJ's Firepit
Bring your own beverages and appetizers.

Children's Ministry
Youth Ministry
Mark your Calendars
Boy Scout
Pumpkin Patch
Opens Friday Oct 2nd
Hours: Fridays, 5-8
Saturdays 9-6
Sundays 9-6

Youth Ministry
Tree Lot
Opens: Friday Nov 27th