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Our Mission - To spread God's love to all.

Classes for age 3 to 103
Sundays from 9:30 AM to 10:40 AM - September - June

Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto me". In the Gospel of John, it is said that all of us are  children of God. And so we invite everyone to join us for worship and for Christian Education as well. 

We at St. Andrew's Church are indeed blessed with a good Sunday School, with people offering a variety of gifts: teaching, storytelling, music, and crafts (and sometimes even a snack!)

Some Sundays we venture away from a classroom design to gather together as an entire group to explore a particular theme or to celebrate a festival around various games and activities.

St. Andrew's has a "SafePlace" policy in effect which ensures there are at least two adults present in each class, for children under the age of 18. One or more of the adults in these classes have undergone a background check.

Adult Bible Classes are offered not only on Sundays, but throughout the week.


Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation
Meets every Sunday from 9:30AM to 10:40AM (during Sunday School). While your children attend Sunday School, there are usually two adult gatherings to choose from where you can grow in faith.  Check newsletter and Sunday worship bulletins for our latest offerings.



Thursday "Lunch Bunch" Bible Study
Bring a bagged lunch every Thursday  as we spend an hour looking at the assigned Bible text for the upcoming Sunday.


All are invited to be a part of our Sunday School as we discuss God's Word.




























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