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The Christian Education Ministry

The Ministry is responsible for the establishment and supervision of a variety of programs suitable for all age levels for the purpose of nurturing and extending the knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith in all its aspects.  The ministry, headed by two members of session with specific responsibility in this regard, is made up of a number of individuals who are involved in its activities. 

Committees within Christian Education Ministry:

  • Alpha Program & Small Group Bible Studies
  • Library
  • Prayer Group
  • St. Andrew's Youth Fellowship (Grades 7 to 12)
  • Sunday School & Nursery
  • Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School


August 14 - 17 - 8:30AM to 12:30PM
August 18 - 8:30AM to 3:30PM (Cedar Park Water Park)

REGISTRATION FORMS are now available in the church office.
Please complete one form for each child and submit to Kathy Lepp.

FEE: $35 fee/child to offset the cost of the trip to Cedar Park.
(If this is an issue, please speak to Kristin Nelles, Rev. Linda, or Kathy Lepp.)

Every child is welcome!

Calling all volunteers!

Have you always wanted to contribute to Vacation Bible School, but don’t know how?
We need you!

There are many ways that we can use your help:
- Volunteers during the week (we are in great need of adult volunteers!)
- Food donations
- Help in the kitchen
- Monetary donations

If you are willing and able to help in any way, please speak to Kristin Nelles.

Student volunteers can earn 25 volunteer hours!

Watch for the return of the “Giving Tree” in St. Andrew’s Hall
every Sunday in June!

Once again, the tree will need to be decorated.
Please purchase a decoration in support of VBS.

Prayer Group

Several regular periods of time are set aside each week for those who wish to gather and communicate with God about issues which are close to their hearts whatever those concerns may be - international, national, local, or personal.  Anyone who wishes to become a part of one of those groups is asked to contact the church at 705-324-4842 and ask for details.

St. Andrews Youth Fellowship

SAYF . . . that's the St. Andrew's Youth Fellowship and it's for kids in grades 7 through 12. If that's you, we invite you to join our group which meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  We also meet one Friday evening per month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  The evening is spent doing a fun group activity sometimes at the church and sometimes away from the church.  To give you an idea of some of the neat things we do, one year we went go-carting and kite-flying.  There is always a really good snack and you can even bring a friend.  Call the church at 705-324-4842 for up-to-date information.


The completion of the accessibility project has permitted the establishment of a large and comprehensive library under the supervision of a dedicated librarian.  The library is open at any time the church is and members are free to sign out any book of interest to them.  New books and DVDs are added on a regular basis and the library has benefited from the generosity of members who are trying to down-size their home library facilities.


Alpha Program & Small Group Bible Studies

Alpha is an 11-week program given once a year, usually in the spring.  It is an opportunity to come and explore the Christian faith, asking such questions as “Who is Jesus?” and “Why did Jesus Have to Die?”  These are only two of the topics covered.  We have a time of fellowship over a meal, which is followed by a time of worship.  Afterward, the group breaks up into small groups where they discuss the topic for that evening.  It is a time to ask questions and to explore the meaning of life.  Close friendships are formed and people grow in their understanding of what faith is all about.  The program concludes with a Celebration Dinner.

In addition, we offer small group Bible studies twice a year - a ten-week program in the fall and an eight-week program that coincides with the Alpha program in the spring.  We try to offer the Bible studies that are designed to follow and enhance the understanding gained in the initial Alpha program and then, for those who have completed these, we try to offer courses that will interest people and draw them into a closer walk with God.


Wednesday evenings, February 1 to April 12

7:00 p.m. - Dinner, dessert and coffee/tea in St. Andrew’s Hall

7:15 p.m. - Worship time

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. - ALPHA

ALPHA Retreat - Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at St. Andrew's

**There will not be any additional small group studies offered this winter.

SIGN-UP begins Sunday, January 15 following worship.  Please invite your spouse, family member, friends, and neighbours.

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