Family Ministries

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Summer Registration 2017

Summer Preschool

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We will be offering 2 sessions of preschool this summer!
Session 1 – TH/F July 13 – July 28
Session 2 – TH/F August 3 – August 18
All classes 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
You can only sign up for one session. All children must be 3 years old by June 1, 2017, currently potty-trained, and registered for the 2017 Fall school year. We will provide a learning environment that enhances a child’s creativity through play-based curriculum. Our classes with be small so there will be more opportunities for individual attention. Only 12 children per class and two classes.
Each session is $240 per child with no registration fee.

Parent/Child Summer Playday

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This program is offered for children ages 1-5 years old. You and your child will enjoy art activities, water play, and plain old messy fun! This is a great opportunity to connect with others in your community. Bring your children in play clothes, swimsuit, and sunscreen. Don't forget a yummy snack, too!

Around the Campfire

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Parents will register their kids (infants – 6th grade) for the three nights (July 5, 12, and 19). This will include dinner, bandanas, camp crafts, group games, worship, skits, s’mores, and of course, Bible lessons. Preschool children will have their own age appropriate experience.  Cost: $30 (for all three weeks).

Dads and Kids Beach Camping Trip

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A great weekend for dads and kids (ages 3-14) to join with other dads and kids for fun and fellowship together on the beach at YMCA ‘Camp Surf’ in San Diego July 7 - 9. Cost: $130 per person

Jr. High (7th and 8th grades) Summer Camp at Forest Home

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Our Jr. High students are heading back to Forest Home August 6 - 11! Through intentionally planned activities, students get the opportunity to learn more what it means to follow Jesus and are able to grow relationships with their friends. 
Cost: $520 (includes a camp t-shirt!)

6th Grade Summer Camp at Forest Home

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Our 6th grade Port students are heading to Forest Home August 6 - 11! Through the beauty of creation and with a staff who has a heart for students, your child will have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and with each other. 
Cost: $520 (includes a camp t-shirt!)

High School Houseboats Summer Camp

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Refuge is heading to Lake Shasta and Sonshine Houseboats August 7 - 12! Join us for a fun week on the water where students will get the chance to form meaningful relationships with leaders, peers, and Jesus! Cost: $520

High School River Rafting Trip

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Refuge is going to shoot the rapids down the American River and camping in Tahoe June 25 - July 1! This will be a once in a lifetime trip! Cost is $455. For more information, contact Cody Jensen at or 949.574.2279. 

Wonderful Weekdays

 **Note: Wonderful Weekdays signups are not available online. Sign ups begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in Pam Gargan's office.

Our Christian summer camp provides an environment where children can have fun while meeting new friends and learning about God’s love for them. Parents can pick just one week or more! We have 3, 4, and 5-day options.

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All-Church Serve Night

We will wrap up our summer programming with a special all-generations serve night on Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.! We will be partnering with Orange County Rescue Mission's "Christmas in July" event, where we will spend the month of July collecting goods for the Mission and then have an all-church packing party on the 26th. Look for more information on this event this summer!

Midweek Family Programs & Special Events

Kids Night Out

Friday, May 12
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$10 per child

Join us for another Kids Night Out! Your kids get a fun night of dinner, crafts, and games here at church and you get a night off! While your kids are having a fun evening here feel free to have a date night or time with friends! This is a great event to invite friends and neighbors to.

Click here to signup! (Signups are open until Wednesday, May 10)

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday mornings | May 3, 10, 17, and 24
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Family Center

Minimizing the Chaos:  Organizing Magic, Personal Stories, and Celebration!
Moms, you are invited to join us for the first four Wednesday mornings in May as we learn to simplify our lives, share our stories, and celebrate this season of life!
May 3: Organizing Magic Part I - Clothes (based on bestselling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)  
May 10: Organizing Magic Part II - Sentimental items
May 17: Connecting through Personal Stories - hear the incredible story of Corina Morariu, and discuss how to tell yours too
May 24: Celebration breakfast with simple recipes and an introduction to our Summer Book Club

Complimentary childcare is available with advance reservation, as space allows. Please call the childcare reservation line 949.574.2239. Questions? Contact

Wednesday Night Dinner

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for Wednesday Night Dinner!
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LABS | Life and Bible Study
Experience a new way to learn the Bible and engage the Christian life on Wednesday evenings, beginning January! Chose between a variety of 6-week LABS that focus on different topics. LABS is open to all adults and will ehlp you grow in your faith through teaching, conversation, and open Q&A. LABS will begin on January 11 after Wednesday Night Dinner. Click here for more information on the topics and speakers.

Life Groups
Raising kids is an adventure. Consider joining a Life Group with other parents to share in the challenging and joyful moments of parenting with laughter, honesty, and encouragement. For more info, contact Mari at

Coffee and Connections
April 5 - 26 (no meeting on April 12)
Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Join us for Coffee and Connections in the new Family Center! This month we will be talking about Healthy Living- Essential Oils, healthy snacks and easy meals. Childcare available if space allows. Call the Childcare Reservations line at 949.574.2239 to reserve childcare. For questions, contact KC Kroeger at or 949.574.2257.

Third Grade Bible

Our popular Third Grade Milestone class kicks off the weekend of April 22/23 and runs until June 3/4. Third Grade Bibles will take place during the 5:30 p.m. Saturday night and the 9:30 and 11:11 a.m. Sunday morning services each weekend. Your child will take a journey through the Bible like no other! Once the class is done, we will have a special Bible presentation and celebration during the services the weekend of June 10/11. For more information, contact Jill Brinkerhoff at or 949.574.2268.

Extending the Family: Tecate, Mexico

May 26 - 29, 2017

We hope you will join us down in Tecate for unique house building and community outreach experience! Signup's for families that will be driving themselves are now open!

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Weekend Family Worship         

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Childcare and children's programs are offered for birth - 5th grade. Kindergarten - 5th grade check in at the Children's Welcome Table in the Plaza. Nursery and Preschool check in at classrooms in the children's area.  Students, Junior High and above, are encouraged to join their families in worship.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.
Nursery and childcare provided for Infant - Kindergarten. All other children and students attend worship with their families.                                    

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Childcare and children's programs are offered for birth - 5th grade. Kindergarten - 5th grade check in at the Children's Welcome Table in the Plaza. Nursery and Preschool check in at classrooms in the children's area.  Students, Junior High and above, are encouraged to join their families in worship. 

Sunday, 11:11 a.m.
Childcare and children's worship programs are offered for birth - 5th grade. Kindergarten - 5th grade check in at the Children's Welcome Table in the Plaza. Nursery and Preschool check-in at the Preschool table by the playground. Junior High, 6th - 8th grade, worship together with the rest of the congregation for the beginning of service and are then dismissed to the House (Student Center) for Junior High worship. Students in High School and College are encouraged to either join their families in worship or join the Family Ministry team on the right side of the Sanctuary.

Age Specific Ministries & Transportation Waiver

For  more information, visit the page corresponding to your child's age group:

The Nest: Birth - Toddler
The Den:  Preschool - Pre-K
Shelter: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
The Port: 3rd - 5th Grade
Asylum: 6th - 8th Grade (Junior High)
Refuge: 9th - 12th Grade (High School)
Haven: College

Click Here to download the St. Andrew's Transportation Waiver.

Extending the Family: Kenya

St. Andrew’s has been given the honor of developing a deep friendship and strong partnership with Side-by-Side Ministry.  One of the ways we are able to help our friends is by providing for the needs of their Primary and Secondary Schools.  Even though the school is still in its infant stages, it has become one of the highest performing in the area.
We’ve created a catalog that will find a variety of ways (from buying a bag of rice, to a cow, to a monthly family partnership) to tangibly support the life change in students that is taking place because of Side-by-Side Ministries primary and secondary schools in Agongo, Kenya.

CLICK HERE to donate to the Agongo Partnership/Sponsorship!

CLICK HERE to view the Family Partnership Opportunities Brochure

We hope that you will join us as we learn to experience our church as more than a place, a community - and more than a building, an adoptive family. We also hope that you will stay in touch with us by logging onto mySAPres, our secure web-based community, at so that you don’t miss out on any information! If you have any questions, if you want to be on the parent e-mail list, or if there is a specific way we can serve your family, please contact our Family Ministry Hotline at 949.574.2264 or email


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