Family Ministries

For information on this summer's camps and trips, 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 see the 2017 Family Ministries Winter/Spring Brochure

Midweek Family Programs & Special Events

Wednesday Night Dinner

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for Wednesday Night Dinner! Click here for more information.

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 marih@sapres.org. 

Coffee and Connections

March 1 - March 22
Wednesday mornings, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
The Family Center at St. Andrew's

Coffee and Connections invites moms of all seasons to gather, learn and grow in community throughout the journey of motherhood. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and time to catch up with other moms, followed by a short discussion time. Our second series, “Child Development Topics: From Tantrums to Technology” is led by pediatrician, Kristin Pelinka, MD, and Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Tara McKenzie, OTP, SIPT. Complementary childcare is available. 
For more information, contact Kyle Team
 kkyleteam@gmail.com or women@sapres.org 

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 jillb@sapres.org or 949.574.2268.

Summer 2017

High School River Rafting Trip | June 25 - July 1

Refuge is going to shoot the rapids down the American River! This will be a once in a lifetime trip! For more information, contact Cody Jensen at codyj@sapres.org or 949.574.2279.

Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

Around the Campfire|July 5, 12, 19, 26 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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. We will wrap up with an all-generations serve night on July 26 with Orange County Rescue Mission. Cost: $30 (for all three weeks)
Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

Dads and Kids Beach Camping Trip |July 7 – 9

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. Contact Kristin Latourelle at 949.574.2264 or kristinl@sapres.org.
Cost: $130 per person
Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

Creekside at Forest Home (7th and 8th Grade) |August 6 – 11

Our Jr. High students are heading back to Forest Home this summer! 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. Contact Kristin Latourelle at 949.574.2264 or kristinl@sapres.org.
Cost: $520 (includes a camp t-shirt!)
Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

Creekside at Forest Home (6th Grade) |August 6 – 11

Our 6th grade Port students are heading to Forest Home this summer! 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. Contact Kristin Latourelle at 949.574.2264 or kristinl@sapres.org.
Cost: $520 (includes a camp t-shirt!)
Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

High School Houseboat Trip |August 7 – 12

Refuge is heading to Lake Shasta and Sonshine Houseboats! Join us for a fun week on the water where students will get the chance to form meaningful relationships with leaders, peers, and Jesus! For more information, contact Cody Jensen at codyj@sapres.org or 949.574.2279.
Cost: $520
Signups will begin online Wednesday, April 26

Wonderful Weekdays | July 3 – August 18

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.
**Please note: signups for Wonderful Weekdays are not available online. You must sign up in Pam Gargan's office. You can signup starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26. 

Click here for more information

Parent/Child Playdays | Mondays starting July 3rd for 7 weeks

Parents come with your child or children and have a fun time playing and meeting other parents.

Click here for more information

Summer Preschool

You can sign up for one session only. All children must be 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.

Click here for more information

 

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! Signups for families that will driving themselves are now open!

Click here for more information and to sign up!

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 it’s 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 mysapres.org 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 kristinl@sapres.org.

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