Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal), Marblehead, Mass.

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We welcome children of all ages to our Sunday services, and we offer them a wide variety of opportunities to worship, to learn, to play, and to grow with us. In addition to Church School on Sunday mornings, young people participate fully in parish life through youth services and other ministries.

Beginning in September 2012, church school classes start at 9:10 a.m. so that both children and adults have the opportunity for spiritual formation between the two church services. We offer classes for children from pre-K through grade 8.

Godly Play, Preschool-Grade 1
The Godly Play curriculum relies on simple, beautiful storytelling "props," sparse language and movement, and "work" time to immerse the learners in sacred stories, liturgy, and parables. Through repetition, hands-on learning, and discussion of "wondering questions," children not only become familiar with the stories, but also nourish their own innate spirituality. Minimum age: 3.

Mustard Seed, Grades 2-4
Our curriculum for grades 2-4 is "Mustard Seed," which is rooted in Scripture, centering on the Bible, its people, and their story. It covers the principal texts of the Hebrew Testament and New Testament and emphasizes spiritual formation, worship, Christian discipleship, and service. It serves as a logical segue from the Godly Play curriculum as it encourages children (and adults) to question and wonder as they find God.

Faith Lens, Grades 5-8
Our new curriculum for grades 5-8 is "Faith Lens," which offers weekly Bible studies that engage students in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life. 

Our church school curricula build on four elements: Bible literacy, knowledge of our Episcopal traditions, service, and the development of a personal faith. From age 3 through middle school and beyond, they will learn the great stories of the Bible, from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament; learn what Christianity (and Episcopalianism) is and isn't; and also learn about other religious traditions.  


For more information
For further information about children's programs, or to volunteer to teach or support the programs, contact the Director of Christian Formation, Shauna Le Blanc, at churchschoolstandrews@verizon. net.

For information about St. Andrew's Cooperative Nursery School, call
781-631-5543 or visit their website.


135 Lafayette Street / Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
781-631-4951 / Fax: 781-639-7937 / officestandrews@verizon.net

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