Christian Formation Ministry

St. Andrew's offers a wide range of Christian Formation classes and activities for all ages. Unless noted below, many of these offerings occur during the fall, winter and spring (approximately mid-September through the third week of the following May). St. Andrew's offers alternative programming for children of Sunday School age during the summer months (late May through early September).

For Children

Children’s Program


Fall Schedule Coming Soon


Sunday Children’s Formation             

Formation Time (SS=Sunday School, CC=Children’s Chapel).


Wednesday Night Potluck and Activity

Starting back on Wednesday, September 7, 

6:00 - 6:25 Craft/Game

6:20 - 6:45 Potluck Meal

6:45 - 7:30 Choir Rehearsal / Study / Adult Fellowship

Sunday School

From ages 3 - 16, children have Sunday School. They follow the cross out after the opening hymn and rejoin the service at the Peace just before Eucharist.   We use the Holy Moly curriculum.

Children's Chapel

One Sunday a month during the school year and every Sunday in the summer, children aged 3 - 7 have Children's Chapel where they have a story, children's liturgy, and singing.


St. Andrew's youth raised money for the Heifer project, have participated in service activities and gathered periodically prior to the Sunday Service.    

Joyful Noise - Children's Choir

St. Andrew's Joyful Noise sings in occassionally in church from September - April. Members are ages 4 - 11.  The choir practices Wednesday evenings after the family potluck in the Parish Hall at 6:00PM.

Family Potluck

Each Wednesday families of St. Andrew's gather for potluck from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  Members of the Joyful Noise Choir depart at 6:45 for their rehearsal and rejoin the rest at 7:15.

Adult Formation

Invite, Welcome, Connect Workshop

Saturday Feb 3rd 9am-1pm in the Rectors' Lounge

Developed by Mary Parmer and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Newcomer Ministry Project, this one-session workshop will provide an opportunity for our congregation to identify what we are currently doing to "invite, welcome, and connect" newcomers into our parish community as well as develop new, intentional practices. As the religious and spiritual landscapes of our communities change, congregations must become increasingly intentional about developing a culture of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. This workshop is open to the entire congregation. All individuals in parish leadership positions are especially encouraged to attend. No preparation or outside reading is necessary. Please let Tim know if you are planning to attend, so we may be sure to have enough materials (301-864-8880 or

Introduction to the Book of Common Prayer

Wednesday evenings: Feb 21, 28, & March 7, 14 6:45-8pm in the Rectors' Lounge

The Book of Common Prayer is the prayer book of the Episcopal Church. It shapes the way we pray, worship, and celebrate the important momentsin the lives of individuals and congregations. This four-session class explores the history of the Book of Common Prayer, its content, and how it is used in worship. We will also explore how the prayer book may be useful in shaping one's own personal prayer life. No preparations or outside reading required - just show up!

Crash Course in the Bible

Friday Apr 20 6-9.30pm in the Rectors' Lounge

The Bible is at the heart of our faith as Christians, yet it is a challenging book for Christians to comprehend since it is not so much one single book but rather a collection of books written in different times/places and for different purposes. This one-session class will be offered in a retreat format and will provide participants with a "crash course" overview of the Bible. Participants will gain an understanding of the overall themes and events that unite the books of the Bible. Dinner and childcare will be provided. No preparation or outside reading is necessary. Please let Tim know if you are able to attend, so we may be sure we have enough materials and food (301-864-8880 or

"Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy"

The Teachings of Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

Wednesday evenings: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6:45-8pm in the Rectors' Lounge

Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan monk and Roman Catholic priest, is a popular teacher and author in Christian spirituality and discipleship. Drawing on classic Franciscan teaching and contemporary Christian theology, he challenges Christians to think more deeply about our relationship with God and creation and to incorporate faith more fully into our daily lives and actions. The format of this five-session study will include video presentations of Fr. Rohr discussing such topics as: Christian discipleship; the nature of Christ and salvation; connections between faith and action; and a Christian understanding of the environment and natural world. Please let Tim know if you are planning to attend, so we may be sure to have enough materials (301-864-8880 or