About Children’s Ministry Mt. Pleasant
At St. Andrew’s Mt. Pleasant our Children’s Ministry focuses on building relationships with families in order to connect both parents and children to the presence and power of Jesus Christ. Through age-appropriate worship, teachings, games, and special events we want to help children discover and strengthen their faith. We serve children 6weeks old through 5th grade and their parents.
Children’s Ministry in Mt. Pleasant takes place on the main campus, Please enter through the East Entrance and go down the stairs to the right to find Children’s Ministry.
Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
effective June 1, 2021
Hours of Operation
Children’s Ministry closes 10 minutes after the service ends.
- 9 am – Doors open at 8:50 am
- 10:45 am – Doors open at 10:35 am
- 6:00 pm – Doors open at 5:50 pm
- 6:30 pm – Doors open at 6:20 pm
Drop Off and Pick Up
All children attending Children’s Ministry programs will be checked in at the beginning of the service and stay in Children’s Ministry until picked up by their parents.
Space is limited and admittance is on a first come-first served basis. Once we reach the limit, we cannot accept any more children in that age group. If we find we reach our maximum capacity over a number of weeks, we may be able to add staff and classrooms to accommodate the demand in the future.
- If possible, only one parent should drop off and pick up their children.
- Teachers will walk children to their classroom.
- Nursery parents may walk their child to their classroom.
Masks are no longer required by children in our programs but Children’s Ministry will support parents who decide that their children should remain masked.
Update to Mask Policy Effective July 1, 2021
Volunteers and staff who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear mask while in Children’s Ministry.
In the Classrooms
Students will be separated by age into small groups. These small groups will have limits based on age.
Age Group Limits
- Infants (6 wks.-17 mos.) – 6
- Toddlers (18- 23 mos.) – 10
- Twos (24-35 mos.) – 12
- Preschool (3-5 yr. olds) – 15
- Elementary (6-11 yr. olds) – 15
During large group lessons and games, each small group will be kept 6 feet apart from other small groups. Staff and volunteers will be assigned to just one age/grade group and as much as possible, will be kept with the same age/grade group each week.
COVID-19 in Children’s Ministry
Should a child, staff member, or volunteer in Children’s Ministry be diagnosed with COVID-19, the Director of Children’s Ministry will notify the parents of the children who were present in the same classroom during the previous 14 days. The name of the person who tests positive will not be released and there will be no discussion about the circumstances. The church treats medical issues as pastoral issues and pastoral issues are not discussed outside of the Church staff.