Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Answer God’s call to learn and grow in our faith. These learning opportunities for adults at St. Andrew’s open doors into what it means to live in relationship with God.

  • Bible Study

    Bible Study will meet every other Wednesday at 10:30 for a study of the Book of Ruth This study will use the same series and reading + discussion format we have used in previous studies. Anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of these readings is welcome. (For location and a book, contact Cheryl Cementina at (816)-523-1602).

  • Brown Baggin’ & Books

    Bring your sack lunch and get ready for great conversation.  Brown Baggin’ & Books meets at noon in the church library on the second Wednesday of the month.  Here are the upcoming books we will be discussing.  If you have questions or would like to recommend a title, please contact Jackie Gilpin 913-491-4554 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Café 9:15

    Café 9:15 is a weekly, between-the-services discussion group—a  place where parishioners  gather over coffee and pastries to discuss the morning’s lessons.  We try to look at the scripture in its historical context, search for its message for our day-to-day lives, and ask where it is leading us as we grow in faithfulness to the Gospel’s message.  We are a diverse group, with different perspectives—the more the merrier--so anyone is welcome, any time.  This is a good way to prepare yourself to hear the sermon at 10:15, or to reflect on what you heard at the 8:00 service.  It is also a great way to get to know some of the people of St. Andrew’s. 

    It is important to understand the context of today’s warning that those who follow God’s way of love and compassion will encounter hardship. The community from which this gospel was written still had strong ties to Judaism, and practicing Christian faith meant a divergence from the customs and traditions of parents, peers. Matthew says to his community, “know that there are consequences for stepping out from the cultural status quo…but there are also consequences for staying within it.” Those who break through the barriers of injustice do so at a cost, but Jesus reminds his followers, then and now, of the metaphor of the sparrows – that God knows each of them, even to the point of having counted the number of hairs on their heads.  Firm in that knowledge, they are to be courageous.
  • Fabric of Life

    Fabric of Life - St. Andrew’s quilting guild - is a ministry comprised of quilters, sewers, and crafters — male and female. The group gathers in the Auxiliary Room on Wednesdays, from noon to 2:30 p.m. to construct quilts that will be given to people in need. Participants need not have sewing skills to help, and are invited to bring their own cutting tools (rotary cutters, mats, and rulers), machines, and "gizmos and gotta-haves" to do the work of cutting, piecing, sewing, and tying the quilts. The "comfort quilts" made through this ministry are donated to those in need in our parish as well as those affected by natural disasters. Questions? Want to get involved? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • A Christian Journey

    A Christian Journey  is a book-study and discussion group which meets Sundays at noon in the library  We explore the work of contemporary theologians, and scholars as well as sharing personal beliefs and ideas. 

    Whom does Matthew’s Gospel compare Jesus to throughout? How is the Gospel of John different from the synoptics? Curious?  Come visit and listen in on CHRISTIAN JOURNEY’S discussion of Marcus Borg’s book.  Sundays, 9:00 to 10:00 in the Library. Conveners: Drs. Vin Clark and Sean Kim. Contact Dorothy Curry (816) 365-4583 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Living with Spirit

    Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. as we discuss and explore the story of God’s people.
  • Loaves & Fishes

    The gift of love and food to our parishioners is so appreciated in times of illness and loss. If you enjoy cooking and would be willing to make a dish to be taken to a St Andrew's parishioner or family, please call or email Ann Renne or Julie Johnson.

  • Sacred Spaces

    Sacred Spaces meets on Thursdays at 6:00 PM, to introduce and practice Centering prayer.  This is a method of prayer which encompasses silence and contemplation - prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us.  No previous experience necessary.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Trinity Guild

    The Trinity Guild, a women's group at St. Andrews Church, meets at 10 a.m. in the Undercroft on the fourth Thursday of the month during September, October, January, February and March for a brief business meeting followed by a lunch prepared by our members and a program. Our April meeting is a field trip, chosen each year. The December Christmas Luncheon and May Spring Luncheon locations will be determined yearly. We do not meet during the summer. Trinity Guild collects donations of cash and items throughout the year for several charitable programs.

  • Young Adult Bible Study

    Join us for Young Adult Bible Study which will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  This new formation opportunity provides young adults (20- and 30-somethings) with the opportunity to build lasting friendships and explore how the Bible is relevant to everyday life. Topics for young adult studies include marriage, parenting, work, relationships, and much more! Contact Fr. Marcus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.