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: 
    January 10, 2018
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J. D. Vance, Harper Collins Publishers 2016
    From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town in Kentucky’s Appalachia. 
    “Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis-that of poor, white Americans. . . .  J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck.”
    “A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels.  And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.”
    If you have questions or would like to recommend a title, please contact Jackie Gilpin at 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. 




    In today’s reading, Mark recounts the preaching of John the Baptist, and the baptism of our Lord. For Mark, John’s only message is to point toward the One to come. In a ritual of water and word, the title “Son of God” (given to Jesus in verse 1 and then confirmed by the voice from heave) is used in the Old Testament for angelic beings, for the nation of Israel, and the king. Here it carries also a later usage, as anticipation the Messiah. What do the signs (voice, opening heavens, dove-like descent) reveal about Jesus? Why would Mark begin his gospel with the baptism of Jesus, not the birth? Does this say something to us about how Mark would have understood our lives?

  • 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

    We’ll now be discussing Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus Borg. Most readable, yet written at high intellectual and theological level. Borg was a theologian, Biblical scholar, and Episcopal Christian whose previous books have helped readers develop a faith responsive to Biblical scholarship, philosophical challenges, and the demands of our time. 
    Everyone is welcome for discussion with convener Dr. Vin Clark in the Library. For more information, contact Dorothy Curry, 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!