Adult Christian Formation

Answer God’s call to learn and grow in your faith. These opportunities open doors into what it means to build stronger relationships with God and the people who take the journey alongside you.

“We have a policy of not limiting the theological reflection of St. Andrew’s members. Groups don’t have to get their materials approved by a central authority; in fact, we actively encourage members to start discussion groups that come from different perspectives. That’s the Episcopal way.” 
– Fr. John Spicer, Rector

 

Daily Offerings

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Pray at 8

DAILY AT 8 A.M. & 8 P.M.

Live daily on Facebook – 15-minute devotions at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to set our hearts on Christ, and one another, rather than the anxiety around us. You can join in these prayers in your Facebook feed, or you can get there from our Watch Worship Live page on our website.

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The Good Book Club

Isaiah Judgment, Hope, and the Call to Faithfulness

From Oct. 31 through Feb. 21, 2023 – as we journey from the end of the season after Pentecost, Advent, Christmas, and Epiphanytide – the Good Book Club will explore this great paradigm for our faith as we experience God’s judgment, hope, and call to faithful living through the words of Isaiah.

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New Offerings

Discovery

Next classes will be in the Fall

Discovery is a 6-session course for anyone who is new to St. Andrew’s or the Episcopal Church, or who would just like to connect with others, while learning more about us. No matter what your experience with the Episcopal Church or what questions you have, this is the place to begin exploring and belonging. (It is also perfect for any adult wishing to be confirmed.)

 

Ongoing Groups

Brown Baggin' & Books

Second Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. Online

This traditional-style book club discusses some of the most popular titles of the day. We have decided to continue our book discussions via zoom meetings through the rest of this year on the second Wednesdays of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kathryn Holtze.

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Cafe 9:15

Sundays from 9:15 to 10 a.m.

This gentle, accepting group meets in person or on Zoom between the two Sunday services to share perspectives on the lectionary readings. Join us to connect with others in a meaningful way. Questions? Contact Alice Whitson.

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Christian Journey

Sundays from 9-10 a.m.

Christian Journey reads and discusses a variety of books on Scripture, Christian history, and faith. Diverse opinions are encouraged! Join us Sundays in the Auxiliary Room at 9 a.m. in person or on Zoom. Freely participate in open discussion convened by Dr. Vin Clark, vclark403@gmail.com. Meeting ID: 850 7586 9633; Passcode: 946794

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Cursillo Ministry

Cursillo is an opportunity to grow in faith and spirituality, an exploration of the teachings of Jesus and how we can serve him, an experience of living and sharing with others in a loving and caring Christian community and realizing that this can be extended into our own lives, and a continuing community that gives support and encouragement to help Christians carry out their Baptismal vows. Cursillo includes a three-day weekend beginning on a Thursday evening and concluding on a Sunday afternoon. The weekend includes fifteen talks, five meditations, and daily worship. This weekend is not a retreat, but an opportunity to meet clergy and laity seeking to strengthen their faith. It provides an environment to experience the gift of God’s love through shared prayer, individual meditation, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears, and unconditional love. Each person returning from a weekend is encouraged to join in the activities of a “Fourth Day” community. The purpose of this community is to give each other strength and support as we grow in faith and develop our gifts for ministry. If you would like to learn more about Cursillo, please contact Joy Bower.

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Fabric of Life

Wednesdays from 12:15-2:15 p.m.

Fabric of Life - St. Andrew’s quilting guild - is a ministry comprised of quilters, sewers, and crafters — male or female. The group gathers to construct quilts that will be given to people in need of comfort and hope. 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, designing, sewing, and tying the quilts. The "comfort quilts" made through this ministry are donated to those in need of a parish hug as well as those affected by natural disasters. For more information and how to get involved, contact Joy Bower.

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Living With Spirit

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

We discuss spiritual books, build friendships, and build community. For more information, you can contact Ann Spicer.

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Men's Lectionary Group

Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

We meet at HJ’s Youth and Community Center to discuss the upcoming Sunday's Lectionary readings. For more information, contact Ralph Munyan by phone call or text at 913-575-2323.

Sacred Spaces

Thursdays at 7 p.m. online

Learn the practice of the ancient tradition of seeking silence and stillness - beyond word and thought. For more information, please contact Rita Kendagor.

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Tai Chi

Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

This class is a stretch and balance exercise based on tai chi principles led by Jane Gilbreath. Vaccination is required and masks are worn. Attendance is limited due to COVID. For more information, contact Dorothy Curry by email below or 816-365-4583.

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Trinity Guild

Fourth Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

This women's group gathers at 9:30 a.m. for a meeting, followed by a program and luncheon, at HJ's on the fourth Thursday of the month during September, October, December, January, February, March, April, and May. The Trinity Guild is involved in supporting many projects and collects donations of cash and items throughout the year for several charitable programs, including Rose Brooks Center, Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC), United Thank Offering, Prison Ministry, and Freedom Fire Urban Ministries. For more information, contact Nancy Watson.

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Groups currently on hiatus

Parent Group

On hiatus

Parents are invited to participate in a lively, engaging conversation based on a book read by the group. We are currently studying "The Way of Love in Community, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life" from Presiding Bishop Curry's invitation to practice The Way of Love.