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.
Adult Confirmation / Discovery
Offered in the spring and fall
Discovery is a six-week adult confirmation and new-member course. It serves as the preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, for being received into the Episcopal Church, or for reaffirming your baptismal promises. This class is for: New members and anyone considering becoming a member of St. Andrew’s, anyone seeking more information about the Episcopal Church, anyone seeking a renewal course in the basics of faith and practice in the Episcopal tradition, or anyone exploring Confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation of baptismal vows.Email Cheryl
Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. at HJ's
Our summer study is Traveling Light by Max Lucado. For more information, contact Charlotte McGahan.Email Charlotte
Brown Baggin' & Books
Second Wednesdays at Noon in the Church Library
Bring your sack lunch and get ready for great conversation. This traditional-style book club discusses some of the most popular titles of the day. For more information, contact Jackie Gilpin.Email Jackie
Educated: A Memoir
By Tara Westover
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
Her quest for knowledge transforms her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Sundays at 9:15 in the Undercroft
Café 9:15 is a gentle, accepting place where we discuss the morning’s lessons over tea or coffee. It’s a good opportunity to reflect on the scripture, or the sermon, and just get to know the people of St. Andrew’s. Just visiting? You’ll be welcomed with love and hospitality.Email Cheryl
Sundays at 9 a.m. in the Auxiliary Room
Our current book is so compelling, this is the second time we're offering the reading/discussion. The Meaning of Jesus... Two Visions by Marcus Borg & N.T. Wright, two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views, present different versions of who Jesus was, what he taught, what he did, and provide a marvelous model for how the Historical Jesus debate should be conducted. Visitors are always welcome. Our convener is Dr. Vin Clark. For more information, contact Dorothy Curry.Email Dorothy
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.Email Joy
Fabric of Life
Wednesdays from 12:15-2:15 p.m. in the Auxiliary Room
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.Email Joy
Living With Spirit
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us as we discuss books and explore the story of God’s people. For more information, you can contact Ann Spicer.Email Ann
Thursdays from 6-6:30 p.m. at HJ's
Learn the practice of the ancient tradition of seeking silence and stillness - beyond word and thought. Contact Rita Kendagor for more information.Email Rita
Mondays from 9-10 a.m. at HJ's
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and is accompanied by deep breathing. Join us to help reduce stress and anxiety and increase your flexibility and balance. For more information, contact Dorothy Curry.Email Dorothy
Fourth Thursdays September through May at 10 a.m.
This women's group gathers at 10 a.m. for a meeting, followed by a program and luncheon, in the Jewell Room 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 Joanna Martin.Email Joanna