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
Discovery is a six-week adult confirmation and new-member course offered in the spring and fall. 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. Topics covered: Anglican Identity, An Instructed Eucharist, the Sacraments, and more! We'll meet for dinner at 6 p.m. with the class starting at 6:30 and concluding at 8 p.m.Email Cheryl
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
On hiatus. For more information, contact Cheryl Cementina, adult formation coordinator.Email Cheryl
Brown Baggin' & Books
Second Wednesdays at Noon in the 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
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
By Margot Lee Shetterly
Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of four African American women, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, for nearly three decades as they participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes.
Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer
The inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo – breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Her courageous decision to speak out publicly sparked a national dialogue and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center which revolutionized treatment for alcoholism and inspired the modern concept of recovery. Lisa McCubbin brings to light Gerald and Betty Ford’s sweeping love story from Michigan to the White House, until their dying days, their relationship was that of a man and woman utterly devoted to one another-a relationship built on trust, and respect.
Sundays at 9:15 online
Café 9:15 is currently meeting online. This is a gentle, accepting place where we discuss the morning’s lessons. 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? Contact Cheryl Cementina for the online link and password to join.Email Cheryl
Saturdays at 10 a.m. online
Christian Journey is currently meeting online. 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 a.m. at HJ's
We discuss spiritual books, build friendships, and build community. For more information, you can contact Ann Spicer.Email Ann
Sundays from 9:30-10 a.m. in the Library
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.
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
S.M.A.R.T. (Strong Marriages All Require Trust)
Are you married and looking for a community to build deep spiritual relationships with your spouse, family, and others? Join the S.M.A.R.T. class for married couples! S.M.A.R.T. couples gather monthly in small groups for meals, book discussions, prayer, social events, and retreats. Married couples of all ages and expressions are encouraged to participate. Contact Jason and Megan Anderson if you’re interested.Email Jason and Megan
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, 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 Joanna Martin.Email Joanna