Adult Christian Formation
Answer God’s call to learn and grow in your faith.
“We have a policy of not limiting the theological reflection of St. Andrew’s members. Adult Christian Formation 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
5:30-7:30 p.m. at HJ’s Youth and Community Center
Nourish your spirit, body, and mind weekly at a casual worship, dinner, and class. During worship, we’ll offer our prayers, hear Scripture, respond to it conversationally, sing, and share Communion around our tables. Read more about Trailside Thursdays.
Now: The Chosen (August 17-Ocotober 19)
Coming Soon: Episcopal Jeopardy (August 31), Discovery (September 14)
Pray at 8 Facebook Group
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.
NOTE: You do not need a Facebook account to view this group.
The Good Book Club
Read the Bible with us every day! This summer, we will journey through 1 and 2 Maccabees. Read more about The Good Book Club.
Cursillo helps you 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.
Begins Thursday, September 14, 6-7:30 p.m., HJ’s Youth and Community Center
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.
Discovery occurs in the spring and fall.
Brown Baggin' & Books
SECOND WEDNESDAYS FROM 12-1:30 P.M. ON ZOOM
This traditional-style book club discusses some of the most popular titles of the day.
Contact: Kathryn Holtze
SUNDAYS FROM 9:15 TO 10 A.M. IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY AND ON ZOOM
This gentle, accepting group meets in person and on Zoom between the two Sunday services to share perspectives on the lectionary readings. Join us to connect with others in a meaningful way.
Contact: Susan Paynter
SUNDAYS FROM 8:45 TO 10 A.M. IN THE AUXILIARY ROOM AND ON ZOOM
Christian Journey reads and discusses a variety of books on Scripture, Christian history, and faith. Diverse opinions are encouraged!
This month’s selection is Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. In this compassionate work, Rabbi Kushner offers a lifetime’s worth of spiritual food for thought, advice, and strength for trying times. It is grounded in the author’s readings of scripture, history and popular culture.
Discovering the New Testament
WEDNESDAYS AT 10 A.M. ON ZOOM
Discover the New Testament in this 15-week series using Kerygma’s Discovering the Bible text. You may join this group at any time.
Contact: Kathy West
Fabric of Life
WEDNESDAYS FROM 12:15-2:15 P.M.
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.
Living With Spirit
TUESDAYS AT 10 A.M.
This group discusses spiritual books, builds friendships, and builds community.
Men's Lectionary Group
THURSDAYS FROM 7:30-8:30 A.M. AT HJ’S YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER
Discuss the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary readings.
Contact: Ralph Munyan at 913-575-2323
TUESDAYS AT 6 P.M. AT HJ’S YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER, YOUTH ROOM
On summer break from June-September
Learn the practice of the ancient tradition of seeking silence and stillness – beyond word and thought in this centering prayer meditation group.
Contact: Mtr. Rita Kendagor
MONDAYS AT 9:30-10:30 A.M. AT HJ’S YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER
This stretch and balance exercise based on tai chi principles led by Jane Gilbreath who has practiced tai chi for over 20 years. Tai chi helps with balance coordination, flexibility, and concentration. This is a good class for those who have spinal stenosis, degenerative spine disease, scoliosis, and knees with no cartilage.
Contact: Dorothy Curry
FOURTH THURSDAYS AT 9:30 A.M.
This women’s group gathers for a meeting, followed by a program and then a luncheon, on the fourth Thursday of the month during September, October, December and January through 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.
Contact: Nancy Watson