Adult Ministry and Education
The life of faith is a life of continuous learning and fellowship. At St. Andrew’s, we like to find ways that everyone can be fulfilled in their search for connection and growth. Hover your mouse over the images below to see some of our offerings. Do you see something that interests you, or do you have a new idea? Contact the Parish Office to learn more or share your inspiration!
Our regular Christian Formation programs vary from studies of books like My Grandmother’s Hands to presentations on low-income housing needs in the community. Classes occur after church at various times throughout the year; sometimes for one Sunday and sometimes for a series. We’d love to have you come join the conversation!
Prayer Shawls and Scarves
Knitters with a lifetime of experience or no experience at all can join together to make prayer shawls, which are prayed over and then gifted to those in the church and the community who are in need of special comfort and support. We also do an annual drive of Scarves for Warmth to help the unhoused and less fortunate stay bundled up in the winter. For more information, contact Lynda Sanecki.
Hearing the Gospel
Hearing the Gospel meets every week for about an hour to read the appointed Gospel for the coming Sunday, using a lectio divina practice. We discuss how the reading was interpreted in Jesus’ time and what it means to us today. No preparation is necessary, and all are welcome! Questions may be sent to Bill Hill.
Spiritual Retreats have been held for many years at St. Andrew’s, both in person and, in pandemic times, online. Groups gather at a nearby retreat center or other location to share stories, hear the Word, worship together, and engage in meaningful fellowship and faith exploration. In the past, we’ve had men’s and women’s retreats, but we’re looking forward to providing more diverse options in the future!
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) is an adult formation program provided by the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. EfM students study the New & Old Testaments, church history, and modern religious thought, and explore our baptismal call to ministry in our own lives and in the world. Questions? Contact Brenda Swearingin or Bonnie Cornwell.
Annual events abound at St. Andrew’s! The Men’s Fellowship group usually hosts our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, which is a FUNdraiser for projects inside and outside the church. Deck the Halls is our holiday fundraising event where visitors flock to do holiday shopping, eat fresh-baked goodies, and vie for door prizes. Our chapters of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) also put on various projects and activities throughout the year.