St. Andrew’s Church believes that Christian formation is a life-long journey or process. It begins at our baptism and continues throughout our lives, nourished within the community of faith that is the Church.
Christian formation involves the whole of our lives and our experiences. It is more than Sunday School or worship services or studying the Bible. As Christians, we acknowledge that God is among us, and that the Christian experience is about recognizing God’s presence in the daily patterns of our lives.
St. Andrew’s seeks to provide opportunities that help all people grow in their knowledge and acceptance of God’s love, and in God’s desire to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
The Church Nursery
The nursery is available from 9:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. for infant through five years old. The nursery is located on the first floor of the Education wing.
Children and Youth Sunday School
Classes are from 9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m. on the second floor of the Education wing. Age-appropriate curriculum is provided for children aged three years through eighth grade.
Contact: Fr. Jeff Huston
Located upstairs in the educational wing, this library has a collection of books appealing to younger readers as well as books for reading aloud.
The Episcopal Church teaches that baptism is full initiation into the Christian community. This means that all baptized persons, regardless of denomination or age, may participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion. But for many the question is when should children begin receiving Holy Communion? At St. Andrew's we believe only the parent(s) can answer that question.
Communion classes, while not required, can nevertheless be helpful to children. At some point in a child’s Christian development, he or she needs to understand and affirm what they are already doing, or be prepared for receiving the sacrament. St. Andrew’s offers communion classes on an as-needed basis to children in the first grade and higher.
Sunday Adult Forum
How does Scripture inform our response to what we going on in the news? This Summer Sunday Adult Forum helps links news headlines with appropriate passages from the Bible.
We'll meet each Sunday in the Parish Hall at 9:15 a.m.
Contact: Fr. Jeff Huston
Essential Stories of the Bible
This adult class meets during the school year on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. to read and discuss (as the name of this class suggests) the essential stories of the Bible.
Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)
The EYC meets every Sunday evening during the school year for a meal, thought-provoking discussion, fellowship and activities. The youth also participate in activities such as camp at Saint Crispin’s and ski trips. EYC is open to all students in grades 7 through 12.
Weekly meets are held on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm to read and discuss the following Sunday’s scripture lessons.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
EFM is a four-year course of study offered by extension from the Seminary of the South through Saint Andrew’s. Students study in suc-cesssion Old Testament, New Testa-ment, church history and philosophy and theology. Class format provides time for discussion of lesson content and theological reflection on the meaning of Scripture for the world and culture we live in. Classes meet on Monday nights during the school year.
Contact: Ellen Ross
Women’s Book Club Without a Book
Women of the parish meet monthly for fellowship, and perhaps even to talk about a book of current interest.
Contact: Brecca Farr