The greatest strength of St. Andrew’s is her people. They are committed to worshiping, learning, growing and serving together.
There are many opportunities for involvement and we believe that Christian growth comes as we learn to serve others. Opportunities to serve including the following:
Coffee and Fellowship Ministry
A group of dedicated volunteers hosts a fellowship time after every Sunday worship celebration. This is a time when members of the congregation and visitors get to know each other better. At this time, we also celebrate birthdays and special occasions in the lives of those who are there.
Knitting for a Cause
It’s time to get those needles clicking! Come on out on Monday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00 and join us for a time of fun and fellowship and community mission while we knit, crochet and quilt! Our finished projects are donated to several worthwhile causes. We meet in the nursery and children are welcome! Beginners and advanced knitters and crocheters are all welcome as we share ideas and instructions.
On the first Saturday of every month the men of St. Andrew’s gather in the church’s lower hall for their monthly breakfast. This is a time for fellowship, sharing and conversation. The offering after expenses is directed to local mission work.
Music is very important to those of St. Andrew’s. We are blessed with a worship ensemble who share their talents with us during the regular worship services. Practice is on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. New voices are always welcome!
We gather for 5 to 6 weeks at a time to study the Bible and learn about God, ourselves and our duties. It is a time for us to sit back, laugh, struggle and grow in our faith. Our Bible Study group meets Wednesdays at 6.45 p.m.
The Connect group meets every Friday evening. We welcome anyone to join us for some fellowship and a video message from various speakers. Coffee is on at 7:00, with a video starting at 7:30 pm.
Operation Christmas Child Ministry
We consider it a privilege to participate in operation Christmas child, the shoebox ministry managed by Samaritan’s purse bringing hope to disadvantaged children around the world.
Children are seen as very special at St. Andrew’s. We have a very enthusiastic Sunday School Teacher who plans exciting and informative lessons each week. Each Sunday, during the worship service, a separate children’s time is held before the children go to their classes.
During Sunday worship we provide loving childcare in our well equipped, competently staffed nursery for infants to toddlers.
The Session is composed of the Minister and elected Elders (spiritual leaders). It is responsible for the overall leadership of the congregation, specifically with spiritual matters, oversight and planning. Elders are elected by the congregation and are set apart specifically for their leadership role.
This team is responsible for the care and upkeep of the property and maintenance of the church. Much planning goes into making sure the church building is in good repair.
Financial Resources Team
The Financial Resources Team is responsible for providing leadership in managing church finances. They prepare the annual budget and present it to the annual meeting for approval. St. Andrew’s is committed, as a registered charity, to be transparent and financially accountable.
Pastoral Care Team
Elders do regular visitations in their districts. We have several members who do visitations on a regular basis to shut-ins and nursing home members. Many of our elderly in the seniors’ homes enjoy listening to the services which we tape each Sunday.