Adult Sunday morning classes
Sunday classes meet from 9:45-10:45 (between the two worship services) in the education building behind St. Andrew’s main building. Childcare for 2 year olds and younger and classes for 3 year olds through senior high are available at the same time.
Faith is something that continues to grow throughout one’s life. It is rooted in the love of God and is nourished through regular worship and study. One of the great gifts of the church is that we can grow together with other followers as we stretch one another’s minds and hearts in community.
Make spiritual growth one of your goals this new school year and join one of St. Andrew’s adult classes. There’s a chair waiting for you!
ADVENT STUDY FOR ADULT CLASSES
Look at what God has done in Christ, the apostle Paul told the early Christian Church in Rome, and “rejoice in hope.” ~Romans 12:12
All four Sunday adult church school classes will look at what it means to rejoice in hope as they explore what God did in the lives of some of the ordinary people of the Christmas story. Elizabeth and Zechariah had lived into old age and had just about given up hope of ever having children, when they discovered that Elizabeth was pregnant. Their child would grow up to be John the Baptist. Mary, a young nobody from a nowhere town, learned that she was to be the mother of the Messiah. Her response? “… let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) Joseph had every legal right to send his pregnant fiancé packing – or worse – and yet he, too, responded in obedience to God’s greater purpose. Anna and Simeon, two devout old Jews, had waited their whole lives to see the promised Messiah. When they saw the 40-day-old baby in the arms of his parents at the temple, they recognized the fulfillment of God’s promise immediately and praised the Lord. Join with us as we deepen our understanding of what it means to live into the hope of the Christmas season as we grow to know these characters more deeply. These Advent studies will be based on the book, Rejoicing in Hope, by James A. Harnish.
In some cases, Pastor Gillian’s Advent sermons will parallel the studies as well. Homebuilders Class, led by Bo Hamrick and Martha Goodwin, are in Room 101 on the first floor. Challenge of Faith Class, led by Steve Suhring, is in Room 204. Faith Journey Class, led by Harry Cross, is in Room 205. Jack Holladay Class, led by Curtis Corl, is in Room 206. The latter three classes meet on the second floor.
The first Sunday of Advent is December 2, 2018. (There will be no Sunday school classes on December 30.)
Kirk Night: Will resume Winter 2019
Kirk Night, named for the Scottish word for church, is St. Andrew's Wednesday evening program for all ages. Kirk Night begins each week with supper at 5:45 p.m. The cost for the meal is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. Menus are listed in the Events section. Nursery care is available for infants through 3 year olds. 4 and 5 year olds may attend the nursery if parents are in class or practice. Older children must either be in a class or with their parents during the 6:30-7:30 time period.
Adult classes run from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- The Pastor’s Corner: Join Pastor Gillian Weighton as she explores "Walking with the Saints, Likely and Unlikely". 6:30 - 7:30 in room 101 on the first floor of the Education Building.
- Parenting class, Who Moved the Owner’s Manual, will be talking about how to help our kids grow their own authentic faith that will last a lifetime. Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark will be our guide. Join in the discussion in a supportive group of parents as we work through these important issues. Led by Beth Lyon-Suhring, the class will meet in Room 206 on the second floor of the education building.
Art class: Children in first through fifth grades work on art projects in Room 103 on the first floor of the education building from 6:30-7:30. This group is led by Angela Smyers.
Jubilee Bells: Beginning hand bell choir, meets in the bell choir room upstairs behind the sanctuary, from 6:30 - 7:00 under the direction of Joey Parrish.
Celebration Bells: For experienced bell ringers, meets in the bell choir room from 7:00 - 7:45 under the direction of Joey Parrish.
Childcare: Childcare is available for infants through 3 year olds. 4 and 5 year olds may attend the nursery if parents are in class or practice. Older children must either be in a class or with their parents during the 6:30-7:30 time period.