April/May Adult Classes
Finish out the spring with an adult class on Sunday mornings. There are some great options this season. Adult classes meet Sundays from 9:45-10:45 a.m. (between the 9:00 and 11:00 services) in the education building behind St. Andrew’s main building. You can reach the education building either by exiting the main building through the back door or by parking in the rear parking lot.
St. Francis as a Follower of Jesus – Francis of Assisi is sometimes called the “alter Christus,” or “another Christ,” as it is said that no one in history came closer to following the life and teachings of Jesus than he. This class will look at Francis’ life, utilizing the study, “Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy,” by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and scholar of Franciscan mysticism. The Challenge of Faith Class meets in Room 204 on the second floor of the education building and is led by Steve Suhring.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve got to Get out of the Boat – This study by author John Ortberg encourages us to push out of our comfort zones in order to live our lives as a tribute to Christ and to God. This kind of life can spread the Good Word by our words as well as our actions in today’s modern world. Each class will focus on a video clip as well as on Ortberg’s book. The Homebuilders’ Class, comprised of parents of young children meets in Room 101 on the first floor of the education building and is led by Bo Hamrick and Martha Goodwin.
Surprised by Hope. Author and Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright encourages Christians to rethink their ideas about Heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church as he explores the biblical question of what happens when we die. The Jack Holladay Class meets in Room 206 on the second floor of the education building and is led by Curtis Corl.
The Lord’s Prayer. Probably the first prayer we learn as Christians, the Lord’s Prayer is part of every Sunday morning for most of us, but have we ever really looked at what it means? Deepen your prayer life with this study of Jesus’ template of how we can converse with God. The Faith Journey Class meets in Room 205 on the second floor of the education building and is led by Harry Cross.
Kirk Night will resume Fall 2018
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.
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.
There are currently no events.
10 GREAT DATES
When was the last time you had a real conversation with your spouse – beyond “Don’t forget to add ketchup to the grocery list,” or “I’ll pick up Jenny from soccer practice, if you can go to the PTA meeting”? Many of us have forgotten how to have fun together, just the two of us. St. Andrew will offer a time-out for couples, beginning in September, called 10 Great Dates.
Who may participate: 10 Great Dates is for newlyweds, oldieweds, empty nesters, and any couples in between. It is a low-key program that is designed to help couples of any vintage be more intentional about their relationships. We will welcome St. Andrew members and any other couples interested in strengthening their bonds.
How it will work: Each couple will purchase one copy of the book, Ten Great Dates, by David and Claudia Arp (copies available through the church). Each month from September through June couples will:
- Read an assigned chapter in the book and reflect on discussion questions.
- Gather at St. Andrew to view a brief video introduction to the month’s focus of discussion.
- Head out to the date location of your choice and spend a couple of uninterrupted hours talking – really talking – with your spouse. You’ll use the questions in the book as your jumping- off points. Where you go is your choice entirely. We only suggest that it be someplace on your own and someplace conducive to conversation (e.g., the next-door-neighbor’s barbecue – no!; the beach or a quiet restaurant – yes!)
Childcare: Couples may use their own regular babysitters if they choose. In addition, St. Andrew will provide childcare at the church for those who need it and will accept a love offering to defray expenses.
Monthly schedule: 10 Great Dates will meet on the third Sunday of each month from September 17, 2017 through June 17, 2018. We will gather at the church at 4:00 p.m. to watch the preview video and briefly discuss the focus for the night’s date. Couples will then leave for their dates. Pick-up time for childcare will be 7:00 p.m., early enough to get children home for bed.
Facilitators: Angie Hillis-Baurle email@example.com and Beth Lyon-Suhring firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up on the registration sheet on the Information Kiosk in the Atrium, or contact Angie or Beth by email