June - August Combined Adult/Youth Class
June - Great Themes of The Bible
History, theology, poetry, prophecy – all this and more fill the sixty-six books of the manuscript that we Christians call the “Bible.” Would it be possible to identify the essence of these texts compiled over eleven hundred years? If we were to boil these writings down into a few key ideas about God, what would they be?
Presbyterian pastor and author James O. Chatham has attempted just this feat in his study, “Great Themes of the Bible,” which St. Andrew’s adult education leaders will teach during the month of June.
Topics for June:
3 June, 9:45 a.m. - Great Theme of the Bible: "God is not concerned with kings ... but with the least of these." Led by Steve Suhring
10 June, 9:45 a.m. - Great Theme of the Bible: "God loves us." Led by Bo Hamrick
17 June, 9:45 a.m. - Visiting Mission Speaker - Reverend Donald Marsden
24 June, 9:45 a.m. - Great Theme of the Bible: "God is always bigger than we think." Led by Harry Cross
July/August - Christianity’s Family Tree: What Other Christians Believe and Why
Written and narrated by the Reverend Adam Hamilton, this study will look at eight different Christian traditions that are part of the family of the Christian faith. The traditions he examines are Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Baptists, Pentecostalism, and Methodism. Curtis Corl will lead this class, which will meet at 9:00 a.m., just before the 10 a.m. summer worship service.
The combined adult class will meet each Sunday of the summer in Room 204 on the second floor of the education building, just behind the main building. We realize that summer schedules take people away from time to time. Classes are designed as stand-alone studies, and we encourage participants to come and go as they are able.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Beth Lyon-Suhring email@example.com. Sign up on the registration sheet on the Information Kiosk in the Atrium, or contact Angie or Beth by email