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!
READ THE BIBLE IN 365 DAYS St. Andrew will launch a Bible-in-a-Year reading project this fall, encouraging all who are interested to undertake this new spiritual practice. We'll be using a special New Revised Standard Version of scripture that divides readings into 365 sections and provides ideas for meditation and prayer each day. People can participate individually, or they can sign up to be a part of some new small groups that will begin this fall, too. Stay tuned for more details
We are a species designed for community. This longing for connection is built into our social and our spiritual DNA, and it is a longing that we and our families and our friends and neighbors feel every day, whether or not we can put words to it. This year’s Rally Day theme is Reconnect: reconnect with church after a summer that may have been spent far from home … reconnect with a family of faith … reconnect with scripture … reconnect with worship … reconnect with God and the mission God has for each of us. We’ve got all sorts of programs planned that will help with reconnection, and you can read more about them throughout the newsletter. Rally Day, the traditional start to the program year at St. Andrew, will be held on Sunday, September 8. Children’s and youth church school classes will begin on that day at 9:00 a.m.