Adult Education

Beginning September 18

Whether you’ve been studying scripture for years or are new to the faith, we welcome your voice to our conversations on Sunday mornings immediately after worship. All classes begin at 11:00 a.m. and meet in the church’s education building, directly behind the main building. Classes this fall:

  • Faith Lessons on the Promised Land by teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan is a video-based study, filmed on location in Israel. Participants will explore how God put a mark on God’s people and on their land and how that mark still has relevance for faithful people today. Led by Frances Jornov and Mary Catherine Foster, the Jack Holladay Class meets in Room 206 on the second floor of the education building.
  • Sermon on the Mount, A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven by Amy-Jill Levine. Matthew 5-7 is a compilation of some of Jesus’ best-known teachings. In this series of classes, participants will learn about The Sermon from a first-century Jewish perspective, and in so doing better understand how these words can speak to us today. The Challenge of Faith Class is led by Steve Suhring and meets in Room 204 on the second floor of the education building.
  • The Wired Word. How do the ancient texts of the Bible have anything to say to 21st-century parents? The Homebuilders Class will engage with an event in the news each week through the lens of scripture. Rich discussions using these navigational tools will help parents find hope and direction in their daily lives. Led by Heather and Kevin Gregg and by Karen and Mike Topping, the Homebuilders Class meets in Room 101 on the first floor of the education building.

FAQS

Will I have to do homework?
No, not unless you want to do more reading on your own.

My spouse works on Sundays. May I come by myself?
Absolutely!

I often have to travel and won’t be able to come every week. Is that OK?
Yes! All our lives are busy, and our classes allow you to gain (and contribute!) whenever you can come.

Do I need to know a lot about the Bible and Scripture to participate?
We have students of the Word at all different levels in each of our classes. No need to have your Bible books memorized or show off your ability to quote chapter and verse.

I’m shy. Will I have to speak in class?
We want everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable. While we value discussion and sharing, we love those who just want to listen and absorb.

I don’t really feel as if I have my faith all worked out. Are there others like me?
Yes, there are. Our classes are often as much about the questions as they are about the answers, and you will find groups of people who are honestly wrestling with what it means to be a child of God.

Sunday Worship

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Phone & Email

(757) 238-3550
ten.serpwerdnats@ofni

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Christmas Worship Services

Blue Christmas Worship
Wednesday, 12/15, at 6:30 p.m.

For many people, Christmas is a particularly difficult time as they remember the loss of loved ones and the other losses of life. While some rejoice at the delights of the Christmas season, others feel their pain more deeply. Gather with us in the Sanctuary to acknowledge all these losses, to grieve those who are no longer with us, to remind ourselves of the faith that sustains us through all of life, and to worship God who came to be with us and promises that even when we walk through the dark places, we have nothing to fear.

Two Christmas Eve Services

4 p.m. Family Service
Music, scripture, and a special children's message will focus on the young (and the young at heart) at St. Andrew's early Christmas Eve service. The service will last approximately 40 minutes. Childcare will be available.

7 p.m. Communion Service
We will welcome the coming of the Christ Child with music, scripture, a homily, and Communion. The service will end in candlelight. There will be no childcare available for this service