Adult Education

St. Andrew offers three adult classes on Sundays at 11 a.m., immediately after worship during the school year.

Animate: Bible. This series will focus on the book that is key to our faith – the Bible – and will include conversations about the canon, history, testaments, Gospels, genre, interpretation, and grace introduced by video clips of various leading figures in the modern church. Led by Steve Suhring, the Challenge of Faith Class meets in Room 204 on the second floor of the education building.

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. Pastor and author Adam Hamilton travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton explores the life of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. The Jack Holladay Class is led by Frances Jornov and meets in Room 206 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.

We extend a warm invitation to join in our adult education program immediately following the Sunday worship service. Whether you’ve been studying scripture for years or are new to the faith, we welcome you to add your voice to our conversations when classes begin on 17 September.

All classes begin at 11:00 a.m. immediately after the morning worship service and meet in the church’s education building, directly behind the main building.


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?

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.

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(757) 238-3550

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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