Adult Education

Join us immediately after worship each Sunday at 11 a.m. for adult classes. All classes meet in the Education Building, behind St. Andrew’s main building.

The Jack Holladay Class will start the new year with a study of Max Lucado’s book, Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God. These last couple of years have been tough and have tested us all. Some days (weeks? months?), hope can seem to be in short supply. In this study, author Lucado leads us back to the promises from scripture that are the basis for renewed hope, no matter how difficult our circumstances are. The Jack Holladay Class meets in Room 206 on the second floor of the education building.

The Challenge of Faith Class is looking at what it means to follow Jesus in our lives today as they explore Adam Hamilton’s book, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. Learn how Jesus demonstrated these practices – worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith – during his life on earth. Steve Suhring leads the Challenge of Faith Class, which meets in Room 204 on the second floor of the education building.

The Homebuilders’ Class, composed primarily of parents with younger children, is discussing Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Raising Self-Reliant Children. Mogel, a practicing clinical psychologist, examines everyday parenting issues through the lens of Jewish teachings and helps guide parents in ways to raise resourceful children. The Homebuilders Class is led by Amanda Greco and meets in Room 101 on the first floor of the education building.

 

Adult classes are open to anyone, no matter where you are on your walk in faith. Please join us!

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