Christian Education

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church offers many opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow spiritually.  No matter where you are on your faith journey – you are graciously invited to join in our classes and conversations.

We welcome children to Sunday school classes where we show God’s love and joy in a caring environment of Bible stories and creative learning activities.

We inspire youth to reach and question as they grow in their personal faith.

We invite adults to participate in a variety of Sunday morning and weekly Bible studies, small book groups and spiritual discussions that support a life-long journey of faith.

Adults

The Vineyard Class: Library

Leader: Ken Gries

The Vineyard Adult Sunday school class will begin meeting on September 15th at 10 AM in the library. The topic will be Paul's letter to the Galatians.

 

Coffee and Conversation: Cassel Chapel

Leader: Rick Borger

Will resume on September 15.

Each week we will study one of the Psalms, learning about the several types of psalms, their varied purposes and styles, and their place in Jewish and Christian worship traditions.

No particular preparation will be required.  All are welcome to join the group.

 

 

 

Small Groups

There are several small group book and topic opportunities at St. Andrews, which take place during the week both in homes and in the church. Small groups provide a friendly space for fellowship, prayer and spiritual growth. Please contact Rob Cochran, Youth Director, to match a small group with a meeting time that fits your schedule.

 

Wednesday Evening Bible Study                     

The WEBS Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00PM in Cassel Chapel.  The group is geared toward adults and we study a variety of topics from Bible studies to current events.  We use different formats including: Books and DVDs.  Discussion is encouraged, but passive participation is respected.  We also offer Advent and Lenten Studies yearly.  Feel free to come to one or all studies as you are able.  Ken Gries leads this class.  For more information on the WEBS Group, contact the church office for Ken’s contact information.  We hope to see you at WEBS!

 

Current Study:

The WEBS Group will begin our study of the season on September 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel.   We will be studying “Welcoming the Stranger”, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang.

“Immigration is one of the most complicated and controversial issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable.”

This study is NOT meant to be a partisan discussion or repeating of “talking points”. Everyone has an opinion on this topic, and ALL have merit and are valuable. Our aim is to respectful and polite discussion so that we may learn from each other.

The book is free to participants. If you would like a book, please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Area. The beginning of the year is a great time to come and see what WEBS is about. Hope to see you in September!

Childcare

The Session, in an effort to continue the goal of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to foster a friendly, stimulating and thoughtful place for children to know God and experience the love of Jesus Christ by our example and God's blessing, adopts the Safe Sanctuaries Policy and pauses to reflect upon what Jesus was saying about how we are to treat one another, especially children.

View our Safe Sanctuaries Policy.

Children & Youth

Sunday School for All Ages @ 10AM

Will resume on September 15.

For Children and Youth:

Nursery: Room #3, 8:30 - 12:15

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: Room #1
Teacher: Karen Fedder

3rd -- 6th Grade: Room #4
Teachers: Mel Cochran

Grades 7 - 8: Room #7
Teachers: Tim Peelen, Penny Samuelson

9th - 12th Grade: Youth Center
Teachers: Lisa Hamme, Barry Kohr and Connie Dowhower