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 meets at 10 AM in the library. The current topic is the book of Daniel

 

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:

In this time of social distancing and isolation, small groups are one way of continuing communication with our church family. The WEBS (Wednesday Evening Bible Study) Group will begin our Advent study on Wednesday December 2nd at 7:00 pm.  We will be studying the book “When God Comes Down” by James A. Harnish.  Advent is the season in which we watch, wait, and prepare to bear witness to the coming of the true light of God's presence in Jesus Christ. Through worship, Scripture, and prayer, we train our eyes to see God's presence so that in the rush of the "holidays", we are prepared to celebrate a "holy day" when God came down among us in human flesh.  If you would like a book, please contact the church office for my contact information.   There is no cost for this book.

As we continue to deal with outbreaks of COVID-19 this study will be done via the Zoom platform.  Contact the church office for the Zoom link information.

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