Beginning January 18th, the middle of the week will offer quite a bit more here at Saint Andrew UMC. Sit down to a meal with the community, attend a small group or lose yourself in worship - all while your children are formed around the Kid's Path. Browse below and sign-up for the path of discipleship which best suits your current path. Give yourself some time for your relationship with God next year and join us for this fresh take on discipleship and fellowship.
ABC's of Study Bible: This is an introduction to Bible study with six, 90-minute sessions that cover specific Bible study methods for the Old and New Testaments, as well as present support materials to aid in Bible study for those unfamiliar with the Bible. At the same time, those who are more familiar with the Bible are bound to learn something new. Facilitated by Dean and Anita Brusnighan. 6 weeks.
Beginnings: “There is something deep inside of you so good that you’re most likely suppressing it because you can’t believe that bringing it to life might help to heal the world.” Steve Wiens takes us through the creation story to find our own new beginnings, to identify our gifts, acknowledge our seasons, and challenge us to get unstuck. A truly transformative read. Don’t miss your own new Beginning! Facilitated by Janet Dietz and Lisa Eaker. 8 weeks.
Christianity’s Family Tree: Utilizing a study from Adam Hamilton, this group will examine what other Christians believe and why. The traditions Hamilton examines are Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Baptists, Pentecostalism, and Methodism. Hamilton gives a brief history, outlines major beliefs, and describes some things we can learn from each tradition to strengthen our own Christian faith.Facilitated by Taylor Sutton. 9 weeks.
How to Share Your Faith -- Without Being Obnoxious: Many of us are intimidated by the idea of sharing our faith. However, there is a way to reach out to others and share our faith in a positive, non-threatening way that does not "turn off" other persons. This group will explore how we can share our faith with others without being obnoxious. Facilitated by Pastor Jack Hartman.7 weeks.
Kids’ Path: Kids’ Path shows kids in kindergarten through fifth grade how to follow Jesus. Our focus is friendship, worship, prayer, Bible study, and service. We have fun and stay close to God when we take the path together. Facilitated by Emily Easley and Suzanne Clemenz. 12 weeks.
Men’s Group: This group is open to all men following the meal. It is a space and time when guys can have intentional conversation of how to be a man of faith in today's world following the crucified carpenter from Nazareth. Facilitated by John Chapman, John Baldwin, and John Weaver. 8 weeks
Midweek Service: St Andrew's Midweek Service offers a space for worship to be experienced in a more intimate way. It is a little like Sunday morning + discussion. It is for those who cannot attend on Sunday, those who need a mid-week refueling, and those who are just walking into St Andrew for the first time. Come, let us give glory to God together. Led by Pastor Joseph Seger. Ongoing.
Present Over Perfect: "In a culture that values speed, efficiency, image, and busyness, some of us are aching for another way to live: more intentional, more connected. Simpler, slower, richer," writes Shauna Niequist.Join us for five weeks as we dive into Shauna's beautifully written essays and learn how to be more present over perfect. Faciliated by Raysha Honsowetz. 5 weeks.
Dinner served 5:45-6:30 p.m.; Groups and Service 6:30-8:00
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.