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Sunday Morning Adult Forum

The Sunday Morning Adult Forum meets September through May at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

Good Book Club: Paul's letter to the Romans
January 6 through March 3
Last year, the Good Book Club dove into the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Beginning January 6, we will read Paul’s Letter to the Romans. As Paul writes to the new community of Christians in Rome, he explores the concepts of salvation, the power of God, and grace. Many biblical scholars consider Romans to be Paul’s most important theological treatise. The Good Book Club has divided Romans into 50 daily readings. Each day, participants are invited to read, reflect, and pray upon a few verses of Romans. During the Sunday morning Adult Forum January 6 through March 3, we’ll take a look at the readings for the week ahead and talk about what Paul’s letter has to say to us today about being a disciple of Christ. You can download the list of daily readings and access lots of helpful resources at www.goodbookclub.org.
 

Inquirers' Class for Adults

An inquirer is anyone wishing to learn more about our Christian faith and specifically about the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.  Inquirers can be longtime Episcopalians or people who are brand-new to this way of worship and life--or anyone in between.  People preparing for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation will attend all sessions of the Inquirers' Class, but anyone interested in the day's lesson is welcome to join us.  We will meet from 9:15 to 10:15 in the Music Room. Class will meet Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 6, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 10 and Mar. 31. Click here for the schedule of class dates and topics.
 

During the Week

Thursday Morning Bible Study
10 to 11:15 a.m., Parish Library
Bible Study at St. Andrew’s meets weekly and both men and women are invited to attend. Our approach to the study of the Bible will be both historical and contemporary, providing means to hear and participate in the biblical story.

Women of the Word Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Women of the Word Bible Study will begin again Wednesday evening January 16 at 6:30 in the library. For our study we will use the Disciple Bible Study Fast Track: Into the Word, and Into the World, Luke and Acts. This series features videos and study guides to enhance our learning experience.  Class discussions will be led by Daryl Knudeson who brings a wealth of knowledge and faith experience to share with the WOW ladies. This is a 12-week study and will run through the Spring taking a break for Lent.  Participation books are available in the church office.  We do have some class preparation which is easy and optional. Please join us.   For more information contact: Peggy Woodall pwoodall1@verizon.net, 757-880-8908.

Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Parish Library. Led by David Lilley.
 

Online

Praying on Instagram
Follow St. Andrew’s on Instagram (@standrewsnn) for prayers posted several days a week, along with beautiful photography by members of St. Andrew’s.

Devotion & Prayer Resources
Daily prayer and scripture reading is a vital part of any Christian's life. Our website offers some online resources that you might find helpful for your daily practice. Click here.

Video of "Islam for Christians" lecture series
Over six weeks, John Herbst, Ph.D., presented the "Islam for Christians" lecture series. Each talk was video recorded for later viewing. Click here for more info.

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Christian Formation offerings for youth (Grades 6-12)

EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
Meets 12 to 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons

This is an energetic community that gathers on Sunday afternoons from September to May to worship, enjoy fellowship, have fun, and participate in Bible-based discussions on topics of everyday life, world issues, and their faith. Click here for more info.

Youth Confirmation Class
The Youth Confirmation class will begin Sunday, October 14 at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Library.  Dates are: 11/4, 12/16, 1/13, 2/17, 3/17, and others as may be needed.
 

Christian Formation offerings for Children

Children’s Chapel
Children’s Chapel, for children age 3 through 5th grade, is offered during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Following the Gospel reading, children leave for Chapel and return in time for Communion. Clergy or other leaders offer an age appropriate lesson based on the lectionary of the day and music is led by our Minister of Music Brad Norris.

Vacation Bible School
Hilton Area Churches Vacation Bible School, usually held in early July each year, is an ecumenical program which includes five area churches. It began over 25 years ago and continues to be an important collaborative ministry each summer. Adult and youth volunteers begin preparing months in advance to ensure that the children attending benefit from an enriching Christian education experience. Our volunteers work alongside volunteers from other churches and together share in the mission to communicate God’s love to all. To learn more or get involved, contact the Parish Office, 595-0371 or saec0371@gmail.com.

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