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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.

Discovering the Bible
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 11, 18
Discover where The Story lives in your story! Join us for an engaging, rewarding eight-week encounter with Scripture that will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Bible.

Bishop Curry & The Jesus Movement
November 4
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry often refers to the Episcopal Church as a branch of “the Jesus Movement” - the ongoing community of people who center their lives on Jesus and following him into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, each other and creation. Bishop Curry has shared several  initiatives to help us follow Christ and grow with him at the center of our lives. Come learn more about initiatives like The Way of Love and Reclaiming Jesus, and how you might incorporate them into your daily walk with Jesus.

Trusting God: Holy Cross School in Belize
November 25
In the early 2000s St. Andrew’s parishioners, Vernon and Francis Wilson felt the call to international ministry and subsequently moved to the Central American country of Belize. Vernon established a prison ministry and Francis volunteered in the administrative offices of the Anglican Diocese of Belize. When they wanted an escape, the Wilson’s would travel to the island of Ambergris Caye. There they noticed many children who were school-aged roaming the streets. Vernon inquired about the needs in the community and was told that one of the greatest needs was classroom space, so that more children had the opportunity to receive an education. From that conversation Holy Cross Anglican Primary School was created. The school, which was built with volunteer labor and funded by donations, opened in September 2006 with 64 students in three classrooms. Today, Holy Cross serves 460 students in 17 classrooms, has a computer lab, Literacy room, library, playground, dental lab, kitchen and cafeteria. All of this the result of generous donors from the United States who have given of their time and resources. Please join Holy Cross founders, Francis and Vernon Wilson at Adult Forum on November 25 to hear this incredible story of trusting God to provide and to learn more about what the Wilsons and members of the Holy Cross Education Foundation feel that God has planned for the future of the school.

Evangelism: Sharing Our Story
December 2, 9, 16, 23
Please join the discussion in adult formation this Advent as we consider how sharing our faith story with others can help reach people with the good news of Jesus. Led by Daryl and Jason Knudeson and Dan Waddill, we will be discussing how evangelism can begin simply through our intentional investment in relationships, and be powerfully effective as we willingly tell our stories. Let’s take the mystery out of the ‘E’ word!
 

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.
 

Marriage Enrichment

St. Andrew's is offering a Marriage Enrichment event on Saturday February 2, 2019. It will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. Come join us as we laugh and learn how to strengthen our marriages. In order to reserve your spot please email St. Andrew's by January 24. We are requesting a $5 per person donation for those able to pay. Lunch will be provided.
 


During the Week

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Begins September 20, 10 to 11:15 a.m., Parish Library
Bible Study at St. Andrew’s will begin on Thursday, September 20 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Library.  We will meet 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
Begins September 26, 6:30 p.m., Parish Library
WOW weekly Bible study will begin on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish library with “Invitation to Genesis.” This 10-week study will be led by Daryl Knudeson. Books are available for purchase from the church office. Questions? Contact Peggy Woodall, pwoodall1@verizon.net.

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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