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In-person Sunday worship and Christian Formation are canceled until further notice, but are available virtually.

Adult forum on Sunday morning

Good News to Go
Begins April 25 at 9 a.m.
From April 25 through June 6, Anne will be leading an Adult Forum series called Good News to Go, which explores our call as Christians to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people—and then invite everyone to more. This series will equip us to carry out the Easter mission we proclaim in word and song: Spread the good news o’er all the earth. Jesus has died and has risen. We will be using a curriculum developed by The Episcopal Church and strongly commended to us by the keynote speaker at our recent diocesan annual council. The forum will be offered both online and, Covid numbers permitting, in person. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more information.

Saturday Christian Fellowship

Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. All adults are invited to join the Christian Fellowship on Saturday mornings in the Waddills backyard, 23 Hilton Terrace, Newport News, at 10:00 AM.  Invite a friend, bring a chair, and wear a mask!

During the Week

Women of the Word (WOW) Bible Study
Begins January 13, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Women of the Word bible study will begin again January 13 at 6:30. Once again this will be online with Zoom. We will need your email address to send the Zoom link to you each week. This group study is open to all women, so please do join us and bring a friend. Peggy Woodall, pwoodall1@verizon.net; Gloria Brooks, gloriasbrooks@hotmail.com.
 

Online On-Demand

St. Andrew’s podcast: Love Your Neighbor
Tune in to St. Andrew’s podcast, Love Your Neighbor, with ears to listen and hearts to feel as we talk with all types of people about the challenging issues our world faces and ways to cope with the fear and anxiety many people are feeling right now.  It is available on Google Podcasts and  Apple Podcasts, and episodes are released every week. If you have questions about how to listen to listen to Love Your Neighbor, contact Rachel Roby, 757-532-1738 or saec0371@gmail.com.

Video series: Conversations on Racism
Click here for video conversations between our rector, Anne Kirchmier and members of the community that explore racism and white privilege.

Family Resource Center
Click here for worship, prayer and formation resources for families to use while observing "safer at home" guidelines.

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.

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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