Members offer a warm welcome to St. Andrew’s visitors and support the integration of newcomers into our congregational family. We serve as greeters at worship services. We encourage visitors to sign the guest register and to join us for coffee after the service.
Enjoying a snack and a cup of coffee after worship is an important part of our tradition at St. Andrew’s. It’s a great way for old and valued friends to check in with each other and an opportunity to meet and greet new members and visitors and welcome them to our church family. We meet in Fellowship Court after both the 8 am and 10 am services. All are welcome, and we hope to see you over a cup of coffee soon!
Snacks for Coffee Hour
Volunteers sign-up in advance to bring snacks for all to enjoy during fellowship hour after the 10 am Sunday service. They deliver snacks to the Fellowship Court (FC) 20-30 minutes before the start of the service. Responsibilities include setting up two tables (ushers and others can help). Table linens are available. There is no need to bring plates, napkins, cups and flatware–the office stocks the FC with compostable materials for Fellowship Hour.
Prayer and Food Ministry
We offer prayers, meals, and other assistance to support members who are ill, have a new baby, have suffered a loss, or otherwise need help. An email is sent to all members of the group and those who can help with meals sign up for a designated date. If you are providing meals, you will be given information about food allergies, preferences, and restrictions as well as contact information and available dates.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Fellowship Court Patio. Some ministry members who cannot attend knit or crochet at home. The group supplies prayer shawls, baptismal blankets, chemo caps, and pocket prayer cloths to those in need of comfort. These are tangible reminders of God’s abiding love. Members donate their own yarn, time, and talent to these blessed items. Beginners can receive coaching from members. All are welcome. If you are a newcomer to the Prayer Shawl Ministry, contact Sharon Brooks or the church office. If you are in need of a prayer shawl, contact Sharon or any member of the group. For a recent video of the blessing of prayer shawls during our worship service, click here.
Weekly Book Group
Our book group continues to meet virtually at 11:00 on Wednesdays. Join us for an hour of discussion, closing with Noonday Prayer. All are welcome!
This group reads and discusses a wide variety of books about religion, spirituality, and related topics. The books are selected by group consensus and are typically read one chapter or section per week.
You will find information about our current selection under “Events & Activities” on the homepage of this website.
Recent titles include: The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr, Love is the Way by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, and The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Spellers.
Three or four times a year, the women of St. Andrew’s gather casually to connect with each other and socialize.
The men of St. Andrew’s meet at 8:30 am at Mimi’s for breakfast and fellowship on the 3rd Saturday of every month. All are welcome. Contact Peter if interested.
Please contact the church office at email@example.com to participate in any of these community activities.
AA and Other Sobriety Groups
All meet in Fellowship Court as follows:
Group Meeting Day Time
Sunrise Sobriety Daily 6:30 am
Over 50 AA Friday 10:30 am
Brothers in Sobriety Friday 7:30 pm
Al-Anon Monday 7:00 pm
2023 Annual Meeting Slideshow
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land!
Members of St. Andrew’s and All Saints’ Riverside made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in September of 2022. Local guides, Canon Iyad Qumri and his son Rami Qumri, introduced us to the land where Jesus walked. Our itinerary included ancient sites, vibrant markets, and modern museums in a land suspended between East and West, past and present. Our faith has been enriched, hearts opened, and knowledge deepened. View the slide show below for pictures of our pilgrimage.