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Members of St. Andrew’s and All Saints’ Riverside will journey to Israel and the West Bank September 5-16, 2022. Local guides, Canon Iyad Qumri and his son Rami Qumri, will introduce us to the land where Jesus walked. Our itinerary will include ancient sites, vibrant markets and modern museums in a land suspended between East and West, past and present. We trust that our faith will be enriched, hearts opened, and knowledge deepened. The deadline for sign-ups has passed, but the itinerary and information may be obtained from Susan Shevlin.
Fellowship is an important part of our tradition at St. Andrew’s. We’d love to get to know you, even as we are masked and maintaining social distance.. After a two year hiatus, we are back to enjoying coffee and snacks following services. 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 and serve snacks for 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 and serve the snacks after the service—gloves and tongs will be provided. Responsibilities include setting up two tables (ushers and others can help). Table linens are available in FC. 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, How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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