Fellowship Events & Retreats
Throughout the year there are special events which encourage fellowship amongst the whole parish, including retreats from time to time.
Advent and Lent Book Group
We offer a weekly book study during Advent and Lent at 9 a.m. in the Whiteman Room, inviting participants to read an agreed upon book and engage in ongoing group discussion.
Emmaus Companions Bible Study
On Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Whiteman Room, Emmaus Companions offers a bible study where folks from SsJA, community members, and those on the margins gather together to reflect on scripture.
Bible Study for Nerds
Meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month. Embracing the Anglican tradition of employing reason in the encounter with biblical material, the group will focus on analytic study of biblical texts (chosen according to the interests of participants,) comparing and connecting texts and exploring their historical context. If this sounds like an approach you’d like to try in understanding the Bible better, the parish office can send you the set of materials for our next meeting, when we’ll be looking at the three accounts of Jesus’ temptation.
Classes are offered every two years to those interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church. This program is especially appropriate for those exploring adult baptism, adult confirmation, or reception into the Episcopal Church.
If you are interested in getting involved in one of these spiritual growth opportunities, please contact the office.
St. Andrew's Guild
St. Andrew’ Guild is a free neighbor-to-neighbor Skills Sharing Center for residents of Franklin County. We gather in the Meeting Room, on Monday mornings during the school year for a drop-in sewing bee. We have sewing machines, tables for cutting and pinning, irons and boards, and a supply of donated fabric with ideas and patterns for small projects. There will always be an experienced stitcher on hand to lend advice and assistance. We are open from 9-12.
Free classes in various skills are held from time to time, as advertised on our Facebook page (St Andrews Guild at Facebook.com).
Everyone is invited to walk our indoor labyrinth on the fourth Sunday of every month in our Parish Hall. The labyrinth will be open to walk from 4 pm until 5 pm. Come anytime between! Why walk a labyrinth? It is a place to meditate and pray, a way to find peace and serenity, a way to address questions that are on your heart, for problem solving and guidance, a time to connect with the earth, and a time to celebrate being alive. Learn more about our Labyrinth Ministry.