Worship Schedule and Church School
|8:00 - 9:00||Traditional service|
|9:30 - 10:30||Contemporary Service|
|10:15 - 11:00||Church School|
|10:00||Holy Eucharist and Healing Service|
Calling All Chefs
Earlier this year the Vestry stepped out in a leap of faith and approved the renovation of the Parish kitchen. Recalling the famous quote: "If you build it, they will come" and after many years of doing without a functional kitchen we built it, and now we need you to come. This December the new kitchen will be operational and we are going to have many new opportunities to break bread together.
A key ingredient to successfully implementing active cooking and meal preparation into parish life will be a new Kitchen Committee. The Committee is needed to champion the proper operation and preservation of the kitchen. Without an overseeing group we run a very real risk of letting our investment fall into disarray. There will be ongoing maintenance, cleanliness and safety procedures that must be adhered to. Please contact Alan Miller if you are interested and willing to serve on this new Committee.
Dancing for the Cause featured the Fabulous Rankins
Don and Nancy Rankin represented St. Andrews Church along with other couples in a fundraising event: "Dancing for the Cause" to benefit Habitat for Humanity/Raise the Roof. The competition took place Friday, November 13th, at the Woodwinds in Branford. Here are Nancy's comments about the competition and a link to a You Tube video: "Don and I had a lot of fun with this event. We both appreciate the support from St. Andrews Church family. We raised about $12,000 from sponsors from over 90 donors. The entire event raised more than $60,000!"
Check out the video.
Church School Registration Forms
Registration forms are available for church school and also for middle & high school youth groups. Please download the number of forms you need. Hard copies of the forms also are available outside the church school office. Leave all completed forms in the folder holder outside the office. Thanks very much!
Spirituality Discussion Group
Led by Mother Jenni and John Armstrong, a new discussion program will explore the first thousand years of Christianity, tracing the development of Roman Christianity and Celtic Christianity. These two distinct traditions grew up separately but sometimes collided and together formed much of what Christianity is today. The group will meet once a month on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. All parishioners are invited! There will be some light assigned reading, but no prior knowledge of church history is required. Anyone interested should speak to or email Jenni or John.
Join the Welcoming Team
We want to resume the practice of providing a personal "welcome" to everyone attending Sunday services. Vestry members have offered to serve as Welcomers, but additional help is needed. Volunteers will not be asked to serve more than once a month. The job calls for a Welcomer to be in the narthex before the start of each service, greet worshipers, and pass out name tags. An important part of this ministry is meeting newcomers and helping them feel comfortable. Additional assistance might include directing parents and children to Sunday School classes, an invitation to coffee hour, pointing out the rest rooms, or explaining elevator operation. Anyone interested in joining the Welcoming Team should contact Kristen Garnett or Colleen McHugh who are organizing this this ministry.