ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 06/29/22

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community, For years I’ve encountered the same challenge so many of my colleagues have also faced, namely whether or not to “preach politics” from the pulpit. The first challenge is the phrase, “preach politics”. Most of my colleagues and I have never woken up and said… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 06/22/22

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community, Henry James is quoted as having said, “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” And the Dali Lama once said, “Kindness is my religion.” In our… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 06/15/22

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community,  This Sunday is Acoustic Sunday and our scripture comes from 1 Kings 19:1-15a and Luke 8:26-39.  Both scriptures have a moment when I imagined the protagonists dropping to their knees. Kneeling in prayer is a common practice in some churches. To this day, when I… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 06/08/22

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community, This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. The Trinity, (God in three persons along with Christ and Spirit) is one of the great teachings of the church, and yet, for all the books and dissertations that attempt to explain it, the Trinity remains somewhat of a mystery… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 06/01/22

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community, This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost! This is the day we traditionally think of as the birthday of the church, which makes it a perfect time to welcome nine people into membership and to say, “hello” to Reverend Jan Reynolds, who will be worshiping with us this… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 05/25/22

UKRAINE CONTAINER TRUCK UPDATE! Several weeks ago, we sent out a Mission Update providing our Congregation with an opportunity to financially support Ukraine Refugees through the work of our Romania Mission partners, Bisectica Baptista Betania, who found itself on the front line of Humanitarian Relief. Their mission is to lease container trucks and bring non-perishable… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 05/18/22

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community,  This Sunday- please don’t show up for worship. That will be the last time you ever hear me say that…until we do it this again next year. St. Andrew will be holding our annual Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church Sunday instead of our… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 05/11/22

Note from Nicole This Sunday-Acoustic Sunday Dear St. Andrew Community, Recently I’ve been praying on these three lines that sit at the top of our website. They’re part of our vision statement but really reflect our core values as a congregation: Connect with God Grow in Community Serve the World As a congregation we connect with… Read more »