Ministries at St. Andrew's
|| At St. Andrew's parishioners are encouraged to participate in lay ministry. Involvement in ministry helps us grow in our life in Christ and strengthens the bonds of love within the parish.
Ministries at St. Andrew's fall in four groups:
- Worship, the central act of our life as a parish, is not possible without the work of many volunteers, all dedicated to creating a time and place for beauty and holiness. The ministries which support worship at our church include: Acolytes, Altar Guild, Choir, Flower Guild, Greeters, Lay Eucharistic Ministry, Lectors, Oblationers and Ushers. Each of these ministries supports our coming together at the table as Christ instructed us to do.
- Working to help children, youth and adults deepen and strengthen their knowledge of Christ. The Education Ministries include: Adult Faith Formation, Youth Ministries, Teen Group, Nursery, and Integrity Congregational Circle. Each provides opportunities for parish members to expand their spiritual life.
- Striving to extend the mission of the parish into the wider community. Ministries working on Outreach include: Love Thy Neighborhood Dinners, Prayers and Squares, Outreach Committee and The Shop. By working to support social justice we make real our commitment to Christ's vision of a better world.
- Responding to God's call to be stewards of our community and it's resources. Stewardship ministries include: Facilities Committee, Finance Committee, Foyers, Hospitality Committee, Lay Eucharistic Visitors, Vestry and Welcoming Committee. These ministries tend the life of the parish — our people, buildings, funds and future.
If you are not sure which ministry is for you, we encourage you to speak to the Reverend Mary White, our Rector. She would love to help you discern your gifts and discover where God may be calling you to serve. If you feel called to serve in a ministry not described here, feel free to talk to the Rector and Wardens about it.