Adult Education at St. Andrews
The Adult Education Ministry Team develops spiritual growth for the congregation of St. Andrews. This includes: Sunday morning pre-worship classes, the Ronnie Lewis annual lecture, and special education programs. Classes provide a variety of educational opportunities, including Bible study, theology, mission and ministry, church history, comparative religions, contemporary and historical Christian thought, the history and ministry of the PCUSA, and current issues facing the church and society. Team participation is open to all members and friends of St. Andrews.
Sunday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room. The class explores the Bible using the Lectionary Reading. This is an opportunity to explore the text in advance of the sermon. Materials to enhance understanding of the text and questions to guide the discussion are provided. You are invited to attend to nurture and grow your faith.
Back to the Basics! – Led by Rev. Anne Hébert
“Back to the Basics: The Gospels” will meet on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 at the church beginning on January 17th. The reading is set up to be one chapter a day except for Wednesdays when we will meet for class. Here is an outline:
January 17: Introduction to Matthew
January 24: Chapters 1 – 6
January 31: Chapters 7 – 12
February 7: Chapters 13 – 18
February 14: Chapters 19 – 24
(Following the noon Ash Wednesday Service)
February 21: Chapters 25-28
February 28: No Class
March 7: Begin the Gospel of Mark: Chapters 1 – 6
March 14: Chapters 7 – 12
March 21: Chapters 13 – 16
(Mach 28 – April 1: Holy Week)
If you can make one class, read the chapters for that class and come on in! If you can do one of the gospels but not the other, no problem. If you can do the whole thing, we’ll talk about how much of the class would like to go on to read the Gospel of John after Easter (when spring will be springing – well, sort of, as we know it in northern Michigan).
HOLY SOLITUDE LENTEN STUDY
Wednesdays 11:00 AM—12:15 PM
Light Lunch 12:15 PM—1:00 PM
March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Join other pilgrims of our church using the book, Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets & Rebels, where we will explore the heroes of our faith who experienced God powerfully in solitude. Through inspiring stories, thoughtful daily reflections, and practical spiritual disciplines, we will discover how time apart can open our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the still, small voice of God – the voice that transforms us for a life of faith and service.
Books are available in the Gathering Space.