No matter what your interest, there is something at St. Andrew's for you to do!
Parish life falls into six categories:
- Faith Formation
- Music and Performing Arts
- General Parish Life
- Business and Administration
Liturgical groups include the altar guild, acolytes, lectors, and more. Members of these groups perform duties during the Eucharist to assist the clergy in a number of ways.
Bible Study: St. Andrew's holds a weekly Bible study on Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the Lounge. Discussions on the next Sunday's scripture readings are led by the clergyperson who will be preaching the next Sunday. Regular attendees and drop-ins welcome.
Lenten Series: Join with parishioners and friends for an evening of worship, food, and thought-provoking cinema. Held each Wednesday in Lent.
Confirmation/Baptism Preparation Classes: Classes are held intermittently to prepare individuals to receive sacraments. Contact the parish office to find out when the next classes will be held.
Church School Teachers: Our wonderful church school is made possible by the 20+ volunteers who teach classes for children ages 3 through sixth grade each Sunday during the school year. No experience necessary, we will pair you with a veteran teacher and provide curriculum materials.
Journey to Adulthood Mentors: Volunteers who give young people in middle school and high school a firm foundation for the lifelong process of Christian formation.
Music & Performing Arts
Adult Choir: Voice choir for adults; provides music for Sunday services as well as special services and church activities. More Information
Adult Handbell Choir: Handbell choir for adults; provides handbell music for services once per month and on holidays. More Information
Compline Choir: By audition only. Small adult choir responsible for providing music at the Sunday service of Compline. More Information
Cherub Choir: Children in grades K-2 who provide music for selected Sunday services. More Information
Junior Choir: Children in grades 3-8 who provide music for selected Sunday services. More Information
Junior Handbell Choir: Young people gathered together to play handbells. Occasional performances on Sundays. More Information
The St. Gregory's Guild: Parents of children in the choirs and others who support the youth choirs by taking care of vestments, assisting at rehearsals and social events, providing refreshments and shepherding choristers on Sundays.
Organ Committee: Group organizing work toward a new pipe organ for St. Andrews
Supper Theatre: Each spring, the church school (and friends!) performs a musical - with a themed dinner beforehand! Contact Nancy Heusel, Director of Theatrical Ministries, for information on the next show.
The Saint Andrew's Players: Parishioners and friends who take part in dramatic plays and performances at St. Andrew's during the course of the year.
The St. Andy's Band: A group of musicians who provide an alternative to the traditional style of music at our services and during plays and musicals. Anyone interested in joining is welcome.
General Parish Life
History and Memorials Committee: Parishioners who are dedicated to the preservation of St. Andrew's historical records. This group meets the second Monday of the month at 4:30 pm. Learn More
Funeral Hospitality: Parishioners who help with funeral receptions for the church. Contact the Parish Office to join.
Single Adults at St. Andrew's: A group of people who gather after church on the first Sunday of each month to plan activities that they would like to do together. Activities include attending plays and concerts and going out to restaurants together.
The Breakfast at St. Andrew's: The Breakfast at St. Andrew's was founded in 1982 to provide nutrition and fellowship to anyone in need. Every day since then, volunteers have served a free breakfast to 90 to 150 guests in the Parish Hall. Volunteers needed! Learn More
Episcopal Health Ministry: Any parishioner with an interest in health and healing within a spiritual context is welcome to attend. The contribution of social workers, health educators, clergy and hospital chaplains as well as nurses and others is sought. Learn More
Oasis Ministry: Gay-lesbian, bisexual and transgender Episcopalians working to educate and advocate on issues of social justice. Learn More
Outreach Ministry: Works on peace and justice issues and provides information about opportunities to reach out to our community and the world, especially in the area of alleviating poverty and hunger. New members always welcome. Learn More
Rotating Shelter Volunteers: Volunteers who staff the rotating overflow shelter for the homeless for two weeks each winter. Guests stay in the Parish Hall with two church members who keep the watch.
Meals Ministry: Parishioners who will prepare and deliver meals to another parishioner who has recently been discharged from the hospital or who is in need for other reasons.
Parish Callers: Laypersons who visit St. Andrew's parishioners who are ill or elderly and not able to attend church regularly. Group meets annually with an invited speaker presenting information on a topic relevant to this ministry.
Business and Administration
Finance Committee: A group of people with financial and accounting expertise who act as an advisory committee to the Vestry in overseeing all financial concerns of the parish. Meets monthly on the Tuesday before the Vestry meeting at 6:00 pm.
Personnel and Administration Committee: A committee that advises the Rector and Vestry on personnel and employment matters.
Stewardship Committee: Group that coordinates year-round Stewardship Campaign which includes the Fall pledge campaign for the support of the parish during the upcoming church year.
Deanery and Convention Delegates: Parish delegates to the diocesan convention and Huron Valley Deanery. Delegates are elected each year at the annual parish meeting.
The Vestry: The Vestry is the elected governing body of the parish. Vestry meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Members of the Vestry are elected each year at the annual parish meeting.
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