Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39
At. St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church we endeavor to help people build and nurture relationships. This may mean offering opportunities to serve together, to study the bible together, to worship together, to share a meal together. In all cases, we’re a community of believers that seeks to live in loving relationship with others. Read on to find out how you may be able to build new relationships at SACPC.
We connect with our homebound members with phone calls, notes and church mailings, and remembering special occasions. Our Deacons visit with many of these folks, sometimes delivering flowers or sharing communion. Our corps of Caregiving Team members rotate through on a 6 week basis, checking in with folks who may have been hospitalized or have recently experienced a significant life event. Our Stephen Ministers are available to walk beside someone going through a difficult time. We have a generous group in the Driver Draft program who assist folks currently unable to drive in getting to doctors appointments, etc. Through our CareLine and Prayer Connection we can join as a faith community in praying for concerns, joys, sorrows; we celebrate birthdays and remember our military families.
Our Fellowship Team creates joyful Sunday morning gatherings with coffee and sweet treats. We have wonderful cooks and servers for our Wednesday night POPS meals. Our team helps plan special events such as Rally Day, Advent Pancakes and Crafts, Easter Social on the Lawn, and our upcoming 100th Anniversary Celebration of Church of the Covenant, one of our parent congregations (who worshipped in this very building!) On occasions we will venture outside for cookouts and river trips; and our Sojourners group brings wonderful speakers to our church each month.
We have a variety of small groups that gather for mutual support or just for general fellowship.
- Caregivers Support Group, Wednesdays, 5pm, Church Parlor: for those caring for a family member.
- S. O. S. (Surviving Our Spouses), monthly, various locations: for those who have lost a spouse and want to connect with others in the same phase of life.
- Stitch Together, 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays, 10am, Church Parlor: bring your needles and yarn, experienced or not; this group is currently working on prayer shawls for Lump to Laughter.
- Bookworms, 1 st Thursdays, 11:30am, Room 241: meets monthly for fellowship and book discussion.
- Dinners for 8: look for sign-ups in the Fall and Spring; guests gather in the homes of gracious hosts for food and fellowship.
- Home Groups: various locations and times; newly forming small groups