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February 4th

9:30 am
Annual Congregational Meeting

February 6th

7 pm
Social Justice Book Study

February 7th

6 pm
Women Connecting

February 10th

9 am

Quilt knotting for Lutheran World Relief

February 12th

10 am
Hope Circle

February 14th

9 am - 10:45 am
Ashes to Go

February 18th

9:30 am

Warm Center Meal Prep

February 25th

Personal Needs Closet Sunday   

February 27th

4:30 pm

Family Supper Table 

 

February Social Justice Book Study

Dear Martin by Nic Stone is the chosen book for the February Social Justice Book study. Best selling author, John Green describes this book as "A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America.” The group will meet to discuss the book via Zoom on February 7 @ 7:00 pm.

 

Sunday Morning Worship

Worship at St. Andrew is diverse, creative and progressive. Each service is unique; featuring a variety of music and weekly communion.

Worship takes place at 8:30 am and 10:30 am in the sanctuary. The 10:30 worship is live streamed on Facebook.

Join us live or watch anytime on Facebook or on YouTube.

Children’s Church

Children's Church is back in session. The team is ready to welcome your little ones for music, crafts and a story each week during the second half of the 10:30 service. Don't forget to sign your child in the first time your child attends and to fill out our photo permission form. That lets us know if we have your permission to take and share photos on Facebook. Interested in joining the team? Or could you prepare a simple craft one week a month to support the program? Contact Pastor Lisa

Coffee Hour

Join us after each Sunday service for coffee, goodies, and community.

February 4th: Annual Congregational Meeting

Partners will gather for the annual congregational meeting at 9:30am between services on Sunday, February 4th. We will be celebrating the good news of ministry at St. Andrew and all the ways we have put our faith into action this year. We wil review year-end finances and giving before considering the proposed budget for 2024. Many thanks to the council and budget teams for their work throughout the year in managing this aspect of our community life.

We'll also hear updates from the Open-Air Sanctuary Team and the Capital Appeal Team. Copies of the Annual Report are available in the church lobby.

We hope to see you there!

All welcome at Wednesday morning bible study as we delve into the psalms

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study group meets every Wednesday at 9:30 am for a study named Exploring the Psalms. In this study, we unpack the richness and poetry of the Psalms, focusing on six different types of psalms - from lament to thanksgiving. Newcomers are welcome each week! Intern Pastor Mark Glazener will be facilitating discussion

Mission Camp week will be June 22nd - 29th in Appalachia! Registration forms are due January 31st

If you plan to join this year's youth and adult summer mission trip, please get your registration form in by the end of January! We don't yet know our exact destination, but the work will be doing home repair for very low-income homeowners! It is likely we will see conditions unlike what we have seen even in past mission camps. If you want to put your faith into action by putting your hands to work, click this LINK and return the form to the office with your $50 deposit to hold your spot.

For an overview of the trip, click here. For more information on the Appalachia Service Project organization, click here.

Three new ministry teams are forming! Might one of them be for you?

We are recruiting new teams to support several key outreach activities that have been staff-driven in the past.

First, a team is forming that will network, plan and implement the two annual Faith in Action Weekends that are a hallmark of the St. Andrew congregation.

A team is also forming to plan, fundraise and coordinate the food packing event which has been our fall kick-off to the program year. We have packed between 10,000 and 20,000 meals for local food pantries each time and it is an activity we hope to continue.

The third opportunity is to be part of the plant sale team. This event raises money for the general St. Andrew budget that supports all the ministries of the church. Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Aili Arisco, we are able to bring the community together on Memorial weekend each May to buy their perennial plants, containers, hanging baskets, etc. This event will bring in support of around $11,000 this year, if all goes as hoped!

If any of these teams interests you, please reach out to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have questions, you may also reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Neighbors Helping Neighbors RI is looking for volunteers!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, our 501(c)3, was able to accomplish fifty-three projects for low-income homeowners last year for a combined project cost of $109,000! Many of them were larger ticket items, like a roof, water heater, or plumbing/electrical work. We formed this organization to help our vulnerable neighbors stay in their homes... and they continue to fulfill their mission!

NHN has recently added two new project managers so they are equipped to handle the flow of site surveys and of contractors doing the work. Now we are hoping to find people with gifts in the areas of FUNDRAISING, EVENT PLANNING, and PUBLICITY.

There are currently three people writing grants and working with the towns for the annual non-profit funding process, but more help would be great! And we'd love to find someon to seek a sponsor for an annual fundraising event for Neighbors - and folks to help plan and coordinate such an event.

There are brochures that need updating and we could use help with our social media presence. Are you looking for a way to have an impact? Would you like to join a committed team? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or NHNRI president, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Andrew youth encourage you to support food aid to Gaza through Lutheran World Relief

One of our recently confirmed youth has a special concern about those facing starvation in Gaza as a result of the war. She wanted to offer the St. Andrew community a way to respond.

Lutheran World Relief is helping on the ground in Gaza and can receive your donations. This LINK will take you to their giving page. Thanks for responding to these immediate needs--and for following the lead of our youth.

Faith in Action Project: Tying Quilts for Lutheran World Relief!

The Monday Morning Piecemakers and St. Andrew quilters are invited to tie quilts that will be sent to refugees around the world. I expect, some will go to support refugees in and from Gaza. These quilts have been stitched by the quilters and you are invited to help with the final step in the process! Marilyn, Laurie and Barbara will be among those ready to guide you.

They will gather Saturday, February 10th at 9 AM. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Or sign up in the lobby.

St Andrew Lutheran Church

15 East Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813