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Financial Peace University

Is it for You?

financial peace quote 400w About Debt: Paying down debt is the first step to "financial peace," according to Dave Ramsay. You start with the card that has the lowest balance. Then you move on to the next one, rolling over what you used to pay for the first onto the second. Thus, the debt snowball is born....and you see yourself actually making progress toward getting out from under the burden of debt.

You take charge of your money, so it doesn't have you by the throat!

Having a Budget: You might think that creating a budget and sticking to it would be confining.....that it would feel BAD....but my experience is that it gives a kind of freedom I had never known in relation to money! Bishop Jim and I feel as if Dave Ramsay's Financial Peace University changed our lives. And we think it might change yours, too.

Whatever stage you are in from 20's to already retired, it is NEVER TOO LATE to learn how to devise a plan in relation to your money and to learn how to follow it.

With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. Check out the registration page if you’re interested in learning more about the class!

Because we’re offering it at St. Andrews just for you starting March 8th.

Dates: March 8th - April 3rd
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Email Dana Miller, Group Coordinator with questions.

Christian Caregiving Workshop

Join in a Caregivers Retreat

caregivers 400w The greatest privilege is to care for those we love in our family, friends and those we are in ministry with.

Roy Jacobsen and Sue Jaquith are offering an all day workshop on the power and tools God gives to we who follow Jesus. You will learn practical ways and tools to provide care to help those in your circle of care.

Date: Saturday, November 11th
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Note: Lunch will be provided.

Our text is "Christian Caregiving.- a Way of Life" by Kenneth C. Haugk. We would ask all participants to read the book prior to or after the workshop. Reading it before is best if possible.

To reserve a spot, please email Cindy, call the church office: 322-0088, Roy: 860-916-7444 or Sue: 860-424-2927.

Intergenerational Fun: Faith, Family and Giving

AKA Fun with M&Ms

mmsJoin us as we gather to celebrate the importance of family, the joy of giving, the fact that each of us has a story to tell, our love of M&ms :), and more.

We’re working with the New England Synod to plan a fun event for families that will help us be the village that raises our children and youth. This family time event will focus on generosity and how to grow generosity in ourselves and our families.

Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Notes: Check-in any time after 4:00 pm. And don't worry, the Patriots play at 8:25 pm that day!

Everyone of ALL ages are welcome! Dinner will be part of the event, along with games, storytelling and so much more!

Reserve a spot by emailing Cindy, or calling the church office: 322-0088

Fun with Food

St. Andrew Is Offering a Third Session of "Fun with Food"

Fun with Food 400wJoin Lisa Dahl - a creative cook, mother, singer, yogi and healer - and discover how fun it can be to play with, cook, and eat food that is nourishing & delicious! From grains, fruits, and veggies to chocolate, sweet treats and desserts, learn how to take simple ingredients and create delectable dishes in 30 minutes or less. Guaranteed to please your palate and fuel your body!

Three Saturdays: 9:30 - 11:30 am.
** October 14th: Grains, Greens and Beans - make complete protein meals with 2-3 ingredients.
** November 4th: Salads, Soups and Dressings - enjoy hearty lunches and dinners with simple dressings.
** December 2nd: Sweet Treats and Decadent Desserts - indulge your sweet tooth and fuel your body at the same time.

Each 2-hour cooking class includes: Overview of ingredients and their nutritional benefits; Interactive cooking class with hands-on instructions; Recipes, shopping list and meal planning tips; Small class size allowing plenty of time for questions while enjoying your creation; Leftovers to take home--bring your own container!

Take one class or take them all! Register early as space is limited. Fun with Food is an interactive workshop for adults. This will be the last session partially supported by Pastor Lisa's Lilly Foundation sabbatical grant.

Cost is $20/participant plus an additional $5 for food. Scholarships are available.
Email Cindy, or call the office 322-0088 to reserve a spot.