At St. Andrew we believe that it is important for us to:

Connect with one another so that we can
Grow in our faith to deepen our love for God so that we can
Serve our neighbors in our community and globally.

We do this by gathering to study God’s word and applying it to our lives in small groups so that we can get to know one another and learn from one another.
We do this by engaging in social events that allow us to invite others for fun and fellowship.
We then work together to serve within our walls and beyond. 

Due to the current situation our adult ministry groups are not meeting in person. We are working on keeping connected through social media and online group chats.

Connect Groups

Sew & Sow Group (Tuesdays at 9:30) Gathering of women to work on craft projects that are then sold at the Annual Bazaar. Funds received are invested in various community agencies that seek to care for those in need especially children.

Older Adults Ministries (S.T.A.R.S – St Andrew Retired Seniors)
Seniors gather monthly to visit various places of interest. These are always times for fellowship, fun and definitely food!

Grow Groups

Bible Studies and Small Group Study Opportunities
Sunday Morning at 9:05 a.m. men and women of all ages and stages of life gather to study the Bible in relation to everyday life using video and book studies.
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. various groups meet in small groups to engage with God’s word. There is a Men’s group as well as several other small groups.
During the stay at home we are studying the “Commandments of Jesus” Via Zoom and ALL are welcome to participate. Send an mail to pastor@standrewumchurch.org to get the zoom invite.

Women’s Ministries
A community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. We have a very active United Methodist Women’s organization with 4 circles that meet monthly.
  • Esther Circle:  meets at the church on 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. supporting the Independent Student Program at Wright State University, Feed the Creek, and alternates meetings with Bible Study and Mission projects.
  • Koinonia Circle:  meets 4th Wednesday of each month at the church at 10:00 a.m. supporting Feed the Creek, and mailing “Home Touch” publications to shut-ins.
  • Lydia Circle:  meets at the church on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. supporting The Redbird Mission in Beverly, KY.
  • Naomi Circle:  meets in members homes or at church on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. supporting Greene County Family Violence Prevention Center, Shoes for the Shoeless, and others.
 (Note that circle meetings are often reduced during summer months and in our bazaar month of November.)
 

Serve Groups

We are in the process of reviving and revitalizing our outreach ministries and making decisions about our “Signature” ministry. Ways in which we can make a significant difference for God’s Kingdom.
 
Giving Garden 
The Giving Garden is an intergenerational ministry that provides fresh vegetables to area food pantries and offers many opportunities for fellowship and service for those who participate. 
  • Beginning in early March, families plant seeds and foster those seedlings in their homes until garden planting time in May.  In a typical season, over forty people serve this ministry in a variety of ways including growing seedlings, composting, planting in the garden, weeding, watering, harvesting, and delivering the harvest to those in need. 
  • In June and July, we offer a Growing Gardeners program where children join us in the garden to learn how to grow and nurture vegetable plants and how to harvest and prepare the vegetables. In the Giving Garden, it is our mission to be good stewards of what God has created and to share God’s love and bounty with others.
For more information about this garden ministry or if you would like to serve, contact Donna Shoup at donnashoup@gmail.com.