St. Andrew’s congregation is more than willing to share the good news of God’s love with each other by offering hospitality in joy and comfort. Through meals during sickness and death, cards and telephone calls of encouragement and good wishes, we reach out to members in our congregation.

 

As we practice serving, there is a time to grow in faith. We provide for the needs of those who make known special requests by volunteering to do odd jobs; providing transportation for grocery shopping, doctors’ visits, and church events; making visits during hospitalization or home confinement; and providing nursery attendants during services.

 

We live in God’s love while enjoying fellowship with others in the congregation. The CATS trips, family fellowships, special dinners, Christmas brunch, Wednesday night suppers, and Hanging of the Green provide opportunities for Christian fellowship at St. Andrew.

 

 


 

 

 

Wednesday Night Fellowship – Faith, Food, And Fun

From August through May and other times during the summer, we gather at 6 p.m. for a pot-luck meal and fellowship before Wednesday night activities.

 

For more information, contact B.J. Breeding at bjbreeding11@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Picnic

St. Andrew hosts the annual picnic in the fall when we invite our friends from First Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian in Decatur to share food and conversation in a relaxed setting at a friend’s home or at a local park.

 

For more information, contact B.J. Breeding at bjbreeding11@bellsouth.net.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Brunch

On the Sunday before Christmas, St. Andrew meets at 8:30 a.m.  in the fellowship hall to share a pot-luck brunch.  At this time, we also recognize our church staff with Christmas gifts.  Friends and family are invited to attend. 

 

For more information, contact B.J. Breeding at bjbreeding@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

C.A.T.S. (Carefree Adult Traveling Society)

C.A.T.S. trips provide opportunities for members and friends of St. Andrew to come together in Christian fellowship while visiting scenic and historic sites. Usually, three day-trips are planned annually. Travel is typically by private cars; however, for some events a van or bus may be used.  If you are carefree and like to explore the beauty and history of our local and surrounding communities, please join us.

 

Questions can be directed to churchoffice@standrewdecatur.org or to Faye Anderson, fayeanderson@charter.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging of the Green

To prepare for the Advent season, we meet on the Wednesday afternoon before the first Sunday of Advent to decorate the church for the season.   After decorations are up, we gather for a soup supper and then for a short Advent service in the sanctuary. 

 

If you have questions, contact B.J. Breeding at bjbreeding11@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

Ice Cream Social

Each summer, usually in June, the St. Andrew family gathers at a member’s home to enjoy an ice cream social.  Family and friends from First Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian in Decatur are invited to fellowship with us.

 

For more information, contact B.J. Breeding at bjbreeding11@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Groups

Are you looking for a way to connect more deeply with others at St. Andrew? If so then St. Andrew’s small group ministry is for you.  These small groups may focus on a variety of functions such as study, prayer, tasks, caring and support, or accountability and may run for a short term or an extended period of time.

 

If you are interested in joining or starting a new small group, contact B.J. Breeding at bjbreeding11@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

Presbyterian Women

The Presbyterian Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, September through November and January through April at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall for Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments.  In December and May, the women enjoy dinner out as a group. All women of the church and friends are invited to participate in the meetings, social events, and volunteer activities.  The group supports several charities in the community, the U.S. and around the world. 

 

 For more information contact Linda Grissom at  lindag116@aol.com.

 

 

 

Presbyterian Men

 Presbyterian Men meet quarterly with all churches in North Alabama Presbytery.  Presbyterian Men also help with work days at the church as well as with breakfasts and dinners when needed.  All men of the church are invited to attend. Check the weekly bulletins and newsletter for meetings.

 

 Tom Meier is the coordinator for the PM group and can be contacted at tmeier1611@yahoo.com if you have questions.

 

 

 

Page Turners

Page Turners is St. Andrew’s book club, which was established in September 2012, and is open to men and women who like to read.  We meet on the 4th Tuesday in January-May and September-November at 10:00 a.m. in the library.  The current book can be found on the church calendar or in the newsletter.

 

 If you have questions or want the list of previous books, contact Barbara Allen at decaturba@charter.net

 

 

 

Yoga

Our gentle yoga class meets in the fellowship hall at 8:30am on Thursday mornings. The  instructor, Nancy Hayes, is a yogi master who has studied and taught many types of yoga. Each of her classes is different, like a “box of chocolates”. All church members are welcome; the cost is free.

 

 For more information, contact Barb Mouton at barbmouton35603@yahoo.com.

 

Folders

This is a group of men and women that meets every Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the church library to help with the work of the church and to enjoy fellowship.  We fold the bulletins for the upcoming Sunday service and add the weekly inserts. We swap stories (and laughter) and discuss celebrations and concerns.  In addition to the serious business of helping the church get ready for Sunday, this is a time to share and enjoy fellowship together. 

 

For more information, contact Bonita Smith, at churchoffice@standrewdecatur.org.