We believe that children are among God’s greatest blessings. In having, caring for, and raising children, we share in God’s creative and nurturing character. We also believe that God ordained the family to be the primary place of children’s instruction and growth in the faith. Rather than taking children out of the family setting to instruct them in the faith, it is our goal to strengthen families to raise their children in the love and fear of God. We do this by forming a community in which families have the opportunity to worship God and learn more about him together, sharing our struggles and joys with each other as we encourage one another and model for our children love of God and neighbor. While our children are encouraged to join in the regular worship and work of the church, we also set apart times as a church to focus more intentionally on our children, letting them know they are an important part of the family of God. During these times we seek to use the riches of Scripture and our Anglican liturgy draw our children into the truth, goodness, and beauty of God.
When Jesus’ corporeal body ascended into heaven he left his corporate body, the church, to continue his mission on earth by bearing witness of him in “Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). In obedience to his command and because of our love and gratitude for the health and salvation he has given us, we seek to share the good news of Jesus with a world in need. St. Andrew’s supports and engages in ministries, both local and around the world, that seek to meet people’s spiritual and physical needs. By assisting food banks and homeless shelters, working with local pregnancy clinics, seeking to meet individual needs in our community, and supporting missionaries in the U.S. and around the world, St. Andrew’s tries to do its part to continue the mission of Jesus on earth.