Session Elder Update

 
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say hello to Shannon coon!

Shannon Coon is our new Assistant Pastor of Adult Ministries.  Prior to arriving at St. Andrew’s, Shannon served at Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, CA, as Associate Pastor for nearly 10 years. It was her first call after graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary. She answered the call to ministry after working in the corporate world for over a decade. She is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry cohort at Fuller Seminary, studying Spiritual Direction. She has a son, Rylan, a recent high school graduate, and she is married to Chris, who is also a pastor.  You can contact Shannon via shannonc@sapres.org.

Events

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     Cookie Swap!

          Wednesday, December 8 | 6:00-7:30pm | Family Center
Women of St. Andrew’s, break out the butter, it’s time for a cookie swap! If you are a baker, bring 4 dozen of your favorite cookie and copies of your recipe to the Dierenfield Kitchen by 12:00pm. We will meet  at 6:00pm and mingle in the Family Center to taste the cookies and swap recipes.  We need bakers, but we also need tasters, so no need to contribute cookies if baking is not your “thing!” Childcare provided, please RSVP by Wednesday, December 1. Invite a friend!
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Women's Ministry is partnering with our Serve Ministry this Christmas!

We’re wrapping our loving arms around local foster kids and refugee children by gifting Christmas stockings filled with toys and treats! Help us fill these stocking to the brim by bringing one (or more) of the following items to our Cookie Swap on December 8:
 
Hot WheelsPlay-Doh or Silly Putty
Popper Toys
Socks for little kids and teens
Colored pens – small note padCard games (Uno, Smack It, Old Maid, etc.)
Lip Balm – Lip Smackers
 

Women's Retreat

Saturday, March 3, 2022 | Dierenfield Hall

We will be staying on-campus for a retreat day where we can come together in community and enjoy the presence of the Lord. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, save the date!

bible studies

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devoted

A Chronological Bible Study for Women

Tuesdays | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall
No Meetings on November 23 and December 28
In the beginning….  Join the adventure as Devoted, the Chronological Bible Study for Women, begins our two-year journey through the Scripture.  We start with the creation in Genesis, and follow God’s activities with Noah, and Abraham and his family, then proceed with the Exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land.  See the glory of God in action in this magnificent saga!  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other women and enjoy fellowship!  Our Old Testament study begins January 4, 2022.  Join us any time. Pre-registration is not required. Childcare is complimentary with advance reservation.  Email women@sapres.org for reservations.
 
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deeper

Thursdays through May 19, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall

No meetings on November 25, December 16-30, February 24, 2022 and April 24, 2202
The book of Matthew records more of Jesus’ words about his kingdom than any of the other gospel books.  He commands us to seek first his kingdom (Matthew 6:33) and to pray for his kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).  Join us as we dive deep into the book of Matthew and discover what it means for us as his disciples today. We will gather each week for a live teaching and small group discussions.  Childcare is complimentary with advance reservation. Email women@sapres.org for reservations. Cost is $20.  Scholarships are available.
 


connections

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tribe: a place
for moms

Wednesdays | 9:15-11:00am | Youth Center Patio
Wednesdays | 6:00-7:00pm | Corner Cafe
No Meeting on November 24
Mothering isn’t always easy, but a Tribe can help you through it!  Come join us as we receive renewed insight from experienced moms and professionals on topics critical to Christ-centered parenting, marriage, personal well-being and more.  Annual registration fee is $25, or just drop by and check it out first. Free childcare provided with advance reservation.  Email women@sapres.org for reservations.
 

Holy Yoga

Marley Crouch | Mondays | 9:00-10:00am | Dierenfield Hall
Marianne Hunter | Wednesdays | 9:00am-10:00am | Dierenfield Hall
No Class on Wednesday, November 24

Whether you need to start your week with focus or need some re-centering mid-week, Marley and Marianne look forward to seeing you! $15 per session at the door. If you need a scholarship or are interested in a packaged session discount, please reach out to Marley and Marianne. First come, first served.  Contact women@sapres.org for more info. Share your email address to receive updates about Holy Yoga. 

In His Will

Mondays | 12:00-1:00pm | Stewart Lounge

If your heart is in praying for the church, join us as we humbly seek God’s will and heart for St. Andrew’s. We seek to better discern God's will, experience the Spirit's power, and make a difference for Christ in our homes, neighborhoods, and surrounding communities.  Contact adults@sapres.org to get connected.

Small Groups

We have small groups specifically for women that meet in person and virtually. This is a place for you to know, be known, and grow in your relationship with God alongside others. Check out our current virtual small groups or email smallgroups@sapres.org to be assigned to one.

Spiritual Formation Opportunities

Growing in our discipleship journey requires intentionality. Various workshops and small groups for spiritual practices will be offered in the upcoming months. Watch for more details!


MARRIAGE

Considering Marriage?

We want every couple we marry at St. Andrew’s to experience the SYMBIS Assessment.  Alongside one of our pastors, SYMBIS offers a personalized and profound process for helping couples start a lifelong relationship, and it’s grounded in research and practical application.  Email adults@sapres.org.