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.


women's bible studies

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devoted

A Chronological Bible Study for Women

Tuesdays | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall
“Go Ye Therefore, and Teach All Nations.”  The books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke end with Jesus’s command to take the Good News of salvation and eternal life to all people.  We continue our study, now focusing on the activities of the early church, followed by the letters of Peter, Paul, and John, which show us how to live as believers, and carry God’s message to others.  Every day we have assigned reading and journaling, and each week we share this with our group. Our teacher, Timberly, Eckelmann, provides in-depth instruction about select verses or events.  Join us any time. Pre-registration is not required. Childcare is complimentary with advance reservations.  Email women@sapres.org for reservations.
 
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deeper

Thursdays | September 16, 2021 through May 19, 2022
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Dierenfield Hall
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 reservations. Email women@sapres.org for reservations. 
 


women's connections

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tribe: a place
for moms

Wednesdays | 9:15-11:00am | Youth Center Patio
 
2nd Wednesdays each Month | 6:00-7:00pm | The Well
 
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

Marianne Hunter | Wednesdays | 11:00am-12:00pm | Dierenfield Hall
Marley Crouch | Fridays | 9:00-10:00am | Dierenfield Hall

Whether you need to start your week with focus or need some re-centering mid-week, Marley and Marianne look forward to seeing you! $5 per session at the door.  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

God is doing something wonderful at St. Andrew's! Join us in humble prayer for our church and for the universal body of Christ that we might look more like Jesus, 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.

weekly encouragement

God's Perfect Peace

Let’s be blunt: We live in anxious times. Concerns about physical health and the economy continue to have a very real impact on our daily lives. It seems easy, almost like it is a part of human nature, to become absorbed by these concerns and slip into fear and worry. God, however, has not called us to a life consumed by worry. Right here, in the midst of our daily concerns, God is inviting us to look to Him for peace.

Each handout has 5 days of Scripture on journal pages. You can print these out or use your own journal.

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hope: women's half-day retreat

Over 110 women attended our Half Day Women’s Retreat.  New connections and reconnections were made among the young and old, newcomers to St. Andrew’s and those who have been calling St. Andrew’s their church for over 50 years. All of us who attended were reminded that hope is always found in who God tells us he is, and he is good.
 
 
 
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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.