It is time to prepare our hearts and souls for Christmas and participating in an Advent study will allow you to do just that. Christmas music will fill the air and the glow of Advent candles will calm us. If you’re in need of some heavenly peace and the joy of gathering with others, these study options are for you. As you consider whether this is something you can fit into your Avent, know that some have outside reading, and others are fully contained during the group time.

We welcome any parent or guardian with kids and teens at home to join this Advent for a group during the Sunday Connection. We will gather for conversation, connection and fellowship. We hope to create time of support for one another as we tackle this holiday season. Growth Group will be available for your kids and teens during this time and infants are welcome to use our Nursery.

Facilitator: Leah Garner, Sarah and Clinton Johnson | Contact with questions.

Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m., November 26 through December 17

Meeting space: Room 6

Fresh Faith is a group that forms during Advent and Lent. Since it isn't an ongoing group, it is a natural spot for those who don't regularly attend a class or are newer to St. Andrew to plug in for a season. For Advent, they will use the book And Unlikely Advent: Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story by Rachel Billups to guide their discussions. You will receive a book the first week.

Facilitator: Barb Jones 

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., November 26 - December 17

Meeting space: Room 5

The Know & Grow Class invites you to join them for Advent. They meet on Sundays during the Sunday Connection, and will be using the study The Heaven and Earth by Will Willimon to guide their discussion. There is no outside reading for this group. All are welcome!

Facilitator: Class members share this role. Contact Kim Schwartz with questions.

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., November 26 to December 17

Meeting space: Room 2

Visio Divina, Latin for “divine seeing,” is a method of meditation, reflection, and prayer through a process of intentional seeing. This small group will blend visual meditation with group discussion and Bible study.

Facilitator: Pastor Kelly Sellers

Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m., November 30 through December 21

Meeting space: Conference Room


Traditional Worship - Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Contemporary Worship - Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Friday 9:00 a.m. - noon


St. Andrew United Methodist Church
4703 N 50 W | West Lafayette, Indiana 47906