Advent Study Options

Christmas is coming! Now more than ever, we need to embrace the season of Advent. Participating in an Advent study will allow you to connect with others who attend St. Andrew as we prepare our hearts and souls for Christmas during this unprecedented time. Four Advent Study options are available this year. All studies meet via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, please do not let that prevent you from participating. Reach out to the contact person listed, a few days prior to the start of the study, and they will be happy to assist you.

The Redemption of Scrooge by Matt Rawle. The Know and Grow class invites you to join them as they explore connections between the teachings of Jesus to the classic Dickens’ Christmas story. This Advent study will “bless us every one” and reinvigorate our spiritual journeys as we look at this familiar story through the lens of faith.

Sunday mornings 9:45-10:45 a.m. 

November 29 – December 20.

Contact Kim Schwartz to participate.

It Was Not a Silent Night, Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem by UMC Pastor, Adam Hamilton is the study Oasis women’s Bible Study is using for Advent. Witness the life of Jesus from Mary’s unique perspective, starting at the very end and traveling back in time to the very beginning—the night of Christ’s birth. 

Friday mornings 9:15 – 11:00 a.m.

November 13 – December 20.

You are invited to join at any time.  Each week we watch a video and have discussion via Zoom.  Women are welcome to join even it they can't make all the session or if only for one week.

Contact Debbie Chappell to participate. 

Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals

If the rousing lyrics and rhythm of spirituals stir your soul, then this Advent study is for you. The four spirituals featured in the book Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals are “Mary Had a Baby,” “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow,” “Children, Go Where I Send Thee“ and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain.” Each session corresponds with Advent and features a toe-tapping Christmas Spiritual. You’ll listen to music, examine Scripture, and discuss biblical, historical, and contextual themes while strengthening your faith.

 Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. December 1 - 22.

Facilitator: Pastor Annettra Jones 

To participate, register by November 25. 

Register Here





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