We value relationships at St. Andrew. Humans are hardwired for connection by our Creator. We honor God when we make time to get better acquainted with others who attend St. Andrew. Our relationship with God also grows stronger when we learn, grow, and serve with others. Our interest-based small groups provide meaningful soulful connections. Some of our groups are ongoing, but we also offer short-term groups on various topics throughout the year. To learn more check out the list below. Note: Some of these groups are currently meeting virtually, some of them are paused, and some of them are meeting in-person.

Our enjoyment of bluegrass music brought us together. We call ourselves, A Work in Progress, aka the Bluegrass Fellowship Group. Our group consists of music lovers with a wide range of talent on various instruments and/or vocals. Whether a novice or experienced, you will have fun learning, playing and singing some old time and newer gospel and bluegrass songs. All are welcome to join us!

Contact: Scott Schwartz  or Andrew Daigle


We enjoy riding on beautiful country roads together. Our purpose is to encourage group bicycle riding, by staying together and leaving no rider behind. Join us for friendship, fun, exercise, and safety. 

Contact: Paul Newman-Jacobs or Steve Tally 

We are a group of singles and couples in the center stage of life, empty nesters and beyond. We especially enjoy welcoming those new to our congregation. We typically meet once a month for a carry-in meal with the purpose of enjoying great food and fellowship. Please join us at our next gathering!

Contact: Peggy Hoover 

We are a friendly, casual group that is open to everyone. We read fiction and non-fiction and enjoy discussing books through the lens of our faith. We organize an annual Book Fair at St. Andrew and donate the proceeds to a variety of organizations making a positive difference in the world.

Books for 2022: 

  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (f)
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (hf)
  • Susan Angeline Collins: with a Hallelujah Heart by Janis Bennington Van Buren (nf)
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (f)
  • Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger (f) - January 23
  • Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans (nf)
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (f)
  • The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (f)
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (f)
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

(f) = fiction; (nf) = non-fiction

Contact: Emily Long 

Women of all ages gather at 9:15 on Friday mornings in the Intersection for study, prayer and lively discussions. We are take a break from meeting weekly for the summer, but do meet occasionally for social timeOur time together provides a much-needed oasis in our week. We look forward to meeting you and feel free to invite a friend!

Contact: Debbie Chappell or Margene Brown 

We are a group of dedicated quilters who make quilts for those in need of healing prayer and comfort. The congregation completes each quilt by tying a knot as they silently pray for the recipient. We are an official chapter of Prayers & Squares International whose motto is: It’s not about the quilt; it’s all about the prayers.

We also organize an annual Craft Day Celebration.

Contact: Celeste Drysdale 

Each summer we form a team of enthusiastic men and women to represent our church in the local Faith League. If you are at least 18 years old, enjoy softball and having fun, you are welcome to join us.

Contact: D.J. Jensen

We are dedicated to creating handmade items of yarn to comfort, bless and encourage others. We especially enjoy making afghans, hats and scarves for St. Andrew’s Lafayette Urban Ministry Jubilee Christmas guests. This is an open group and all are welcome. We also provide instruction and encouragement for beginners.

Contact: Rita Goerz or Heather Screen



Traditional Worship - Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Worship - Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
The Intersection, Online-Only Worship - Sundays at 7:00 p.m.


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