Going to a church for the first time can be stressful. You aren’t really sure what to expect. We want you to be comfortable coming to St. Andrew’s so we’ve listed the answers to some of the most common questions visitors have.
What time is the Worship Gathering?
We gather at 10:30 am each Sunday in the sanctuary. We are usually finished before noon.
What should I wear?
At St. Andrew’s you can wear what you are comfortable in. Most people come in casual clothes appropriate for the season. Our sanctuary is not air conditioned since it dates from 1868. The 2001 addition to our church is air conditioned.
Will I see people who look like me?
It is very likely you will see people that look like you. St. Andrew’s has a very multi-cultural congregation, with approximately 50% of the regular attendees born outside North America.
What happens during the gathering for adults?
When you enter the sanctuary one of the Greeters will welcome you and give you a bulletin. Sit wherever you want – there are no reserved or assigned seats. The service contains praise music, scripture reading, preaching, and the collection of the offering (visitors are encouraged to let the offerings plate pass by). Our Sunday Gathering could best be described as a blending of traditional and modern elements and styles. Our Praise Team presents contemporary songs and choruses. Our Choir presents special musicals and traditional hymns. The Scriptures are read in modern English with a Bible-based message presented in a positive, relevant and straight-forward manner designed to help people discover principles for living life to the fullest. You can listen to past sermons to get a feel for the content and style.
Can I access free wi-fi?
Yes you can! Our guest wi-fi is available to all. Connect to the St. Andrew’s Guest network.
What happens after the gathering?
We invite you to stay after the service is done. If you want someone to pray for you, speak to our prayer partners who are at the front of the sanctuary after the service. They are more than willing to pray with you about the needs you have. We invite everyone to join us in the Fireside Room behind the front of the sanctuary for social coffee hour.