St. Andrew’s supports the recovery of all persons afflicted with addictive diseases.  This is a safe place to be honest and find support.  In person meetings have returned to St. Andrew’s.

Mondays      NA (Narcotics Anonymous – ‘Just for Today’)          6:15 pm

                      OA (Over eaters Anonymous)                                      7:00 pm

Tuesdays      Alanon                                                                           12:00

Thursdays    Alanon                                                                           12:00

Fridays         NA (Narcotics Anonymous – ‘Freedom Group’)        7:00 pm

 

The pastoral care teams and Fr. David need help in phone calling and/or visiting shut-ins.  The number of people unable to attend a church gathering has increased and remains high due to COVID.    Don’t just ask the staff ‘how is so and so I haven’t seen them in awhile.  Instead join the team of people who are calling for find out how they are. Your phone call or visit is critical at this time. Ask about how you can help.

Our insurance people are still working out a final settlement figure.  When that is completed we will use our insurance funds to hire a contractor to replace the flooring and then the hall will be open again for use.  We will keep you informed of the progress.

Join Episcopal Migration Ministries (the National Church) on Thursday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. for ‘Repairing the Breach…’ a 90-minute webinar highlighting the work to rebuild the refugee resettlement program… the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry (the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.) and other leaders from EMM to learn about the work of the Episcopal Church collaborating with many others in refugee resettlement.  Register here.

Some are trying to make financial reparations. Germany officially recognizes colonial-era Namibia genocide. Making reconciliation and reparations 100 years later after atrocities is now an official action. France’s Macon acknowledges its role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. President Biden gives the U.S. position on the Armenian genocide.

America is flummoxed and wrestling with the ongoing trend of mass shootings.  In 2021 we have had more than 200 shootings with multiple victims. One take on the subject by researcher Seamus McGraw is presented here as part of an interview on National Public Radio. (30 minute interview.)  His book discussing his findings is ‘From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter.’