Ongoing Christian Formation Schedule

Schedule of Meetings and Classes--Ongoing Christian Formation Opportunities

Centering Prayer

Mondays, 6:00-7:00 PM in the Children's Chapel (see map). This group meets every Monday evening at unless there is a holiday or bad weather.  The gathering begins with Lectio Divina followed by 20 minutes of Centering Prayer.  Newcomers are welcome and will be taught the basics of Centering Prayer.  The hour spent together at the beginning of the week becomes special and sacred for those who participate regularly.  Contact: Emily Wilson.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesdays, Noon to 1:00 PM in St. Catherine's Room in Lowndes Hall (see map). This group is open to anyone and meets weekly. The meeting begins with Noonday Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. Usually both the Rector and Associate Rector attend this Bible study, and whichever one of them preached the previous Sunday leads a discussion over the scriptures from the Lectionary from that Sunday's service. All present are encouraged to participate and provide insights. In the last ten to fifteen minutes of the hour, the group reads and discusses themes from the scripture that will be part of the upcoming Sunday's lectionary text. Many participants in this Bible Study also go to a local sandwich shop for lunch and fellowship together afterward. Contact The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, The Rev. Dr. Jill Walters, or The Rev. Claire Cowden.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Wednesdays, 10:45 AM-2:45 PM; Wednesdays 5:30 PM-8:30 PM; OR, Thursdays 6:00-9:00 P.M. in St. David's Room Downstairs in Lowndes Hall (see map). Participants enroll for one year at a time in this four-year program.  Through discussion and guided reflection, the seminars provide the members with a theological education which deepens and supports their faith and teaches them to express that faith in daily life and discern their ministry.  The curriculum for this program comes from the School of Theology at Sewanee, the University of the South. At the end of the four years, each student "graduates" with a certificate from that university, ready to be the minister he or she was meant to be. Contacts: Richard Partney and Martha Russell.

Daughters of the King 

Second Tuesday of each month, 9:30 AM (St. Catherine's Room, Lowndes Hall), OR, Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 P.M.(St. Gregory's Room, Lowndes Hall) (see map). The Daughters of the King is a religious order for lay and ordained women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Service and the Rule of Prayer. Daughters of the King dedicate themselves to life-long prayer, particularly intercessory prayer, on behalf of the needs of the parish and its members and loved ones. Daughters of the King meets monthly in two groups. For more information, call the church office at 806-376-6316.

Black Belt Bible Study

Fridays, 10:00-11:00 AM, St. Catherine's Room, Lowndes Hall (see map). This Bible Study has been a part of St. Andrew's for nearly twenty years. Their purpose is to study the Bible, pray and fellowship. Open to both men and women, the group includes participants from other denominations, as well as Episcopalians, who have a desire to learn more about the Bible, particularly from an Anglican point-of-view. The group studies the various gospels, letters and other New Testament books. All adults are invited! Contact Pat Knight, Facilitator, or just show up!

Friday Men's Prayer Group

Friday's, Noon-1:00 P.M., St. Gregory's Room, Lowndes Hall (see map). An informal fellowship of men meets every Friday at noon for prayer and brown-bag lunch. On other Fridays, the group prays the Noonday Prayers, the Great Litany from the "Book of Common Prayer", or other timely and appropriate services. The group welcomes gentlemen of all ages to share lunch, fellowship, and conversation at this time each week. Contact Don Paxton, Men's Prayer Group member.

Empty Sky Contemplative Prayer Group

Fridays, 7:30-8:30 PM, St. Elizabeth's Room, Lowndes Hall (downstairs--See map). All are invited to attend Contemplative Prayer: thoughtful, meditative, reflective, introspective and deep in thought.  Contact: Judith Evans.