Common Ground – Spring 2022

Common Ground – Spring 2022

Join friends for a casual dinner, devotions, and an early evening of learning and growing in fellowship and faith!   Get details and register below.

Wednesday Evenings
April 27 – May 25

Dinner at 6:00 pm
Informal Praise & Prayer at 6:30 pm
Group Time 6:40-7:40 pm
Closing on “Common Ground” at 7:45 pm

A. Faith Walk Membership Information Seminar – From our understanding of the sacraments to the meaning of our worship to how we read the Bible, join this 5-session opportunity to discover or rediscover the ways in which God works in our individual lives and in the community of St. Andrew. Faith Walk is for folks who may be interested in joining St. Andrew, members who’d like a refresher, and others who are simply curious.  (April 27- May 25)

B. Christ in Film: Perspectives – The life of Jesus has been portrayed and interpreted in significantly different ways across the medium of film. David LaCour will lead us in this 5-session course of watching and discussing key moments in the life of Jesus as told from the perspective of different movies and explore how they can impact and enhance our faith. (April 27-May 25)

C. Mindset of A Fisherman – Jesus’ first followers were fishermen who were called to “fish for people” by casting the net of the Gospel into the world.  Mengesha Gella, Director of Amharic Outreach, will help us understand how fishermen think and how we can apply that same mindset to reaching people with the Good News of our faith today.  In the process, he’ll paint a compelling picture of how that mindset and strategy has been working in St. Andrew’s Amharic Outreach ministry.  It’s a story you won’t want to miss! (April 27 & May 4)

D. Gather at the Shepherd’s Table – Since 1983, grass-roots organization Shepherd’s Table has been responding to the needs of the hungry and homeless in Montgomery County, with the support of faith communities like St. Andrew. Fellow member and Shepherd’s Table Executive Director Manny Hidalgo will speak about the organization’s mission and work. (May 11)

E. Lutherans for Racial Justice – Listen as Pastor Matthew González offers an overview of the mission and work of this grassroots coalition committed to the pursuit of racial equity, justice, and healing within the congregations, communities, schools, and organizations of our denomination. Bring your thoughts and questions too! To join virtually, contact Kurt Bruwelheide for a zoom link at [email protected].  (May 18)

F. What is Juneteenth? – And why should Christians celebrate it? Join the Bridge Builders to explore the history of our nation’s newest Federal holiday and why the event calls for education, self-reflection —but also communion and joy, particularly for followers of Christ.  Special guests from FREED (Female Re-Enactors of Distinction) will dress in period costume and tell true stories of the first Juneteenth in 1865! And foods from the era will be served at Common Ground dinner!  Bring friends! (May 25)

 Childcare is available with a reservation – 48 hours notice, please!
Register today!