I like the community, the service, and my family and friends are there. I also like the outreach and mission opportunities.
St. Andrew’s is my spiritual home because it is there my soul feels nurtured and I am encouraged to grow.
St. Andrew’s, this warm and welcoming community is my spiritual home for more reasons than I can name. What stands out? There are so many opportunities to engage in activities that stretch and form my spirituality in such a way that all facets of my living are transformed: Participating in the liturgy, the opportunity to explore my gifts. The opportunity to explore the gifts of others. Learning and experiencing that what I say on Sunday mornings is what I am. Deeper living,…
Saint Andrew’s is my spiritual home because it lives its generous mission statement.
I look forward to our weekly 8:00 a.m. service, with its quiet, meditative tone. The prayerful setting and Mother Barbara’s thought-provoking words are uplifting. We have also gotten to know many parishioners who are not only delightful, but represent wonderful models for living a Christ-filled life. We are most thankful to call St. Andrew’s our parish family!
The answer as to why St. Andrew’s is my church comes down to one word: community. When searching for a church years ago, we were greeted and engaged warmly here and ended our search that day, embracing St. Andrew’s as our spiritual home. Through the years, the missions of the parish, from programs for the youth to serving those in need in our area, have strengthened my ties to this community within and beyond the walls of the church.
What makes St. Andrews my church or spiritual home? A few things, first I believe St. Andrews is a place of healing for those wounded by churches or church members in their past. Second, you only have to walk into St. Andrew’s to feel God’s presence whether there are people there or not, although the people at St. Andrew’s continue to live out the love already steeped into the very fiber of the church. Third, the fact is St. Andrew’s lives out…
I first came to St. Andrew’s in May of 2014 right after we moved to Chambersburg from Sewanee, Tennessee. As all southerners do, I went to the church where I already had a “connection,” and that connection was between a Sewanee friend who knew Mother Betsy from their time together at General Seminary. Even on our first Sunday, my family instantly felt at home at St. Andrew’s. On the way home that first Sunday, we all talked about how comforting our experience was there and…
When I walk in to St. Andrew’s, the building, I feel the vibrancy of the Holy Spirit. Even the atmosphere gives an impression that “something is happening here” and my heart is drawn to it. Over the last few years, this community of openness and love has made an impact on my spiritual life. I am so happy that my family is a part of this beautiful community.