Christian education is a foundation of our community at St. Andrew’s. With a wide range of learning experiences offered here, we welcome you to join us. Please contact the Rev. Margaret Schwarzer, associate rector for adult formation and membership, regarding any of the information below:

9am Christian Learning Series

Our 9am Christian Learning Series meets from 9am to 9:45am on every Sunday of the month from mid-September through December and from mid-January through May. You can learn about our current offerings by reading St. Andrew’s communications, or by clicking here to read the spring term’s schedule. Recent topics have included spirituality, history, scripture, theology, and prayer. You can download the notes for Sunday learning by clicking the image on the right. If the facilitator of Sunday’s class wants to pass out notes, class notes will be available on the Friday before the class. All are welcome. Please contact the Reverend Margaret Schwarzer if you have questions about our classes. margaret@standrewswellesley.org

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Lenten Program 2021

Finding Our Way to Grace: Temptation, Suffering, and Hope.

Join us from 7pm-8pm on the Wednesday Nights of Lent for our Lenten Program: Finding Our Way to Grace: Temptation, Suffering, and Hope. Each Wednesday, we will offer a program that addresses some of the spiritual challenges we have faced this year. How do we resist temptation, endure suffering, recognize grace? We can move through this difficult time together with grace and hope.

  • February 24 The Screwtape Letters: Temptation Understood—Rev. Adrian Robbins-Cole
  • March 3 Transformation of the Soul: Nicole Rocca’s Time and Despondency—Mr. Ansley Martin
  • March 10  How to Be With Children in Suffering and Hope—Rev. Mia Kano
  • March 17 Hope from a Jewish Perspective—Rabbi Rachel Saphire, Associate Rabbi, Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
  • March 24A Meditation on Grace—Spiritual Directors from Bethany House of Prayer, Episcopal Retreat House, Arlington, MA

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Lenten Meditation Guide 2021

In this challenging year, 47 members of St. Andrew’s have written for our daily meditation guide, sharing their courage, strength, and hope. This year, each family will receive a guide in the mail in the week before Ash Wednesday. We will also have extra copies in a bin outside the Denton Road door in case your family would like more than one guide. The thoughtfulness, faith, and power of the meditations confirms for me that we continue to be “St. Andrew’s Strong” in the midst of this difficult pandemic. I’m thankful to each member of our community who wrote this year. We grow in faith when we share our faith with one another. You can receive a daily email with the Lenten reflection of the day by signing up below.

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Bible Circles

Each year group members select a book of Holy Scripture to study during the academic year. We read scripture, consider scholarly commentaries, and share personal insights and experiences. Tuesday’s Bible Circle meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 11am to noon. Our second class meets on the second Wednesday night of each month from 7pm to 8pm. Please click here for our 2020-2021 schedule. All are welcome.

Faith & Practice Series

This year, we are offering three Faith & Practice classes that invites members of our parish to deepen our own practice of Christianity. We gather together to reflect on an aspect of our spiritual life and we share our own questions and experiences. Click here to see this year’s offerings. This intergenerational class is held from 11:30am to 12:15pm on the first Sunday of the month it is offered. You are invited to join us as we grow in faith together. All are welcome.

Men’s Bible Study Group

Our men’s Bible study meets on the first Saturday of each month at 8am. Group members select one book of the Bible to study for the academic year. Through reading Holy Scripture, discussing scholarly commentaries, and reflecting on personal experience, members discern the implications of God’s Word for their own work and ministry.

Men’s Book Club

Meets the first Wednesday of the month (check the calendar for exceptions) at 7:30pm for fellowship and discussion of selected works of non-fiction.

Book Circle

Book Circle (formerly Reading Mavens) is open to all in the St. Andrew’s community. We will read both fiction and nonfiction. No need to sign up: just come and join the discussion. Please feel free to join this group; we would love to see you! We meet on the third Tuesdays of each month (check the calendar for exceptions) at 7pm.