At St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, we're committed to furthering Christ's mission and putting our faith into action by helping those in need; within our community, throughout our nation, and around the world.
To this end, we devote our time, talents and resources toward the ministries that help support our mission. Whether you're a member of our congregation, a visitor, or just a service-minded member of our community, there are plenty of ways to get involved!
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CONNECTED TO CHRIST
We build bridges and help people grow through prayer, education, music and spirituality both within our congregation and beyond it. These bridges help us better connect to members of other faith communities & Christians throughout the world.
“Come, Pray with us” is a year-long observance that our congregation begins this fall. As we seek to deepen our relationship with God, we know the heart of any good relationship is communication, and prayer is our way of talking and listening to God. Throughout the year our Spiritual Life team will be developing and distributing resources, providing worship opportunities and learning events to help children, youth and adults to grow in our prayer life.
St. Andrew's has a long tradition of wonderful music for worship, with opportunities to participate for all ages! Click here for details.
We have on-going educational opportunities for all ages throughout the week. On Sunday mornings, there's Sunday School for youngsters, confirmation class for Middle-schoolers, and an adult education class. There's a Thursday morning Bible Study group, and Wednesday evening activities open to the community. Click here for details.
There's also a series of fun activities and service opportunities for our middle-school and high-school youth. Click here for details.
We help those who don’t get enough to eat by donating or cooking food. We also partner with many organizations – at the community, regional and national levels – to put our faith into action … improve life for God’s people everywhere… care for his creation – amazing planet and all the living things on it… and bring the Good News of our Jesus Christ to more of our friends and neighbors. Here are just a few of our service activities and non-profit groups, church-wide resources, government agencies and fellow congregations that we work with.
We give life-changing tools to those less fortunate, and raise awareness of economic hardships — locally, nationally & around the world. We connect to our local community with special events throughout the year. Click here for details about our outreach to each other and community.
We support local and global church bodies with our time and our treasure. For information about some the the organizations we partner with, click here. A few examples:
We have a special relationship of support with Resurrection Lutheran Church in New Haven, a vibrant ministry in the city.
Lutheran Social Services of New Engalnd provides many services for people in need in our area, inlcuding adoption, immigration, and care for the elderly.
Camp Calumet in New Hampshire is the New England Synod's outdoor ministry center. There's summer camp and winter sports for all ages, as well as a conference and retreat center.
Te ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) works for justice and an end to hunger in many ways: ELCA Department for Advocacy, ELCA World Hunger, Lutheran World Relief
The ELCA's Faith in Action website has lots of information about how our faith moves us to work in the world, as well as suggestions for how you can become involved in God's work through our hands.
_St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
6 Ivy Hill Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
6 Ivy Hill Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877