St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Albany, New York
The organization for ministry at St.
Andrew's rests in various committees and groups.
As an example, the Outreach Committee sponsors the
participation of St. Andrew's in the Albany AIDS Walk
(to raise funds in the fight against AIDS) and the Albany
CROP Walk (to raise funds in the fight against hunger).
Those from St. Andrew's who
joined the AIDS Walk on September 30, 2007
Provides music at principal services.
- Spiritual Life
Sponsors and supports programs for spiritual growth in the parish.
Provides leadership for the parish's ministry
to its community, recommends grants to charities from parish funds,
and advocates for individual involvement in outreach activities.
- The Shop
Sells goods donated to the Church at very reasonable prices.
Oversees the management of the parish's financial accounts, drafts
the annual budget, and assists the Rector in preparing the financial
section of the annual report.
Maintains the building and grounds, organizes general work
parties, serves as liaison to vendors.
Organizes the annual giving campaign, offers theological
and educational programs to support stewardship throughout the
- Congregational Circle
- St. Andrew's Congregational Circle is an affiliate
of the national group of Episcopalians called Integrity,
an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
persons and their friends. It meets occasionally for
the purposes of support, spiritual enrichment, education, service
to the parish and community, and advocacy for the full inclusion
of all of God's children in the life of the church.
Organizes and hosts the coffee hours and various
special occasions when meals or snacks are served.
Welcomes and assists newcomers in becoming involved in the parish
and its programs.
Supports the Rector's ministry by providing feedback, evaluation
- Altar Guild
Provides care of the holy table, vessels, and linens before and
Attend to the comfort of those attending services.
Assist with presentation of the offering during Eucharists.
Assist in reading the liturgy during services.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is an inclusive community
Affirming God's Grace
Open and growing in heart, mind, and spirit
Called to love and serve all in Jesus' Name
Statements of mission and affirmation
© 2009 St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.