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).
our AIDS Walkers for 2007

Those from St. Andrew's who joined the AIDS Walk on September 30, 2007

Our Ministries

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 parish.
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.
photo 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 and counsel.
Altar Guild
Provides care of the holy table, vessels, and linens before and after services.
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

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