Women’s Ministry

Welcome to the Women’s Ministry page! We are so glad you stopped by to look around. Below you will find information on our offerings in the areas of Grow, Connect, and Serve.

If you have any questions about any individual event or class or group, or if you would just like to chat and get to know us and the ministry better, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to meet you or get to know you better.

Lizzie Goodwin (lizzie@sapc.net)

The Women’s Ministry of St Andrews exists to serve the body by resourcing and equipping women of all ages to connect, grow, and serve the body here and beyond our walls. While we are integrated into all areas of ministry, and also offer events, classes, and discipleship by women for women. We are excited to see you become a part of the St Andrews family! There is always room for more!

There are many grow opportunities in the life of the church; if you are looking for a specific by-women, for-women group or class, there are several options:

Bible Studies
Our Bible Studies run at various times of the week or month. Some meet monthly, others weekly. We offer women’s Growth Classes on Sunday mornings, as well as mid-week studies in the fall and spring semesters.

Some of the topics we will be covering this year include prayer, gratitude, friendship, and dealing with anxiety. 

Discipleship
We offer different types of discipleship opportunities.

We have groups called Side-by-Side, where more or less age-contemporaries meet monthly to study a book and encourage each other in their Christian walk.

We also have Titus 2 Ministries (T2M), a monthly discipleship ministry of mature women to younger women. Each year we walk through a book to encourage our faith and walk. This is a time for questions, discussions, answers, fellowship, and deepening our faith together through intergenerational relationships.

Please reach out to us at women@sapc.net if you would like to talk to someone about these opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

As women, we connect at St Andrews in many ways, from regular connect groups, to standalone events.

Mom Connection meets twice a month and is a way for Moms of Littles to be encouraged and supported by Moms Who Have Been There, Done That. Childcare available.

Our widow’s fellowship, the Naomi-Ruth Group, currently meets at Christmas for a luncheon with a guest speaker.

Our quarterly events:
In the fall, we meet downtown Columbia to walk the Riverfront Park Trail and gather for a meal. We enjoy our Christmas Dinner in the winter, learn a skill and sip a hot beverage at Loveland Coffee in the spring, and conclude our year with a full English Tea in early summer.

Be sure to join our Facebook Group, Women of SAPC. This is a closed group and meant for mutual encouragement, prayer, getting together outside the walls of the church, and generally experiencing community when we cannot be together in person.

But we do not merely connect as women with women at St Andrews! We also connect with women from our Presbytery at the annual Fall PresWm Retreat

Women serve in all aspects of church life!

If you have a desire to serve, there will be a place for you to plug in! There are many churchwide serving opportunities. We serve within the Fellowship Team to host churchwide Wednesday night dinners as well as special events. We serve in various capacities in all aspects of Missions and Outreach – across the street, across the country, and across the world. And there are plenty of opportunities exist within our Children’s and Youth ministries as well.

If you are crafty in any way, we have opportunities to serve through sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, and much more. If you enjoy cooking, consider joining the Take them a Meal group, which delivers meals to individuals and families in times of need: following a birth, death, illness, or other family situation.

We also come alongside our deacons in mercy ministries by serving in ways of benevolence, visitation, and bringing meals. If you have a desire to serve in a care capacity, please get in touch with us at women@sapc.net. We coordinate all our care efforts directly through the deacons and our pastoral care staff.

There are so many ways we can fulfill God’s call on our lives to live in community with each other well. Let us strive to do so in the unity we have in Christ!