Conducted by our Director of Music, Jim Ferguson, the adult choir meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. from September to June, and sings an anthem at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. Additionally, the choir sings at Holy Day services, such as Ash Wednesday, Easter Eve, and Christmas Eve. During the summer, the Sunday service music is offered by various individuals or groups from the choir and parish, both vocal and instrumental.
The Fellowship Ministry coordinates the Coffee Hour that follows every 10:00 a.m. Sunday service, as well as special occasions, such as Baptisms and Confirmations. The Fellowship Ministry also plays a large role in the production of our annual calendar of intergenerational events, including Jesus' Birthday Party on Christmas Eve, an Epiphany International Pot Luck and Folk Dance, our lively Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras Party, and various other fun educational activities throughout the church year.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY
Licensed Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve at the altar as Chalice Bearers. Those who choose are also trained to bring communion to the house-bound, and do so on a rotating basis. Communion is delivered to two shut-ins each Sunday.
In a tradition stretching back to the earliest Christian communities, lectors read the Scripture lessons during the Sunday worship services on a rotating basis.
The Outreach Ministry meets monthly from September to June. Outreach is involved in many ongoing projects and coordinates donations to area groups. In Framingham, members of St. Andrew's Outreach Committee serve dinner once a month for the Miracle Soup Kitchen at Salvation Army, collect non-perishable foods for the food pantry at United Way of Tri-County, sing at a local nursing home, and knit for the less fortunate. Several times a year, St. Andrew's holds church-wide collections of material goods, and contributes to national and international charities.
some of the worthy initiatives we support
Framingham Service Council
Salvation Army Miracle Kitchen
Quilts for the Needy
St. Clare’s Guild
Church School Outreach
Youth Mission Trips
Young Adult Habitat for Humanity
Metrowest Mission Hub
Prison Ministry at MCI Framingham
The Stewardship Ministry meets monthly, from September to June, and provides yearlong education about many kinds of stewardship. In addition to implementing the annual Stewardship Campaign, the Stewardship Ministry continually educates the parish about opportunities for giving through long-range estate planning.
The Worship Ministry meets four times each year and coordinates all aspects of worship life at St. Andrew's, including music, liturgy, and worship schedule. The Altar Guild takes care of the liturgical vessels and linens, and prepares the sanctuary for all services. Though the Guild traditionally consists of women, everyone is welcome to serve.