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Toddler group

On Tuesday mornings we run a fun toddler group in our church from 10 – 11am. The mothers stay with their children and are encouraged to interact not only with their children but also to mutually support each other. The first part is spent in playing with toys, jigsaws and often a craft, painting or other activity is provided. Snack time is followed by a time of singing or a simple story to end the morning.

Crèche

Our youngest children, from birth to pre-school age, are cared for during the 10:30am Sunday service in a fun environment where they can play safely and make friends.

Beacon Kids

Beacon Kids runs on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 am service for children up to S2.  Children spend the first 20 minutes in the main service, and then have the option of going to the church halls for age-group appropriate Children’s church.

Contact for childrens ministries: tiny@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Youth

Our youth activities are run jointly with Cornerstone Church and aim to serve teenagers from many churches in the town, and those with no other church link.

Rooted

Rooted is our weekly Youth Group for P7–S2. We meet every Sunday evening 6:30–7:30 and have a light-hearted time enjoying wacky quizzes, Bible talks, and games together. We also occasionally host social events or join up with other youth events, such as PowerPoint.

Contact Ethan and Tamara at rooted@standrewsbaptist.org.uk for more information, including our weekly Zoom details.

Impact

Impact is a youth group for teenagers S3-S6.Our aim is to serve the local churches by providing a space for young people to gather for fun, fellowship and community, Bible talks, and games.  Our main meetings happen on Sunday evenings during the school year from 6:30-8:00.

PowerPoint Approximately every 2 months, we usually go to the inter-church youth service ‘Powerpoint’ held in Edinburgh. (for young people in school years S1 and above). These gatherings are often a great encouragement to the young people who attend through the lively focus on worship, with a talk and fellowship time with other similar aged youth. Our youth workers organise transport for this and give out more information and consent forms closer to the time of each one.  More information can be found here: http://powerpointscotland.com/

Contact for Youth ministries: students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Students

Awake!

Awake! is a weekly Bible study for undergraduate students and young adults involved with St Andrews Baptist Church. We meet on Thursday evenings 6:30–8.30pm during term time. We begin our time with a chance to socialise and meet new people over a mug of hot home-made soup, have a short Bible talk or time of worship together, and then split off into study groups. If you come to Awake, you’ll be part of the same Bible study group each week, meaning that you will be ableto get to know your fellow group members and settle in quickly. You will have a Bible study leader who is a peer, and a pastoral leader, who is a member of the Baptist church. Awake is a fantastic way to connect with other believers and be supported as you grow in your walk with Jesus.

Contact for Awake!: Tamara and Ethan: students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Post Graduate and Young Adults:

Meets in a home at 7pm on Thursday evenings for dinner, worship, bible study and prayer together.

Contact for postgrads: Clay and Carmen Rowe

International Students:

St Andrews University draws students from around the world.  Working with Friends International, and with the university Christian Union, we at SABC seek to ensure students from all nations are welcomed, and have an opportunity to make new friends. International students who wish may be linked to a local host family.  If you are a follower of Jesus we can help you find the best support group for you.  If you are not a follower of Jesus but wish to find out more about the Christian faith we can link you to a group of other explorers.

Contact for International students: Fiona Barnard

Toastie Bar

On Friday nights during term time the church hosts the Christian Union as they serve toasted sandwiches to late night revelers in the town centre.

Contact for Toastie Bar: just turn up on a Friday between 9pm and 1am

Hospitality Scheme

If you are here in St Andrews as a student or young adult, we can help you to find a ‘home-from-home’ by linking you to a host within our fellowship.  Depending on circumstances, they may invite you for meals, meet up with you in town, go for a walk with you, etc..

Contact for hospitality: students@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Music and Worship

We are blessed to be served by a number of musicians who provide both traditional and contemporary music to enhance our worship. If you play an instrument, or sing, and would like to be involved in leading praise and worship, please let us know.

Contact for praise and worship: paulus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Communication, website, and social media

This area of ministry has developed hugely and proved invaluable through the recent pandemic restrictions. If you are tech savvy, (or willing to learn), and would like to join the tech team, we need you! This ministry supports all of our digital outreach, including live streaming our Sunday morning services, as well as social media, web design, and audio/visual equipment usage.

Contact for Tech Teamclayton@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Teas and Coffee

We all enjoy a cuppa and chat – but someone needs to prepare, serve, and clean up afterwards. If you would like to join the team and help out on a rota basis, you will be welcome.

Contact for Teas and Coffees: Barbara Maggs

Fabric team

The fabric team help look after the buildings, keeping them attractive and welcoming

Contact for fabric team : deacons@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Micah Ministry

Inspired by Micah 6:8, the Micah Ministry group is dedicated to helping SABC to live out the call to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. We aim to inform the church on issues related to social justice and creation care.

We re-sell Fair-Trade products  including rice, sauces, jams and marmalades, coconut milk and tea. We are looking at the potential value of registering as an Eco-congregation

Micah Ministry has launched a series of recommended eco-walks.  **??Download here, a lovely outdoor walk in God’s wonderful Creation at Birnie and Gaddon Loch, or take a walk by Elie or through St Andrews.

Contact for Micah Ministry: paulus@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Pastoral Care 

We seek to offer pastoral support to all who are in fellowship at St Andrews Baptist Church. Our pastors, Abi Ngunga and Paulus DeJong, lead us in pastoral care, but of course cannot be responsible for all the needs of all our folk in addition to preaching, teaching, leading worship, etc..  We therefore have a pastoral ministry team led by Pastor Abi, Jane Harrison, and Lindsay Glasgow. Each geographical area has a named pastoral visitor who will seek to keep in touch with folk living in that area.  The visitors meet regularly with Pastor Abi, Jane and Lindsay, for training, support, and prayer.  Pastoral care are is also offered through the homegroups.

Contact for pastoral care: pastoralcare@standrewsbaptist.org.uk

Home Groups

A number of home groups meet weekly or fortnightly. These are a great way to build friendships as we study, pray, and enjoy time together in homes.

Contact for home groups: Angus Ross

Mission teams

28:19

Taking its name from the great commission of Matthew 28:19, this ministry is focused on supporting missionaries connected with St Andrews Baptist, keeping the church informed of their work and needs. We aim to inspire every member of the fellowship to be actively involved in making disciples of all nations.

Eastern European Ministries

Over a number of years SABC has built links with migrant workers employed on local farms.  This has led to partnership with Alexandria Baptist Church in Romania, and to the Charity ‘Hope for Tomorrows Generations’.

Contact for 28:19 and Eastern European Ministries: Angus Ross

AFFILIATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS

Baptist Missionary Society

Community Hub, St Davids Centre

Families First St Andrews

Green Faith St Andrews

Hope for Tomorrows Generations

Pilgrim Care and Parish Nursing

Young Life International