Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, through God’s grace, is a loving, accepting, inclusive congregation serving others and fostering spiritual and personal growth for all ages. We rejoice in God‘s presence and in the abundant gifts we are given. We strive to be ambitious disciples of Christ and to provide a safe supportive haven for all.
Greatest of our gifts is that Christ is among us, in us, and working through us. Following Christ’s example, our congregation has love to give, and takes time to do so. Our genuine sense of community is enhanced by our sincere appreciation of each individual, a healthy sense of humor, enthusiasm and joy. We are a work in progress and believe each one of us is a gifted child of God. Our welcome is extended to everyone.
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News from Eat With Muslims
We recently received a wonderful email from our friend and the cofounder of Eat With Muslims, Fathia Absie, sharing news from their recent journey to share their stories and culture in Iowa. Your Session voted to donate to their mission, and Fathia wrote that their trip was possible partly due to our contribution.
As they traveled to the heartland, to specifically eat and converse with Trump voters, they recorded a mini-documentary about their experience. Fathia says they got a little carried away and went a little long, and next time they'll work on keeping the video shorter, but this is all fascinating and worth a look. The first video is embedded above, and you can find the other episodes on their YouTube page, Fathis Absie Eat With Muslims
Our Compassion, Peace, & Justice ministry team has been working closely with our friends at Eat With Muslims (special shout-out to Laurie Rossnagel), and it's been a joy to watch this relationship grow and strengthen over the past year or so.
Fathia continues: "The end of each video you will see St. Andrews name and logo as a sponsor. We are so grateful for your friendship and we love you."