Diversity & Glocal

Purpose Statement:

At St. Andrew’s we believe God gives us our unity in Christ and that we are all in this together.  We respect, honor and embrace the rich gift of diversity God has given us.  We value every person, are united in common mission and seek full participation of all in the life and work of this church.  As we work to reflect the Kingdom of God, we strive to intentionally address the ways that race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, class and our prejudices limit participation, exclude and harm people, communities and the whole body of Christ.

Glocal Flavor Meals & Conversations on Diversity

Thursday Nights 2019: Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16
6:00-8:00 p.m. Great Hall
Come and join Glocal as they host the Community Dinner featuring a different ethnic cuisine each time.  Click here for schedule of our Glocal Cuisine! During dinner hear their stories through music and then stay after dinner for conversation with others about how you experience the beautiful diversity of the Kingdom of God.  Childcare is available.

Join Our Diversity Teams

Thursday Nights 2019: Feb. 14, Mar 14, Apr. 11, May 9
6:45- 8:00 p.m. Great Hall
If God has placed a passion in your heart to help St. Andrew’s reflect the diversity of the Kingdom of God, then we invite you to join us.  Come and be a part of a team working to create educational and relational opportunities as well as systems that strive to address the ways that racism, sexism, ableism, classism, ageism and other forms of injustice limit participation, exclude and harm people, communities and the whole body of Christ.  For more information please contact Deacon/Intern Pastor Erin Morris  emorris@saintandrews.org or 651.762.9135

We have formed 3 teams that will work on strategies to help St. Andrew’s live into that purpose.  If you would like to join one of these teams or have questions please contact Deacon Erin Morris, 651.762.9135  emorris@saintandrews.org

Educational Team:

Create opportunities for the congregation to become educated around issues of diversity to increase awareness, understanding, acceptance and love of the neighbor.

Systemic Team:

Explore the systems, departments and ministries within St. Andrew’s to seek opportunities for inclusion of the diversity of God’s creation

Relational Team:

Design intentional opportunities where diverse groups of people are walking together with mutual respect, caring, learning and sharing with one another so that all are participating fully in the life of the church as the body of Christ.