The Finamore family first came to St. Andrew’s because of the Preschool. They were looking for a church that was good for children while offering programs for families. Within five years, it would become their second home. “Volunteering in my daughter’s preschool class led to a mom’s night out with other moms from their class. That led to invitations for Bible studies and eventually to me becoming a lay leader for our ministry partnership with Project Hope Alliance,” Jackie shares. “One connection at a time, this campus, and these people have become family. It’s where my daughters beat me to the door of Wednesday Night Dinner and I find them sitting with their friend, Miss Pat, waving mid-choir performance to Miss Sandy, or running across the Plaza to get a hug from Captain Brandon. It’s where I have made deep and meaningful friendships with women at Bible study and Coffee and Connections, and it is those same women who have shared their heartbreak and held my hand to pray with me during mine. This is where I get to just enjoy a cup of coffee and catch up with my mom during a busy week.”
Although St. Andrew’s may feel like a big church from the outside, the community is itself nuclear and intentional. Situated in the midst of a neighborhood, we continue that feeling by digging deeper into a shared life together. To read more stories like this, Click Here to check out the latest issue of Table magazine!