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About Us

St. Andrew's United Church of Christ Statement of Faith

St. Andrew’s follows the doctrine of the United Church of Christ. For more information about our faith, please visit this link to the United Church of Christ Michigan Conference.

We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify: He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death. He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin. He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles. In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself. He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races. He calls us into his church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory. He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end. Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him. Amen.

St. Andrew's: Our Roots and Connections

Similar in nature to Presbyterian, Congregational, and Baptist traditions, St. Andrew's is Evangelical, Reformed, Congregational, and ecumenical. Our present building was completed in 1974. Our first structure is now Dexter's Town Museum. We are closely tied to the Dexter community which is growing quickly and offers an excellent school system. Even so, Dexter still enjoys a “hometown” feel with an attractive downtown, and enjoys a close proximity to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. If you have just moved to the Dexter area and are looking for a friendly church home, please consider joining us for a worship service, and join us after for our social hour to meet our members.

We are a gathering of families and individuals ranging from infant to adults. Some are single. Many are married. Some are widows and widowers. Some are young adults.

We are students, professionals, business people, teachers, craft persons. We are technicians, farmers, retirees. We have come together because we share similar beliefs.

We believe in the responsibility of each person to develop their faith. Our faith is formed by: Scriptures, beliefs of others, and our personal experience of God.

We believe in God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church and its mission to serve others. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial meal to which all people are invited. Baptism is the initiation into the Christian life.

A group of friendly people who enjoy meeting new people. A congregation where worship and music are valued.

We currently offer two Sunday morning services 8:30am and 10am with Sunday School and attended nursery offered during the 10am service.

Sunday school for children and youth, Confirmation for 8th graders, Adult discussion groups, book groups, Women’s Bible Study, Sr. High Youth Group, Vacation Bible School.

Adult Choir, Hand Bell Choir

Mission offerings, blood drives, Christmas in April, Food Drives, Christmas Sponsor-a-Family, Quilts for Mott Children's Hospital, Christmas Mitten Tree, Meals for Shut-ins, Christian Children's Fund, support of Military Police Troops in Iraq, support of the Heifer Project, Dexter Senior Citizens Center and Faith in Action.

Monthly Dinners on the first Thursday of every month in fall, winter, and spring; Piecemakers Quilting group; Ice Cream Social; Yearly Rummage Sale.

We believe that Christ can make us loving brothers and sisters. We welcome everyone and pray that we all become “one” in Christ.

Church Staff

Rev. Grant Speece

Pastor

 

Paula Allison-England

Church Organist and Director of Music

Email: pbrostro@umich.edu

Denise Marshall

Leader of Christian Education

Email: dvmarshall@prodigy.net

Patricia Wheeler

Office Manager and Financial Secretary

Email: standrews@provide.net