Throughout the Church calendar, Saint Andrew’s offers educational opportunities for spiritual growth. We welcome everyone to enjoy and participate in study and discussion sessions that honor the rhythms of the Church seasons and that meet the diverse needs of the congregation.

Please see our Calendar for more activities.

2015 Fall Education: Marcus Borg’s Last Book, Convictions  All three of our parishes will be reading Marcus Borg’s last book, Convictions, for our Fall Education series.  He spoke of this book as a summary of “what matters most” in our Christian tradition, the large questions such as the Bible, God, Jesus, the Church, and the World.  Perhaps Borg’s greatest gift is that he shows us how to be intelligently faithful, to be what he calls a “whole-hearted Christian and not a divided-mind Christian.”  Borg helps us see how our tradition does not collapse, but comes alive when even the most difficult questions are asked of it.

The schedule for classes is as follows:

St. John’s, Emigrant

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm   (October 13, 20, 27, and November 3)

St. Mark’s, Big Timber

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm         (October 14, 21, 28)

St. Andrew’s, Livingston

Thursdays at 6:00 pm (October 8, 15, 22, 29)

Books are available through St. Andrew’s and St. Mark’s or through Livingston book stores. A light soup supper will be served at the beginning of each class.

2014 Lenten Study Series:

I’m Spiritual and Religious: The Search for Meaning in Religious Symbols and Practice

The course will address the ways we might recover—or find for the first time—the meanings in traditional religious symbols and practices.  There will be both lecture and discussion, and people of all faith traditions are welcome!

The course will be held at both St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Livingston (310 West Lewis) and at St. John’s in Emigrant (across from the Post Office). Times and dates are:

St. Andrew’s               Thursdays (March 13, 20, 27, and April 3) beginning at 7:00 pm

St. John’s                    Tuesdays (March 25 and April 1, 8 ) beginning at 6:00 pm.

A light supper of bread and soup will be served at each session.  Please call St. Andrew’s office (222-0222) for more information.

2013 offerings:

FALL EDUCATION SERIES

Speaking the Truth in Love

Nelson Mandela and the Power of Forgiveness

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

310 West Lewis Street

Four Thursdays, Beginning September 19th at 7:00 pm

(406) 222-0222 or standrewsepiscopalchurch.org

We will examine the practice of forgiveness, using Nelson Mandela’s life and witness as a starting point, in a four-week series at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the corner of 3rd and Lewis, beginning on September 19, 2013 and continuing on September 26, October 3, and October 10. Each meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30. The public is warmly invited to attend!

One of the great spiritual triumphs of modern history is Nelson Mandela walking out of prison after twenty-seven years of incarceration with his spirit and his heart intact. He did not merely survive prison; he emerged with compassion and generosity in his heart, especially toward those who were his most powerful enemies. The question is: how? What sustained him during those dark decades of imprisonment? And what can we learn from Nelson Mandela about the power and practice of forgiveness? How can each of us learn to love in the difficult places, the places that require the spiritual discipline known as forgiveness?

I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Human goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”Nelson Mandela

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