Contemplative Practice with Peter Schein

Contemplative Practice with Peter Schein

Posted by: on Sep 8, 2016 | No Comments

Energy, Presence, and DialogueThree evenings with Peter Schein- Thursdays, September 15, 22, and 29, 6pm to 8:30pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and The Friends of St. Andrews  welcome educator and contemplative, Peter Schein, for a three-week series entitled, Energy, Presence, and Dialogue.  These three evenings will help us learn to listen, with real attention, to our bodies, to our feelings, to our minds, and to the processes of being with each other in true conversation.   After taking a degree in mathematics from M.I.T, Peter embarked on what has become a lifetime of seeking and learning about contemplative practice.  Peter has trained in monasteries and in schools to explore the integration of body, mind, and creation.

Save the Date: The Reverend John Philip Newell Friday, July 3rd, 2015, 7:00pm

Save the Date: The Reverend John Philip Newell Friday, July 3rd, 2015, 7:00pm

Posted by: on Apr 15, 2015 | No Comments

July 3, 2015 @ 7p.m. World renowned Celtic Spirituality Teacher to Visit St. Andrew’s Livingston, Mt.

The Reverend John Philip Newell — one of the most prominent teachers of Celtic spirituality in the English-speaking world — is coming to Livingston. Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar who teaches and preaches all over the world on themes related to the sacredness of the earth and the oneness of the human soul.

Don’t miss this amazing chance to see him in person July 3. He will speak at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing. Tickets are available now for $10. Reserve your space by calling St. Andrew’s 222-0222 or email


For more information on Newell, visit his website at

“Time Flies”

“Time Flies”

Posted by: on May 12, 2014 | No Comments

St Andrews’ own Gary Fish was the lead actor in a very appropriately titled film, “Time Flies”.  The story line combines fly fishing and age differences.    It is about a curmudgeon fly fisherman whose attitude is changed by a sweet little girl who simply wants to learn to fly fish.  It deals with age and the symbolism of passing knowledge on to the next generation as the end of life approaches.

The aging fisherman eventually warms to the little girl and tells her where the best fishing holes are up stream.   He shares his secret with the girl and in Gary’s favorite line he tells her, “yes, I used to fish up there but now you can go on alone…..and I trust you can do this for someone else someday.”

Nominated for best actor, best actress, best writing, and best cinematography, “Time Flies” will now be entered for consideration in regional film festivals.    The story was written and the film produced under the direction of MSU student Travis Wilson as his senior project thus completing his degree in Film and Photography.

Gary Fish, a long time member of St Andrews Episcopal Church, acted in his first play when he was in fifth grade.  In his own words he “has been acting for a very long time” both in the States and in Japan where he taught drama in Japan for 25 years before returning home to Livingston.

Watch this!  Only takes 12 minutes and it will bring a tear to your eye: