Formation and Fellowship

Formation and Fellowship

About Us Frances Perkins Frances’ Perkins’ summer parish was St. Andrew’s Church. Though born in Boston in 1880, Frances Perkins was strongly connected to Newcastle throughout her life.  From summers spent at the Brick House on River …
Benedictine Group

Benedictine Group

The Benedictine Group meets at 11:00 each Wednesday, for approximately one hour on Zoom. We begin with a time of silence, an opening prayer, followed by the prayerful reading of a psalm. We then read and discuss a portion of the Rule of Benedict. We…
Bible Study Group

Bible Study Group

Participants gather for a lunchtime Bible Study on Tuesdays, from 12:15 – 1:00pm on Zoom. Contact us for Zoom sign-in information. All are welcome! This is not an academic study of the Bible, but rather a less formal engagement with one or more of…
Hospitality Committee

Hospitality Committee

St. Andrew’s hospitality committee generally interacts with several other Parish groups throughout the year. We are involved with fundraising to benefit outreach programs, overseeing social events, and taking care of the kitchen and undercroft f…
Knitting Group

Knitting Group

All are invited to enjoy great conversation, snacks, and knitting (if you like) each Sunday and Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 on Zoom.  A great way to make friends, have fun, and make something warm!
Poetry Group

Poetry Group

The Poetry  Group meets on Monday afternoons at 4:00 on Zoom. All are welcome. Bring your favorite poem or simply come and join in the discussion. Contact us for the Zoom login information.
Outreach

Outreach

Responding to needs in our community, state, and world has been characteristic of St. Andrew’s parishioners for generations. Parishioners volunteer at local food pantries, libraries, hospitals, and diaper banks. St. Andrew’s has an Outreach Committee w…
Camp Bishopswood

Camp Bishopswood

Click on the photo above to visit the Camp Bishopswood website Camp Bishopswood is magical and that doesn’t happen by chance.  The staff at Camp Bishopswood is committed to making sure each child has an experience there that they can’t get…
CHIP, Inc.

CHIP, Inc.

Click on the photo above to visit the CHIP, Inc. site Community Housing Improvement Project, Inc. (CHIP, Inc.) is a Maine 501(c)(3) organization that began in 1984 as an ecumenical effort to help area residents who do not have sufficient resources…
Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County

Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County

Click on the photo above to visit the Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County website The Energy Fund provides no-cost assistance to low-income households with heating emergencies; providing heating oil or propane.
Ecumenical Diaper Bank

Ecumenical Diaper Bank

Click on the photo above to visit the Ecumenical Diaper Bank website The Ecumenical Diaper Bank is supported by eight area churches in central Lincoln County: Water of Life Lutheran Church, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Chu…
Ecumenical Food Pantry

Ecumenical Food Pantry

Click on the photo above to visit the Ecumenical Food Pantry website Each Tuesday canned goods, cheese, vegetables, fruit, and baked goods are distributed to needy individuals and families at the Second Congregational Church. St. Andrew’s dedicates t…
Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development

Click on the photo above to visit the Episcopal Relief and Development website ERD provides funding to assist in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes throughout the world.
Haiti Fund

Haiti Fund

For many years, St. Andrew’s has supported a school in the mountains of Haiti with books, school uniforms, and teacher salaries.
Lincoln County FISH

Lincoln County FISH

It is no surprise to anyone that living in a county without a public transportation system can be challenging for many individuals and families. Lincoln County FISH (Friends in Service Helping) was founded in November of 2015 to help meet that…
Maine Episcopal Network for Justice

Maine Episcopal Network for Justice

The Maine Episcopal Network for Justice (MENJ) invites Episcopalians and all others who are committed to working toward justice and peace for all people and public policies that respect the dignity of every human being, both in the State of Maine,…
The Ecumenical Homeless Prevention Coalition

The Ecumenical Homeless Prevention Coalition

Last year The Ecumenical Homeless Prevention Coalition assisted 21 households that were facing evictions or power disconnection. The Fund works closely with a housing counselor from Tedford Housing and six local churches.
Trinity Jubilee Center

Trinity Jubilee Center

Trinity Jubilee Center addresses needs of under-served people in Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn area through collaboration with local, state, and federal organizations, as well as other agencies and churches, including St. Andrew’s. The Center meets the…
Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The Lay Pastoral Care Committee reaches out to those in our Parish community who are in need of extra assistance.  Much of the Committee’s work is providing transportation to doctor’s appointments, church services or events, as well as bringing meals…
Stewardship Committee

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee of St. Andrew’s Church works to direct and encourage the parish each fall to make commitments to support the church financially in the year to come. Typically, we have started to work in the summer, meeting (by zoom or in p…