Pastoral Care


In Time of Need

Parish Admnistration and Leadership


The Education Commission: The Education Commission is dedicated to helping parishioners both young and old learn more about the Christian faith and life. The commission oversees adult education programs, youth, children, and intergenerational activities for the parish. The Commission decides on Sunday forums, special classes held throughout the year, seasonal activities, and Sunday School and youth programming. If you are interested in participating with the Education Commission please speak with Sally Roof.

Sunday School: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd St. Andrew’s uses a program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for our Sunday School. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to religious education that honors the spiritual potential of the child. This program was developed by Biblical scholar, Sofia Cavalletti and modeled on Maria Montessori's principles of child development. Each week the children gather in a room prepared for them called an atrium. This specially prepared space contains many hands-on materials that the children can work with and use, such as a model altar and dioramas of Jesus life. The children also gather around a prayer table each week to listen and talk to God. St. Andrew’s offers this program Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Youth Group: St. Andrew’s youth participate in a city-wide youth group called YODAH (Youth of Dayton are Here). Senior high youth are invited for Bible study, prayer, games and music every Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm.  YODAH often meets at St. Andrew’s but also at other Episcopal churches around Dayton.  For more information contact Art Paul:
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Group page on Facebook: Y.O.D.A.H.

Confirmation Classes: St. Andrew’s offers classes to prepare youth and adults for confirmation. To find out more information about confirmation, contact the office at 937.278.7345.

Adult Forums: The Sunday Forum is a time to gather and discuss topics of concern and interest in our lives as Christians. Although coffee hour provides us with time for greeting each other, we are rarely able to have an in-depth conversation about our spiritual lives, our doubts, or events in our week. St. Andrew’s offers special adult forums throughout the year.

Adult Classes: Throughout the year, St. Andrew’s offers several adult education classes that meet in the evenings during the week. These classes are a time to learn more in depth about Scripture, church history or practice, or just about how we can live out our faith. These classes are open to anyone who is interested and who likes to ask questions.

Parish Library: St. Andrew’s parish library is a wonderful resource. Our library has a diverse collection of books with subjects that include commentaries on Scripture and liturgy, books on theology, church history, spirituality as well as biography and fiction. There are reference materials available for your use. St. Andrew’s also has a wonderful children’s library section with beautifully written and illustrated books for children! The Library has videos and a few periodicals as well. Books can be checked out for three weeks and videos for two weeks.

The Library is funded by the generous support of parishoners and through your purchases made at on St. Andrew's website. We earn a small referral fee each time you make a purchase. Items other than books are available through By making your purchases on you give us the means to expand our Library. We are most grateful for this support. If you would like to shop on click here.

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In Time of Need

Pastoral Care: The clergy of St. Andrew’s are available for pastoral care. If you know someone that is in any kind of need, trouble, despair or mourning, please contact the parish office at 937-278-7345 or email us.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors: We also have a team of pastoral visitors who can bring you communion at home or in the hospital and are also available for informal personal visits as requested. If you know of someone who would like a visit or if you would like to become a LEV please call the parish office at 937-278-7345.

Prayer List: At every worship service we pray for those who are sick or in any need or trouble. If you would like to add your name or the name of a loved one to our parish prayer list, please call 937-278-7345.

Prayer Chain: Do you need the prayerful support of other parishioners? This is a group of parishioners who pray daily for specific individuals, parishioners or those whom parishioners have requested be put on the prayer chain. All names and circumstances are confidential to prayer chain members. If you would like to put a name or a concern on the prayer chain, please contact our Priest-in-Charge at 937-278-7345.

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