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  • Home | St Andrews Dexter

    "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." ​ Matthew 11:28-30 Greetings to those of you who are visiting this website. St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ in Dexter, Michigan, is a Christ centered church for all people. ​ It is our prayerful hope that if you are seeking a people and place for a spiritual home that God just might be calling you to this congregation. The navigation bar will help inform you of our life together in Christ at St. Andrew’s, but better than reading our website, please come and be with us in worship on any Sunday morning at 10 am. The door always swings open! WORSHIP Worship is on Sunday at 10 am; with special services taking place on Christmas Eve, Holy Week and other Holy and Special Occasions. ​ ​ Past Liturgies, Songs & Sermons OTHER VESPER SERVICES ​ ​ Rummage Sale! REVEREND BIGELOW'S MONTHLY MESSAGE Please click HERE to download a PDF. Our Fellowship Hall is available for rent to local non-profits. Please contact the church office at 734.426.8610 or info@standrewsdexter.org for information.

  • Upcoming Calendars and Events/St Andrew's Dexter

    "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." ​ Psalm 118:24

  • The Thrift Shop | St Andrews Dexter

    The Thrift Shop at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ family apparel ●gifts ●thrifts Shop Hours Wednesdays 1pm-4pm Saturdays 9am-12pm ​ Donations? Please call 734-426-8610 to schedule a time for drop-off clean gently-used working items Our Story Putting together multiple rummage sales each year has been an amazing way to meet people in our community. We really like it! There will still be an annual rummage sale, but putting together even one sale is a huge amount of work, and it only allows us to meet people and give them access to gently used and fairly priced items for a couple of days a year. We like to meet people all the time! Our shop will be open for two days every week and by appointment to allow people to donate items they are not using, and to connect people who would like affordable treasures year-round. It also gives us an opportunity to reach out to people who might be looking for a friendly face or a church where they may come to worship. Come and check us out! Our Store 7610 Ann Arbor St Dexter MI 48130 ​ In stock this week: Seasonal items and gifts, limited clothing, lots of brand new items! ​ Our inventory changes each week, so come to see what's new. ​

  • Contact | St Andrew's United Church of Christ -Dexter | United States

    Contact Us 734-426-8610 7610 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, MI 48130 info@standrewsdexter.org ​ Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • About Us | St Andrew's United Church of Christ -Dexter | United States

    About Us Mission Statement Passionate in Community – Growing in Faith – Serving in Christ's Name Worship Reverend Charles Bigelow ​ “Draw near to God and God will draw near to you”…Worship is an act that we engage in to draw near to God and to declare that the living Triune God — Father, Son, and Spirit — is worthy of praise, adoration and gratitude. We enter the worship service with reverence and joy. Worship is central in our life at St. Andrew’s. Our approach to worship is traditional, but with an openness to the Spirit’s leading in different forms. Music is generally lead by the organ, but other kinds of instrumentation like flute, saxophone and dulcimer are incorporated as well. The Chancel Choir offers a Ministry of Music during worship from September to June. The goal is to be faithful, not fanciful or faddish in our approach to God. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and is open to all who wish to know the presence of Christ and share in the community of God’s people. Elders Bob Anderson Bob Smith Cathy Gagalis Coleen Tomshany Carol Jones ​ Church Leadership Deacons Thelma Bertonaschi Judie Dioszegi Bill Sumner ​ Karen McIlroy Elaine Milbocker Meet Our Staff Reverend Charles Bigelow Pastor Bigelow was baptized, made profession of faith and was ordained to Gospel ministry in the Reformed Church in America. He is a graduate of Hope College, and New Brunswick and Western Theological Seminaries of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). He served in the First Reformed Church of Little Falls, NJ for 26 years and the Montville Reformed Church in Montville, NJ for 14 years where he retired as ‘Pastor Emeritus.’ ​ After he and his wife retired in New Jersey, they moved to Dexter to be closer to family and three of their six grandchildren. ​ Through an interesting confluence of events, God, with his sense of humor, called Chuck back into active ministry here at the St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ. A Formula of Agreement between the United Church of Christ and the Reformed Church in American, permits Pastor Bigelow to serve as a ‘settled pastor’ in the United Church of Christ. ​ Chuck and his wife love living in Dexter and being near to their family and grandchildren. Currently they have two Newfs, Nellie and Muffin, that enrich their lives and keep them busy. Chuck also enjoys playing in the dirt in his garden. ​ At this season of life, Chuck describes himself as: Blessed, humbled and thankful. Paula Allison-England Paula Allison-England is the Music Director and Organist for St. Andrews United Church of Christ. She prepares our choir’s sacred music for Sunday services, seasonal music during the liturgical calendar, special music for the handbell choir, and special numbers for instrumental and vocal soloists. Music is a valued gift for each of us by sharing the beauty and joy of this form of worship. Paula received her BS in Music Education (organ) at DePauw University, living in Oxford, England for over two years. She has served as Organist and Handbell Choir Director at Saline United Methodist Church while teaching piano students. Before taking the position of Organist at St. Andrews, she earned a BS in Nursing and worked as a Staff Nurse at Mott Children’s Hospital and the Unit for Clinical Research at the University of Michigan. During her tenure as organist, she continued to work in the medical field until retiring. Vocal and instrumental music are a constant in her life. Currently, and for many years, she has sung with the University Choral Union which is an auditioned choir which performs large works from diverse repertoires and performs with excellent orchestras at Hill Auditorium, Michigan Theater, Orchestra Hall, Peristyle Auditorium and Carnegie Hall. Stephanie Mann Stephanie Mann has been the Office Manager at St. Andrew's since 2020. She manages the day-to-day business of the church -- everything from accounting and scheduling to preparing bulletins and circulating news to the congregation. She is a kind and caring person who is always ready to answer a question or lend a hand. Stephanie lives in Ann Arbor and is enjoying working part-time for St. Andrew's. Stephanie, her partner, David, and her son, Nehemiah, enjoy being outside, playing with their dog, Katy, traveling, cooking, and visiting with family and friends.

  • Piece Makers Quilt Sale | St Andrews Dexter

    Piece Makers Quilt Sale The Piecemakers quilters and stitchers have a number of quilts and sewn items available for purchase. If you are interested in any of the items pictured in the galleries below, please contact the church office . Puppy Quilt Leaves and Flowers Chickens Rainbow Frogs Pinwheel Quilts Green Floral Potato Bag ZigZag Potato Bag Red Flower Potato Bag Russet Potato Bag Cork-Grain Potato Bag White Flower Pot Holder Set Pink Flower Pocket Pot Holder Snowman Pocket Pot Holder Orange Flower Pocket Pot Holder Pink Flower Cherries Pocket Pot Holder Kitchen Items Blue Brush Doll Dress Blue Floral Doll Dress & Jacket Periwinkle Doll Dress & Jacket Flower Button Doll Dress Music Doll Dress Flower Pants 2 Piece Doll Clothes Blue Pants 2 Piece Doll Clothes Yellow Top 2 Piece Doll Clothes Flower Jeans 2 Piece Doll Clothes Doll Clothes

  • Mission and Outreach | St Andrews Dexter

    Mission & Outreach Though there are other programs that St. Andrew’s supports, the following represents a few of the annually supported programs. Crop Walk Held the 1st Sunday in October and occurs in Dexter or Chelsea in alternating years. The program provides food, clean water and essential tools and resources to help those in need to be self-sustaining. To maintain social distancing and safety this year, walkers should plan on wearing masks. There will not be an official large group starting time or post group gathering this year. If you are more comfortable walking on another day, or in another place, that is fine. Maps with the designated routes are available on the Sanctuary table and attached to worship materials. Operation Christmas Child This is a program that collects shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world, as well as within the United States. Faith in Action Dexter & Chelsea Is a community funded, faith based assistance and resource center with locations in Chelsea and Dexter, Michigan. Throughout the year we support FIA in various ways. We have monthly Food Drives. In the fall we support local students with a book bag, supplies and additional cash. During the Christmas season we collect hats, mittens and scarfs, along with hygiene products. Dinner Fundraiser/Bake Sale Though temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, dinner Fundraisers provide support to St. Andrew's and the Bake Sales assist many local agencies including: Fisher House, Clara’s House, North Star Reach, Mikey & Me, Ronald McDonald House and Shop With a Cop. We also assist local families in need of financial assistance due to medical illnesses. Piecemakers Quilters A group of local people who work hard doing all kinds of projects: making quilts for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Mott Children’s Hospital and Alpha House. Baby quilts are also made for families of veterans. We meet Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 am and are always looking for new people of any skill level, to join the group! For questions or to learn more, contact the Church by phone or email.

  • Past Liturgies, Songs & Sermons | St Andrews Dexter

    Past Liturgies, Songs & Sermons ​ Staying home to stay safe? Out of town? Not feeling well? ​ Click below on an individual week to view and/or print. Easter-April 12, 2020 April 19, 2020 April 26, 2020 May 3, 2020 May 10, 2020 May 17, 2020 May 24, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 7, 2020 June 14, 2020 June 21, 2020 June 28, 2020 July 5, 2020 July 12, 2020 July 19, 2020 July 26, 2020

  • Members | St Andrew's United Church of Christ -Dexter | United States

    Members Only Looking for information on Baptisims, Confirmation Classes, Christian Education, Weddings and Funerals? Please contact the church office at 734.426.8610. The Fellowship Hall is also available for meetings and life events. Please contact the church office at 734.426.8610 to learn more.