OUR CHURCH

 

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is a reformed and reforming community of faith in Christ where we work for reconciliation and social justice and where we can be theologically bold, spiritually generous, and radically welcoming.

We believe in reaching out to the world, feeding the hungry, helping the poor, working for social justice, spreading the news of God's love throughout the world.

 

Our Vision

 

Building a community of faith unleashed into the world by the love of God. 

 

Our Mission

 

Proclaiming and living the Good News of Jesus Christ by:

  • Listening to a loving God

  • Celebrating our faith together

  • Nurturing each other in Christian love and spiritual growth 

  • Working for social justice and peace

  • Reaching out in compassionate service

  • Being stewards of all God’s gifts 

 

Our Goals

 

Strengthen active participation in creative worship to provide experiences that glorify God and speak to the hearts of all in our worship community. 

 

Engage in the struggle to free people from fear, sin, oppression, hunger and injustice through all of our ministries. 

 

Encourage persons of all ages to grow in faith through worship, prayer, Christian education, small groups, fellowship and mission. 

 

Meet the spiritual and physical needs of members, friends and community, encouraging the growth of authentic relationships in a fellowship that operates with love and understanding. 

 

Uphold members and friends as they use the gifts and abilities God has given, honoring and serving God in personal life, in household and families, in daily occupations, in community, nation and the world. 

Our Retired Clergy

 

St. Andrew is blessed by the presence and gifts of many experienced and retired clergy who are part of the congregation. Revs. Bill Aber, Dick Harrison, Frank Iske, Bill Renfro, Bob Shepperson, Carl Soderberg, Richard Stoops, and Joyce Thompson are among the retired clergy who worship at St. Andrew.

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Roger holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.A. in International Politics from the University of Denver, and an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School. He is married to Rev. Susan Quass, his partner of 35 years. 

 

See video of Roger's Faith Journey below.

Our Pastor

Rev. Roger Scott Powers has been St. Andrew's pastor since September 2016. Prior to his ministry in Albuquerque, he served congregations in Baltimore, MD, and Oakland, CA. He is a past moderator of Baltimore Presbytery and Boston Presbytery. Nationally, he has been actively involved in the Presbyterian Peacemaking 

Program and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

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