Who We Are
While we’re located in the Heights, we come from all over the Houston area. We’re as eclectic in our talents and personalities as Houston’s quirky un-zoned streets—contributing to and nurturing our community through family, tradition, inclusivity and outreach.
With open, honest conversation, prayer and meditation, we realize that we still have much to do. Keeping this in our hearts and minds, we are inspired to be the parish that God calls us to be.
We are a caring community of Christ that, by God’s grace, nurtures faithful relationships and spiritual growth.
Our Core Values:
An intergenerational congregation that serves as a spiritual home providing fellowship and support.
Practice and value traditional Episcopal/ Anglican liturgy in Worship based on regular Holy Communion and prayer
A loving community of Christ welcoming all.
Supports the surrounding community through hands on volunteerism which reflects the Christ within and among us.
VISION AREAS (Strategic Priorities):
Welcome and Embrace
St. Andrew's is a loving church that attracts and welcomes all into a relationship with God and each other. We care for each other, and those who come to us. All members are encouraged to growth spiritually through active ministry. We provide opportunities for everyone to minister together to restore relationships and build new ones.
Following God Into the Community
St. Andrew's works with community partners, the diocese, and others to bring healing, comfort and peace to those in need. We share our facilities to support this ministry. We are engaged in acts of compassion and justice as we strive to address individual and community needs. We want to know our neighbors and be known by them; we want to be people who both listen and respond.
Worship and Spiritual Growth
St. Andrew's offers opportunities to worship in the Episcopal tradition. We are shaped by relevant preaching, communal prayer and sacred music. We foster personal development and spiritual growth through learning, service, fellowship and laughter.
Children and Youth
St. Andrew's is a safe community where families can grow together. Children and youth of all abilities come to know each other and God through the unique wisdom of the Episcopal tradition. We empower them to be leaders in worship and in the community, and provide age appropriate opportunities to grow spiritually through acts of service and justice.
Approved by Vestry May 2017