Church focus: St. Andrews holds holiday bake sale

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The annual St. Andrew&8217;s Episcopal Church&8217;s Christmas Bazaar will be expanded this year to include a bake sale.

The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.

This year, a variety of baked goods, including cakes, cookies, specialty breads and muffins will be offered for sale along with other food items, holiday crafts, small plants, crocheted and knitted pieces, handmade jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.

The bazaar is sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Women. For additional information, call 205-665-0300.

For those looking for a place to worship, St. Andrews holds several church services during the week.

On Sundays, Christian Education for children, youth and adults is at 10:15 am.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 11:00 a.m.; Children&8217;s Church is held also at 11:00 am.

On Wednesdays during the academic year, St. Andrew&8217;s hosts a dinner at 6:30 p.m. for University of Montevallo students followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. for the community.

The church is open 24 hours for individual prayer.

St. Andrew&8217;s Episcopal Church was founded in 1860 and is the oldest continuously operational Episcopal Church in the greater Birmingham area.

A cyclone destroyed the first church building in 1873; the second church was destroyed by a storm in 1939.

After 1939, the congregation met in the concert hall of the Alabama College for Women (now the University of Montevallo) until the current &8220;neo-Gothic&8221; church was constructed in 1953. The mechanical action Flentrop organ was purchased from the Netherlands in 1958.

In the 1960s, the Rev. Charles Kettler Horn served as part-time Vicar and Dr. Hendrick van Tuyll, a professor of philosophy and religion at UM, preached on Sundays when Rev. Horn was not scheduled.

After more than 100 years in Montevallo, St. Andrews would finally get its first resident full-time Vicar, the Rev. Jack Keith Bush in 1971.

The Rev. Dr. Jim Tuohy is the current pastor.

Over the next 30 years, the church would continue growing, moving from an Organized Mission to Supported Parish with more than 80 baptized members.

Worship schedule

10:15 Sunday School

11:00 Worship

Contact Information

928 Plowman Street

Montevalo, AL


Phone: 665-166