The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an international ministry of men within the Anglican Communion. The Brotherhood was incorporated by an Act of the U. S. Congress signed May 30, 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. That Act states, "the sole object of said corporation shall be the spread of Christ's Kingdom among men."
The primary method by which the Brotherhood implements its ministry to men and boys is through the establishing of a Chapter within individual Anglican and Episcopal churches. Chapter members are called Brothers Andrew and are required to accept and observe the Brotherhood Disciplines of: Prayer, Study and Service.
In most communities where there is an Anglican or Episcopal presence, as many as 50% of the men do not attend any Christian church at all. Why? We do not know all the answers to this phenomenon, but one thing we do know is that where men are able to come together with other men to share in discussions of their Christian Faith and study the Holy Bible, they become more active in and supportive of the parish ministry in that community. As they begin to accept the Disciplines of PRAYER and STUDY, they grow to accept the Discipline of SERVICE. No parish needs another men's organization, but every parish needs a ministry to its men. The Brotherhood of St Andrew is ministry to men!
Our Ministry Includes:
Monthly Corporate Communion and meetings on the second Sunday of the month.
There are not meetings in July or August.
The Corporate Communion is a joint activity where the men and male children are encouraged to take communion together as a show of commitment.
The monthly meetings occur immediately following the traditional service at 9 AM.
These meetings last one hour to allow members who attend the contemporary service at 11:30 to attend that service.
Sponsors our parish's Boy Scouts’ of America chapter.
Prepares and sponsors a breakfast on Mothers’ Day annually for the parish to honor its mothers, we honor not only our nuclear family mothers but also our diocesan and community mothers.
Quarterly Men’s Prayer breakfasts
These occur on Saturday mornings from 9 AM until 10:30.
Breakfast is served and a nominal donation of $5 is encouraged.
The renaissance of an Annual Men’s Day is planned for October.
The focus will be a community-relevant topic.
Further information will be forthcoming.
The Joe Joubert Chapter participates in a regionally sponsored golf tournament that is the funding source for an annual retreat at Camp Allen that is for male adolescents.
This occurs in the fall.
A large percentage of youth who have participated in the past have been from the surrounding community.