Community Life

Community Life at SAPC

Seeking ways to help people to connect to the body of Christ here at St. Andrew’s and ways for us to deepen our connection to God. Our hope is always to empower, encourage, and equip to live a life devoted to loving others and loving God. We used Acts 2:42 as our leading verse for our communities. It says, “They devoted themselves to the Apostle’s teaching and to fellowship, to breaking bread and to prayer.

Below are some upcoming events as well as SAPC Community Groups.

Community Groups

At SAPC, we not only have Connect Groups to deepen your faith, but we have Community Groups devoted to fellowship!

HUGS (Happily Under God's Supervision)

HUGS, our non-denominational senior outreach ministry kicks off in October and concludes in April. HUGS offers socialization, stimulation, and a wholesome environment for senior adults living with family members, alone, or in residential care facilities in the Northwest region of Tucson.  Our facilities on the NE Campus accommodate wheelchairs and walkers, but participants must be capable of taking care of their personal physical needs. We gather at 10:15 am and our morning fun ends at 12:45 pm and includes a healthy lunch for only $3.00.

This is an opportunity for Seniors to enjoy fellowship with others. Come and enjoy singing, devotions, games, educational programs, entertainment and occasional visits from our St. Andrew’s Preschool/Kindergarten children.

When: Wednesdays | 10:15 am – 12:45 pm
Where: Friendship Hall
Contact: Susan Lane 520-297-4885 or Kris Lantz 520-907-8028

 *On break for the Summer

Team World Vision

Team World Vision is a ministry partner where we gather as friends and train together to run the Phoenix Marathon or Half-Marathon, all while raising money to support World Vision’s goal to provide everyone in the world with access to clean drinking water! The training is for all ages and abilities and designed for people who have no experience running races. During the 18 weeks of training, we will meet on Saturdays for a community group run, prayer time, and support.

Who: Anyone
When: TBA
Contact: Pastor Mat Grover


All widows are invited to come together for fellowship and fun throughout the year. Join us for lunch at a different restaurant each month. Notices of lunches and special activities will be in the Weekly News, newsletter, and on the website. All widows are welcome! Contact Myra Christenson,

Who: Anyone
When: Thursdays Monthly | 12:00 pm
Where: Offsite
Contact: Myra Christenson

Joyful Hikers

Exercise, fun and fellowship while hiking the beautiful trails around Tucson.

Who: All Women
When: Typically 2x a month
Where: Around Tucson
Contact: Karin Fiore

Piecemakers Quilters

 New or advanced quilters are welcome to join us on Wednesdays in the Choir Room, SW Campus, 9:00 am–4:00 pm.

Who: Anyone
When: Wednesdays | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Choir Room – SW Campus
Contact: Cherie Swanson

St. Andrew's Tappers

We are a co-ed group of people who love tap dancing. Contact Vicky Johnson at or Doug Hengstler at

Who: Anyone
When: Tuesdays | 6:00 pm 
 Omega | NE Campus
Contact: Vicky Johnson
Doug Hengstler

St. Andrew's Book Club

A relaxing evening of fellowship, sharing books and ideas. Read and discuss fiction and nonfiction: best sellers and local/regional authors. Click on “Book Clubs” for a detailed reading list, dates, and location, or contact Katrina Lantz.

Who: Anyone
When: 4th Tuesdays | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 In Person, The Gathering Place (SW Campus)
Contact: Katrina Lantz