The Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew & Holy Communion
Reverend Sandye Wilson is in her fifth year as rector of St. Andrew. The church is on the verge of celebrating its 150th year and is in the midst of a capital campaign to fund improvements like the installation of an elevator. Its organ was dedicated in 1929. The congregation has a membership of 200 families and prides itself on diversity.
Youth programming includes a study hall called ACES for local high school students looking for help on assignments. There's also a homework help room on Wednesday nights. The Mission and Outreach Committee sponsors relief work in Darfur, New Orleans, Jamaica, Haiti and Afghanistan.
Masters of social work candidates from Fordham University hold office hours at St. Andrew and provide social work services for free to community members. The auditorium (where members of the congregation meet after services for coffee hour) is used for events like debate-watching parties (during the run-up to the general election), but it's also rented out to other groups. It's located next to an industrial kitchen.
The church is the site of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous meetings.
- Fax: 973-763-1120
- Hours: Sunday services, 8am (a quiet, meditative service); 9:15am - 9:40am ("Small Fry Service" for children); 10:30 - 11:45am (main service, with choir)
- Parking: Free lot
- Denomination: Episcopal
- Congregation size: 500
- Services: Child care, Choir/music programs, Missionary programs, Study groups, Youth programs
- Recreational facilities: No