We host regular forums and bible studies that cover a wide range of subjects according to the congregation’s interests and current events in the region and the world. Bible studies are normally held during the school year after Friday worship and fellowship.
After every worship service we join together for tea, coffee, and treats in the Guild Hall. We also come together throughout the year for special evenings of music, group dinners, and outings in Cairo.
In 1979, StARS began serving refugees through English language instruction and community support. Founded by St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo, StARS was one of the first organizations in Egypt dedicated to improving the quality of life of refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants. Today we serve more than 3,000 students and clients annually in our education, psychosocial, and legal aid programs. Our purpose is twofold: to provide high-quality services meeting unaddressed needs of refugees and asylum seekers, and to provide a safe and inclusive space for displaced people to come together as a community.
We love having groups join us — large and small — from all over the world! If you are a group traveling to Cairo and would like to worship with us, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we can make arrangements to accommodate you. Often, a special talk about the programs and ministry of St. Andrew’s can be arranged by representatives of St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS).
Worship and Service Opportunities
Each week, different members of the community play an important role in facilitating worship and fellowship within our congregation. If you are interested in or have questions about participating, please contact a Church Council member.
Reader: The reader during the worship service is responsible for reading the Old Testament, Psalm (responsively with the congregation) and the New Testament readings, which are provided in advance. Lessons are read from the lectern which has a microphone.
Reader/Communion Assistant: On the first and third weekends of the month, St. Andrew’s serves Holy Communion. The lay reader on Communion weekends can assist the pastor in distributing Holy Communion. Please come forward to the altar when it is time for the distribution. While the pastor serves the bread, the assistant serves the wine.
Flowers: Flowers are ordered each Friday to beautify our sanctuary for worship. If you would like to purchase the flowers for a special Friday, the cost is 35LE. If you wish, you may take the flowers home following the service.
Refreshments: As the community gathers each week after worship, members can sign up to provide refreshments.
Links to Partners
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)