Saint Andrew Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is quite young as churches go.
It was started in 1979 in the Olde Sawmill area when it was just developing as a young, vibrant community. The new church grew quickly with over 100 people joining within the first year. We met in area schools, first in Brookside Elementary and then Liberty Elementary, until a new building was constructed in 1984 on Smoky Row just north of Hard Road. Many of the children who grew up in this neighborhood were introduced to God's love through Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Saint Andrew. Our emphasis then was children and it still is. The area has matured over the years and so has Saint Andrew. But we still have the mission that we had when we started: To be of service to our community and beyond to carry Jesus' message of love and acceptance.
Part of our service to our community has been to share our facilities with other organizations and churches. A preschool and daycare program, operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, used a portion of our facilities for over twenty years. Currently, Boy Scout Troop 332 is celebrating its thirtieth year meeting at Saint Andrew. Capriccio Columbus Adult Chorus and Capriccio Youth Choir meet at our church for practice. Two churches, Second Chance and Malayalee Church, meet at Saint Andrew on a regular basis. Another part of our service to the community is a Church garden. Several thousand pounds of produce from this garden have been donated to food pantries in Dublin and Worthington over the past five years.
Throughout our history, our purpose has been to not only share the Good News but also to provide care and comfort to those in need.