Events and Registration
Reception to Honor Rev. Jay Cousino
Sunday, June 23, Noon, The Cup
Please join us in celebrating eleven years of youth ministry of Rev. Jay Cousino at St. Andrew at a reception in his honor. There will also be an opportunity to present Jay with a Love Offering. The reception will be held in The Cup, with cookies and punch. Please stop by after The Well 10:39 a.m. service, Sanctuary 11:00 a.m. service, or your Sunday School class.
Church Closed July 4 and 5
The church will be closed July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day.
Communion Help is Needed
First Sunday of Each Month
Communion servers are needed for the 11:00 a.m. worship service on the first Sunday of each month. No prior experience needed; expert training will be provided. Contact: Rev. Steve Robertson, 214.291.8046.
Vacation Bible School at St. Andrew
Turn It Up! VBS
June 24-28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Open to students age 4 through rising 5th grade. All students must be 4 years old as of September 1, 2012. $20 for first child, $15 for second child, $10 for third child and $5 for a fourth child. ďTurn It UpĒ is a five-day VBS that takes a journey through the Bible, giving kids context for Godís Big Story. Help kids discover how they can be a part of the story when they turn up the power of Godís love in their life. Online registration is now closed. Walk in Registration will close Wednesday June 19. Please contact Alicia Erickson to register, 214-291-8042.
We are always looking for adult volunteers so please consider joining us this year. Positions available are Small Group Leaders, Station Leaders and those who can help with planning and decorating. Click here see our volunteer opportunities.
Summer Camps At St Andrew
July 8-19, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ages rising 3rd-rising 5th grade. $150.00 per child. Children will learn music,choreography and staging. Auditions will be held June 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Andy's Place. Children will be expected to be "off book" (all lines and music memorized) by the first day of camp. Camp is on a first-come first-served basis with limited space. After the camp is full we will create a waiting list. Click here to register.
July 22-26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages rising K-rising 5th grade. $90 per child. The students will travel the world of science through the 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste). This camp is designed for students to investigate, observe, create, and build an appreciation of the world of science. Please have students wear comfortable clothing that can get messy.
Camp is on a first come first serve basis with limited space. After the camp is full we will create a waiting list. Click here to register.
August 7, 14 and 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Ages rising K-rising 5th grade. $25 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Pixar Animation Studios has taken American cinema by storm. Their movies are both highly entertaining and surprisingly wise. This afternoon camp will watch a Pixar movie and have a devotion about the movie with a Christian perspective.
Summer Fun Days
We are full for Summer 2013. Here is the information so you can plan for next summer.
Join us for Summer Fun Days filled with crafts, music, Bible stories, and more for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, May 29 and ending on Wednesday, August 14 (excluding VBS week and the week of July 4). Cost is $25 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. This year we are limiting the number of dates per family to 8 to allow for more families to enjoy the fun. Hours are from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Click here for informational flyer.
Questions: Contact Defae Weaver, Early Childhood Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Impact is our Annual back-to-school retreat! What to expect at Camp Impact: field games, awesome worship, fun competitions and a tomato war! Cost: $225
What is a Covenant Group? Covenant groups are small groups of guys or girls all of the same age and gender that come together and meet on a regular (weekly) basis. They have one (or two) primary leader(s) who are committed to setting a Godly example and pouring into the lives of the youth in their group. The groups are structured around the Bible and creating strong, authentic Christian fellowship among group members.
Are you a student interested in being in a Covenant Group or are you an adult interested in leading one? Sign up online: I am interested in a Covenant Group!
If you have any further questions regarding the Covenant Group Ministry, please contact Mack Abernathy at email@example.com.
Lunch With the Pastor / Joining Day
June 30, Piro Hall, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Join us for lunch and hear from our Executive Pastor in this relaxed and informative luncheon as you learn about our church and membership expectations. A representative from each of our ministry staff areas (Children, Youth, Missions, Music, and Connection/Pastoral Care) will be dining with us and will be available for individual questions. Near the end of the lunch, there will be a short joining ceremony for those who decide to join St. Andrew. Come join us and be a part of our family here at St. Andrew!
Travel Ministry ~ Alaska Cruise, June 2014
The St. Andrew Travel Ministry is planning a 7-day Alaska cruise for June 2014. To sign up or for more information, call 214-291-8046 or email Rev. Steve Robertson.
Meals Signup for July 14; Reading Dates are July 1-3, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Project Transformation is an 8-week summer reading program for inner city children facilitated by college interns and partnering Methodist churches. This is St. Andrew's twelfth year to participate. Each child is paired with a reading volunteer to read one-on one each morning. Volunteers read with different children for 30 minutes each. The child picks out a book that is at his or her skill level.
St. Andrew participates by having volunteers read for 1 week at Walnut Hill UMC and by providing two meals for the college interns.
For more information, contact Eric Roberson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-738-5884.
Seven Loaves Backpack & School Supply Drive
July 1-August 18
Please donate generic backpacks (black, dark blue, or red) that can be used by any age or gender child that are filled with the following items:
Elementary School Age
- 1 pkg. notebook paper (wide ruled)
- #2 pencils
- 1 pkg. colored pencils
- 2 black ink pens
- 2 red ink pens
- 1 dry erase marker
- 1 eraser
- 1 yellow highlighter
- 2 spiral notebooks (wide ruled; yellow, blue, green, or red)
Middle/High School Age
- Same as elementary list but notebook paper and spiral notebooks should be college ruled
Please drop off at St. Andrew UMC at the Mission Center or the pantry donation drop off in the youth rotunda.
Help us reach our goal of 500 filled backpacks for pantry clients! Donít want to shop? Make a donation to offset cost of backpacks and other school supplies we can purchase.
Shoes for Kids
July 26-August 1, 9:00 a.m.-Noon and Noon-3:00 p.m.
Location: Assistance Center of Collin County, 900 18th St., Plano, TX 75074
Volunteers will fill backpacks with school supplies, toothpaste and shoe vouchers.
Legal Aid of NW Texas
Monthly Clinics the Third Thursday of the Month, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Legal Aid of NW Texas holds monthly Plano clinics at Seven Loaves Food Pantry. Attorneys and legal aids, this is your chance to use your gifts to help those in need.
Go Green with Seven Loaves Food Pantry
Each pantry day there is a need for 3,200 grocery bags. Please collect your grocery bags and drop them off in the youth commons area.
Seven Loaves SOS
Pantry needs protein (meat, peanut butter), canned fruit and veggies, personal and household hygiene items.
Dire Need by Westside Clinic
Nurses, NPs, PAs & MDs Needed
The clinic provides primary care to over 1,200 indigent and uninsured per year in Collin County. Contact Jeannie at email@example.com or 972-689-4600.
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
June 23-August 18
Improve your money management in this 9-week video series by guru Dave Ramsey. Attend first class free before deciding. $95 per family. Childcare available. Click here for more information.
Young Adult Bible Study
Mondays, June 24-August 26, Room 131
Join the Young Adult Summer Bible Study led by Arthur Jones. Click here to sign up or just show up on Monday nights.
Monday Evening Bible Study
Ongoing; Taught by Scott Engle
Mondays, 6:45-8:00 p.m., Piro Hall (will not meet July 1 or July 8)
Join this year-round Monday night Bible study with Scott Engle. Group format is interactive with both lecture and discussion time. The group is open to all and no registration required. Invite your friends and come join Scott.
Tuesday Lunchtime Bible Study
Ongoing; Taught by Scott Engle
Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Piro Hall (will not meet July 2 or July 9)
A Bible Study that digs deep into the Bible and into theology. The format is interactive with time for discussion, Q&A, and some lecture. This is a year-round studyóno need to register.