Events and Registration

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Music Academy Fall Semester Registration

The St. Andrew Academy of Music has over 50 students enrolled in private lessons with six teachers. Music lessons are offered in piano, organ, voice, guitar, flute, and violin. The academy employs excellent teachers and provides a safe environment for both St. Andrew members and non-members alike. Click here for more information and to download the brochure, or call the music office at the church, 214-291-8002.

Clare College Choir Concert “Rejoice in the Lamb”

September 28, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

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Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. It's primary function is to lead services in the College’s Chapel. In addition, the group keeps an active schedule of recording, broadcasting, and performing. The Choir has toured throughout Europe, the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and the Middle East. The group has an extensive and diverse repertoire. Many composers have been commissioned to write for the Choir, including Sir John Tavener, Jonathan Dove, Herbert Howells, Tarik O’Regan, John Rutter, Giles Swayne (the College’s Composer in Residence) and James Whitbourn. The Choir also has an extensive discography and currently records for the Harmonia Mundi Label. Click here to read more about this amazing choir.

The concert will include works by Walton, Gibbons, Tye, Byrd, Harvey, Bruckner, Parsons, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Britten, Stanford and Ross. The Chancel Choir of St. Andrew will join forces with the Clare choir for three anthems, and St. Andrew’s new organist, Jonathan Gregoire, will be featured on the 77-rank Létourneau instrument. Click here to find out more about Jonathan. Don't miss this extraordinary choral music event!

A Special Evening with Author Dr. Eben Alexander

October 15, 7:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center
Private Author’s Reception, 6:00 p.m., Festival Hall

Registration for Private Author’s Reception

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is. This is a free event open to the public; invite a friend. Questions, contact  Kay Richardson, 214-291-8093 or Kate Huber, 214-291-8021.

Prior to the public event there will be a Private Author's Reception. Cost is $25 to meet the author and get a signed book and refreshments. Click here to register. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, contact Kay Richardson or Kate Huber during office hours Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00 pm.

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Shop Online and Benefit St. Andrew!

UMCmarket.org is a shopping portal developed in cooperation with the General Council of Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church that will pay a rebate to our church on purchases with no increased costs to you. Once you register your email and select St. Andrew United Methodist Church as the recipient, anywhere from 1% to 9% of your total comes back to St. Andrew from the retailers. Thank you for supporting St. Andrew through your online shopping!

“Songs of The Well” CD on Sale

Get your copy of the “Songs of The Well” CD! For only $5, you can purchase this incredible worship EP outside of the bookstore and at the Connection Corner. Songs include How Great Thou Art, Give Me Eyes to See, Reign in Us, At the Foot of the Cross and Rest in You.

Download the St. Andrew App

You can now stay connected to St. Andrew through your mobile device. To download the St. Andrew app, search “St Andrew UMC Plano” in the App Store. It is good for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet and Kindle. Click here for more information.

Children

Third Grade Bible Presentation

September 21, 10:39 a.m. in The Well and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

One of our most time honored and beloved traditions in the United Methodist Church is the presentation of a personalized Bible to every child entering the third grade. Please let an usher know if you did not register online.

Parenting in the Pew

October 12, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary Led by Kim Meyers

Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God.  Come and learn with your children the joy of worshiping together as a family.  This class is focused on K-2nd graders, but all are welcome to attend. 

Please click here to let us know you will be coming.

To reserve childcare click here to email Defae Weaver.

Fall Festival

October 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, a dunking booth, bobbing for donuts, face painting, and sack races. Snack on cotton candy and popcorn. Come by Smith Worship Center and grab a bowl of chili. We will have Trunk of Treat again this year for the festival. Decorate your trunk for this trick or treating fun. All children are invited to wear costumes and participate.

Donations of candy for the Trunk or Treat can be left in the Children's ministry office.

We are looking for volunteers for the booths. Would you like to be a booth manager? Click here to sign up. If you want more information or have questions, contact Alicia Erickson or call 214-291-8042.

Children’s Music Ministry

All children Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to sing in children’s choirs! 3rd-5th graders are invited to ring in chime choir! Join the fun as we lead worship with music. Kindergarten: JoNell Lindh; 1st & 2nd grade: Brenda Potter; 3rd-5th grade: Claire McNeill. Rehearsals begin September 21. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

Youth

Youth Parent Small Group - New this Fall!

Begins September 21
Sundays, 7:00-8:15 p.m., Room 131

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Join the new Youth Parent Small Group meeting during the Youth FourTwelve time on Sunday evenings. The group’s first study will be based on the book “The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion: A Guide to Good Religion for Seekers, Skeptics, and Believers” by UMC Pastor Martin Thielen. Questions: contact Eric Roberson.

2015 Confirmation Parent Meeting

Sunday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.

All parents of 8th grade students are invited to join Mack in Smith Worship Center to get important information regarding the upcoming Confirmation class.

High School Ski Trip 2014

December 28-January 2

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Ski trip registration is now open! We will be going to Crested Butte, CO. Base cost is $715 with optional add-ons for additional costs. $125 deposit due by October 5. Limited spots available. Registration closes on December 5. All payments are due by the end of registration on December 5th.

To make subsequent payments click here

Covenant Groups

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? Click here to sign up.

If you have any further questions regarding the Covenant Group Ministry, please contact Mack Abernathy.

Adults

“Daring to Hope” One Day Women’s Conference

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Allen
$35.00 per person

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Join us for a day of worship and enriching Bible study with Melissa Spoelstra. She will be teaching from her new book, "Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World". Questions, contact Rev. Pam White or call 214-291-8039. Visit AbingdonWomen.com to learn more. 

Connect at St. Andrew this Fall!

Click here to learn more or to join a group

Join an existing Connection Group, small groups that meet weekly to discuss the sermon series; or join Connection Nights, a new opportunity to experience small groups.

“Messenger of Hope” Golf Tournament

Friday, October 17, The Tribute Golf Club
$145 per person for Tournament and Evening Events
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. Dinner, Awards, Raffle

Click here to download the brochure/registration form.

The Tournament is open to the entire church community as well as friends and co-workers. For additional tournament information, please contact Jim Vittetoe.

Lunch with the Pastor / Joining Day

November 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Piro Hall

Considering church membership? Bring the family and join Sr. Pastor Robert Hasley and the staff of St. Andrew for lunch. There will be a short joining ceremony at the conclusion for those who decide to become members. For more information and to RSVP sign up here.

Music

Ever Considered Playing in the St. Andrew Church Orchestra?

Whether you currently play in a band or orchestra or it’s been years since you picked up that instrument, we want you to be a part of our ensemble. To find out more information, please contact Terry Metzger.

Missions

Nuts 4 Kids

"Spreading Hope" Peanut Butter Drive, September 22-30

Seven Loaves Community is collecting peanut butter benefiting the Food 4 Kids program, a part of the North Texas Food Bank. Please deposit your donations in the blue bin located in the Mission Center.

Donate! Volunteer! Shop! Wesley Rankin Garage Sale

Click here for details

October 17-19
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday: Noon-4:00 p.m
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Located at 2900 Bataan St. in Dallas. Donations can be left by the BBQ grills outside of SAUMC Youth Commons on Sunday mornings (September 21-October 12). We especially want sports equipment, bikes, vintage and designer clothes, purses and furniture. Click here to volunteer. Contact Lori Rough for more information.

Joseph's Coat Giveaway

Saturday, November 8, 9:00am-Noon, Smith Worship Center

Joseph’s Coat will distribute coats to over 950 children in the community on Saturday, November 8 from 9am-noon. You can help Joseph's Coat by donating children's coats for boys ages 5-12 and girls ages 5-14. Go to our wish list we have created through Amazon to purchase coats individually and have them shipped directly to Seven Loaves Community. If you have a Prime Account with Amazon the shipping will be free.  Click here to view the wish list.

Items can be dropped off in the marked bins located in Youth Commons, the Missions Center and the Narthex.

Thanksgiving Distribution Day

Friday, November 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m., North Parking Lot

Seven Loaves Community will be collecting items for the Thanksgiving Distribution Day that takes place on Friday, November 21st!  A detailed list of items needed and volunteer schedule will be available soon!

Christmas Gift Card Drive

Seven Loaves Community is collecting $10 Target and Walmart gift cards for Christmas to distribute to our Food Pantry client's children. Gift cards can be placed in kiosk mail slot located in the Mission Center or contact the Missions office during office hours. .

Legal Aid of NW Texas

Monthly Clinics the Third Thursday of the Month, 5:00-8:00 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. Click here to visit the Legal Aid of NW Texas website for more information.

Shop at Kroger and Benefit Seven Loaves Community

Register Your Kroger Plus Card

Support Seven Loaves Community through the Kroger Community Rewards Program by registering your Kroger Plus Card and linking our organization number 54078 to your Kroger card! Click here to get started. Thank you for supporting Seven Loaves Community!

Learning

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University

September 14-November 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Room 131

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Improve you money management skills, eliminate debt, and find financial peace with this 9-week class series. Contact 214-291-8024 for childcare information. Member kit with lifetime membership is $93 + $9 shipping per family. Try the first class free as a trial before ordering the kit. If you want a free trial before committing, then only email Bill Brewer so we know you are coming for a free trial for the first class, and bring your checkbook to buy the kit if you decide to continue (or order yourself directly from the Dave Ramsey site).

Monday Evening Bible Study

Ongoing; Taught by Scott Engle
Mondays, 7:00-8:15 p.m., Piro Hall

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

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 study—no need to register.

 
 
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