Events and Registration
Church offices will be closed November 26-28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, December 1.
Sunday, November 23-Sunday, December 14
Purchase your tamales for the holidays and benefit San Juan Fellowship UMC. Place your order for chicken or pork tamales (sold by the dozen) on Sundays in front of the bookstore or click here to order online ($1 service fee/dozen for online orders). Pick up your tamales on Saturday, December 20 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Youth Commons. Questions: Contact Ron Weaver, 972-965-1431.
UMW “Heart of Christmas” Silent Auction and Brunch
Saturday, December 6, 9:30 a.m., Smith Worship Center
Bring your friends and join us for holiday shopping at our 4th Annual Heart of Christmas Silent Auction and Brunch. Gift cards, Stars hockey tickets, themed baskets, sports memorabilia, and more are available to make someone's holidays bright. Enjoy brunch, too. You're supporting UMW missions locally and globally. Cost is $10 and tickets are on sale each Sunday in November in front of the bookstore (Saturdays outside Smith Worship Center). Childcare is available for $5 per family. Click here to register ($1 service fee for online registration).
“A St. Andrew Christmas” Holiday Concert
Musical Favorites of the Season from Choirs, Bells, and Orchestra
Sunday, December 14, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Live Nativity, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
This exciting event will be a musical extravaganza of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites featuring choirs, bells, professional orchestra, and the ever-popular carol sing. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 469-385-1810. People needing handicap assistance or special seating can call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also excited to announce the addition of a live outdoor nativity between concerts, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Honoring Our Military ~ Deadline: Sunday, December 7
Each year during our annual Christmas concerts, family and close friends actively serving in the branches of the military are honored in a special way. Information needed: 1) Name with rank; 2) Location where he/she is stationed (if not classified, of course); 3) A clear photo (jpg format; 72 dpi – or we can scan it for you); 4) Relationship info (ex. “Son/Daughter of Fred and Joan Thompson”). Send to Scott.
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.
A Christmas Party Big Enough for the Entire Family!
Wednesday, December 3
5:00-6:15 p.m., Dinner and Family Crafts
6:30-7:30 p.m., Family Experience
Kids and parents, join us for the Jingle Jam FX (Family Experience), an unforgettable Christmas experience for the whole family in Smith Worship Center at 6:30 p.m.
Come early for the spaghetti dinner and fun family crafts! You can "Make-a-Plate" and an Advent wreath. Dinner will be offered at $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children with a family max of $20.00. The "Make a Plate" will be $7.00 each. Click here to register for both.
Christmas Eve Family Service
December 24, 4:00 p.m.
We want children to be active participants in all aspects of the service. We have given each age group a special way to lead and serve within the service:
Kinder and 1st Grade: Nativity Characters
2nd & 3rd Grade: Read Christmas Poem
4th & 5th grade: Liturgists and Ushers
We need to know by December 8 if your child would like to participate in the service. Please do this by clicking here to sign up online. We will provide more details about the service and dress rehearsal (this will be held on December 23) after December 8.
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. Click here for more information.
Poinsettias will be delivered Monday, November 24. You may begin picking up the poinsettias from 12:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday and 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Ski Trip 2014
Ski Trip Registration is now closed! We are accepting registrations for the waiting list at this time. Register for the waiting list by clicking here. If you need to make a payment, you can do so by clicking here or by mailing or bringing in a check to the church. All payments and forms are due by December 5.
Forms Needed for the Ski Trip:
2015 Adult Medical Release Form (for adults going on the trip)
Background Check Form (for adults going on the trip)
Created by God
5th and 6th Graders - January 15-17, 2015
Created by God is an enormously important seminar that focuses on God's gift of human sexuality from a Christian perspective. There are many layers of purpose to the "Created by God" program, but the main function is to educate children and parents in the Godly principles regarding our sexuality and to affirm that growth and change in our bodies is part of God's perfect and wonderful plan for our lives.
November 19th 12:00PM-January 14th 5:00PM
Click here to register.
Small group leaders are essential for this seminar to take place. For more information contact Nikki Robertson at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Donation Items for Christmas Gift Bags
Seven Loaves Community will distribute Christmas Gift bags to clients/families of the food pantry. We are currently collecting the following items:
- 4 packs of toilet paper
- Dish washing liquid (14-25 oz; not dishwasher detergent)
- Hand lotion
- $10 Gift Cards to Walmart or Target
Place donations in the marked bins located in Youth Commons or the Mission Center. Gift cards can be placed in kiosk mail slot located in the Mission Center or contact the Missions office: firstname.lastname@example.org. Donation deadline is December 15.
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!
Shop at Tom Thumb and Benefit Seven Loaves Community
Click here to link your Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Card
Support Seven Loaves Community through the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program by linking your Reward Card. Thank you for supporting Seven Loaves Community! Seven Loaves Community (Common Unity, Inc.) Good Neighbor charity #13316.
“The Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp
Led by Kathleen McMahon & Lisa Moreland
Starts Monday December 1, 2014; 3-Week Class, Room 131
Exploring the lineage of Jesus through the Advent tradition of the Jesse tree, Voskamp retraces the epic pageantry of mankind from Genesis to God's greatest gift — his Son. A timeless reminder of the true meaning of Christmas! We will meet the first 3 Mondays in December from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in room 131. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books. Click here for more information. Register by emailing Kathleen.
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 theology. The format is interactive with time for discussion, Q&A, and some lecture. This is a year-round study—no need to register.