Events and Registration
Holy Week Events
Palm Sunday Processional
March 29, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to participate in the Palm Processional, celebrating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem
April 2, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Intimate Communion experience at tables of twelve
April 3, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Service of dramatic readings, powerful music, and darkness
Childcare will be provided for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services
Easter Weekend Services
Saturday, April 4
5:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Sunday, April 5
6:15 a.m., Sunrise, Columbarium
Youth-led sunrise worship service
8:00 a.m., Sanctuary
9:09 & 10:39 a.m., Smith Worship Center
9:30 & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Chancel Choir, Orchestra and Bells
We will be offering childcare for all Easter services except the Sunrise service. We provide childcare for children ages 2 and under. All other children will sit with their parents in worship. Gary's Angels will be available at the 9:30 a.m. service.
Easter Sunday Butterfly Release
After 10:39 a.m. Service, Outside Smith Worship Center
After 11:00 a.m. Service, Outside the Sanctuary
2015 Prom Closet Shopping Days
Tuesday-Thursday, March 24-26, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-noon
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.
Mom to Mom Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 4, (rain or shine) 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Come join in the fun we will have crafts, bounce houses, a train ,pony rides and so much more. Bring your camera, a picnic basket and Easter baskets. Lunch will be available for purchase from the confirmation class. Click Here to register $5 per child and $20 family max.
Children’s Choir Musical
“Rescue in the Night: The Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den” by Allen Pote
This year’s spring musical takes a light-hearted but faithful look at the Biblical story of Daniel in the lion’s den. The king is looking for the wisest of his advisors and Daniel makes some enemies as he demonstrates the wisdom of God to the king. With music, dancing, costumes, some humor and plenty of stage action, the Children’s Choirs of St. Andrew will tell this story of courage and obedience. Click here for rehearsal schedule.
For more information, contact Claire McNeill, 214-291-8057.
Weekly Children’s Choir rehearsals are Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Rooms 219, 220 and 221.
The Cliff - A Ministry for 4th and 5th Grades
Come to the Cliff this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. March 8th
This is a ministry where kids can grow socially and spiritually in Christ! The Cliff will meet on the second Sunday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The dates are March 8, April 17, and May 10 in Andy's Place. We will play games, work on mission opportunities and close the evening with pizza! Please bring $2 for pizza. For more information contact Kim Meyers.
2015 Summer Camp Information
June 22-25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (4 years by Sept 1, 2014 through Rising 5th graders)
June 26, Friday 6:30-7:15 p.m. VBS FX
VBS is a week of fun Christ-centered activities for children. The cost of this camp is $20 per child, for each additional sibling the prices are $15 for the second, $10 for the third and $5 for the fourth child. Click here to register for VBS
Do you have a teen that would like to help with VBS? Click here to register- teen space is limited so sign up early.
Launch Camp, Sky Ranch
June 29-July 2; Registration will be through Sky Ranch, not St. Andrew; click here to register. Registration is open for Sky Ranch.
Drama Camp - Production of Suessical Jr.
July 6-10 and July 13-17 (ages Rising 3rd- 6th graders)
9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with a performance of the play at 7:00 p.m. on Friday July 17. June 15 camp auditions 5:00-7:00 p.m.; cost of this camp is $150.00 per child. Click here to register
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza! Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Bridgeport Sleep Away Camp
July 21-25 (ages Rising 4th graders through Rising 6th graders)
Registration is now open. This camp fills quickly; register ASAP. This camp is hosted by the North Texas Conference, not St Andrew. For more information click here
July 27-31 (ages Rising K-Rising 5th graders)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Science camp is a week long camp; cost of this camp is $90 per child. Click here to register
SMAK - Summer Music Adventure
August 3-7 (ages Rising K-Rising 6th graders)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Performing Arts Camp; cost of this session is $65
1:00-3:00 p.m. Visual Arts Camp; cost of this session is $65; total for the week is $130 if you attend both sessions.Click Here to Register
Summer Fun Days
For children ages 6 months to 6 years. Registration opens Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00am.
Join us this summer for our annual Summer Fun Days on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am-1:00pm. We have fun with music, Bible stories, crafts, and playtime each day. Cost is $25 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. The dates available include May 27; June 1, 3, 10, 15, 17; July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; August 3, 5, 10, 12. We ask that families select only 8 dates per child so that more families can join in on the fun. A notarized medical consent form is required. Looking forward to a GREAT summer!! Click here for the complete flyer. Questions? Contact Defae Weaver, Early Childhood Ministry Director at email@example.com.
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: Robyn Blanchard; 1st & 2nd grade: Brenda Potter; 3rd-5th grade: Claire McNeill. Click here for more information.
Middle School Spring Retreat Registration is Now Open!
Click here to register today for the 2015 Middle School Spring Retreat!
Register by April 5th to have your name entered in a drawing for a VIP Experience with Social Club!
Friday, April 17th-Sunday, April 19th
Cost: $80 if you register by April 5th, $100 beginning April 6th. High School Volunteers-$10, Adult Volunteers-Free!
If you are able to volunteer, please register yourself separately online and indicate on your registration how you can help!
We will be staying here in Plano for the Middle School Retreat this year! We will have activities here at the church and will stay at host homes overnight.
Activities include: A Rap Concert at The Well on Friday night featuring special guests Social Club, Photo Scavenger Hunt around Plano, and much more!
Check in for the retreat is at 6:00pm on Friday, April 17th in Youth Commons. We will end the retreat by attending The Well for the 10:39 worship service.
Please email Nikki Robertson with any questions.
Senior Celebration Day
Sunday, May 31st
Graduating seniors will be recognized at a service (more details to follow soon) and at a luncheon after the service.
Click here to register beginning Sunday, March 8th. Cost is $10 for the luncheon.
We will be featuring each senior in a slideshow at the luncheon. Please send 3-4 photos of the senior: one as a baby, one during their childhood, and one senior portrait. Please email all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Senior Celebration-(Student Full Name)" no later than Sunday, May 17th. All photos must be submitted by this date in order to be included in the slideshow.
MS & HS Mission Trip
June 14-20, 2015
We will be going to Lake Providence, LA to help repair damages from past hurricanes.
Cost: $335 if you register by May 10th. Registration increases to $385 beginning May 11th. ($100 deposit due at registration.)
All payments and forms due May 31st.
Click here to register. Registration is open February 15-May 31.
Adults on the trip must have completed Ministry Safe within two years of June 20. You will receive a training link in an email after you register if you need to complete the training. This must be completed by May 31st in order to attend the Mission Trip.
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 Aaron Pew.
Author Series - Gretchen Rubin
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Life
March 24, 2015
6:00-6:45 p.m. Private Reception; Register Here
7:00 p.m. Public Event - Free to the Community, Sanctuary
Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her next book, Better than Before, is about how we change our habits. Her books The Happiness Project and Happier at Home were both instant New York Times bestsellers, and The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the bestseller list, including at #1. Her books have sold more than two million copies in 30 languages. Here, she writes about her adventures as she test-drives ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and a happier life.
Organ Recital Series
Stop by on your lunch break each Wednesday in March, and enjoy a nice break in the middle of your week! St. Andrew invites the community to its first lunchtime organ recital series, highlighting the sounds of the impressive 4-manual Létourneau organ in the refined acoustics of the Sanctuary, each Wednesday in March, from noon-12:35 p.m. Click here for more information on the featured organists.
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.
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.
Seven Loaves Community
Seven Loaves Community is committed to holistically serving people in need in Plano, Texas and Collin County. We seek to meet the basic needs for food to all who are food insecure and access to health care and social services for those at and below the poverty level. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
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.
Free From Worry - Wednesday Evening Women's Bible Study
Starts March 11, 2015
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Room 123
Led by Linda McKenzie
Free From Worry is an 8 week Bible study that will guide us to living more peacefully. All women are invited to "come and see" how this study can help us deepen our relationship with God and each other. Newcomers to Bible Study are especially welcome! For more information visit Bible Classes.
Women's Spiritual Growth Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Room 120
New John Ortberg Study starts March 17, 2015 Led by Dawn Conner
The Women's Spiritual Growth Group will be starting a new John Ortberg study, When the Game Is Over It All Goes Back in the Box on March 17. If you think you might need a better game plan – one that offers an eternal perspective – this study walks you through what it takes to really win big at the game of life. For more information contact Dawn, 972-400-5907 or email@example.com . For childcare contact Defae Weaver.
Revival by Adam Hamilton
Starts April 9, 2015
Thursday , 9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 131
Led by Frankey Commer, Beverly Warren and others
Wesley's message and his faith continue to speak to 21st st-century Christians - calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join Adam Hamilton for a six-week journey as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian.For more information visit Bible Classes.
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.