Events and Registration
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.
Q Commons - Dallas
Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center
In a culture where Christians are known more by what they are against than what they are for, Q Commons educates people to stay curious, think well and advance good. Join with 10,000 participants across 60+ cities to enjoy an evening of vision, learning and engagement on the cultural issues and topics that matter most. Combining three nationally broadcasted talks with three locally curated, in-person talks, you will be informed and equipped to advance good. Please click here to register for childcare.
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
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. You may purchase a Companion Ticket for $5.00 if you only want 1 book, but would both like to attend the private event. 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.
Please click here for a map to St. Andrew UMC.
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.
Orange Zone: Classroom, Concert or Circle
October 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Andy’s Place
FaithZone volunteers and parents, please join us at our biannual Orange Zone. This event gives us opportunities to connect and dream about different aspects of our Elementary ministry. Join us as we discuss discipleship in our children’s ministry small groups. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Claire McNeill.
Parenting in the Pew
October 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 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 email Kim Meyers to let us know you will be coming. To reserve childcare, email Defae Weaver.
October 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Andy’s Place
The Cliff is a 4th and 5th grade ministry where kids can grow socially and spiritually in Christ! We will play games, work on a mission opportunity and close the evening with pizza! For questions or more information contact Kim Meyers.
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.
Please consider some of our fun volunteering options below.
Please click here to host a trunk for the Trunk or Treat. Want to donate candy for the Trunk or Treat? You can be leave it in the Children's ministry office anytime before October 23.
Would you like to participate in our Chili Supper? Click here to contact David Keene
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 Parent Small Group - New this Fall!
Sundays, 7:00-8:15 p.m., Room 131
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
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 5.
To make subsequent payments click here.
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.
“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
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.
“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.
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.
Donate! Volunteer! Shop! Wesley Rankin Garage Sale
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday: Noon-4:00 p.m.
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, 9:00 a.m.-.Noon, Smith Worship Center
Joseph’s Coat will distribute coats to over 950 children in the community on Saturday, November 8 from 9am-noon. Recipients must be registered food pantry clients by October 11, 2014. 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 Food Distribution Day
Friday, November 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m., North Parking Lot
Seven Loaves Community will be collecting items for Thanksgiving Distribution Day. 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 clients’ children. Gift cards can be placed in kiosk mail slot located in the Mission Center or contact the Missions office during office hours at 214-291-8038.
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!
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.