Events and Registration
February 15, 12:00 p.m. Noon
Join us for the consecration of the recently completed columbarium, located west of the pond.
Ash Wednesday Worship
February 18, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
This contemplative service begins the season of Lent. Join us as we prepare to celebrate God’s marvelous redemption at Easter, and the resurrected life that we live, and hope for, as Christians.
2015 Prom Closet Donations
This year, because the community has donated dresses in such a generous way, organizers are only asking for donations of accessories: shoes, evening wraps, jewelry, and handbags for this annual event. Drop off donations on Saturday and Sunday before services in the Narthex and outside the bookstore, and during the week in Room 126 or the Missions area.
Monetary donations are welcomed. Give to a church staff member or mail to the church. Please note “Prom Closet” on checks.
Shopping Days: Tuesday-Thursday, March 24-26, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-noon. For more information call the church office at 972-380-8001, or email email@example.com.
“From St. Andrew With Love” Valentine Concert
Sunday, February 15, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center; Silent Auction, 3:15-7:15 p.m.
Don’t miss this annual variety show presented by our Salt and Light Youth Choir, plus our combined children’s choirs. See any youth choir member for tickets, visit the table outside the bookstore on Sundays, or call 214-291-8002.
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’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.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Smith Worship Center
Come join us for some fun and fellowship. Eat pancakes with all of the toppings and then play some games. This will be a fun event for the whole family. Supper is $3 per person with a family max of $10. Click here to register.
The Cliff - A Ministry for 4th and 5th Grades
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 February 8, March 8, April 12, 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
Registration will open March 2 at 9:00 a.m.
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.
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.
July 6-10 and July 13-17 (ages Rising 3rd-Rising 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
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
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 $50
1:00-3:00 p.m. Visual Arts Camp; cost of this session is $60; total for the week is $110 if you attend both sessions
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.
2015 Confirmation Family Retreat
January 30-February 1, Pine Cove Retreat Center, $150 per person
The Confirmation Family Retreat begins the Confirmation year by giving students a time to get to know each other and begin their journey not only with each other, but with their parents, too. By making this a family retreat it also provides a weekend getaway for parents to deepen their relationships with their children. There will be plenty of worship, family fun, relationship building and free time. If spending quality time with your child is a high priority on your list, this is a weekend that you definitely won’t want to miss! Come enjoy the great outdoors and make memories that will last a lifetime!
High School Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering to help and hang out with siblings of the new confirmation students while we are on the retreat, please register 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.
Sweetheart Dinner & Movie
Friday, February 20, 7:00 p.m., Festival Hall
Sponsored by United Methodist Men
Honor your sweetheart and give her a Valentine gift to remember by treating her to dinner and the movie, "The Hundred-Foot Journey." Helen Mirren stars as the famous chef at a three-star French restaurant who reluctantly begins mentoring an Indian boy whose family owns a rival establishment in the neighborhood.
Men will bring an appetizer, entree, or dessert.
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Begins Wednesday, January 21-March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 131
Learn how to become financially free and control your finances and do so based on proven Biblical principles. Click here for a more complete description.
Member kit with lifetime membership is $93 + $9 shipping per family if you order directly from the Dave Ramsey site. 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.
For more information email Bill Brewer or call 214-291-8082.
Q Commons Event
Thursday, February 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center
Speakers include: Malcolm Gladwell (NY Times Bestselling Author); Soledad O’Brien (Broadcast Journalist); Mark Burnett (Television Producer)
Q Commons brings the Q learning experience to your community. Join 10,000 participants in 65+ cities as we gather to learn and consider how to advance good in our local communities. Click here to register for childcare.
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.
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.
Sunday, March 1, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., North Parking Lot
We invite you to participate in the Carter BloodCare Blood Drive. Walk-ups are welcome, but those with appointments will be taken first.
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.
Winter Connection Groups
Begin week of January 25
Series: The Jesus Way, 6 Weeks
Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life
Led by Kathleen McMahon & Lisa Moreland
Starts January 12, 2015
Mondays, 10:00-12:00 p.m., Room 131
Author, Marjorie Thompson invites us to discover a fuller Christian spiritual life. Offering a framework for understanding the spiritual disciplines and instruction for developing and nurturing those practices, Soul Feast continues to be a favorite for individual reflection and group study. Visit the Bible Class page for more information or contact Kate, 214-291-9021.
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.