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.
Micah Peacock's “Shadow to Sunlight” Album Release Party
September 9, 7:30 p.m., House of Blues
Micah Peacock’s new album “Shadow to Sunlight” is available to pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon! The album will be released September 2, and proceeds will benefit Project Transformation. Make plans now to join us for the release party!
Clare College Choir Concert “Rejoice in the Lamb”
September 28, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
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. Don't miss this extraordinary choral music event!
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.
Small Group Open House
September 7, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder what your children do on Sunday mornings? Do you want to know more about their Small Group Leader? This is your chance! Come and have time to get to know your child's Small Group Leader and give them the opportunity to get to know you!
The Cliff is Back!
September 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Cliff is a 4th and 5th grade ministry where kids can grow socially and spiritually in Christ! This year the Cliff will meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month. We will play games, work on a mission opportunity and close the evening with pizza! If you have any questions please contact Kim Meyers.
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. Click here to register your third grader for this milestone event! Contact Alicia Erickson at 214-291-8042 if you have any questions.
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 5th.
To make subsequent payments click here.
Youth Family Summit
Sunday September 14, 9:30 a.m., Festival Hall
Families of youth are invited to meet together on Sunday, September 14 to hear a family-oriented and centered message as well as to get exciting updates from the Student Ministry. This will take the place of regularly scheduled Sunday School and Confirmation.
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.
Youth Parent Small Group - New this Fall!
Begins September 21
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.
Connect at St. Andrew this Fall!
Join an existing Connection Group, small groups that will meet weekly to discuss the sermon series that begins Saturday, September 6; or join Connection Nights, a new opportunity to experience small groups.
“FaithSteps: Becoming a Passionate Servant of Christ at St. Andrew”
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
2014 Fall Dates: September 7-October 12
Led by Rev. Pam White, Associate Pastor of Connectional Ministries
This six-week class provides the opportunity to learn more about St. Andrew’s mission and ministries. If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Pam White, or 214-291-8039.
“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 9, 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.
St. Andrew Blood Drive
Sunday, September 7, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., North Parking Lot
Mark your calendars to participate in the Carter BloodCare Blood Drive. Walk-ups are welcome, but those with appointments will be taken first. Please have a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before your donation.
North Texas Giving Day
September 18, 6:00 a.m.-Midnight
Give $25 or more to Seven Loaves Community through NorthTexasGivingDay.org on September 18th and your donation will be multiplied!
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. .
Costa Rica Mission Trip
Click here to make a payment for the Costa Rica mission trip.
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!
“Children of the Day”
Beth Moore Women's Bible Study
Starts September 8, Mondays, 10:00-12:00 a.m., Room 131
Join this 9-week Beth Moore study and walk the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Visit Bible Classes to register or contact Kate Huber, 214-291-8021 for more information.
“Invitation to the New Testament”
Starts September 11, Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 131
Join this 8-week short-term disciple Bible study. Participants find a deeper conversation with the writers of the New Testament and a renewal of our commitment to be shaped — personally and communally — by the story of Jesus. Visit Bible Classes or contact Kate Huber, 214-291-8021 for more information.
“The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthy Lifestyle”
Starts September 14-November 2, Sundays, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Room 122
Join this 8-week Bible study offering an innovative approach to healthy living. Based on the book by Pastor Rick Warren, and team of physicians and nutritionists. Led by Eric Roberson. Questions contact Connie Robertson, 214-291-8004. Childcare available by reservation, click here.
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
September 14-November 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Room 131
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.