Events and Registration
Christmas Eve Worship Services
5:30 p.m. (Travelers' Service, Sanctuary)
4:00 p.m. (children-focused, Sanctuary)
5:00 & 7:00 p.m., The Well (contemporary, Smith Worship Center)
6:00, 8:00 & 11:00 p.m. (traditional, Sanctuary)
Childcare provided at 5:00 & 6:00 p.m. services
After Christmas Worship
Saturday, December 28
Saturday Night Alive Worship ~ 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 29
No Sunday School except Joy Class
Two Worship Services
The Well Contemporary Worship ~ 10:30 a.m.
Traditional Sanctuary Worship ~ 10:30 a.m.
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 your beneficiary, 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!
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, and Android. Click here for more information.
"A St. Andrew Christmas" Concert Event
Musical Favorites of the Season from Choirs, Bells, and Orchestra
Sunday, December 15, 4:00 & 7:00 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. Click here for more information and to order tickets.
Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 4:00 p.m.
The FaithZone Team is busy planning for our 2013 Christmas Eve Service. This Christmas Eve Service has a family focus. This year 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.
PreK: Call to Worship
Kinder and 1st Grade: Nativity Characters
2nd Grade: Read Christmas Poem
3rd Grade: Read Scripture
4th Grade: Greeters and Assist in Passing the Light
5th Grade: Liturgists and Ushers
If your child would like to participate in the service please contact Kim Myers by December 8.
The Cliff - December 18, 6:00 p.m. in Andy's Place
We will be playing some Christmas games, sing some carols, remember the true meaning of Christmas, drink hot coco, have an ugly sweater competition, bring toys for the toy drive, and watch Elf!
The Cliff is an exciting 4th and 5th grade ministry that meets once a month for various activities, sermons, and fellowship. Join us for a time of games, worship, and learning as we grow together in Christ. Our mission at The Cliff is to provide an opportunity for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls to grow socially and spiritually in a fun Christ-centered environment. If you are interested in volunteering or just want more information about The Cliff, email Jon Garrard at firstname.lastname@example.org,
What is a Covenant Group? 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? Sign up online: I am interested in a Covenant Group!
If you have any further questions regarding the Covenant Group Ministry, please contact Mack Abernathy at email@example.com.
Rescheduled: UMW “Heart of Christmas” Brunch and Silent Auction
NEW DATE: Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. ~ Smith Worship Center
$10 (includes brunch from Sip & Savor)
You're invited to attend (and bring your friends) to the UMW Heart of Christmas Brunch and Silent Auction. Enjoy shopping the numerous auction items (gift cards, baskets, jewelry, and more), fellowship with friends, and special music. Auction items will again include sports memorabilia, so don't forget to bring the men in your life, too.
This annual fundraiser raises important funds to support local and global ministries. In 2012 the auction helped support the Seven Loaves Food Pantry, Children's Advocacy Center, scholarships for youth mission trips, Metrocrest Social Services, and much, much more. Your participation makes a difference. Enjoy!
Carter BloodCare Drive
Sunday, December 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Parking Lot
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.
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.
Disaster Relief for the Philippines
The best way you can help those affected by Haiyan in the Philippines is to give generously so that they may use the resources you give them in whatever ways they need most. A check can be made out to the North Texas Conference and designated as #268 Philippines Typhoon Relief. This can be placed in the offering plate on Sunday or dropped off at the church.
Pickup of your freshly-made tamales by members of San Juan UMC will be Saturday, December 14 in the Youth Commons from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Contact Ron Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Christmas Gift Bags Project
Seven Loaves is collecting items for Christmas Gift Bags to distribute to Food Pantry families for Christmas. Items may be dropped off in the marked bins located in Youth Commons, the Mission Center, and the Narthex.
Dish soap (not dishwasher soap)
Any cleaning supplies
We are also collecting $20 gift cards to Walmart or Target for each child of families participating in the Food Pantry. Donation deadline is December 15. Thank you for your continued support!
Legal Aid of NW Texas
Monthly Clinics the Third Thursday of the Month, 6:00-8:30 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.
Monday Evening Bible Study
Ongoing; Taught by Scott Engle
Mondays, 7:00-8:15 p.m., Piro Hall *no class on December 23 & 30
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 *no class on December 24 & 31
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.
Invitation to the Old Testament
Starts January 9, 2014
Thursday, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 131
Led by Frankey Commer
A DISCIPLE short-term Bible study (8 weeks) approaches the study of Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. You will be invited to listen afresh to the witness of the Old Testament to hear God's call and purpose for your own life and respond to that call. No registration required.