Events and Registration
Christmas Eve Worship Schedule
Saturday, December 20
5:30 p.m. (for those who are traveling on Christmas Eve, Sanctuary)
Wednesday, December 24
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)
4:00 p.m. service: childcare is offered for children 2 and under
5:00 & 6:00 p.m. services: childcare is offered for children 5 and under
Weekend After Christmas Worship Schedule
Saturday, December 27
Saturday Night Alive Worship ~ 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 28
No Sunday School
Nursery is available for children 2 and under
Two Worship Services
The Well Contemporary Worship ~ 10:30 a.m., Smith Worship Center
Traditional Sanctuary Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Children may bring a small (quiet) toy for a blessing of the toys at this service.
Urgent Need: Christmas Eve Ushers
Over 5,000 people will worship at St. Andrew on Christmas Eve! Extra ushers are needed and greatly appreciated. On-the-job training is provided. This is a great opportunity for your family to serve together at these special services. Contact Ray Ogden.
Saturday, December 20
Pick up your tamales on Saturday, December 20 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Youth Commons. Questions: Contact Ron Weaver, 972-965-1431.
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.
Christmas Eve Family Service
December 24, 4:00 p.m.
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:
Kinder and 1st Grade: Nativity Characters
2nd & 3rd Grade: Read Christmas Poem
4th & 5th grade: Liturgists and Ushers
Please contact Kim Meyers for more information at 214-291-8001.
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. Click here for more information.
Ski Trip 2014
December 28-January 2
Ski Trip Registration is now closed! We are accepting registrations for the waiting list at this time. Register for the waiting list by clicking here. If you need to make a payment, you can do so by clicking here or by mailing or bringing in a check to the church.
Forms Needed for the Ski Trip:
2015 Adult Medical Release Form (for adults going on the trip)
Background Check Form (for adults going on the trip)
Created by God
5th and 6th Graders; January 15-17, 2015
Created by God is an enormously important seminar that focuses on God’s gift of human sexuality from a Christian perspective. There are many layers of purpose to the “Created by God” program, but the main function is to educate children and parents in the Godly principles regarding our sexuality and to affirm that growth and change in our bodies is part of God’s perfect and wonderful plan for our lives.
Small group leaders are essential for this seminar to take place. For more information contact Nikki Robertson.
2015 Confirmation Family Retreat
January 30-February 1, Pine Cove Retreat Center, $150 per person
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.
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Next Class Begins Wednesday, January 21-March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Festival Hall
Contact 214-291-8024 for childcare information. 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 at email@example.com so we know you are coming for a free trial for the first class. If you decide to continue, order the kit directly from the Dave Ramsey site.
Learn how to become financially free and control your finances and do so based on proven Biblical principles. Sign up for the Dave Ramsey class. Attend the first class as a free trial before deciding to buy the materials; see "class format" below for details.
Change the way you think about personal finance. Each of the video lessons deals with a different topic that Dave teaches about how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and experience the joy of giving. Over 650,000 families have completed Financial Peace University with amazing success. On average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 13 weeks. That's an $8,000 change in position in just 91 days!
Click here for a more complete description. The class is held at St. Andrew. Park on Mira Vista Boulevard, north parking lot, and enter the north doors.
9 weekly video lessons from Dave Ramsey, plus small group discussion. No one will be asked to discuss private information. Membership kit includes workbook, audio CDs of each lesson, and lifetime membership access to Dave's Member Resource Center. 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 direct from Dave Ramsey site).
Childcare is available by reservation only for St. Andrew church members/visitors, and can be made by calling 214-291-8024.
For more information email Bill Brewer or call 214-291-8082.
Lunch with the Pastor / Joining Day
January 25, 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.
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.
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.
Making Sense of the Bible
Led by Frankey Commer, Beverly Warren & Others
Starts January 15, 2015; Ends February 19
Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 131
In Making Sense of the Bible, Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. Join this 6-week study and explore the often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible, so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving. 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 *no class 12/29/14
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 12/30/14
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.