NEWS AND EVENTS
Church Offices Closed
Church offices will be closed November 22-24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
A St. Andrew Christmas
“Christmas Carols from the Aspen Grove”
Sunday, December 10, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.
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Join us for a spectacular evening of music featuring full symphony orchestra, all of our St. Andrew choirs, and special guests, internationally renowned British a cappella group Voces8.
Christmas 2017 Worship Schedule
*Wednesday, December 20
7:00 p.m. | Traveler’s Service in Sanctuary
*Saturday, December 23
5:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
*Sunday, December 24
*10:00 a.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center, Traditional in Sanctuary
*2:00 p.m. | Casual Family Service in Sanctuary
*4:00 p.m. | Children’s Service in Sanctuary
*5:00 p.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center
*6:00 p.m. | Traditional in Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center
8:00 p.m. | Traditional in Sanctuary
11:00 p.m. | Traditional in Sanctuary with Communion
*We will provide childcare for Wednesday night, Saturday night and we will provide childcare for the following Christmas Eve services:
- 10:00 a.m. | ages 5 years old and younger
- 2:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 8
- 4:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 8
- 5:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 2
- 5:00 p.m. | 3-5 years old, Room 13
- 6:00 p.m. | 2 years old & under, Room 8
- 6:00 p.m. | 5 years old & under, Room 13
Weekend after Christmas
*Saturday, December 30
5:30 p.m. | Smith Worship Center
*Sunday, December 31 | One Service in Each Venue
10:00 a.m. | Contemporary in Smith Worship Center, Traditional in Sanctuary
Joseph’s Coat: Coat Drive
November 2-December 7
Joseph’s Coat will distribute coats from November 2-December 7. We need donations of children’s and youth coats sizes 2t-18/20. Last day to donate is November 26. The wish list can be found on the website at thestorehousecc.org.
Storehouse Thanksgiving Food Distribution Day Shopping List
Fill a bag and share the love! Drop off donations in the marked bins in the Youth Commons area by November 13. Help us distribute Thanksgiving meals by registering at thestorehousecc.org/volunteer. Distribution Day is November 17, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
College Care Packages
College finals are approaching, and St. Andrew is gearing up to send out care packages to our college students! If you know a college student who would enjoy receiving a care package from our church, click here to submit their information online by November 20. If you are interested in donating items for care packages, please contact Allison Jean by November 20.
Stop by the table outside the bookstore and order your tamales for the holidays! On sale November 19 & 26, and December 3 & 10; delivered December 16. Sponsored by the ANEW class.
Joining Day Luncheon
December 3, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Piro Hall
Don't miss the chance to learn more about the church and membership expectations. Come and meet St. Andrew staff members during this relaxed lunch. There will be an opportunity after lunch for those who desire to join the church. If you have questions, contact Stacey Jacobs.
Night of Worship
December 3, 6:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center
Take some time to more deeply explore the purpose of worship. Experience God’s presence through a variety of contemporary styles.
Help Hurricane Victims
In the wake of recent hurricanes, we feel called to respond. You can help answer the need. To give monetarily and see other volunteer relief opportunities, click here.
Family Advent Celebration
November 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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Come together as a church family as we prepare for the season of Advent with a spaghetti dinner from Maggiano’s, cookie decorating, Christmas plates and more. Adult dinner is $8.00; child dinner is $5; family max is $20 (up to 6 people); Make A Plate is $7.00 each.
Family Christmas Eve Service
Click here to sign up to participate
The Children's Ministry Team is busy planning for our 2017 Christmas Eve service, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. This Christmas Eve service has a family focus. Again, this year we want children to be active leaders in all aspects of the service.
We need to know by December 8 if your child would like to participate in a leadership role in the service. We will provide more details about the service after December 8. Please know we do a run-through on December 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the evening. This helps build confidence in our young leaders. If you are not able to make this please let us know.
We are looking forward to an exciting time of worship to celebrate the gift of Jesus!
High School Ski Trip
December 28-January 2
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High school students and parent chaperones will travel by charter buses to scenic Crested Butte, Colorado. We’ll enjoy worship, fellowship and up to 3 days of skiing. All levels are welcome; lessons and rentals will be available.
Base cost of $695 will cover transportation, most meals and lodging. Lifts, rentals and lessons will be additional. A $250 deposit will hold your spot until October 31 (non-refundable after then). Poinsettia sales may be used to raise funds toward the trip. Spaces are limited! Contact Lynn Clark with questions.
High School Lighthouse Groups
Click here for the Fall 2017 Lighthouse / United Night Schedule
Lighthouse groups are student-led, staff-attended bible study groups that meet any week we don’t have a United Night. We gather at students’ homes from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Groups are open to all high school students.
Smiths, 5556 Mallard Trace, Frisco 75034 (Enter Starwood from the Lebanon Road entrance and tell the guard you are visiting the Smiths.)
Shanes, 5501 Grassmere , Plano 75093
Atwoods, 1816 Countryside, Carrollton 75007
Roberson, 1521 Pagewynne, Plano 75093
About once a month, instead of Lighthouse, all high school students will meet on Sunday nights in Smith Worship Center from 6:00-7:30 p.m. See Lighthouse/United Night schedule for dates. All high school students and their friends are welcome, regardless of whether they’ve attended a Lighthouse Group.
Questions: contact Michael Agnew.
Middle School 412
Sundays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Festival Hall
412 is our weekly youth group for all St. Andrew Middle School students (6th-8th grade). This is a night where they all gather for worship, fellowship, and fun. Note the NEW earlier time. Contact Michael Agnew with questions.
Heart of Christmas Silent Auction & Brunch
December 2, 9:30-11:45 a.m.
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Help support the many charities supported by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Ladies Liberty Show Troupe will get us in the Christmas spirit as we brunch and shop for a great cause! Tickets on sale during worship hours in November (Saturday nights in SWC and Sunday mornings in front of Inspirations Bookstore).
The Longest Night
December 17, 5:00 p.m., Chapel
Led by Rev. Jennifer Arnold. A meditative worship experience designed for those who seek the solace of a quiet Christmas season of remembering and preparation.
Every Second and Fourth Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Room 131, Led by Rev. Jennifer Arnold
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Our video-based grief support group meets year-round twice a month, and you may start attending at any time.
GriefShare for November/December
November 5 | All Saints Worship in the Traditional Services
November 5 | Surviving the Holidays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
November 12 | No GriefShare
November 26 | GriefShare, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
December 10 | GriefShare, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
December 17 | Longest Night Service, 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel
December 24 | No GriefShare
GriefShare will return to the regular ongoing every second and fourth Sunday schedule in January.
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.
Blood Drive Results
Deepest appreciation from all of us at Carter Bloodcare for helping us save lives in our community. We saw 27 donors; you have been instrumental in saving the lives of 66 patients. Thank you!