NEWS AND EVENTS


All Church

2017 Congregational Survey

On Friday, August 4, we’re launching a congregation-wide survey. We’re always interested in your perspectives as we evolve and grow as a church. Short surveys like this are an opportunity to reach out and take your pulse on a particular topic. This survey will be focused on your experience with the ChurchOne campaign and your preferences for worship times. It will only take a few minutes to fill out. Be on the lookout for the survey, which will come by email, through our website and by paper here at the church.

For more information, visit standrewumc.org/survey.

 Back to School Kickoff Events on August 20

Childrens Ministry will have a blessing of the backpack at either the 9:30 or 10:50 a.m. programming hours during large group.

Student Ministry Before you head back to school, head back to church for one more round of summer fun! 6th-12th grades can enjoy food and games on campus in the evening from 4:00-6:00 p.m. No cost or registration required, but we’ll have Steel City Pops, so you may bring money if you like. You’ll be home in plenty of time to make your parents happy.

St. Andrew Fair

August 27
During this event you will be able to see all the exciting events, programs, and ministries taking place at St. Andrew. Starting at 10:15 a.m., enjoy great food bites, and visit information booths on the bridge and outside the chapel. You will learn about all the programs, events, and ways you can connect and serve at St. Andrew.

Joining Day Luncheon

September 17, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Piro Hall
Take the next step in your faith journey where you will learn more about the church and membership expectations. If you choose to become a member, you will have the opportunity to join at the end of the luncheon. Questions and to RSVP to Kate Huber or call 214.291.8021.

Travel Ministry’s 2017 “Christmas Markets on the Danube”

December 9-18, 2017
All are welcome to experience the Christmas season with us as we cruise through four European countries to see the beautiful and historic Christmas markets, city tours, organ concerts, and more. Join others who have already booked! Discounted cruise and air expire soon. For more information contact Kay Richardson or 214.291.8093.


Children

St. Andrew Preschool Openings

St. Andrew Preschool (formerly CWP), a NAEYC accredited program, has openings in our 4s for the 2017/18 school year. Contact the preschool office at 972.380.5323 for more details.

Volunteer Training

August 27, 12:00 p.m., Andy’s Place
All Children Ministry volunteers are invited. Lunch will be served. Questions? Email Alicia Erickson.

Small Group Open House and Parent Meeting

September 10 Following Each Service; Parent Meeting at 10:50 in Youth Commons
Meet your children’s small group leaders, check out the Children’s Ministry area, and learn about what your children will experience on Sunday mornings.

Baptism Classes

Taught by Kim Meyers and held on the 4th Sunday of the month. Click here for more information or Contact Kim.

Third Grade Bible Presentation

September 17, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service and 10:50 a.m. Traditional Service
Click here to register
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. Bibles will be presented during the service you choose.


Students

 High School Lighthouse Groups

Lighthouse Groups are small, student-led  groups that meet weekly to foster friendships, accountability and spritual growth. Don’t underestimate the power of a being in a Lighthouse Group! Times and places to be anounced, but if you are interested in joining one this school year, you may 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 Middle School Coordinator Devin Dusek with questions.


Adults

Covenant Bible Study - Led by Rev. Pam White

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., beginning September 19
An in-depth group study in which people read and discuss the Bible, learning how to love God-and each other-better. Covenant represents a relationship – a living, breathing conversation. We invite you to join it. Contact Connie Robertson or call 214.291.8004. Childcare is available; contact Defae Weaver.

Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study - New Study

Beginning September 11, 10:00 a.m., Room 131
A Women’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore. Come learn about God’s desire to prepare our hearts and minds for God’s glory just as with the Israelites in the building of the tabernacle. Contact Kathleen McMahon. Childcare available.

Marriage Seminar

September 22, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Festival Hall
Click here to register
A night out for couples! Enjoy laughter, games, music, messages and more. Also, enjoy a Date Night on Saturday, September 23 with childcare available for a small cost. Achieve the great marriage God desires for you!

Blood Drive

August 27, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., North Parking Lot
Click here to register
Give hope. Give life to your community. Give blood to people in need. Please have a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Walk ups are welcome. #GIVEFORLIFE

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

September 12-November 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 131
Click here to register
Learn how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and experience the joy of giving. You may try the first class free as trial before ordering kit directly from the Ramsey web site for the remaining classes. Contact Defae Weaver about childcare.

GriefShare

Ongoing Every Second and Fourth Sunday Year Round  |  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.

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.