NEWS AND EVENTS


Christmas Eve Worship Times

Wednesday, December 20
Traveler’s Service  |  Full Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, December 23
Christmas Eve Service  |  Full Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24
Regular Sunday Morning Services
9:30 and 10:50 a.m.  |  Contemporary Worship in Smith Worship Center, Traditional Worship in Sanctuary

2:00 p.m.  |  Blended Service in Sanctuary (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)
4:00 p.m.  |  Children’s Service in Sanctuary (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)
5:00 p.m.  |  Contemporary in Smith Worship Center (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)
6:00 p.m.  |  Traditional in Sanctuary (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)
7:00 p.m.  |  Contemporary in Smith Worship Center (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)
8:00 p.m.  |   Traditional in Sanctuary (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)
11:00 p.m.  |  Traditional in Sanctuary (Candlelight Christmas Eve Service)

Sunday, December 31
One Service in Each Venue  |  10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Smith Worship Center, Traditional Worship in Sanctuary

Special Needs Ministry Needs Volunteers

Our Special Needs ministry is growing and we’d love to have you join us as one of our vital volunteers. You will be blessed to share in the joy our special needs children give to others. Volunteering one Sunday a month will make a wonderful impact. If you're interested or if you have questions, please contact Defae Weaver.

Worship Together With Your Children on October 29

Parents, bring your children to either the Sanctuary or Smith Worship Center on the fifth Sunday of the month, and experience worship as a family.

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.

Poinsettia Fund Raiser through October 31

Click here to purchase online sales (with credit card or e-check) or
Click here to print a paper order form (for cash or paper checks to St. Andrew)
Now through October 31, you can support our Student Ministry by purchasing poinsettia plants for $15 each. At least $7 of that will go toward Student Ministry’s Scholarship Fund, and if you like, you may have that donated to a specific student. Funds can be used toward any Student Ministry trip or Salt & Light tour. Poinsettias can be purchased for home/office use or donated to St. Andrew. If you prefer to take your poinsettias home, the credited student(s) will deliver them to you on or after November 21. If you’d like to donate them to St. Andrew, we’ll be happy to place them in a worship area for members and guests to enjoy during Christmas. Contact Lynn Clark with any questions.

St Andrew Fall Festival, Chili Supper, Car Show, and Silent Movie

Sunday, October 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Click here to decorate a trunk and pass out treats to children.
Would you like run a game/concession booth during fall festival? Click here.
High School students sign up here to help! Click here.
Free fun for the whole family! Enjoy carnival games and Trunk or Treat. All children are invited to wear costumes and participate. Other activities include bobbing for donuts, face painting, and sack races. Chili supper, hot dogs, and other concessions will be available for purchase.

Don't miss the first annual Cruise-In Car Show, sponsored by United Methodist Men. This event is free for spectators. Cars will be on the northeast corner of the church campus. Proceeds benefit The Storehouse of Collin County. For more information, contact Ron Weaver at 972.965.1431.

Join us as the sun goes down at 6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary, where we will enjoy the silent comedy film "The Mark of Zorro" with the West Texas A&M University Symphony playing the live score. Under the direction of Dr. Mark Bartley for the last decade, these silent films have become a huge draw in the Texas Panhandle. Fun for all ages!

Trunk or Treat Donations
The Children’s Ministry is in need of treat donations for Trunk or Treat. Please drop off in the Children’s Ministry office or at the visitor desk on Sundays.


Children

Love and Logic Parenting Class

November 4, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Andy’s Place
Click here to register

Make parenting fun and rewarding, and trim the stress and chaos. The Love and Logic philosophy helps build healthy, respectful relationships between parents and their children, offering practical steps along the way. Join Kim Meyers as she presents a condensed overview of the 6-week class. Registration is $30 per family, which includes the Love and Logic parenting book.

Baptism Classes

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


Students

High School Ski Trip

December 28-January 2
Click here to register (registration opens October 8 at 2:00 p.m.)
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.

Sundays
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

Tuesdays
Atwoods, 1816 Countryside, Carrollton 75007

Wednesdays
Roberson, 1521 Pagewynne, Plano 75093

United Nights

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 Middle School Coordinator Devin Dusek with questions.


Adults

19th Annual Heart of Christmas Silent Auction Donation Collection

United Methodist Women are now accepting new items or monetary donations for our 2017 mission outreach fundraiser. We encourage individuals, businesses, and groups to donate gift certificates, sport event tickets or memorabilia, themed gift baskets, and holiday décor. All are welcome and encouraged to help support the many charities supported by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. A collection box is located by the workroom through November 26. The Heart of Christmas Silent Auction and Brunch will be on December 2, 9:30-11:45 a.m. in Smith Worship Center.

Messenger of Hope Scholarship Golf Tournament

October 23, Coyote Ridge Golf Club, 1640 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
Click here to register
Click here to download the tournament brochure
The Messenger of Hope Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funds each year to qualified applicants who show gifts for a promising future, but whose personal lives have presented challenges that make college feel like an impossibility. It is our belief that by affirming these men and women and supporting them both spiritually and financially, we can continue the mission of the church by ensuring strong leadership for the future for our younger generations. Click here for more information about the tournament, or contact Jimmy Decker.

GriefShare

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

November 12, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., North Parking Lot
Save the date! 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. #GIVEFORLIFE