BIBLE STUDIES | CLASSES | GROUPS
Women’s Spiritual Growth Group - New Study
First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 120
Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver: Want to discover the love, grace and power of God to transform your soul? Contact Dawn Conner. Childcare available; contact Defae Weaver.
Thursdays, June 15-July 6, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 234, Led by Rev. Pam White
In any life endeavor, such as playing piano or swinging a tennis racket, we only get better when we work at something, and in fact our enjoyment increases with our mastery. Faith also takes practice. Did you know there are over a dozen named “disciplines” or practices when it comes to living out our daily faith? Followers of Christ have been pursuing these practices since the earliest days of the church. Come learn how to practice your faith in this four-week class. Contact Connie Robertson, 214.291.8004 with questions or to register. Childcare provided by request; contact Defae Weaver.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 131, Fall/Winter/Spring
A Bible study group made up of persons who desire to learn about God, and nurture and encourage one another as they grow in their faith. The group is led by a dedicated team of teachers. If you have questions or need a book for the next study, contact Connie Robertson or 214.291.8004.
Upcoming Study: Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet, by Adam Hamilton, September 28-November 2
Monday Evening Bible Study (Ongoing)
Mondays, 6:45-8:00 p.m., Piro Hall
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)
Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Piro Hall
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.
St. Andrew Young Adults invites men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 to participate in the life of the church. Whether you are married, single, a student, or working, you are welcome to be a part of the community. We offer social activities, small groups, and serving opportunities that allow you to engage with new friends and pursue Christ. For more information check out the Young Adults page, our Facebook page or contact Allison Jean, 214.291.8005.
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men (UMM) is about Christian men’s growth through service, learning and fellowship. This ministry is established to awaken, inspire, challenge, train, and support men as they strive to become more Christ-like in their daily living. Our primary purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships. The focal points of UMM are:
Encourage the knowledge of and support for the total mission of the United Methodist Church
Clarify and speak to the identity and role of the Christian man in contemporary society
Seek commitment to Christian discipleship
A primary mission of St Andrew’s UMM is our “Messenger of Hope” Scholarship Fund, which was founded to award scholarships each year to help students in economic need achieve their college or post-education goals. We have raised over $240,000 for deserving college students. The scholarship fund is primarily funded through events hosted by UMM such as the annual Messenger of Hope Golf Tournament.
Monthly Bible Study
Join us for breakfast and fellowship on the second Saturday of each month at 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Room 126. For more information contact Jim Vittetoe.
United Methodist Women
The organized unit of United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. UMW provides an opportunity for women of all ages to learn more about worldwide missions while cultivating friendships in small group and large group settings. Each year, UMW helps countless charitable organizations, both locally and internationally, by volunteering, contributing needed items, and raising money.
UMW members meet once a month with their small groups here at St. Andrew from September through May. The entire UMW family join together for fall and spring socials, a silent auction and luncheon at Christmas, a retreat, and multiple mission opportunities.
We welcome you to join with us day or night as we study and support worldwide missions in one of our small group meetings.
Sarah Circle | normally meets the first Wednesday of each month (September-May) at 9:30 a.m. in room 131, except during December and May, the meetings are held in Piro Hall.
Rachel Circle | normally meets the second Monday of each month (September-May) at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor.
Lift Circle | normally meets the first Sunday of each month (September-May) at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.
If you are new to St. Andrew or just seeking to connect with a small group to meet new people, make new friends and serve for Christ, come join us at one of our circle meetings or contact Kay Richardson for more information.
Mom-to-Mom is a Christian mother’s study group with the goal of providing a positive atmosphere for sharing ideas, discussing common struggles as well as delights of raising children, and growing a network of friends with one common goal: to be the wife, mother, and friend God intended. Mom-to-Mom strives to support mothers by offering strength, encouragement and friendship. Mom-to-Mom is open to all mothers who are looking for spiritual growth and fellowship. New members are always welcome to any of the Mom-to-Mom groups.
Mom-to-Mom meets weekly and uses the Plano ISD calendar as a guideline. Daytime groups meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:15-11:00 a.m. with childcare available. The evening group meets on the first and third Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. with childcare available. Summer Mom-to-Mom meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Women’s Spiritual Growth Group
First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 120
This group is designed to encourage and enable women to develop a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ and God’s kingdom and to be shaped by God toward wholeness so that they may be examples of his grace in the world. Led by Dawn Conner, the group gathers year-round using various small group DVD studies and books. For more information or to join the group, contact Dawn Conner or call 972.400.5907.
New Study: Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver, Begins August 1
Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 131 | Fall/Winter/Spring (5-6 week sessions)
A community of women who gather to study and share faith experiences as they grow in their relationship with God and one another. The group uses various Bible Study materials, some designed specifically for women. Studies are led by Kathleen McMahon and Lisa Moreland. For more information about the group, or if you are interested in joining the next study, contact Kathleen McMahon.
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy’s Place (classes will not meet again until July 11)
A fun aerobic workout to contemporary Christian music that will energize your body and soul. The variety of movements strengthen all muscle groups and is adaptable to any fitness level. ScriptureFIT offers fellowship for Christian women while providing a unique opportunity to focus on God and be full of life and able to be all God desires. Led by Patti Loftin. Bring yourself and a friend, no registration required. Click here for more information or contact Patti Loftin.
"A Little Deeper" Book Club
Third Wednesday of Each Month (September-May), 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Room 126
“A Little Deeper” Book Club’s purpose is to provide a venue for people to connect through a common interest: reading. The group collectively chooses a book each month to read and discuss. Lunch is shared as well. All are welcome! For more information contact Jan Gillespie or 972.931.6369.
International Justice Mission Women’s Prayer Group
A prayer group that prays for an end to injustices such as slavery, sex trafficking and violence, and citizens’ rights in the world. We believe God answers prayers and are inspired by our experiences as we seek God’s love. Contact Eulitha Rukovo.
10:50 a.m., Piro Hall 4
Single People Involved in Relating and Inspiring Together — The SPIRIT Sunday School class is dedicated to spiritual growth, community service, supporting one another and weekly fun, social activities. Join other awesome Christian singles doing life together in Bible and life skills studies. Click here to learn more about this group.
People with Active Lifestyles — This is a group of fun-loving, active, retired folks who meet at St. Andrew for fellowship and fun. This group meets on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the church unless otherwise noted. Programs include speakers, Bible studies, game days, mission projects, and trips. For more information, contact Kay Richardson.
12 | Linda Hopkins; Assistance League of Greater Collin County
19 | Forrest Pool; Chief Operating Officer, St. Andrew
26 | Game Day
Walk to Emmaus
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”
How to Attend a Walk
To get involved in Emmaus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Emmaus him or herself. We will be happy to sponsor you! Contact Janice Browning and we’ll set up a time to talk in detail about the weekend. If you want your spouse or another friend or family member to join us, this would be great! Look over the Emmaus Walk dates coming up in our area and see which dates will work best for you. All Walks begin Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. and go through Sunday to approximately 7:00 p.m. You’ll want to make reservations early as Walks fill up quickly. Begin to pray intensely about your participation in the Walk. Ask for God’s divine guidance and direction as you take this journey. We’ll look forward to supporting you on this journey! Call Janis Browning, 972.679.1282.
November 9-12 | Lake Lavon
September 21-24 | Sabine Creek