Communities

80% Relationships | 20% Learning

Typical Size: Varies by Group

Gather together with a specific focus on building relationships through fun activities and learning opportunities. For more information on Communities at St. Andrew, contact Adult Ministries

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Jump to:  Young Adults  •  United Methodist Women  •  United Methodist Men  •  PALS   •  "A Little Deeper" Book Club  •  ScriptureFIT  •  Softball Teams

Young Adults

St. Andrew Young Adults invites men and women between the ages of 21 and 29 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.


Young Adults Activities

get connected

If you’re interested in getting connected with Young Adults but aren’t sure where to start, contact Rev. Jimmy Decker, Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries, for more information. Visit our Facebook group and stay in the loop!

 

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community 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 and large group settings. Each year, UMW helps countless local and international charitable organizations by volunteering, donating needed items, and fundraising.


Annual Events

Prom Closet

Prom Closet is held each spring to provide an opportunity for high school girls to pick out a dress and accessories, all at no cost, to make Prom dreams come true.

 

Heart of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Brunch and Silent Auction. Held on the first Saturday of December every year. All monies raised go to support missions. 


Small Groups

UMW Members meet once a month with their small groups here at St. Andrew from September through May. If you are hoping to connect with other women at St. Andrew and serve Christ through different missions, come join us at one of our group meetings. Contact us at unitedmethodistwomen@standrewumc.org with questions.

Sarah Sisters 
October 6, 10:30 a.m., Room 131| Agape House-Janet Collingsworth, Founder and Executive Director, Contact Peggy

Rachel Group
October 11 , 6:30 p.m., Room 126 |Jason McWilliams, CSC Security, Safety for Women and in our Homes , Contact Nancy

Childcare is available upon request – please contact Susan Shipley

United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men Ministry (UMM) is a community of Christian men growing together through service, learning and fellowship. 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:

  • Fellowship: Meeting and establishing friendships with men who are Christian focused.
  • Learning: Studying the message and the ‘good news” of Christ and how it pertains to our lives.
  • Service: Serving in and outside of St. Andrew through the Messenger of Hope Scholarship, ImagineU Mentor-ship Ministry, and the Strength for Service devotional program. Plus provide support for church events.


Our Missions

Messenger of Hope Scholarship Fund

Our biggest mission, started in 2001 by Ray Adams (Chairman), has raised over $750,000 for high school students in economic need to help them achieve their college goals. A 2009 recipient told us,  “This scholarship helped me get through my undergrad which propelled me to law school. I earned my Juris Doctor degree in 2020. Thank you for giving this kid hope way back then. God bless!” The scholarship is mostly funded by the annual Messenger of Hope Golf Tournament held in October. 

ImagineU Mentor-ship Ministry

ImagineU identifies high school students that are experiencing unique challenges in their path to higher education, and mentors (UMM volunteers) help students stay in school and on course to a higher education. This mission, chaired by Joe Rule and Micah Mahaney, is spiritually lifting and fulfilling by helping young high school students achieve success.

Strength of Service

This devotional mission supports our military men and women with Christian devotionals signed by our church community with a personal note and then sent to our troops at a military base within Texas. This mission is chaired by Mike Kelley and Gary Brooks. Over 3000 devotionals have been distributed over the past four years.


Monthly Bible Study

Second Saturday | Year-Round, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Room 126
Join us for breakfast and fellowship. For more information, contact methodistmen@standrewumc.org

PALS – Senior Adults

The PALS community offers senior adults educational, cultural, and social opportunities through programs, outings, movies, games, and more.  We welcome all seniors to join in the fellowship and fun!  For more information, contact Rev. Jimmy Decker.

Gatherings are Wednesdays (Except the first of the month), 10:00 a.m., Room 131

Upcoming Events

September 8 | Movie Day in the Movie Room at St Andrew
September 15 | Speaker: Megan, St Andrew Music Intern, followed by PALS Chorale at 11:15 a.m., Choir Room 
September 22 | Speaker: Kyle Focht, Director of Creative, Communications and Technology - Presentation and Tour of Audio/Visual spaces at St Andrew, Sanctuary
September 29 | Game Day & The Storehouse mission project, followed by PALS Chorale at 11:15 a.m., Choir Room 

Watch us in Action

"A Little Deeper" Book Club

Wednesday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 126
We meet the third Wednesday of the month, September-May. Our book discussion in October is Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan, Contact  Jan Gillespie

ScriptureFIT

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy's Place 
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. Contact Patti Loftin for more information. Childcare is available upon request – please contact Susan Shipley.

Softball Teams

St. Andrew teams play in a Plano slow-pitch, co-ed rec league at Heritage Yards in the spring, summer, and fall. No experience required! Want to learn more as the next season approaches?  Click below to complete our interest form.

softball Team Interest Form