St. Andrew's UMC
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A Friendly, Caring Church
Men growing in Christ, so others may know Christ
News and Announcements
* Annual Garage Sale / Jambalaya Lunch - May 4, 2013. We are planning our annual Missions fundraiser Garage Sale and Jambalaya Lunch, we need your donations, we need your support! Give David Howell or Harold Choate a call for questions.
* Save the date....UMM Fish Fry May 19.
* St. Andrews Men recently supported Checo Yancy by donating to his Karios team fees. Please see the recent article in the Advocate, "People and Faith" section. We can celebrate Checo’s witness to the prison residents and share in his ministry.
Event Schedule Please Join us!
UMM Fellowship Breakfast
Tuesday mornings in the Friendship Building. Devotion at 6:45, Breakfast at 7
Men's Lectionary Covenant Group
Thursday mornings in the Prayer Room, 6:30 to 7:30
Wild @ Heart Reunion Group
Friday mornings, 6:30 to 7:30 AM
UMM Monthly Planning Meeting
Third Sunday of each month in the Admin Building
Hope Ministries Food Pantry Distribution
First Fridays of each month, and the fifth Friday of every month that has five Fridays. Meet at the St. Andrew's parking lot at 8:15 to carpool. We serve from 9 AM until 11 AM. Call Harold Choate at 225.751.4336 for more information.
Open Air Ministries
Fourth Sunday of every month. We serve and worship with Pastor Moore's ministry with the homeless. Meet in the parking lot about 11:30 AM. Call Ray Davis for more information.
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Church in a Parking Lot
Imagine the parking lot of an old FastTrac hamburger stand that has been converted to a parking lot Church near downtown Baton Rouge! Add 1 large wooden cross, 2 smaller ones, a bunch of palm branches, a blue rug and a man filled with the Holy Spirit and you have a Church.
There were no hymnals, no altar or the other things we associate with church, however, there was an obvious love of God and the sincere desire to worship Him. Pastor Moore assured everyone that Jesus loves them no matter where they lay their head to sleep. Many homeless from the community (often more that 100 men, women and children) are touched each week, lives are changed. God is work in the community.
As Pastor Moore would say "Don't make me do it by myself, let's hear an AMEN!"
Donations to Hope Ministries
St. Andrews UMM participate in loading, transporting and unloading large donations of food to Hope Ministries. Much of the food will be re-packaged into smaller quantities for distribution to the clients of Hope Ministries who are eligible for Food Pantry Assistance. We help out the first Friday of each month.
United Methodist Children's Home
In February a group of St. Andrews men traveled up to the Ruston, LA Children’s Home for a couple of days and made 167 cases of Salsa in 2 days! The value to the Children's Home is $6012. Keep your eyes open for UMM Salsa sales and please take some home....you will not be disappointed!
Salsa is made in 40 gallon batches. The ingredients are added in carefully measured amounts... :-)
...... an overnight retreat at the Solomon Episcopal Retreat Center in Robert, Louisiana. The theme of the last retreat was "Christian Manhood" Friday evening started with introduction and sharing. The stories and experiences revealed a group that represented an amazing variety of geography, age, culture and politics. Our day ended with song and communion in the beautiful chapel. Saturday began with a hearty breakfast and chapel time. The weather was gorgeous so the morning study and discussion took place in a sunny spot by the lake. A late morning break allowed time to walk the grounds and take in the beauty of God's creation. After lunch study and discussion was resumed in a conference room provided by the center. The retreat was completed by an afternoon service of song, prayer and communion. Plan on joining us on January 31, 2014 for our next retreat!! You are invited to join us for the growth and enrichment God gives those who dedicate time to draw near to Him.