St. Andrew's UMC
Sunday, December 21, 2014
A Friendly, Caring Church
Men growing in Christ, so others may know Christ
News and Announcements
UMM RETREAT JAN 2014
The men that attended the 2014 St. Andrew’s UMC - UMM retreat had a joyful, relaxing, and enriching time together. Our retreat was held at the Solomon Retreat Center in Loranger overnight Friday 01/31 and spent the day Saturday 02/01 there. We kicked off our retreat Friday night with introductions which led to study and open discussion of The Book of Habakkuk, which was led by Faimon Roberts. Kyle Johnston led us with the singing of songs and praise. We closed out Friday night with fellowship around an open campfire under the starlit sky. We began Saturday morning with fellowship and quiet time around the campfire before breakfast. After breakfast our group enjoyed more singing before we resumed our study and discussion of the The Book of Habakkuk, along with some personal time built in to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Once we completed lunch our retreat came to a close with a service of singing, worship, and communion in a beautiful chapel. You are invited to join us next time for the growth and enrichment God gives those who dedicate time to draw nearer to Him. You will want to join us in 2015 as we gather again for our weekend retreat on January 23 & 24. Mark your calenders with the date as Rev. Mark Lubbock will leading our gathering at Feliciana Retreat Center in Norwood, LA.
Bible Study led by Faimon Roberts
Event Schedule Please Join us!
* UMM Fellowship Breakfast
Tuesday mornings in the Friendship Building. Devotion at 6:45, Breakfast at 7:00
* Men's Lectionary Covenant Group
Thursday mornings in the Prayer Room, 6:30 to 7:30
* Wild at Heart Reunion Group
Friday mornings, 6:30 to 7:30 AM
* UMM Monthly Planning Meeting
Third Sunday of each month in the Admin Building (all men welcome)
* 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 St. Andrew's parking lot at 11:30 AM. Call Ray Davis for more information.
* Men's Retreat January 23 & 24, 2015
Mark your calender for next years retreat, you will not want to miss this one as Rev. Mark Lubbock will lead our weekend teaching. For questions contact Mark Musick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 United Methodist Men 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... :-)
Woodlawn Middle School Reading Garden.
It was brought to our attention that Woodlawn Middle School was needing an outside reading garden. The UMM were approached and asked to build benches for the courtyard garden. What a great project helping provide a place for the kids to gather and read.