St. Andrew's UMC
Sunday, February 01, 2015
A Friendly, Caring Church


Sermon Series Beginning Jan. 11


 Where does your story intersect God's story?

We'll look at some of the key stories of the Old Testament to find out where it all began! If you've never read the Bible, or are not as familiar with the stories of faith as you'd like to be, consider joining Pastor Juliet for this sermon series. She will look at some of the Bible Story Basics, beginning with God's promise to be a faithful God and His expectations for a faithful people. You'll hear some of the big names in the Bible, and hopefully learn them what it means to know, and be known by our God. 


 New Wednesday Morning Bible Study Beginning Jan 2015 

St. Andrew’s will offer a DAYTIME Disciple Bible Study in 2015 facilitated by King Robinson and David Ford.  The study will be “Remember Who You Are – The Prophets and The Letters of Paul,” which is the another study in the Disciple series. Meetings will be held every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The course is offered in two sessions.   Session 1 covers the Prophets and Session 2 covers the Letters of Paul.  When you register and purchase the study manual, you are registering for both sessions.  The hard copy of the study manual is $40; there is an e-book available through Cokesbury for $19.99.  Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of materials if needed.
Session 1 will begin January 21 and end May 20.  There will be a summer break, then Session 2 will resume August 5 and end November 18.  There is an optional short orientation meeting January 14 to pick up materials and review the format of the course.


Lenten Study Beginning February 18th 

The 2015 short-term Lenten study will the “The God We Can Know - Exploring the ‘I Am’ Sayings of Jesus” by Rob Fuquay. The study will complement Rev. Spencer’s sermon series on the “I Am” statements but is not a companion study. This is a DVD based study, filmed on location in the Holy Land, which allow the student to actually see the places where Jesus stood while disclosing his identity and in what context he spoke each “I Am.”
The study will begin February 18th immediately following the Ash Wednesday service (approximately 7:15 p.m.). The facilitator will be Rev. Ben Tandy. Each session will last approximately one hour. The study book costs $7.00; there is an e-book available online at
Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex and the church office, or you may contact the church office (752-2903 or to register. 


 Daddy Daughter Dance - February 6th  7:00 pm

For girls Ages 3 yrs. old - 6th Grade.
It will be a Family Friendly Dance Environment, with food and photographs. The cost is $15.00 for Daddy/Daughter, and $5.00 for each additional Daughter. T-shirt and gift bag for Daughter Included. Look for registration forms around the church, or email Karen Agnew at for more information. Please return registration to the church office by Friday, January 23rd, in order to ensure your child receives a t-shirt & gift bag.


Lunch and Learn  - Tuesday Feb 10th  11:30am 

The next  Lunch and Learn will be Tuesday, Feb 10th at 11:30. The cost is $10, and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the church office by Feb 9th.

The speaker will be Jennifer Meyer from Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA). Children need to do more than simply survive. They need to thrive in the safety and love of a family. However, some children have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment at the hands of the very people who were supposed to care for them. As these children navigate through juvenile justice and child protection systems, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers speak up for their best interests with the ultimate goal of providing a safe, permanent home.


 Book Club

The St. Andrews book club normally meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at City Cafe.
 We keep it casual but love to discuss characters, themes and anything else that struck us about the book. Everyone is welcome, whether you read the book or not! Email Karen Agnew at for current selection.