Welcome to St. Andrew United Methodist Church!
Our Mission Statement
St. Andrew United Methodist Church strives to be a family of caring, nurturing followers of Jesus
Christ welcoming all those seeking to know and grow in God’s service.
The church office will close at Noon on Friday, May 27, 2016.
10:45 Young Adults
8:30am Traditional (Sanctuary)
9:30am Blended Contemporary (Keheley Center)
10:45am Traditional (Sanctuary)
Dr. George Mathison, who was our revival preacher last year, tells about conducting a funeral for one of his members. Her name was Mary Hunta Owens and her son Robert asked Dr. George to read scripture from his mother’s well worn Bible.
Dr. George said that as he looked through Mary Hunta’s Bible, he came across some tattered clippings entitled, Enlightened Perspective. The following obviously meant so much to Mrs. Owens and I want to share the words of wisdom with you:
I’ve learned...That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I’ve learned...That just one person saying to me “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
I’ve learned...That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I’ve learned ...That being kind is more important than being right.
I’ve learned...That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I’ve learned...That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I’ve learned...That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
I’ve learned...That money doesn’t but class.
I’ve learned...That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I’ve learned...That under everyone’s hard shell is a person wanting to be appreciated and loved.
I’ve learned...That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I’ve learned...That I wish I could have told my mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
I’ve learned...That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I’ve learned...That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I’ve learned...That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.
When we recognize that we are Disciples of Christ, we remember that to be a Disciple is to be a learner, a follower of Jesus. My prayer is that we would continue learning as we mature and grow in faith!
P.S. Happy Mother’s Day, May 8th!