St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
   
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 
 

Kyle Phillips By Transfer From Another UMC

Steve and Julie Correll - By Transfer From Another UMC

 

 

New Messages!
       
         
The Voice of Immortality
 
 
 
 
March Safety Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Printable Version
 
Please send all prayer request to prayer-requests@thepumpkinchurch.org
 
For more information on any of the events please contact St. Andrew UMC at 770-926-3488
Sunday Morning Worship Services: 8:30am & 10:45pm - Traditional: 9:30am-Blended Contemporary
 
 
  
United Methodist Men Breakfast
April 8th, 2017
8:00 am in the Keheley Fellowship Hall
All men of the church are welcome to attend.  Come enjoy the breakfast, the program and the fellowship. 
Bring a friend. 
Check Out ALL of the NEW Upcoming UMM Events
 
 
 

 

 

Baby needs for Promise House Family Invite
You are invited by Sandy Hobson to sign up for "Baby Needs for Promise House Family." Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet. 
 
 
 
2017

 

Dec 17-23, 2017  Host week 

 
*If plan on volunteering-You MUST come to training session*
DONATION ITEMS NEEDED
 
 

 

United Methodist Women want to start a church wide book club based upon the national UMW book list.  If interested in being a part of the book club, please contact: Cheri Gross at cgross2004@gmail.com  (Ph.770-592-9710)

Cheri Gross-UMW Reading Program

 

 
 
 

C&C (College and Career) WILL continue to meet through the summer! We will be meeting on Thursday evenings from 7-8,  locations TBD  Contact: beth@thepumpkinchurch.org 

YSC Group WILL continue to meet through the summer! June 4 the YSC Sunday school will begin a month long study of Bill Hybel's book, "Just Walk Across The Room", which focuses on ways of sharing our faith. We meet in Keheley Room 121 every Sunday morning from  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Come join us!

We have a garden! On Saturday, May 22 the Saint Andrew YSC group planted its first plants for the community garden. A big, big thanks to all who helped in donating materials, building beds, and planting! We are excited to help the garden grow and to work to let the garden be a way of better getting to know our neighbors!

 


June Monthly Safety Article

DISTRACTED DRIVING
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of ....

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RSVP to Regina, Children's Ministry Director

 

 

 

Registration forms are in Ms. Regina's office or you can register online.
*All year long*
4 year olds to 5th grade
We will be practicing songs during open group worship before Sunday School each Sunday.

 

 

Preschool News
 

2017-2018 Preschool Registration 

 

Preschool Registration for the 2017-18 school year is approaching. 

Priority registration for church members is February 6

 Please contact the preschool office at 770-592-7250 for class information and to arrange a tour.

  The Preschool website is standrewumcpreschool.com if you would like to know more. We especially like to have church families register! 

 

  HAITI MISSION FUNDRAISER

 

Cell Phones for Haiti

Patti Cox, Carol Haisten, and Jessi Kessock will be going to Haiti for a mission trip September 15-22. We are collecting good used cell phones for three of the young men who serve as our interpreters and security.  When Gel, Achka and Kalipso are not working as interpreters, they have a small business of refurbishing used cell phones. We try to collect as many as possible to bring to them on our trips.  Your support of this effort is greatly appreciated.

Please consider donating your good, used cell phones (plus chargers, if you have them).  Cell phones with SIM cards are the most useful to them. Smart phones with cracked screens are acceptable. The best phones for refurbishing are typically less than 7-8 years old.  Tablets and laptop computers in good condition may also be accepted. 

A box labeled “Cell Phones for Haiti” will be in the lobby of the Keheley Center.  Let’s fill up the box and help these wonderful Christian young men in their efforts to provide for their families. Thank  you.

Questions:  Contact Carol at 770/926-6918.

 

More Information 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDS

Soundboard Help Needed for 9:30 Service
Don Owenby, who has been running soundboard for the 9:30 service for many years, will be “retiring” from soundboard duties. He will be greatly missed. The praise team is looking for an individual with a heart for worship who would be interested in sharing soundboard duties with one or two other people.
Soundboard and musical experience are desirable, but not necessary. Training will be available.
For more information, please contact Carol Haisten at 770/926-6918 or e-mail at chaisten@bellsouth.net.

 

  
 
 
Faithful Followers  
2nd Friday of the month @ 11:30am
 
Keheley Fellowship Hall
Here is the link to our pictures:  http://1drv.ms/1FuaazZ
 
 
 
 
NEXT SERVING DATE:
Dec 1st        
2016 Dates   

 

 

 
 
UMM Picnic at Murphy Harpst
 
 
 UMM invites all St. Andrew folks to join us as we go to
Murphy-Harpst.   
We're carpooling from the church at 9:30 am, leaving right after the regular UMM meeting that morning.
 
Contact the Church office to make reservations.
770-926-3488
Contact Rick Denman for more info!   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do YOU read the UMW magazine response? Would you like to receive it digitally?
 
Follow this link for your free copy of response right to your computer, laptop, phone, etc.
 
response magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Networking Directory
 
We are developing a St. Andrew UMC Networking Directory and would love to include your information so 
church members can start their search for an Electrician, Real Estate Agent, Advertising, etc. within the congregation.
 
If you’d like to be included, please provide the following information to Julie Hale.
 
 

 
Looking for a New path to follow this year?
 
 
Join a Circle!
 
 

 
 

 

Love Offering

We have so many blessings to be thankful for here at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Our staff always seems to go above and beyond what is expected and are a huge part of what makes St. Andrew so special. Please prayerfully consider your gift of a “love offering” during this season of giving to show our appreciation to these individuals who do so much for us all year. Please mark your check “love offering” on the memo line and put it in the offering plate, or, if more convenient, you can go online and indicate what it is for. All gifts should be received by December 21st. 

Thank you so much for your consideration and Merry Christmas! St. Andrew UMC SPRC  

  

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
All women in the church are invited to join our
UMW Circles
 
Check out our NEXT Meeting dates.

Esther Circle

Our next Esther Circle meeting is Monday, May 8th at 7:00 pm. The owner of the Leaning Ladder, Sue Hasslinger, will give a cooking presentation and incorporate tasting infused olive oils and vinegars into our dinner. Randee Senseney is giving our devotion, and Mary Case and Pat Merrick are the dinner hostesses.

 

Our mission focus will be bringing donations of new or used children’s books for the MUST summer lunch program. These can be for age baby through high school, and you can usually find a good assortment at Goodwill or American Thrift stores. Please make sure the content is church-appropriate.

 

We are very excited to have Sue joining us, and hope everyone will come out for a delicious and informative program!

 

We look forward to seeing you on Monday. Bring a friend!

Blessings from Pam and Diane

 

Check out "What's Happening UMW"

to find out what the
"Women of the Church"are up to this month!
 
 
 

If you are interested in participating in a St. Andrew Caregiver’s Support Group, please call or email Bill Gibson at 678-643-3348 or gibsonws@mindspring.com.  The purpose of this group would be to help those who are serving others to find support, resources, and spiritual help.

 Types of caregivers include elderly, long term sickness, disability, children or any similar situation.  Because so many of the issues that caregivers face are common, this group would not focus on one area or disease like Alzheimer’s.

 

 

6th Annual UMM Men's Retreat

July 14th-16th 

Friday afternoon through Sunday morning

Coosawattee River Resort

two cabins reserved

Kayaking, Four wheelers, fishing, hiking, target shooting and other great manly activities.

Please let Ed Springer  know if you are  interested.

 

Ruth's Circle
On  Monday, April 24th at 12:30 
We meet at 12:30 in the Keheley Center and Shay Traylor from Loving Arms Cancer Outreach is going to do our program.  
  
 
 
 
 
 
St. Andrew United Methodist Church Family Retreat 34th ANNIVERSARY June 17 - 20, 2017
 
 
 
Praise Team News
Do you play the guitar or the drums?  Do you love to sing and worship through music? If so, please prayerfully consider joining us.
The St. Andrew’s “Two or More” Praise team, is in need of your talents at the 9:30 service. Please contact Michelle Webber at chellew128@gmail.com or 
Carol Haisten at chaisten@bellsouth.net
.
 
 
 
 
 
St. Andrew United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) Newsletter
 
 
 
Contact Regina Haller at
 
for more information. 
 
 
 
 Come and make a joyful noise to the Lord!

We practice during Children's Sunday opening time.  Please contact Regina Haller
 if you are interested.

Register
online or forms in Ms. Regina's office
 
 
 
 
 Young Adult Group (college and career)
Meets on Wednesday-6:30-7:30pm Keheley Conference Room
For more information please contact
Beth Clark: beth@thepumpkinchurch.org
 
Young Adult/ Young Families
It's not too late to join our Young Singles/Families Sunday School class.
We meet at 9:30 in room 121/124.
All are welcome!
Contact Beth Clark for additional information
 
 
 Did YOU know.......
 
 
 
Red Bucket
 
The red bucket campaign has been in place for a few years and we have been able to reduce the mortgage balance a great deal through this campaign.  This year the finance committee is asking each member to make a sacrifice of one dollar each day to go toward our red bucket campaign and reduce our mortgage balance.  We are asking this in addition to your regular giving.  If every member contributed in this manner we would be able to reduce the balance on our mortgage by over $100,000 each year.  Be sure to mark your check “red bucket”. 
   
 
Calling All Nurses
   
  
 
 
There are so many activities at St. Andrew and many children to keep safe.
We would love to know who are our members who are registered nurses.  We  would live to have you available at times likes Vacation Bible School.  But we can also do other activities to teach young people how to take care of
themselves.  
 
We would appreciate having you call Lorna Martin or leave a note with Carol in the church office.  All we need is your name and phone number.  We will contact you then to help us make suggestions and give us ideas for how to use our nursing skills to help youngsters and youth at St. Andrew.  
Questions Call Lorna     
 
at 404-550-2212. 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring Activities Opportunities from UMC Action Ministries
 
Looking for a meaningful way to serve this summer?
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid
Feed the Hungry Food Boxes
Action Dash
I Want T
 
 
   
 
   
 
  
 
Thursday Morning
 
Ladies Bible Study
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study
9:30-11:30am—Room 132-133
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grief Share Support Group
 
A new group will begin meeting  on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:00pm in Room 132/133. 
 
This is a wonderful ministry for those that have lost a loved one.  Please contact the church office,
 
770-926-3488, for more information or to register.
 

 Please contact Eileen Hemmati or Regina Haller

 if you are interested.