St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

Dot Edge (by Reaffirmation of Faith)         



New Messages!
The Voice of Immortality
March Safety Article
Printable Version
Please send all prayer request to
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
August 12th, 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
Starts August 16th
5:45 - 6:30pm
Please RSVP to by August 25th
We will meet in the Community room for a quick pizza lunch and then go to the Sanctuary for the training
All current acolytes are welcome for lunch and to help with the training
Every child needs at least 1 parent to attend training
If your child would like to become an acolyte but cannot make the training we will set up an individual training time


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  (Ph.770-592-9710)

Cheri Gross-UMW Reading Program



C&C (College and Career) 

Our College and Career Group will now be meeting on Tuesday nights from 8-9 p.m. at the Starbuck's on Chastain Road 

Also, we are hosting a fellowship movie night on Friday, September 8 at East Cobb UMC at 8 p.m. for our College and Career Group

Contact Beth Clark for details!  

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






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.

  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.



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 if you would like to know more. We especially like to have church families register! 





Dec 17-23, 2017  Host week 

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

More Information 




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


Faithful Followers  
2nd Friday of the month @ 11:30am
Keheley Fellowship Hall
Here is the link to our pictures:
Dec 1st        
2016 Dates   



UMM Picnic at Murphy Harpst
 UMM invites all St. Andrew folks to join us as we go to
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.
Contact Rick Denman for more info!   



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

Esther Circle

Our next Esther Circle meeting is Monday, August 14th at 7:00 pm. We will spend the evening catching up from our summer break, and doing a couple craft projects to use in autumn decorating. If you have a glue gun that you are willing to share, please bring it.


Amy Paine is giving our devotion and the Paine ladies along with Shannon Holt are the dinner hostesses. We realize that this is also the date of the mission fundraiser at Tuscany Grill, so please consider either going there for lunch or maybe an early evening appetizer/salad before Esther Circle so that you can still enjoy the meal our hostesses are preparing.


Our mission focus will be bringing donations of women’s multi-vitamins (60-100 count/no gummies please) for the next trip to Haiti. They are also in need of Tums or generic antacid tablets.


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!
Ruth's Circle
Faithful Followers
2nd Friday of the month
Friday, August 11th at 11:30 in the
Keheley Fellowship Hall. 
Everyone 50 years and older are welcome!

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 or 
Carol Haisten at
St. Andrew United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) Newsletter
Contact Regina Haller at
for more information. 
 Young Adult Group (college and career)
Meets on Wednesday-6:30-7:30pm Keheley Conference Room
For more information please contact
Beth Clark:
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
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.

Looking for a New path to follow this year?

Join a Circle!

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.