St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
 
 
 
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MONTHLY newsletter

If Not You, Who? If Not Now, When?
 
 
                                                                                                                  Please send all prayer request to 
                                                                                                             prayer-requests@thepumpkinchurch.org
 
 Did you know....

We have a Prayerlist email?
You can send your prayer request to this email and you can also be added to the Prayer email list so you can receive the weekly Prayer Request email,
prayer-requests@thepumpkinchurch.org

We also have an Announcement email that comes out with upcoming events.
Please email or call church office.
Carol@thepumpkinchurch.org

 For more information on any of the events please contact
St. Andrew UMC at 770-926-3488
 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Tim, Lynda, Sabrina, & Annabel Gelarden

(By Reaffirmation of Faith)

 

 

United Methodist Men Breakfast
October 13th, 2018
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
 
 
 

Join us Wednesday Night, November 28th from 6:15 - 6:45 pm to make you Advent with and spend time your congregation friends.

Wreaths are $10
Donations for Evergreen Greenery are appreciated.

Contact Lisa Springer with questions.

Lisa@ThePumpkinChurch.org or 770-926-3488

 
 
 

 

Faithful Followers

2nd Friday of the month

 
 
 

Advent Study

Wednesdays Nov. 28th ~ Dec 19th

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Keheley Bldg Room 121

 

Travel the Highways of Advent

Rev. Beth will be teaching a

 

four week Advent study

 
 
 
 
 

 

Advent Wednesday Night Activities

and Events

November 28—December 19 Keheley Center

Everyone is invited to participate in the following Advent Events

November 28—6:15-7:00pm—

Make an Advent Wreath for your Home—

Advent starts December 2

Please bring $10 to cover the cost of supplies.

December 5—6:30-7:00pm—Christmas Carol Sing Along 

Come enjoy singing and getting in the Christmas spirit.

December 12—6:30-7:00pm—Decorate Cookies for MUST

Bring sprinkles to decorate cookies. Cookies and frosting provided. December 19—6:45pm—UMM Gift Sorting for our sponsored families.

Plan to help wrap some gifts too. These activities are for all ages.

 

 
 

Depression and Anxiety Support Group - beginning Sunday, Nov. 11th from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Anam Cara Soul Care Group - November 5th

 

Surviving The Holidays Workshop -  Join us on

Saturday, November 10 from 10:30 - 1:30 for a workshop RSVP to Rev. Beth

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

December 1st , 2018
Meet at Keheley Center to carpool and help with gifts and food.
9:00am - 2:30pm
 Everyone is invited to come join in for
this wonderful event! 
 
 
Friday, December 7th
5-8pm
RSVP for Santa Pictures and Snack Dinner
 
 

 

Thursday, August 16 - November 8. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m

Stephen Ministry

MORE INFORMATION

 

 
United Methodist Women has started a Churchwide Book Club,

Meeting monthly at 10am - the books are based upon the national UMW reading program 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

MEETING DATES & BOOK DETAILS. 

 
 
 

 

Free Radicals Sunday School
 
 
 Sunday's at 9:30 in Keheley
 
room 138-141
 
Are you looking for a way to form relationships in the church?
 
 
 

 


Our new chef will be Blake Wagner. 

Please come enjoy dinner. 

 

RSVP Online

 


 Bible Studies/Seasonal Activities follow at 6:45
 
 
JOIN US!
FREE RADICALS Begin New Study
  
The Free Radicals 10:45 Sunday school class invites any adults not currently attending a class to join us as we begin our next study, 
What would it be like to have perfect faith? Find out in Andy Stanley’s six session group study.
 
 
 
  
 
 
TBA  
2018

 
*If plan on volunteering-You MUST come to training session*
 
We are also looking for a new Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Co-coordinator to lead us into 2018.  Now is the perfect time to volunteer as we can give you a step-by-step walk through between now and the week in December.  The Volunteer Coordinator is the liaison between St. Andrew and the Family Promise organization. Duties include a monthly meeting/call-in meeting, planning for upcoming dates and scheduling and organizing our very committed group of St. Andrew volunteers. Family Promise (the organization) and St. Andrew UMC both prefer that Coordinators serve for 2 years and then go back to being part of the at-large volunteer group.  It's time to "pass the torch." 
 
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email Katherine Cullom at krcullom@gmail.com
 
 
 

Out & About Choir

We  will resume rehearsals Tuesday, September 4th at 10:15 (the Tuesday immediately following Labor Day.)  Anyone 50 or older (or if you just want to join us) welcome !!

 
Summer Activity 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
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
   
 

 

  
All women in the church are invited to join our
UMW Circles

Esther Circle

Esther Circle's next meeting is
Monday, November 12th at 7pm.
 
Carol Haiston, Randee Senseney and Marilyn Krupilis will be providing our meal.
Tommie Pike has the devotion.
Lisa Paine will be doing a program from the UMW program book.
We will be collecting money for the World Thank Offering!
 
Blessings,
Amy, Lisa and Melissa
 
**DID YOU KNOW....Esther Circle is on Twitter
https://twitter.com/theesthercircle

CHECK OUT "WHAT'S HAPPENING UMWto find out what the

"Women of the Church"are up to this month!
 Ladies ~ Check out the attached
AMAR District UMW Newsletter. 
 
UMM Thanksgiving Food Drive & Delivery
Thanksgiving Schedule
Wed Nov 14th - 6:45PM- sort and pack bags
Sat. Nov. 17th - 9AM- delivery
 
 
 St. Andrew UMC is excited to announce the launch of our BRIDGE Event Program!
 
Bridge is a group for anyone seeking study, friendship, and service all in one place! Come meet new friends, grow in your personal faith journey, and put your faith into action in our community.

Bridge will meet once a week for study or service (one session per month, we will serve in a hands-on capacity for/with a local organization).
Please join us!
 
 
 
Christmas Schedule
Wed. Dec. 19th-6:45pm-wrap and sort Gifts and stockings
Sat. Dec. 22- 9:00am-Stocking & Gift Delivery
*Children's gift list will be available after Thanksgiving*
 
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES
NOV. 28th– Make a family Advent Wreath
(6:15pm-7pm in the Keheley Center)
(Cost $10 for supplies)

DEC. 5th– Christmas Carol Sing a long–
(6:30-7pm in the Keheley Center)

DEC. 12th– CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
for MUST MINISTRIES 6:30-7pm (Keheley Center) Please bring sprinkles to share!
 
Friday, December 14th 6:30 - 8:30pm
St. Andrew UMC Christmas Concert
Come join us for a wonderful night of Christmas music performed by our Children's Choir, Handle Bell Choir, Out and About Choir and our Chancellor Choir.
Followed by a Reception in the Community Rm just outside of the Sanctuary.

December 29th @ 7pm
 
Coffee and Soul
 
 @  
Sweet Hut Bakery

All recently graduated high school seniors and any college students/ young adults 18-25 in the area are welcome to join :-)

 
 

ST. ANDREW C&C:

 

IF YOU ARE 18 - 25, ST. ANDREW COLLEGE AND CAREER GROUP MEETS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 8-9 P.M. FOR COFFEE AND SOUL AT SWEET HUT BAKERY IN KENNESAW. THIS IS A SPACE FOR PRAYER, CONVERSATION AND EXPLORING THE SCRIPTURES. CONTACT BETH CLARK WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

BETH@THEPUMPKINCHURCH.ORG

 

 

 

 

 
 

Simply Amazing Single Sisters

Come as you are for fellowship and fun to the next meeting of SASS at 7 pm, Tuesday November 27th,

Community Room

www.thepumpkinchurch.org/SASS

Any questions please call:  Pam Anderson 770-926-3488 

*All year long*
4 year olds to 5th grade
We will be practicing songs during open group worship before Sunday School each Sunday.
CHILDREN WILL BE SINGING AT THE 
9:30am & 10:45 SERVICES

  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.
 
 
 
Contact Regina Haller at
for more information. 
 
 

Preschool News
 

2018-2019 Preschool Registration 

 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! 
 
 
St. Andrew United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) Newsletter
 
 
 
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”.