St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

Shannon Barnett - By transfer from another denomination

Stephen Barnett - By profession of faith

Greg Kirkland - BY transfer from another denomination

Agnes Kirkland - Associate member

Don Kennedy - BY reaffirmation of faith




New Messages!
The Voice of Immortality
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
Remember there will be one service this Sunday, January 31 at 10:30am
in the Keheley Center.  All welcome. 
 Donuts, coffee and juice served at 10:00am in the lobby.
United Methodist Men Breakfast
January 13th, 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
Taking a break in January
We will keep you informed on plans for dinners in the future months.
 Bible Studies follow at 6:45

January 10th @ 6:45pm

 Key United Methodist Beliefs

I hope you will join me on January 10 for five sessions following Wed Night Dinner.  We will be using the book Key United Methodist Beliefsswritten by William J. Abraham and David F. Watson.  Let me or Carol in the church office know if you can join the class.  P.S. We are ordering 15 books and I recommend that you reserve one.  ~Rev. Mack.

Join us on Wednesday night, January 24th for the where we will be putting together the boxes, decorating and writing Valentines.  On Sunday,January 28th, all 3 services will hold a "Blessing of the Boxes" before we take them to be delivered.
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  (Ph.770-592-9710)

Cheri Gross-UMW Reading Program


United Methodist Women has started a Churchwide Book Club
meeting monthly at 10am.
Jan. 5, 2018 “Sold” by Patricia McCormick
(Social Action)
Feb. 2, 2018 “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by
Rebecca Skloot (Nurturing for Community)
March 2, 2018 “This Girl is Different” by J. J. Johnson
(Leadership Development)
April 6, 2018 “America and Its Guns” by Atwood &
Brueggermann (Education for Mission)
May 4, 2018 “Class Lives” by Collins & Ladd
(Social Action)
If interested, please contact Cheri Gross, 
Meet at Keheley Center to carpool and help with gifts and food.
9:30am - 2:30pm
 Everyone is invited to come join in for
this wonderful event!
Sign Up
*Will be up soon*

*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  

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 meet in Keheley Room 121 every Sunday morning from  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Come join us!





*All year long*
4 year olds to 5th grade
We will be practicing songs during open group worship before Sunday School each Sunday.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10TH, 2018

  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 

 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! 




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


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

Monday, January 8th at 7:00 pm. We would love to see everyone there!!

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Woods at 


We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

**DID YOU KNOW....Esther Circle is on Twitter

Check out "What's Happening UMW"

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


Sponsored by UMM

February 10th, 2018



Faithful Followers

2nd Friday of the month

January 12, 2018

Are you 50 years of age or more?  Please join us this Friday for the Faithful Followers January luncheon.  We begin at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall of the Keheley Center.  Lunch is $6.00.  Dress bright, we will be taking pictures for our group directory.  Bring ideas for programs you would like to have and places you would like to visit in the Atlanta area.  Do bring a friend, but do make reservations with your caller for them.



Simply Amazing Single Sisters

Come as you are for fellowship and fun to the first meeting of SASS on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room. Let’s get to know each other.  No food, no money, no study is required.  Sing in your head

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cindy Lauper. Any questions please call  Pam Anderson 770-926-3488



Consider Disciple 1 for 2018 

 Additional Info

Ruth's Circle
We bring our own light lunch and our monthly hostesses provide drinks and snacks to go along with our lunch.  
 We share joys and concerns, have a short business session and have a monthly program, usually about mission projects coming up, community needs and outstanding community centers in our area. 
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
 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 letting 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!

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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.