St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
   
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 
 

Ed & Paula Kolasz-by transfer from another UMC

Anthony & Pat Rollins-by transfer from Another Denomination

Steve & Cindy Gould-by Reaffirmation of Faith

 

New Messages!
       
         
The Voice of Immortality
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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
December 9th, 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
 
 
 
Saturday, Dec. 9th
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!
 
 St. Andrew Christmas Concert
Dec. 13th-6:30pm
Come enjoy a wonderful evening of music
presented by all the musical talents of
St. Andrew  UMC.  A reception will follow  in the
Keheley Fellowship Hall. 
Due to the amount of the people expected to attend, 
we are asking if you would use the link below and sign up to bring 
something sweet or savory.   
We could use some help seting up and cleaning up as well.
 
Back in January
 Bible Studies follow at 6:45
 
 
 
 
 
  
Sign Up
 
*Will be up soon*
2017

Dec 17-23, 2017  Host week 

   
  
 
*If plan on volunteering-You MUST come to training session*
DONATION ITEMS NEEDED
Our last Family Promise week of 2017 will be December 17 - 24th.  Sign-up Genius is available this week and there will be volunteers with sign-up sheets before & after church services for the next several weeks.  We would love for you to be part of our volunteer team!
 
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.  
 
 

Chancel Choir News

           

 
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. 

United Methodist Women has started a Churchwide Book Club meeting monthly at 10am.

Our future calendar is:
 
Dec. 1, 2017 “Extraordinary Grace” by Chapman and
Fabry (Spiritual Growth)
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, cgross2004@gmail.com

 
 

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! beth@thepumpkinchurch.org  

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.
CHILDREN WILL BE SINGING AT THE 10:45 SERVICE
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 standrewumcpreschool.com if you would like to know more. We especially like to have church families register! 

 

 

 

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.

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!   
 

 

 

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 last meeting of the year is Monday, December 11th at 7:00 pm. We will have a ‘pot luck’ Christmas dinner and reveal our prayer partners. We would love to see everyone there!!

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Woods at 678-469-5758.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

**DID YOU KNOW....Esther Circle is on Twitter
https://twitter.com/theesthercircle
 

Check out "What's Happening UMW"

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

 Longest Night Service

December 21st @ 7pm

A service for all who are grieving or struggling during thr holiday season. All are invited.

Keheley Center. Childcare Available.

 

Contact Beth Clark with any questions:

 770 926 3488 or beth@thepumpkinchurch.org

 

HIstory on the Longest Night Sevice

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_Night_Service 

 

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. 
 
 
 
Faithful Followers
2nd Friday of the month
Friday,December 8th 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 chellew128@gmail.com or 
Carol Haisten at chaisten@bellsouth.net
.
 
 
 
 
 
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: 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 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!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.