St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Monday, October 23, 2017
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
   
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 
 

Drew Kruszynslki (Profession 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
 
 Our CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CHOIR will sing at the beginning of the special 5th Sunday one service at 10:30am on October 29th!
  
United Methodist Men Breakfast
October 14th, 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
 Bible Studies follow at 6:45
*Oct 11th - We will be celebrating Evelyn Pless's 101 year old birthday.*
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE! - 2nd load of Pumpkins arrive on Tuesday, October 17 at 4:30pm. Volunteers will be needed to unload this truck load also! A snack supper will be served this night also. Thank you in advance for your help. 
 
 

Chancel Choir News

                 Oct. 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm, we will begin  to rehearse our Christmas music in preparation for our 

Christmas Concert on Dec.8th.  Anyone interested in joining us, please feel free to come to the Music Room.

Everyone is welcome!

 

 
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. 

 
 

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! 

 

 

 
2017

Dec 17-23, 2017  Host week 

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

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 next meeting is Monday, October 9th at 7:00pm. Gigi Graves, who is the founder and director of Our Pals Place, will be joining us for an educational program on how dogs are chosen to be rescued from the county shelters. We will also have some cuddle time with furry friends!
 
Sue Wallace is giving our devotion and Megan Ingle and Patty McGill are the dinner hostesses. Perhaps one of the September hostesses (Cathie, Janice, or Laurie) could offer to help as well since their night was cancelled. Please respond if you are able to pitch in.
 
Our mission focus will be bringing donations of newspapers, old towels, and blankets for the animal shelter. They can also use small dog treats and/or milkbones, and dog toys.
 
** We are still in need of volunteers for the craft show, especially kitchen shifts on Saturday, October 14th. Even an hour of your time would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Diane Woods if you can help.
 
**Attached to this email is the UMW District newsletter; enjoy!
 
We look forward to seeing you on Monday. Bring a friend!

 

Blessings from Pam and Diane
 
**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!
 
 

Mark Your Calendar

October 10, 2017-10:00am-12:00pm

Keheley Fellowship Hall

Flu Shots will be available

from Walgreens.

 
 
 

Members Invited!

October 30, 2017

7:00pm

Keheley Fellowship Hall

 

At the October Administrative Council meeting, all St. Andrew members are invited, as we are electing church officers for the new year.  Prayerfully come and support our church as we strive to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

 
 
 
 
Ruth's Circle
We bring our own light lunch and our monthly hostesses provide drinks and snacks to go along with our lunch.  Please change second sentence starting with: We share - 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, October 13th 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 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.