St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Friday, February 15, 2019
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 Please send all prayer request to 
 
 Did you know....

We have a Prayer list 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

Louise Knight (Associate Membership) 

                Jacob Burgess - Baptism and Profession of Faith 

                   Jim & Carol Fischer - Transfer from Another UMC  

 

 

United Methodist Men Breakfast
December 8th, 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.
 
 

 Why do some folks avoid church?
Maybe this: 
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 Silent Auction for Missions! Sunday, March 3, 2019 Everyone is invited to attend the FREE Lunch, Silent Auction and Bake Sale. This is a great fundraiser for all St. Andrew UMC Missions! AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!
 
 

 

Faithful Followers

2nd Friday of the month

January 11th @ 11:30am in the
Keheley Center
 
 
BRING YOUR IDEAS FOR PROGRAMS & DAILY TRIPS.  OUR AIM IS TO PLAN FOR OUR COMING YEAR.  IF YOUR 50 YEARS OF AGE & OVER PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US!  WE LOVE SEEING NEW FACES!
IF YOU ARE NOT ON OUR CALLING LIST, CONTACT MICHELLE PAINE FOR YOUR RESERVATION @ 770-928-2519 BY WEDNESDAY THE 9TH.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, IF SCHOOLS CLOSE, FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS IS CANCELED.
  
 

ST. ANDREW C&C:

 

IF YOU ARE 18 - 25, ST. ANDREW JOIN OUR COLLEGE AND CAREER GROUP. We will be getting together this month for a time of fellowship and trying our hand at an interactive escape room in the area for some team building! Stay tuned for details!

 
THIS IS A SPACE FOR PRAYER, CONVERSATION AND EXPLORING THE SCRIPTURES. CONTACT BETH CLARK WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

BETH@THEPUMPKINCHURCH.ORG

 

 
Prayers for Upcoming Trip and Cell Phone Donations
We have another mission team going to Haiti March 19-25, 2019.
Please keep donating your good, used cell phones (plus chargers, if you have them). BE SURE TO WIPE DATA AND UNLOCK ANY CODES.
 

St. Andrew UMC

Missions Yard Sale

March 16, 2019

     8:00am-2:00pm

More Information

 
  
Mission Trip to Haiti
September 3-10, 2019
An important “kick-off” meeting will be Sunday, February 3rd at 12:15 p.m. at Sixes UMC Worship Center
Come join a mission team to Haiti and see how your life and the lives you touch will change! We work with and encourage local Pastors and their communities by providing medical and optical clinics and Bible school.
 
St. Andrew Walk to Emmaus Gathering
Friday, February 8, 2019 7-9pm
Fellowship Hall Keheley Center
Pot Luck Dinner
 Our Church Walk to Emmaus Community will be hosting a Gathering the second Friday evening in February! Help us kick off the still New Year with prayer, worship, praise and joyful fellowship. It is a great time to renew and grow our North Georgia Chrysalis, Face to Face and Walk to Emmaus participation. Folks who have not yet engaged in a Flight, Walk or Encounter are welcome and encouraged to attend this Gathering!
If you are curious and eager for more information contact Sue Wallace: sawallace54@gmail.com, (404) 661-0648 or Brad Bosworth:
bradfordbosworth@gmail.com or (404) 274-8070.

 

 
   
  
 
 
Feb 3rd - 9th, 2019 
 Additional Dates:
MAY 19th, SEPT 1st, and DEC 8th

 
*If plan on volunteering-You MUST come to training session*
 
Instead of trying to recruit new Volunteer Coordinators, Richie & I will continue in that role, but we have added a new "Volunteer Coordinator of the Day." This involves being the point person for that day - making sure all of the volunteers arrive (and finding a sub if they don't or letting us know), checking to see if there are any needs (supplies, missing items , guest or volunteer requests, etc...) and letting us know. A great way to help, w/out the admin part! Feel free to email us if you wish to discuss it further. Thank you in advance!!!! Katherine & Richie  Cullom
 
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email Katherine Cullom at krcullom@gmail.com
 

 

 
United Methodist Women has started a Churchwide Book Club, all ladies are invited!

Meeting monthly at 10am - the books are based upon the national UMW reading program book list. We meet at Edna Felmlee's, 4504 Patrick Court, Kennesaw, GA

  Please contact:

Cheri Gross at cgross2004@gmail.com  (Ph.770-592-9710)

MEETING DATES:

Next meeting, Feb. 1, 2019 - Book: Hiding in the Light

 

 
 
 

 

Free Radicals Sunday School
 
 
 Sunday's at 10:45am in Keheley
 
room 119
 
Are you looking for a way to form relationships in the church?
 John Ortberg’sThe Life You’ve Always Wanted, is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.  Ortberg guides you through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life. What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it?

Come and enjoy Sunday praise and worship at 9:30 in Keheley and then consider joining us at 10:45 downstairs in Keheley, Room #119.  Contact Carol Haisten at 770/926-6918 for more information.


 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
TBD
Meet at Keheley Center
9:00am - 2:3
 
0pm
 Everyone is invited to come join in for
this wonderful event! 
 
 
 
 
 

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 !!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

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

Esther Circle

Esther Circle's meets the 2nd
Monday of Each Month @ 7pm.
 
**DID YOU KNOW....Esther Circle is on Twitter
https://twitter.com/theesthercircle
 
     Ruth Circle
 
Ruth Circle meets the 4th Monday of Each Month At 12pm - Keheley Bldg., Community Room
 

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. 
 
Wednesday Nights
7pm 
Coffee and Soul
 
 @   

Sweet Hut on Chastain Meadows 

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

 

Stephen Ministry

MORE INFORMATION

 

Thursday, February 21 from 6-8 p.m. in the community room. This is a 13 week program that offers healing and hope to anyone in the congregation or community who has lost a loved one.

To register, or for questions contact Rev. Beth –beth@thepumpkinchurch.org

Anam Cara Soul Care Group - 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH @ 7PM

How is it with your soul?
The next Anam Cara Soul Care group will take place in the conference room. Rev. Beth will be teaching the spiritual practice that evening of Lectico Divina, a way of engaging with and studying the scriptures that comes from the early church. All are welcome onto this contemplative space of learning and community.
 

 

Please come enjoy dinner. 

 

RSVP Online

 

February 27th
 5:15 pm - 7pm

 Bible Studies/Seasonal Activities follow at 6:45
 
 
 

Simply Amazing Single Sisters

Come as you are for fellowship and fun to the next meeting of SASS at 7 pm, Tuesday January 22th,

Community Room

Sergeant Chesney from the Cobb County Sheriff’s Fraud Department 

***ALL CHURCH MEMBERS INVITED***

ADDITIONAL DETAILS


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

Saturday, February 16th, 6:30 PM
Dinner Will Be Served Starting At 6:30 PM
R.S.V.P. Child Care Will Be Provided
Entertainment Starting At 7:15 PM 
 
 

 
 February 23-26, 2019
 
 
 

Faithful Followers will sponsor the AARP Smart Driver Class for drivers age 50 and over on Saturday, March 2.   

For info and to enroll, please call Doug Jenkins at 678.465.8022 

 
 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!
 
  

Adult Praise Team News 

The Two or More Adult Praise Band is looking for new talent. If you have a heart for worship, can play an instrument and/or sing, the praise band is currently in need of a guitarist, drummer, male vocalists, and keyboardist. Practice is every Tuesday night from 7:30 – 8:45 and we meet at 8:15 every Sunday morning prior to the 9:30 service.  Please contact Carol Haisten at chaisten1@hotmail.com or Michelle Webber atchellew128@gmail.com to find out more information.

 

 

 

*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”.