St. Andrew United Methodist Church seeks to nurture the spiritual and social development of our young brothers and sisters in Christ. Sunday school, youth groups, and mission trips are but a few of the many ways we minister to one another through God-given gifts of prayer, discipleship, teaching and hospitality. Through the generosity of a former church member, Loraine Edwards, St. Andrew is able to further our commitment to our youth by offering two $500.00 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. It is our sincere desire that this financial support will offer a better educational opportunity and encourage our youth to continue their service to our congregation, community, and world.
You Won't Want to Miss the 11th Annual St. Andrew Book Fair this Weekend!
The Book Fair will be open:
Friday from 5-8 p.m.,
Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and
Sunday from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
We are counting on your generous donations to make this the most successful Book Fair ever. Stop by the Intersection on Friday or Saturday for a less crowded and more relaxed Book Fair experience. Bring your children, friends, and neighbors! Also, bring your wallet or checkbook because the Book Fair is a fundraiser and we are counting on your generous support! This year ALL proceeds will be given to the Partners in Hope Reentry Ministry. Park near the playground and enter through the doors closest to the Intersection.
The Book Fair is sponsored by St. Andrew’s Echoes of the Gospel Book Group.
Ash Wednesday Service and Meal
An Ash Wednesday service will be held at the church next Wednesday, February 14, at 7 p.m. in the Great Room. You are invited to join us for a dinner of soup and bread prior to the Ash Wednesday service in the Intersection starting at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome.
Bring Your Favorite Soup!
Don't Forget to Share Your Opinion...
Don’t forget to fill out the communication survey sent to you last week. The deadline to fill out the survey is February 11. Click the link below to fill out the survey:
Operation Classroom Presentation
Operation Classroom is currently in the process of launching the Taiama Enterprise Academy, a school in Sierra Leone that will equip young men and women in West Africa with the knowledge, skills, and perspective needed to provide for themselves, their families, and their communities. A video on the vision for T.E.A. can be viewed by clicking here.
The success of this project is dependent on God working through local church es who will commit to pray for and support this endeavor, particularly in the Indiana Annual Conference.
An information session will be held on Monday, February 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Andrew UMC in the Great Room. During this meeting, leaders of Operation Classroom will share the vision for the T.E.A. project and how we hope local churches will become involved. Please prayerfully consider attending this meeting to learn more about how we can impact the kingdom of God in West Africa together.
The Vision Leadership Team is working with a consultant to assess the most effective means of communication with, and to, the congregation. We would very much like your feedback by February 11. Your preferences will be helpful in determining how we approach future communications. Please take this short eight-question survey by clicking the survey link below.