Communities

80% Relationships | 20% Learning

Typical Size: Varies by Group

Gather together with a specific focus on building relationships through fun activities and learning opportunities. For more information on Communities at St. Andrew, contact Adult Ministries

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Jump to:  Women's Ministries  •  Men's Ministries  •  PALS   •  "A Little Deeper" Book Club    

Women's Party Bridge • ScriptureFIT  •  St. A Singles

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

UMW provides an opportunity for women of all ages to learn more about worldwide missions while cultivating friendships in small and large group settings. Each year, UMW helps countless local and international charitable organizations by volunteering, donating needed items, and fundraising.


Annual Events

Prom Closet

Prom Closet is held each spring to provide an opportunity for high school girls to pick out a dress and accessories, all at no cost, to make Prom dreams come true.

 

Heart of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Brunch and Silent Auction. Held on the first Saturday of December every year. All monies raised go to support missions. 


Small Groups

UMW Members meet once a month with their small groups here at St. Andrew from September through May. If you are hoping to connect with other women at St. Andrew and serve Christ through different missions, come join us at one of our group meetings. Contact us at unitedmethodistwomen@standrewumc.org with questions.

Sarah Sisters 
Fall | Group will reconvene in Fall 2022

Rachel Circle
Fall | Group will reconvene in Fall 2022

Childcare is available upon request – please contact Susan Shipley

 

 

The Circle | Professional Women's Group


Circles mean a lot to those in the working world. We circle up on meetings and circle back on conversations. Circles are also the people we run with. We have our professional circles and social circles. But we run so fast that we never have a chance to grow our faith circle. To find that place where we are understood and welcomed for our passion and our loves. For the working woman of St Andrew, we’re ready to draw the circle wider. Contact Jimmy Decker to learn more. Join our contact list.

 

 

The Table | Women's Group

Join us at The Table for a women's weekday Bible study. There will be fellowship, small group discussion, and Bible teaching. We even have a place at The Kids Table for your children! They will receive a weekly Bible lesson, craft, and snack. We have saved a seat for you – come taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalm 34:8) 
 
Fall 2022 Weekday Bible Study
Wednesdays, September 21-November 16, 2022, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Piro Hall at St. Andrew 
Cost $25, materials and refreshments provided, childcare available
Register Here

United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men Ministry (UMM) is a community of Christian men growing together through service, learning and fellowship. Our primary purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships. The focal points of UMM are:

  • Fellowship: Meeting and establishing friendships with men who are Christian focused.
  • Learning: Studying the message and the ‘good news” of Christ and how it pertains to our lives.
  • Service: Serving in and outside of St. Andrew through the Messenger of Hope Scholarship, ImagineU Mentor-ship Ministry, and the Strength for Service devotional program. Plus provide support for church events.


Our Missions

Messenger of Hope Scholarship Fund

Our biggest mission, started in 2001 by Ray Adams (Chairman), has raised over $750,000 for high school students in economic need to help them achieve their college goals. A 2009 recipient told us,  “This scholarship helped me get through my undergrad which propelled me to law school. I earned my Juris Doctor degree in 2020. Thank you for giving this kid hope way back then. God bless!” The scholarship is mostly funded by the annual St. Andrew Open Golf Tournament held in May.

If you are interested in applying for the Messenger of Hope Scholarship, click here

ImagineU Mentor-ship Ministry

ImagineU identifies high school students that are experiencing unique challenges in their path to higher education, and mentors (UMM volunteers) help students stay in school and on course to a higher education. This mission, chaired by Joe Rule and Micah Mahaney, is spiritually lifting and fulfilling by helping young high school students achieve success.

Strength of Service

This devotional mission supports our military men and women with Christian devotionals signed by our church community with a personal note and then sent to our troops at a military base within Texas. This mission is chaired by Mike Kelley and Gary Brooks. Over 3000 devotionals have been distributed over the past four years.


Monthly Bible Study

Second Saturday | Year-Round, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Room 126
Join us for breakfast and fellowship. For more information, contact methodistmen@standrewumc.org

 

 

The Forge | Men's Group

At St. Andrew, we seek to build a community of men who support and strengthen one another—a way to live into Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  With all the responsibilities and demands on men in their personal and professional lives, we believe God desires for us to come together to build friendships and grow spiritually. Together, we are stronger. Together, we are The Forge.

 

PALS – Senior Adults

The PALS community offers senior adults educational, cultural, and social opportunities through programs, outings, movies, games, and more.  We welcome all seniors to join in the fellowship and fun!  For more information, contact Adult Ministries Team.

Gatherings are Wednesdays (Except the first of the month), 10:00 a.m., Room 131

Upcoming Events

May 11 | "Beacon of Light", Shawna Lewis
May 18 | Game Day
May 25 |The Sunshine Dulcimer Players

 



Watch us in Action

"A Little Deeper" Book Club

Wednesday, April 20 , 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 126
We meet the third Wednesday of the month, September-May. The book for the month of May is The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles , Contact  Jan Gillespie

Women's Party Bridge

Third Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Room 121
A group for women to enjoy fellowship and a "fun" game of bridge. Bring a lunch and invite a friend! Questions, Contact  Janet Stovall

ScriptureFIT

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy's Place 
A fun aerobic workout to contemporary Christian music that will energize your body and soul. The variety of movements strengthen all muscle groups and is adaptable to any fitness level. ScriptureFIT offers fellowship for Christian women while providing a unique opportunity to focus on God and be full of life and able to be all God desires. Led by Patti Loftin. Bring yourself and a friend, no registration required. Contact Patti Loftin for more information. Childcare is available upon request – please contact Susan Shipley.

Softball Teams

St. Andrew teams play in a Plano slow-pitch, co-ed rec league at Heritage Yards in the spring, summer, and fall. No experience required! Want to learn more as the next season approaches?  Click below to complete our interest form.

softball Team Interest Form

St. A Singles

Join single men and women of all ages and life stages (never married, divorced, widowed) who enjoy growing in their Christian journey together, and possess a love of Christ, St. Andrew, and lifelong learning; the group meets weekly at the church on Thursday evenings for Bible study and monthly for social outings and service events.  For more information, contact Shannon South.