Posts from August 2018

Posts from August 2018

Message from Commission on a Way Forward – Council of Bishops

This is the third installment of information on the upcoming Special Session of the General Conference in February 2019. United Methodist delegates from around the world will decide how to move forward as a denomination around the issue of human sexuality. Below is an explanation of one of the plans, the “Connectional Conferences Model” (considered but not recommended by Council of Bishops)   The Connectional Conferences Model is grounded in a unified core that includes shared doctrine and services, and…

Announcing: Homecoming Sunday, Sept 9

Sunday School begins!  Children and youth – meet your teachers and see your friends! All are invited to stay for the picnic after church on the playground. We will be cooking on the grill.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share. This is always a great time of fellowship for all.

Flu Shots Available Sunday Sept 9

No need to run elsewhere this fall to get your flu shot. They will be offered here at St. Andrews in the Lounge after worship service on Sunday, September 9.  ShopRite Pharmacy will be providing the flu shots. Please bring your medical insurance or Medicare ID card, complete the vaccination authorization form available in the lounge and you will be all set. Regular and high dose vaccines will be available.  

Announcing: Keenagers Luncheon

Our next meeting is Thursday, September 6th at noon in Wesley Hall. Our meal is baked ziti. Bring a dish to share and pay $5, or pay $10 without a dish. During our program, we will enjoy music provided by pianist Ellen Youssefian and Sarah Baumgarten, soloist. This will be a great time to catch up after the summer months.   FLU SHOTS: Ruth Birchmeier of CVS will be on hand to administer flu shots to our guests. Bring your…

Back to School Donation Drive

Backpacks are distributed to children under the care of the Division of Child Protection & Permanency. Backpacks are our primary need. School supplies are welcome as well. Please place donations in the box in the lobby. Items needed: Backpacks #2 pencils spiral bound notebooks notebook filler paper glue sticks/liquid glue crayons markers colored pencils highlighters 3-ring binders erasers (pink and end cap) scissors 2-pocket folders rulers pencil boxes/cases In addition, gift card and cash donations are accepted. These will be…

Announcing: Youth Swim Party – Sun Aug 26, 2pm-7pm

All youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to come anytime between 2pm and 7pm and stay as long as you like. We will have a short devotion time toward the end of the day. This is a great time to get together before the busyness of the fall begins!! There is no cost for admission and pizza will be provided. You are welcome to bring a snack or dessert to share. Please RSVP to Ron Ordonez at RonOrdonez@hotmail.com.…

Outreach: Cathedral Kitchen in Camden

On the 1st Wednesday of each month, St. Andrew’s volunteers at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Our next date to volunteer is Wednesday, September 5th, when: 6 volunteers will meet in St. Andrew’s parking lot at 10:30am carpool to Cathedral Kitchen to make sandwiches travel along with a staff member to a senior citizens’ center in Camden to distribute the sandwiches and soup from the Cathedral Kitchen food truck.  It’s a very organized and rewarding event! There is also an opportunity to participate in serving dinner…

Message from Commission on a Way Forward – Council of Bishops

In February 2019, at a Special Session of the General Conference, United Methodist delegates from around the world will decide how to move forward as a denomination around the issue of human sexuality. Below is an explanation of one of the plans, the “One-Church Plan” (recommended by Council of Bishops), that will be presented.  This plan would allow for contextualization in different parts of the world (adapting some non-essential practices to different mission fields to maximize our witness and success…

Donation Request from Cathedral Kitchen

Cathedral Kitchen has made a special request for empty refillable plastic water bottles to hand out to the guests of Cathedral Kitchen. Donations can be placed in the shopping cart in the lobby. 

Budgets Due!

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS! Please submit your committee’s budget request for 2019 by August 31st to  saumctreasurer@gmail.com or the church office.