The Lighting of the Advent Wreath
1st Sunday of Advent - HOPE
We light this candle as a symbol of Christ our Hope. May the Light sent from God shine in the darkness to show us the way of salvation.
O come, O come, Emmanuel
Join us online at 10 a.m.
via Facebook Live, Zoom, and YouTube. . .
for worship this Sunday, Dec. 6th,
2nd Sunday of Advent:
Meeting ID: 901 007 699
To Dial-In for Worship
+1 929 436 2866
Lesson: To be announced this week
Message: St. Nicholas Feast Day
We're looking forward to "seeing" you online this Sunday!
St. Andrew's UMC
1901 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC
To view previous worship services for March thru December 2020, visit here.
"Make disciples, follow Jesus, transform the world."
at St. Andrew's):
December 2020 Worship -
6 - Second Sunday of Advent - Worship with us at 10 a.m. online via our Facebook, Zoom, and YouTube pages. The Message will be about "St. Nicholas' Feast Day". Then join us in person outdoors on our grounds and in the Archdale Drive parking lot for our Christmas Festival at 4 p.m. All are invited to this free event!
13 - Third Sunday of Advent - Worship will be at 10 a.m. in person (tentative) and online via our Facebook, Zoom, and YouTube pages. The message will be about "Mary".
20 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Join us at
10 a.m. online only via Facebook Live, Zoom link, and YouTube. We will celebrate Las Posadas/The Innkeeper!
24 - Christmas Eve! - Worship with us at
our first in-person Traditional Christmas Candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary; zoom with us online at 7 p.m. with a special online Christmas Service via Facebook, Zoom, and YouTube; and then join us in person in the Sanctuary for our Second Traditional Christmas Candlelight at 8 p.m.
More details to come.
Alternative Christmas Cards
St. Andrew's UMC is once again providing an opportunity to honor or remember someone special through donations to our church’s partner ministries. And this year’s cover design is from our very own artist-in-residence, Patti Huss. Please make checks payable to St. Andrew's UMC and note your charity choices on the “for” line.
The following ministries are highlighted:
Dahlia Grove, Learning Help Centers of Charlotte, Helping Hands, Camp Tekoa Scholarships, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, and Room in the Inn Homeless Ministry.
Cards are now available in the Narthex during church office hours throughout December.
Metro District WNCC UMC
How to Give to St. Andrew's UMC - Thank you for your support!
You may also give by mail (1901 Archdale Drive, Charlotte NC 28210) and by texting your amount to 833-718-0142
Helping the Community
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF A VIRTUAL MASS CHRISTMAS CHOIR?
The United Methodist Church is offering the opportunity for anyone who would like to sing in a virtual mass Christmas choir. The St. Andrew's Choir will participate, and is opening the doors to anyone in the congregation who would like to sing a medley of 4 Christmas carols (all melody - super easy!).
For more information or to participate in the Virtual Mass Christmas Choir, please upload your video here.
November Praises for church family & staff:
The United Methodist Women are collecting praises this month in lieu of the annual Mary Lou Owens Award nominations and presentation. During November, please comment on the outstanding contributions of our church family and staff. One line comment of praise can be dropped off in a bag located in the Narthex (on a table next to the church office). We look forward to hearing from you during this month.
Join us on Thursdays
at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live!
Story Time Video Archives Here
The next Music Notes will be Wednesday, Dec. 9th. More details to come!
To hear more of Music Notes on Facebook as well as all of our online viewing archives (Sunday Worship, Story Time with St. Andrew's, and more, visit here. Or view it on our YouTube Page!
In response to the Corona Virus 19 (COVID-19) outbreak:
All in-house group meetings (except for AA), Sunday in-person indoor worship, and community events on site have been suspended thru January 2021
(except the in-person worship on Dec. 13th & 24th).
What we did this summer . . . .and now fall!
October 18th Laity Sunday! & Fall Fest!
October 11th: Potato Drop
The potatoes were given by a the St Andrew’s Society in conjunction with the Metro District for our local churches to share. We had about 300 pounds for St. Andrew's UMC. These potatoes were fresh from the fields because they had no one to harvest them due to the pandemic. Thanks to God for this wonderful gift! Members of our Cross-Cultural Ministry participated in the drop.
October 4th: World Communion Sunday
Photos above are by Pat Wolfe.
September 27th: The Blessing of the Animals
September 19th: Trustee Church Work Day!
Photos by Karen Patrick
Thank you to those who joined us -- over 46 people! -- and helped with painting, tree trimming, stump removal, columbarium cleanup, parking lot maintenance, pressure washing, general landscaping, window washing, and more!
- The Trustees of St. Andrew's UMC
Sept. 4-6th - Camp TeKoa Family Weekend
"Thank you to everyone who helped make our Labor Day Family Retreat a success! Despite social distancing, masks wearing, and other Covid related changes, we had a great trip up the mountain! it was good to be present with each other, enjoy the fun things Tekoa has to offer, and to experience God through fellowship, challenging ourselves, doing service projects together, and through worship and campfires!"
-Kevin Ward, Director of Family Ministries, SAUMC
August 9th: The Patsy Davis Project
Remote Learning Tool
Kits Packing Event
593 Kits were packed! Each kit includes:
an Amazon bag and water bottle, a dry erase board, a pack of paper, composition books, crayons, markers, pencils, glue sticks, pencil sharpener, erasers, scissors, and sidewalk chalk.
Kids were prayed for with hope that they have a fabulous year!
Note About Who We Are:
The direction we believe God has given us is to grow into being a multi-cultural congregation. A one-mile radius around our building includes 4% Asian, 19% African-American, 42% White, and 32% Hispanic or Latino neighbors. We best represent God's Kingdom and God's love when we are together. This is substantive work. We're getting better at approximating God's goal, but we're not there yet. We need to learn from people like you. We believe in the vision that Jesus gave us when he fed the 5,000, a vision in which we'll all be fed and healed at Jesus' feet together. We hope that we can partner with you in this work.
1901 Archdale Drive • Charlotte, NC 28210