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Ministries

St. Andrew's offers a variety of ministries for children, youth, and adults. A complete listing of the opportunities is available here.

Click here to read the St. Andrews United Methodist Church Child Protectiion Policy.

Parental Consent Forms must be completed & returned to participate in the Students and Children's Ministry activities.

Family Ministries Upcoming Events Slideshow

  • Infants
  • Children (Pre-K through Grade 5)
  • Students (Grade 6 through Grade 12)
  • Adults: To listen to an Adult Sunday School Class
  • Christian Education Opportunities

    Sundays

  • Adults
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Elementary classes
  • Nursery
  • Monday’s this Fall-Spring

  • Disciple 1 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sign up now with Office - ASAP Space limited

    Tuesdays

  • Men’s Breakfast-Fellowship
  • The Village Inn 6:00 a.m.

  • Mixed Men and Women Study
  • 109 in the Church 9:30 a.m.

  • Young Families Fellowship and Study
  • Contact Office for details 6:30 p.m.

    Fellowship/Study/Mission Opportunities

  • Laugher for Lunch
  • A monthly gathering for sharing a meal and others company.
  • Book Club meets monthly at the Church, please contact Office for times, dates and book
  • SM.SAUMC (student ministry): Middle and Senior High Ages meets Sunday evenings
  • Summer Mission Projects: Middle- SPY Project Blacksburg, VA and High- ASP Project, different location yearly
  • Many activities, mission opportunities, etc.
  • Contact the Office for more information

  • United Methodist Women have 3 Circles/groups
  • Contact office for times, dates and locations

    Each supports Many Different Missions

    Each has its own format

  • United Methodist Men meet the 1st Sunday of each Month 7:00 a.m. in the Social Hall
  • Scouting Opportunities: Boys and Girls for all ages
  • Many more opportunities please contact the Office for information
  • Weekly Worship Opportunities

    Worship Series - during Advent, Lent, Easter, and Summer

    Common Lectionary - the rest of the year

    Sundays

    7:00 am - Summer Sevens

    Interactive Worship Style

    Perfect for those wanting an early start

    8:30 a.m. - Traditional Methodist Worship

    Traditional Music with special musical offerings

    Communion 1st Sunday of the Month

    9:45 a.m. - Praise Music

    Weekly Communion

    11:00 a.m. - Traditional Methodist Worship

    Traditional Music with a Choir (not during the Summer)

    Communion 1st Sunday of the Month

    Wednesdays

    6:45 p.m. - The Gatherings (not during the Summer)

    Worship Leadership changes during the year.

    Subjects change every 4 to 6 weeks

    Each week includes a time for contemplation

    Each week includes Communion

    All ages welcome – nursery available.

    Special Worship Opportunities

    Christmas Eve with Communion

    5:00 p.m. – Children – Family oriented

    7:00 p.m. – Traditional Music

    9:00 a.m. – Praise Music

    11:00 – Traditional Music

    Ash Wednesday

    7:00 p.m. – with imposition of ashes

    Holy Thursday

    7:00 p.m. - with Holy Communion

    Good Friday

    7:00 p.m. –

    Easter Son-Rise Service

    6:00 a.m. – on the Lawn of the Church

    Community Thanksgiving Eve Worship

    Location changes each year

    2017 will be hosted by St. Andrew’s UMC

    Other Special Worship Opportunities exist during the year

    Contact office for location, times and emphasis

    Pops

    Puppets of Praise Ministry

    A Puppet Ministry for sharing the Gospel with children

    In house and with other institutions

    Ongoing Mission Opportunities

    Feed Kempsville

    Ongoing Feeding of Local Hungry

    Joint ministry with Ascension . . . housed at Ascension

    Community Garden of Eaten

    Grown fresh vegetables for Feed Kempsville Food Pantry

    Back Packs Ministry

    Feeding local Children through schools

    Collection, sorting, bagging and distribution of the items

    Blessing Bags

    Toiletry items for local homeless

    Collection, sorting, bagging of items for distribution by congregants

    Sponsored and prepared by the Youth

    Mentoring

    Mentoring local children, students, young adults, and families

    Reading Assistant

    Aid local children with learning to read

    Meals on Wheels

    Deliver prepared meals to local persons

    Prayer Shawls

    Knitted by congregants to share love with recipient

    Lions Club Glasses

    Collection point for used glasses to be repurposed by the Lions

    Pop-tops for Dialysis

    Collection of Aluminum to raise money for Dialysis patients

    Catch-A-Ride

    Provides rides to Dr. appointment etc. for those in need

    Bread Delivery Ministry

    Pick-up bread past date store want to sell it and share with other peoples

    Joint ministry with other churches including Ascension

    Share Hampton Roads

    Monthly Reduce Cost for Food Sale

    Anyone welcome to participate

    Food sold at about a thirty percent reduction in cost

    Agape Children’s Christian Center

    Sponsored by UM Women

    Preschool for needy children

    Horntown, VA on Eastern Shore

    Annual Mission Opportunities

    UMCOR Conference Yearly Kits – this year numbers

    School - 161

    Birthing - 80

    Layette - 40

    Sewing - 21

    Health - 50

    Summer Shelter

    A week-long providing of housing and food for needy families

    Winter Shelter

    A week-long providing of housing and food for needy families

    Rise Against Hunger (SHN)

    Yearly Packaging of Food Event

    Mission Trips

    SPY: Summer Project Youth

    ASP: Appalacian Service Project

    Men’s Sponsored Middle Peninsula

    Men’s Sponsored Tangier Island

    National Night Out

    Community celebration and support of Crime Prevention

    Support the Local Jails

    United Methodist Women host bake sales to support the local jails

    Thanksgiving Baskets

    Coordinate with local Elementary School to offer baskets of food

    Red Cross Blood Drive

    Simi-annual collection sponsor

    Union Mission

    Saint Andrew’s Financially Supports the Union Missions Youth Home in VA Beach

    Individuals work with the local Union Mission Ministries

    Vacation Bible School Outreach

    Summer program to local community

    Salvation Army Angel Tree Tags

    Method for collecting clothing and shoes for local needy children

    Christians in Bethlehem

    Olive-Wood Carving Sale – George Ganahanm

    UMCOR –

    Disaster Response/Recovery USA

    Disaster Response/Recovery VAUMC

    Southeast Jurisdiction

    Imagine No Malaria

    Ministry to eliminate Malaria

    Yearly Special Sunday Offerings

    UMCOR Sunday previously known as One Great Hour of Sharing

    Sunday enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through

    worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.

    Native American Sunday

    Nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United

    Methodist Native American seminarians.

    Human Relations Day

    Strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and

    Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.

    Peace with Justice Sunday

    Enables the United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace

    and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.

    World Communion Sunday

    Provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and

    international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.

    United Methodist Student Day

    Furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodistrelated

    and other accredited colleges and universities.

    Special Sundays Annual Conference offerings

    Christian Education Sunday

    “Calls the Church as the people of God to be open to growth and learning as

    disciples of Jesus Christ.”

    Golden Cross Sunday

    Offerings are used for health and welfare ministries in the annual conference.

    Disability Awareness Sunday

    Celebrates “the gifts and graces of persons with disabilities and calls the Church

    and society to full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community.

    Missionary Financial Support

    CAMBODIA –

    Clara Biswas

    MOZAMBIQUE –

    Jeremias Franca

    GHANA –

    Mozart Adevu

    BRAZIL –

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