Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Worship Times
Contemporary Service: 8:30a
Traditional Service: 11a
Sunday School: 9:45a

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Other Questions? :: Email our Hospitality & Communications Director Donna Leggett or call at 225/752-2903 x102

Where We Are
We’re in Shenandoah Subdivision across from St. Michael Archangel High School. Coming from the west on Monitor Avenue, the church will be on your right. If you’re coming from Antioch, enter the west parking lot just past the stop sign.

St. Andrews UMC

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Worship Times & Style

Contemporary Worship – 8:30a
  • Upbeat & Engaging Music
  • Praise Band Led Worship (with guitars, banjos & drums)
  • Typical Dress (usually jeans, polos, business casual, etc…)
  • Traditional Worship – 11:00a
  • Traditional Hymn Music
  • Choral Music (Chancel Choir @ 11)
  • Typical Dress (usually dressy jeans to suit & ties)

  • Children In Worship
    Babies and children of all ages are welcome in our worship services, and rocking chairs are available for parents with children of rocking age. We also have two professionally staffed nurseries during all worship services; one for babies and one for toddlers. When you leave your child in our nursery you’ll get a silent pager (similar to the one you get when waiting for your table at a restaurant). If the nursery staff needs you for any reason they’ll be able to let you know immediately.

    Special Note: The 8:30 and 11:00 services include a special time just for children called our Children’s Message. Children will be invited down to the front for a moment with the pastor. After that, children from Kindergarten to 2nd grade can go to Children’s Church, where they’ll be able to experience God in a more hands-on way.


    Parking & Facilities
    Please take advantage of our guest parking. Please look for our special Visitors Parking spaces in both the east and west parking lots. Once you arrive, Looking toward the church building you’ll see the bell tower over the Sanctuary entrance. All our worship services are held in that building. When you walk into the building you’ll be in the Narthex (also known as the Lobby). Immediately to your left (if you’ve come in the Bell Tower door) is our Welcome Center. Making you feel at home is very important to us; so important that we have someone whose whole job is making sure of it. Her name is Donna Leggett and she can usually be found right at the Welcome Center. Stop by and let her know you’re visiting. We promise we won’t single you out or make you stand up in church or anything, but we do have a small gift to let you know how glad we are you’re here. Donna can help you find your way around and answer any questions you might have about St. Andrew’s.

    There are three sets of doors that open up from the Narthex into the Sanctuary/Worship Space. You’ll see ushers by each set of doors who will give you a Worship Guide if we’re using one at that service and will help you find a seat if you need it. There are no saved seats in our Worship Space so don’t worry about displacing anyone.

    Behind the Sanctuary building and past the Memorial Garden are the Education Building and Administration Building. Our Children Learning Groups meet in the Education Building. Adult Learning Groups meet in the Education Building, Administration Building, and the Sanctuary.


    Holy Communion
    On the first Sunday of every month, and on some special days like Easter, we take Communion. United Methodists practice Open Communion. That means you do not have to be United Methodist to take Communion with us, or go through a preparatory class or even be baptized. You just have to be someone who yearns for a closer relationship with Christ. The pastor will always give you an overview of how Communion will be served for those who are taking Communion with us for the first time.
    Note: United Methodists use unfermented grape juice for Communion so that children and those who do not drink alcohol can be full participants in this sacrament.