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Worship Times
New Life Contemporary Service: 8:30 AM
Traditional Service: 11 AM
Sunday School: 9:45 AM

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* St. Andrews follows and mandates Safe Sanctuaries in all of its programs with children and youth.

Children
Sundays include several activities for children birth through 6th grade.

Nursery
Our nursery is committed to providing a safe, nurturing Christian environment for children ages six weeks to 4 years-old. Nursery is available during all services (8:30, 9:45 & 11:00). The nursery is located in Room 101 in the Education Building. Our friendly staff will help get you checked-in upon your arrival.

Small Groups (9:45-10:45 AM)

** See the sidebar link for class locations.
Small groups are offered for Pre-K (potty-trained 3’s) through 6th grade. Kids are put into small groups based on age to enhance their experience and learning on a level that is helpful for them. Each week leaders engage kids in games, crafts, and creative activities that reinforce the Theme, Bottom Line, Bible Story of the month.
Birth – Kindergarten uses the First Look curriculum based on 3 simple, powerful truths.
  • God Made Me
  • God Loves Me
  • Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever
1st-6th Grade uses the 252 KIDS curriculum based on 3 basic, powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52
  • I need to make wise choices
  • I can trust God no matter what
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated

Children’s Church
Children’s Church is offered at the 8:30 and 11:00 services, for those children in K-2nd grade. (3rd-6th grade are encouraged to attend worship with their families). Children join their families in the sanctuary for the first part of worship. Our friendly staff will then escort them from the sanctuary to Children’s Church following the children’s message. They will enjoy Bible stories, activities, crafts and games. The children can be picked up at the end of the worship service from the Education Building (Room 105). On days when communion is served, teachers bring children back to the sanctuary to receive communion and be seated with their family.

Special Programs
Acolytes is a program for children in grades 3rd-6th for both the 8:30 and 11:00 services. The Acolytes bring the Cross, and the Light of Christ to the altar symbolically bringing Christ’s spirit into the worship service. Acolytes also assist with the offering. For more information, please contact Kathy Craft in the Children’s Ministry at kcraft@saumcbr.com

UMKids is a program uniquely designed for 4th, 5th & 6th graders and meets on first and third Sunday evenings of the month from 5:00–6:30 pm in the Administration Building. The children enjoy fun, fellowship, and mission projects!

Updates & Info
Contact Kathy
kcraft@saumcbr.com
 
Sunday School
Class Locations

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Youth
St. Andrews’ Youth Ministry (known as STAY Youth Fellowship) nurtures the transformation of teenagers through their faith journey in an open, welcoming and exciting Christian community through:

  • encouraging a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • creating & maintaining a welcoming environment where youth are accepted, loved & safe
  • developing youth leaders
  • connecting with the United Methodist and the larger Christian community
  • participating in Christian outreach
  • Weekly Activities
    Sunday School: [9:45 on Sunday mornings]
     * 7th and 8th grades meet in the Friendship Building
     * 9th thru 12th grades meet in the Friendship Building

    UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship): [5:00-7:00 on Sunday nights]
     * Youth meet in the Friendship Building


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    Adult
    There are many opportunities to join other adults in learning about Christian life. Groups include Bible studies, structured curriculum studies, and informal life groups. These groups meet at various times during the week. Need more info? Contact Marcy Brennan or call the church office.

    Sunday School (9:45 am)

    * Class locations may change. For verification, you can ask at our Hospitality Station in the Narthex (lobby).

    Koinonia Class
    Primarily career and retired adults, but all ages are welcome. Class explores popular literature, DVDs about Christian living, and scripture-based studies.
    [Class meets in Room 1 of the Administration Building].
    Class Facilitator: Ray Davis, Carolyn Pittman

    Remnants
    Mostly Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers; focuses on Bible study relating to topics chosen by class members.
    [Class meets in Room 202 of the Education Building]
    Contact Coordinator: Becky Brown and rotating study leaders

    Bible Talk
    All ages; focuses on Bible study using the Revised Common Lectionary; read a passage and discuss it!
    [Class meets in Room 3 of the Administration Building]
    Contact Coordinator: Debbie Calkins, Ellyn Couvillion

    Fellowship Class
    Empty nesters and those in the “third chapter” of life; follow a traditional style class using the Adult Bible Studies curriculum.
    [Class meets in Room 2 of the Administration Bldg.
    Class Facilitator: Georgia and David Ford

    Transitions
    Men and women, singles and couples, between the ages of 22 and 39+; use topical books, DVD studies, and scripture-based studies.
    [Class meets in Room 4 of the Administration Bldg.
    Class Facilitator: Georgina Ford

    Spiritual Growth Groups

    * Check the banner on our web site, our weekly email communication or the weekly worship bulletin for announcements of studies, events, and small groups.

    Short-Term Studies
    Throughout the year, several short-term studies are offered. Classes include Bible studies, book studies, self-help classes, cultural studies, etc.
    •  Brown Bag Bible Study || -click for details-

    Long-Term Bible Study
    St. Andrew’s historically offers a Disciple Bible Study each year. Disciple classes can run from 15 weeks to 32 weeks, depending upon the module and study. Meeting times and days are set based on class preference.

    Methodism Classes
    Classes designed to teach the history, doctrine, organization and theology of the Methodist church are offered each year. These classes are for everyone – whether new to the Methodist church, a life long member of the Methodist church, or anywhere in between.

    Covenant Groups
    Several ongoing covenant groups meet on a regular basis. If you are interested in joining or forming an ongoing covenant group, please contact the church office.

    Fellowship Opportunities

    Events
    Adult-focused events occur throughout the year, and have in the past included progressive dinners, “field trips,” concerts, trivia night, Broadway night, health fair, lunch and learn events, seminars, fish fries, etc.

    St. Andrew’s Book Club
    This group gathers at a local restaurant to discuss books chosen by the group; usually meets on Tuesdays, but days and times subject to change. Facilitator is Dr. Susan Nelson. Contact the church office for more information.

    ReFit Exercise
    This group meets for a low impact aerobic and strength, with dance elements; meets Monday and Thursday 5:15 to 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. Led by Trina McAlister.

    Got An Idea Of Your Own?
    Want to see a leisure small group at St. Andrew’s? Let us know! Contact Marcy at 752-2903.


    Men
    MEN GROWING IN CHRIST SO OTHERS MAY KNOW CHRIST

    Men’s Fellowship Planning Meeting
    Join us the third Sunday each month in the Admin Building at 3:00pm. Any St. Andrews men are welcome.

    Fellowship Breakfast
    Join us on Tuesday mornings for devotions and breakfast from 6:30 to 7:30.

    Wild At Heart Reunion Group
    Join us on Friday mornings from 6:30-7:30.

    Happy Hour Bible Study
    Join us on Thursday mornings from 6:30-7:30 in the Admin Building Conference Room.

    UMM Service & Outreach
    The UMM of St. Andrews UMC, Baton Rouge, LA was selected as one of the top three BEST UMM GROUPS in the entire United States of America. They were assessed on areas such as Spiritual Practice, Community Service, Mission Work, Leadership, Participation and more.

    The men of St. Andrews were honored to receive this plaque and thank God for providing opportunities for us to be His hands and feet.

    Front, Left to Right: Charles Schoonmaker (St. Andrews UMM President) and Ken Musick (St. Andrews UMM Treasurer). Back, Left to Right: Harold Choate and Ray Davis

    St. Andrews UMC had many members affected by the great flood of 2016. Many of our members were actively involved in mucking out flooded houses. Now, the need is rebuilding flooded homes. Greg Bonner has been busy coordinating visiting teams from Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada, California, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Texas. Also, Gil Hanke, General Secretary/CEO, of the General Commission of United Methodist Men brought a crew from Nashville, TN to help repair flooded houses and they also joined us for breakfast on Tuesday morning and Sunday morning church services.

    The men of St. Andrews have enjoyed sharing our Tuesday morning breakfast with relief teams from around the country that have come to Baton Rouge to help in relief effort. May God bless each of them!

    Hope Ministries Food Pantry Distribution
    Join us on the first Friday of each month (or the fifth Friday of months with five Fridays) at 8:15a in the church parking lot. We then travel and serve together from 9:00-11:00 by transporting and unloading food donations, then assist in re-packing food into small quantities to help disperse to clients of Hope Ministries.
    Call Ray Davis [225-281-6053] for more info.

    Open Air Ministries
    Join us on the fourth Sunday each month in the church parking lot at 11:30a to go and serve and worship with the homeless with Pastor Joseph Moore’s ministry.
    Call Ray Davis [225-281-6058] for more info.

    Imagine the parking lot of an old FastTrac hamburger stand that has been converted to a “parking Church” near downtown Baton Rouge!  Add one large wooden cross, two smaller ones, a bunch of palm branches, a blue rug, some benches and a man filled with the Holy Spirit and you have a Church. There are no hymnals, no altar or the other things we often associate with church; however, there is an obvious love of God and the sincere desire to worship Him. Pastor Joseph Moore lets the Holy Spirit lead and everyone is assured that Jesus loves them no matter where they lay their head to sleep. Many homeless from the community (often attended by more than 150 men, women and children) are touched each week, lives are changed. God is at work in the community. As Pastor Moore would say “Don’t make me do it by myself, let’s hear an AMEN!”

    United Methodist Children’s Home
    Several times a year a group of St. Andrews men travel up to Children’s Home in Ruston, LA for a couple of days of Salsa Making. This is a huge value to the Home, raising thousands of dollars each year. We would love for all to join us on a future trip! Be sure and pick up some of this great salsa, you can find it located in a booth in the church narthex. Please take some home…. you will not be disappointed!

    United Methodist Men (UMM) Retreats
    The men of St Andrews UMM come together yearly for an enriching weekend retreat of fellowship, faith, and fun. Each retreat has an engaging speaker to challenge men in their spiritual walk.



    Updates & Info
    UMM President
    Charlie Schoonmaker
     
    Links Of Interest
    UMM
    Kairos Louisiana
    Building Brothers
    Iron Sharpens Iron
    Gulf South Men
     

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    Women
    WELCOMED BY GOD, WELCOMING ALL

    The Women’s Ministry focus around three UMW circles, which support church, local, and global ministries, as well as social and fellowship opportunities.

    * In addition to circle meetings, there are three General Meetings, normally in January, April, and October

    United Methodist Women (UMW)
    The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative support fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

    Joy Circle
    This UMW Circle generally meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:30am. Meetings are usually held in homes of members, but on special occasions we may meet at the church or at a restaurant for a social event. We take the months of June and July off.
    For specifics, please check the church calendar, or call Joy Circle Leader Lucile Holmes at 753-8810.

    Hand & Heart Circle
    This UMW Circle usually meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30am. at the church (since this circle often has a craft project). On special occasions we may meet at a restaurant for a social event. We take the months of June and July off.
    For specifics, please check the church calendar, or call Hand & Heart Circle Leader Laura Moser at 752-8702.

    Days End Circle
    This UMW Circle generally meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Meetings are usually held in homes of members, but on special occasions we may meet at the church or at a restaurant for a social event. We take the months of June and July off.
    For specifics, please check the church calendar, or call Days End Circle Leader Libby Roper at 753-2333.
    Updates & Info
    2018 UMW Officers
    Names & Titles
     
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    UMW
     
    UMW Gatherings
    Fall Outing

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