In a fast-paced world filled with so much change, we can become distracted, left following what seems to be a never-ending road, searching for that which is constant, looking for the light, for the hope.
“But In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the Lord Jesus’ words: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Most of us are dealing with some aspect of change in our life that makes us feel uncertain.
We are well past the pandemic, yet a changing world continues to leave us with an uncertainty that is very real and tangible. While we are spiritually hungry for more of God, we often feel stressed and tired as the world continues to change around us. Which way do we follow? Our way, the world's, or God's?
For 2024, our church mission is Following God in a Changing World. On the back of your pledge card, we have listed the initiatives we are focusing on in the coming year. Our goal is to learn how to become a church that loves radically and welcomes everyone into the life of St. Andrews.
To become a more friendly and welcoming Church we plan to form four new teams in 2024 that will help us come up with new ideas and solutions to showing radical love and becoming the church Christ calls us to be.
St. Andrew's Directory Team
We plan to have a new directory in 2024 that will help us be a united community even when we all worship in different services, in-person and online.
Radical Hospitality Team
This group will help us look at our present practices of hospitality and how we can better serve both our church community and the community around us in welcoming people onto our campus.
First Impressions Team
This group will consider how it feels to walk onto our campus for the first time and if we are making their first visit a good experience.
This team will help us better engage those that visit our website and those who desire to move into the life of St. Andrew's but are not sure how to get started.
If you feel inspired and want to be a part of one of these committees, we encourage you to reach out to Lori Hickman at email@example.com and we will follow up with you.
As we help you follow God in a changing world, will you help us?
If you are reading this, it may be because St. Andrews is a place you call home or the place you best connect to God. Will you make a commitment to give in 2024 so that we can reach our initiatives and more people will be ministered to by the work that St. Andrews does in the name of Jesus Christ?
Make a pledge today to fund our 2024 budget (*$1,200,000.) Whatever you can do will impact the work of St. Andrews. Fill out the enclosed card or go to SAUMC.NET/FollowingGod by November 12. Cards can be mailed using the enclosed envelope or placed in the offering basket during worship on or before