We can't wait to see you again!

Greetings St. Andrew’s family! We are so excited to announce that we are in phase 2 of our reopening plan. We know that many of you are anxious to get back to worshiping in the Sanctuary, while some are planning to continue to livestream our services for the foreseeable future. Then there are some of you who aren’t really sure if you’re ready to meet in person, but your heart is longing for some normalcy. We want to assure you that our task force team has been diligently working to develop a plan that allows us to worship safely together.

Our campus is open for in-person worship services

at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m.

We will continue livestreaming our 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. services

for all who want to join us online.

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REOPENING

As you prepare to come to church, here’s what you can do to ensure the best and safest worship experience for you and other attendees.

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Determine if you should attend.

The CDC recommends that individuals with underlying health conditions or who are 65 and over should continue to worship with us online. If you aren’t feeling well, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed/tested positive for the virus, please stay home and worship online.

Bring a mask.

Masks are mandatory on campus. Masks, as well as hand sanitizer, will be available onsite.

 

Download the app.

For a contactless worship experience, we encourage you to check-in and give online through our new church app.

Before You Arrive

On Campus

Wear a mask.

For your safety and the safety of others, please keep your mask on at all times while on campus.

Practice Social Distancing.

We know you want to greet people, but do so safely. Avoid handshakes and hugs and maintain a 6-foot distance from others. Don’t forget to smile under your mask!

 

Wait to enter the Sanctuary lobby.

The Sanctuary lobby doors will be closed until 5 minutes before each worship service to provide adequate time for sanitizing and set up.

 

Sanitize your hands.

Please use the hand sanitizer stations located in the Sanctuary lobby to sanitize your hands before entering and after leaving the Sanctuary.

 

Find a seat.

Every other pew will be closed to maintain social distancing. Please leave ample space between you and other church attendees.

After You Leave

Share and apply what you heard!

How did God speak to you in worship? How can you apply it to your life and share the good news with others?

 

Connect with a friend.

Schedule time to safely meet with a friend or small group and reach out to those you know who aren’t able to attend church in-person.

NEW CHURCH APP

for a contactless worship experience ...

Download the Church Center app to your mobile device. Enter your zip code and select the     St. Andrew's logo. Log into your account by using your mobile number or email address. On Sunday mornings, click the Check-In button on the bottom row, select the members in your household who are attending worship, and select if you are attending in-person or watching online. Then click NEXT and you and your family will be checked into the service (no Connect Card required). You can also view the order of worship and message notes, give online, register for events, view the calendar, access the church directory and more.

REOPENING VOLUNTEER TEAM

We invite you to join our reopening volunteer team! There are a variety of ways you can serve, including helping with set up, being a greeter or usher, and assisting with sanitizing. Click the VOLUNTEER button below to see a list of teams and volunteer descriptions, and to register.  

What if I need help?

We are here to support you and our community. If you need assistance, call us at 813.689.6849 or email us using the button below.

ONLINE COMMUNTIY

How can I watch online?

We invite you to join us through livestream for our

NINE45 and 11:15 a.m. services.

How can I give online?

We hope you will remain faithful in your generosity by giving online. Or you may use this as an opportunity to start automating your giving through your bank account.

How can I connect online?

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram for updates, encouragement, and community.

How can I submit a prayer request?

Our prayer requests are sent directly to our pastors and prayer team members. Fill out the submission and we will be in prayer for you.

REOPENING PLAN

Our Reopening plan consists of four phases and is broken down by category with details listed at the bottom of the page. We can see God moving in and through St. Andrew's as we navigate these challenging times. Thank you for your continued prayers, faith and support. We're all in this together, no matter the distance between us.

GIVE

You can support this program by clicking on the GIVE button below and selecting "COVID-19 Relief Fund." Your donations will help sustain this program for the next six weeks. We are also collecting cards with prayers, scripture and notes of encouragement to deliver with each gift card/meal. If you would like to make a card, drop it off anytime in the plastic bin labeled "Be a Blessing" at the church. (Please make sure your card is no larger that 8 1/2 x 11")  

PHASE 1

Strict Social Distancing

Masks Required

Sunday Worship: Online | On Campus

Sunday School: Online | Limited Off Campus

Kids Ministry: Online

Youth Ministry: Online | Limited Off Campus

Preschool: On Campus

Church Operations: Online | Limited On Campus

SAUMC Groups & Programs: Online | Limited Off Campus

Community Groups & Programs: Closed

VOLUNTEER

We need volunteers to help collect and deliver gift cards and meals. We also have opportunities for people to call and check on members in our congregation and community. If you are interested in volunteering, click on the VOLUNTEER button below.

PHASE 2

Moderate Social Distancing

Masks TBD

Sunday Worship: Online | On Campus

Sunday School: Online | On Campus

Kids Ministry: TBD

Youth Ministry: TBD

Preschool: On Campus

Church Operations: Online | Limited On Campus

SAUMC Groups & Programs: Online | Limited Off Campus

Community Groups & Programs: Closed

PHASE 3

Limited Social Distancing

Masks TBD

Sunday Worship: Online | On Campus

Sunday School: Online | On Campus

Kids Ministry: TBD

Youth Ministry: TBD

Preschool: On Campus

Church Operations: On Campus

SAUMC Groups & Programs: Online | On Campus

Community Groups & Programs: Closed

PHASE 4

Limited Social Distancing

Masks TBD

Sunday Worship: Online | On Campus

Sunday School: Online | On Campus

Kids Ministry: TBD

Youth Ministry: TBD

Preschool: On Campus

Church Operations: On Campus

SAUMC Groups & Programs: On Campus

Community Groups & Programs: On Campus

A few details . . .

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Phase 1 Service Times: 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. (in-person & Livestream)

SUNDAY SCHOOL

All Sunday School classes can meet on campus starting in Phase 2.

KIDS MINISTRY & YOUTH MINISTRY

These programs may not fall specifically into any one of the phases. Program Directors will keep parents and children aware as programs return to meeting on campus.  

PRESCHOOL

Preschool start date is September 8. Updates/changes will be communicated directly to the parents and staff. 

CHURCH OPERATIONS

Church operations including office staff, church committees, music program, etc. will operate remotely/online as possible with limited operation on campus until Phase 3.

SAUMC GROUPS & PROGRAMS

Small groups and programs include but are not limited to the Men's Prayer Breakfast, United Methodist Women, Bible studies, support groups, etc.

COMMUNITY GROUPS & PROGRAMS

Community groups and programs include but are not limited to Drama Kids, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, AA, etc.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church is following guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) regarding COVID-19, as well as abiding by government orders, directives, and guidelines relative to COVID-19, such as frequent hand washing, social distancing, and the use of face masks. St. Andrew's cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19, and we ask all persons to acknowledge the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by COVID-19 when participating in activities defined in each phase of the reopening plan. The circumstances regarding COVID-19 are changing daily and thus the CDC guidelines are regularly modified and updated. We strongly urge all participants to familiarize themselves with the most recent updates. 

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3315 S. Bryan Rd. | Brandon, FL 33511 | 813.689.6849

Sunday Worship: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15 a.m.