We can't wait to see you!
Greetings St. Andrew’s family! We are so excited to announce that we are moving into phase 4 of our reopening plan. This will be a phased rollout where we will be removing restrictions in stages. We realize that some of you have been worshiping with us in person for a while now, while others are just now feeling comfortable attending in-person services, and still some feel safest worshiping from home. Our top priority is ensuring that we are offering a safe environment for all attendees where everyone feels welcome and comfortable to worship together. Our task force remains diligent in keeping everyone's needs and safety at the forefront of our planning, and we feel that based on the recent guidance from the CDC and the Bishop, our phase 4 rollout will allow for a sense of normalcy while still keeping everyone as safe as possible.
We are so grateful for your patience and prayers during these unprecedented times. We are excited to be taking these next steps together as we continue to seek God's guidance and grace for His church.
Our mission is to lead people to know God and experience His grace through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank you for your continued support of our mission as we move forward into this post-pandemic world.
As we rollout Phase 4, here’s what you can do to ensure the best and safest worship experience for you and other attendees.
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.
Indoor and outdoor mask wearing will now be optional for fully vaccinated people. For the safety of our children and staff, masks are required in our Kids Ministry buildings (Children's Center and Powell Hall) and in the Church Office.
Download the App
For a contactless worship experience, we encourage you to check-in and give online through our church app (Church Center).
Before You Arrive
We want to honor our attendees who may not be comfortable in close range of individuals without a mask, so we have created a Safe Zone in the back right wing of the sanctuary where masks are required.
Social distancing is not required, but is encouraged. In the Sanctuary every other pew will be closed to maintain social distancing.
Please use the hand sanitizer stations located in the Sanctuary lobby to sanitize your hands before entering and after leaving the Sanctuary. Our volunteers and staff will continue to wipe down commonly used surfaces after each worship service.
Treat yourself to coffee, donuts and conversation at Holy Grounds after worship. Holy Grounds is open after the 8:15 and 9:45 a.m. services and is committed to your safety. All food will be served to you by our masked and gloved volunteers and our donuts and bagels will be packaged separately for freshness and safety.
Our playground is also open between services for all of our children to enjoy!
Starting May 30, Bibles and hymnals will be available in each pew for the use of our attendees. We will also have books available in the lobby for children to enjoy during worship. Our Prayer Room, located in the lobby by the men's restroom, will be available to anyone in need.
Beginning June 6 reservations will no longer be required for Kids Ministry Sunday morning programming.
On July 4 we will open the prayer rail at the front of the Sanctuary and offer Communion for all attendees who wish to receive it. Prepackaged Communion cups will be available upon request.
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? Check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest accounts for weekly encouragement, upcoming events, ways to connect and more!
Connect with a friend, co-worker, family member, or neighbor.
God intended us to be in community with one another. Share His light and His love by connecting with the people in your life. Talk about what you learned on Sunday and find ways to apply it. Look for ways to stay connected with others by joining a small group or serving in the church or community.
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.
If you would prefer to access the desktop version of Church Center, click the DESKTOP button below.
WORSHIP & HOSPITALITY TEAMS
If you have a heart for worship or hospitality, we invite you to join one of our volunteer teams! There are a variety of ways you can serve and the best part is that you can pick the Sundays that work best for you. Click the VOLUNTEER button below to see a list of teams and volunteer descriptions, and to sign up for a team.
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.
COVID-19 CONTACT FORM
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you to get a COVID test and quarantine. If you or someone you know who attends St. Andrew's tests positive, please let us know through our confidential COVID-19 Contact Form. This information will help us determine who we need to notify in our congregation to help stop the spread. It is important that we take care of the people in this community. To complete the form, click the button below.
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.