Bible Study
Discover the Book of Acts, Wednesday evenings beginning,October 13 & 20, 7pm in the Woodfield Room.

Atlantic Wind Ensemble Concert
At St. Andrew’s SUNDAY NIGHT !!

How many of you remember how terribly hot St. Andrew’s was this summer? The Trustees are beginning to explore ways to install air conditioning in the sanctuary without disturbing the integrity of the historic building. It’s going to cost a rather large pile of bucks (estimates of $65,000+) so I’m really, really hoping you will all support this first fund raising effort. The Atlantic Wind Ensemble is performing a concert on Oct. 10th at 7:00 to kick off fund raising activities for AC in the sanctuary. There will be a free-will offering, so I’m not putting anyone on the spot, but we surely do like to see a full house when we give a concert!

YOUTH GROUP: All youth 7th grade and older are invited to meet SUNDAY October 10 at 11AM in the Youth Room *(now upstairs in Wesley Hall next to the stage) with Pastor Francie. We’ll plan our year together and figure out what to do with this new room!

St. Andrew’s UMC
“Falltastic”
MEET & GREET WITH A MISSION
Sponsored by the Sunday School
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th
5:00 – 7:30pm in WESLEY HALL

South Street Players Presents
www.southstreetplayers.org
“Frankenstein” based on the novel by Mary Shelley
In Wesley Hall
October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2010 @ 8:00 pm
Matinee at 2:00 p.m. on October 24
Cost: $22.00 $20.00 for Seniors/Students
(VISA, Master Card, Discover)

FOR RESERVATIONS Please call 732-447-5169, 732-462-4329

October 8th, 2010

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Upcoming Meetings

Hymn Sing & Bible Study Thursdays, 9:30 am at the Arbors
Covenant Group Mondays, 4 pm in the Woodfield Room
Bible Study Wednesdays, 7 pm in the Woodfield Room
Choir practice Thursdays, 7 pm, in the Choir Room
Shawl Ministry Monday, October 4, 9:30am in the Woodfield Room
Disciple III Group Monday, October 4, 7pm in the Woodfield Room
Ad Council Meeting Tuesday, October 5, 7pm in the Blakeman Room
Circle of Friends Friday, October 8th, noon at Scarborough Fair
Youth Group Sunday, October 10, 11 am in the Youth Room
AWE Concert Sunday, October 10, 7pm in the sanctuary
Disciple III Group Monday, October 11, 7pm in the Woodfield Room
“Falltastic” Sunday, October 17, 5-7:30 pm in Wesley Hall

BEADFORLIFE
ERADICATING POVERTY ONE BEAD AT A TIME

The United Methodist Women of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Spring Lake have a number of missions to which we donate our time, energy, and ultimately our fund-raising dollars. In recent years one of the causes dearest to our hearts has been “Bead for Life”……beautiful jewelry handmade by Ugandan women from recycled colorful paper. This unique jewelry is quite reasonable, ranging in price from $5 to $30, and makes a truly meaningful gift. The purchase of the beads supports a wonderful program for our Ugandan sisters, enabling these industrious and courageous women to pull their families out of poverty, grow in independence, and maintain their self-respect and dignity. As Christians don’t we celebrate these values and wish to make every effort to contribute to the well-being of those who are doing so much to help themselves?

On Tuesday, October 26th, St. Andrews is once again hosting a jewelry sale for Bead for Life. This year we will also be featuring a variety of handmade craft items from Uganda, including baskets, carvings, picture frames, wallets, and wooden figurines. Our event will take place from 4:00-8:00pm in the Blakeman room. As in the past we will offer gift boxes at cost. Additionally, child care will be provided on-site from 4:00-6:00pm to help Moms with young children to shop without distraction. These beads will again be available for purchase at our yearly Holiday Bazaar held on November 20th in Wesley Hall. Please go to the beadforlife.org website to get a sense of the product line and for more detailed information about this worthy cause.

We are also in need of 4 people to volunteer 1/2 hour for child care.

Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Val Crossman or Janet Kane.

St. Andrew’s UMC
“Falltastic”

MEET & GREET
WITH A MISSION

Sponsored by the Sunday School
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th
5:00 – 7:30pm in WESLEY HALL

October 17th is the annual Sunday School sponsored All-Church “Falltastic” from 5:00-7:30 in Wesley hall. Once again it will be a covered-dish dinner with lots of fun, and Fall crafts for the children. It will be a chance for the whole congregation to gather and have some fun together. We plan to box and label extra food for The Center in Asbury Park. The Center provides home cooked, simple meals for AIDS patients as well as support and services for people suffering from this awful disease. Last year St. Andrew’s packed and delivered over 150 dinners. We will need your help to at least match last years goal. Please mark October 17th on your calendar and plan to join the Sunday School kids and staff in this effort. All that is required is that your dish be a meat, fish or poultry, vegetable, or starch, preferably not a casserole, and there be plenty of it. Together we will put the meals together and label them. It should be a fun time for everyone, children, youth and adults – and will fill a lot of freezer space at The Center. Thanks in advance for your support. Any questions call Michele Neiberlien

Operation Christmas Child

Shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child are now available in the rear of the sanctuary. Please pick one up, fill it and return it by November 15th.

Volunteers Needed
The prayer chain is in need of additional participants. If you would like to become part of the chain please contact Dianne Woolley

Atlantic Wind Ensemble Concert
Sunday October 10

How many of you remember how terribly hot St. Andrew’s was this summer? The Trustees are beginning to explore ways to install air conditioning in the sanctuary without disturbing the integrity of the historic building. It’s going to cost a rather large pile of bucks (estimates of $65,000+) so I’m really, really hoping you will all support this first fund raising effort. The Atlantic Wind Ensemble is performing a concert on Oct. 10th at 7:00 to kick off fund raising activities for AC in the sanctuary. There will be a free-will offering, so I’m not putting anyone on the spot, but we surely do like to see a full house when we give a concert!

A couple of AWE concerts in the past have gone to help St. Andrew’s (much-needed new roof & siding come to mind) but more like 95% of the offering from our Christmas and Pops Concerts have gone to help local families in need. To date, something over $175,000. has been raised for these many very good causes. But St. Andrew’s doesn’t have deep pockets. If we have an extra buck, it gets given away. Right now, we really could use air conditioning. Not having it hurts you as our summer attendance falls, as well as commitments for wedding dates which translates to less revenue, and discomfort for those who come for memorial services in summer.

If you can’t attend the concert but would like to donate, please mail or drop off your check to either Mary Eichhorn or St. Andrew’s. Make it out to St. Andrew’s UMC for a tax-deductible contribution, marked AC in memo line. If you’d just like to come and hear a good concert, that would be fine, too. The concert is an extra good one – selected from the best of last summer’s Ocean Grove Summer Band concert series. It’s a mostly light repertoire, with something for everyone, including pieces by Sousa, Offenbach, Richard Rodgers, Gershwin, and a TV sitcom medley. Soloists include Curt Morton on alto sax and Altha Morton alto, and you’ll be invited to sing along too!

Whether by your gifts or your presence or both, we hope to see you at 7PM at St. Andrew’s on October 10th.
Thanks! Mary Eichhorn for St Andrew’s

South Street Players Presents
www.southstreetplayers.org
“Frankenstein” based on the novel by Mary Shelley
In Wesley Hall
October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2010 @ 8:00 pm
Matinee at 2:00 p.m. on October 24

Cost: $22.00 $20.00 for Seniors/Students
(VISA, Master Card, Discover)St. Andrew’s benefits from 1/2 of ticket sales.

Rally in D.C.

Some of you have wondered about the United Methodist Church’s involvement with a rally in Washington DC on Saturday. The UMC is NOT a co-sponsor of the rally. One of the many, diverse boards of the church, the General Board of Church & Society does support the principles of the event. The UMC, or any part of the UMC, had no planning role and provided no financial support. Rev. Amy Stapleton, a staff person at the General Commission on Religion and Race, identified as a spokesperson for the church, and quoted in the article, spoke on her own behalf and NOT on behalf of the denomination. (The General Conference that meets every four years is the only body of the church that may speak on behalf of the denomination; the Council of Bishops occasionally issue statements for United Methodists to pray about and consider).
Please also remember that the UMC is a large, diverse denomination, with a long history of social justice issues, and a long history of celebrating diversity of thought, belief, and political opinions. “Unity in the essentials, liberty in non-essentials, charity in all things,” has been a standard in our denomination from its founding. In Christ’s love and healing power, Francie

Below is from the New York Times’ correction to its earlier article about UMC involvement:
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: September 28, 2010
“An article on Monday about plans by a coalition of liberal groups to march in Washington on Saturday, using information from a high-level minister for the United Methodist Church, misstated the church’s official position on the event. The church’s General Board of Church and Society has endorsed the march, but the event is not “co-sponsored” by the United Methodist Church itself. The march has been endorsed by the United Church of Christ, the National Baptist Convention and several Jewish organizations, while the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church and Society has endorsed its principles.
“As people of faith, we deeply care about the issues of justice, education and jobs, and we feel those are issues facing society we have to address,” said the Rev. Amy Stapleton, a Methodist minister. “A march like this is something that hasn’t been accomplished since Dr. King brought people together in 1963 around issues of race, war, class and the right to decent pay and good jobs.” The article referred incorrectly to the church’s role in the event. A board within the United Methodist Church has endorsed the principles of the rally, but the overall church has not endorsed the rally. Also, after the article was published, the church’s director of communications said that the minister, the Rev. Amy Stapleton, was not speaking on behalf of the church.”

YOUTH NEWS:

CONFIRMATION: 7th grade and older who have not been confirmed in the church, are invited to join us this year in a Confirmation Class. On Sunday Oct 3 at 11AM, in my office, I’ll meet with parents, grandparents, guardians of students for information.

YOUTH GROUP: All youth 7th grade and older are invited to meet Sunday October 10 at 11AM in the Youth Room *(now upstairs in Wesley Hall next to the stage) with Pastor Francie. We’ll plan our year together and figure out what to do with this new room!

Inside the World of Today’s Teens: Help Navigating the Adolescent Maze
What’s really going on in the hidden world of today’s teenagers?
October 14, 2010, 7 p.m. Manasquan Elementary School Cafetorium (pickup flyer in rear of sanctuary)
FOR RESERVATIONS Please call 732-447-5169, 732-462-4329

October 1st, 2010

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