Pastor Francie will occasionally be posting sermons; find “selected sermons” on the right side of the Blog Homepage and click on the title of the sermon.  I hope you enjoy these whether you’ve been in worship or not!

August Mission and Spiritual Growth Opportunities:
 

Belmar Soup Kitchen Mission Opportunity:
Meeting to Finalize Plans for Soup Kitchen at 1st UMC in Belmar this fall will be held Tuesday August 2, 10 AM at Manasquan UMC. If you are interested in helping St Andrew’s be a part of this, please consider attending this important meeting. Then mark your calendars for October 29, 2011 to provide a meal to 30 or so patrons… Contact Pastor Francie for more information.
 
Homeless Camp in Bucks County Offers VIM Opportunity
A homeless camp located behind the Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, PA is being closed to the residents. Volunteers are needed to make cottages habitable including mold remediation, sheet-rocking, trim, painting and flooring, perhaps also plumbing and electrical work. Housing is available in a nearby United Methodist Church with showers in a nearby state park. Contact Ben Botti, Volunteers In Mission Coordinator, Eastern PA Conference of the UMC, at 215-723-8367 or bbbotti@verizon.net.
 
August 13 – Walk the Labyrinth
Join Pastor Francie and walk the labyrinth together on Saturday August 13 under the light of a full moon, beginning at 8PM (come early for moon rise at 7:37, or start at the boardwalk to see it rise!). Information will be provided, or there is information in mailboxes outside choir room. Contact Pastor Francie and let me know if you’ll be joining us.

August 17 – Come to a Discussion: “What is Heaven Like?”You are invited to the Woodfield Room on Wednesday August 17, 9:30 – 11AM to discuss heaven… what the Bible says, what our faith says, but most importantly what you think! We’ll discuss popular books such as Heaven is For Real and others you’ve read. Come for a stimulating and inspiring morning of heaven-talk! (If there is interest we will also meet that evening at 7-8:30 PM). Let me know of your interest… and questions. Contact Pastor Francie

Susannah Rachael Pool Luncheon at Dee Fabry’s will be Tuesday, August 2nd (Raindate 8/3) at 11:30am RSVP Dee Dee.

Circle of Friends will meet Friday, August 5th at the Spring Meadow Golf Club at Noon.

Shawl Ministry will meet, Monday, August 8th at 9:30am n the Woodfield Room.

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Annual Fair & Bazaar will be held August 4th & 5th, Volunteers needed to help set up on Tuesday and Wednesday, and sales help needed for Thursday and Friday. Donations of baked goods, jewelry, and used items are also needed. If you can help or have donations, please call Jane Greenwald at 732-449-8221.

Summer worship at St. Andrews – be there!

It’s summertime!  Our choir is taking a break from regular worship leadership for the summer. Our summer morning worship services will be less formal, and will last less than an hour.Come as you are/as you are comfortable, but please continue to worship this summer, and bring family and visitors, neighbors and friends. Let’s share the love and fellowship and outreach of St. Andrew’s with others this summer!

Ideas to Feed Your Spirit This Summer from Pastor Francie
Summer reading: Try evangelical church leader Rob Bell’s Love Wins, a biblical look at heaven and hell, and the good news of God’s love. Theologian and Episcopal leader Marcus J. Borg’s newest book Speaking Christian is about Christianity’s important words and stories, and how they might transform lives. In I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, J. Ellsworth Kalas writes in his easy, familiar style about life lessons on friendship, prayer, sin and success. Study Ideas: Keep your ears and eyes open for dates in August for a one-morning study on what heaven might be like. Walk the Labyrinth – our recent Newsletter gives suggestions for walking, there are suggested prayers in mailbox in choir room hallway, or just follow the path from the entrance into the center and back out. Mission Ideas: talk to Pastor Francie about serving in soup kitchen, clothing closet, food pantry, and taking leadership in a group going in August and again in October. How about you? What ideas do you have for feeding your and other peoples’ spirits? 

July 29th, 2011

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The Church office will be CLOSED Tuesdays and Thursdays until September.

Francis Asbury Manor

Annual Fair & Bazaar will be held August 4th & 5th, Volunteers needed to help set up on Tuesday and Wednesday, and sales help needed for Thursday and Friday. Donations of baked goods, jewelry, and used items are also needed. If you can help or have donations, please call Jane Greenwald.

Summer worship at St. Andrews – be there!

It’s summertime!  Our choir is taking a break from regular worship leadership for the summer.  Our summer morning worship services will be less formal, and will last less than an hour.  Come as you are/as you are comfortable, but please continue to worship this summer, and bring family and visitors, neighbors and friends.  Let’s share the love and fellowship and outreach of St. Andrew’s with others this summer!

Ideas to Feed Your Spirit This Summer from Pastor Francie

Summer reading: Try evangelical church leader Rob Bell’s Love Wins, a biblical look at heaven and hell, and the good news of God’s love. Theologian and Episcopal leader Marcus J. Borg’s newest book Speaking Christian is about Christianity’s important words and stories, and how they might transform lives. In I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, J. Ellsworth Kalas writes in his easy, familiar style about life lessons on friendship, prayer, sin and success. Study Ideas: Keep your ears and eyes open for dates in August for a one-morning study on what heaven might be like. Walk the Labyrinth – our recent Newsletter gives suggestions for walking, there are suggested prayers in mailbox in choir room hallway, or just follow the path from the entrance into the center and back out. Mission Ideas: talk to Pastor Francie about serving in soup kitchen, clothing closet, food pantry, and taking leadership in a group going in August and again in October. How about you? What ideas do you have for feeding your and other peoples’ spirits?

Thank you

The Golf Tournament held June 27th, raised $14,330 toward the air conditioning project. Thank you to all those who helped and contributed in any way. Also available are CD’s of the “Pops Concert” and Tote bags, contact Mary Eichhorn if interested.

July 15th, 2011

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