SPAGHETTI DINNER Sunday March 18 4:30–7 PM Wesley Hall
Adults $10; Children under 12 – $5; Children under 3-Free
Tickets purchased at door. Take-outs Available. To benefit the Youth mission trip June 24-29. BRING A FRIEND!

Your Easter Newsletter will be posted on Monday; paper copies are available in the sanctuary on Sunday March 18 for your pick up; the remaining will be mailed on Monday. These include an Easter letter and offering envelop. Whether or not you read your newsletter on-line, please open your paper copy and prayerfully return the offering envelop to the church. This offering makes possible the on-going ministries of St. Andrew’s as we care for one another in worship, fellowship, education and service, making it possible to continue to reach out to others in need.

UPCOMING Ministries and Meetings:
Food Pantry SUNDAY 11-2 Wesley Hall
Spaghetti Dinner SUNDAY 4:30-7PM Wesley Hall
Covenant Group Monday March 19 4PM Woodfield Room
Disciple IV Monday March 19 7PM Woodfield Room
Disciple I Tuesday March 20 9AM Woodfield Room
Rebecca Circle Wednesday March 21 11AM Woodfield Room
Lenten Soup March 21 6PM–7:45 at West Belmar UMC
Hymn Sing Bible Study Thursday 9:30AM Arbors
Choir Rehearsal Thursday 7PM Choir room
Youth Group Sunday March 25 10:45AM Youth Room
Confirmation Class Sunday March 25 6-7PM in the Youth Room

Two retreat opportunities: Deadlines approaching, see Francie
Northern Shore District Laity Retreat March 30 & 31, 2012. “THE POWER OF ONE” at Stella Maris Retreat Center in Long Branch.
Walk to Emmaus 72-Hour Spiritual Renewal Weekend: no walking required!

March 16th, 2012

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“Sing a New Song” – District Resource Day Thursday March 22, 2012 morning and evening offerings – this is one of the four days a year our “Shared Ministry” money comes back to us to equip and empower the church in our ministry. Join Pastor Francie at “Singing New Hymns for God and Neighbor” with Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, at St. John’s UMC, 2000 Florence Ave., Hazlet NJ. Daytime: We’ll gather at 8:30 AM; worship at 9 followed by presentation until 1 PM. Breakfast goodies, light lunch, beverages will be served. Evening: 7 PM to 9 PM with refreshments. Please let Pastor Francie know asap if you’d like to go.

We hear the words “Creative Worship” and we wonder… If we try something new, will our worship become gimmicky? How can we hold the attention of children without losing the attention of more “traditional” and “intellectual” adults? What are some ways we can involve more of our pew-sitting church members in worship leadership, even in small ways? How can we use all of our senses in worship? And what about hymns? Why do we sing in worship? How can we find a balance between traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs? What are some hymns that blend the traditional and the contemporary? Join us for a day of sharing creative worship ideas and singing new hymns for God and neighbor. More information at http://www.gnjumc.org/events/detail/62.

March 13th, 2012

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Lenten Soup & Evening Worship/ Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:45
March 14 at Belmar UMC
March 21 at West Belmar
March 28 at St. Andrew’s (host and serve soup)

Spaghetti Dinner March 18 4:30 – 7 PM in Wesley Hall to benefit Youth Mission Trip. Adults $10;Children under 12 $5; Children under 3-Free. Tickets at door. Take-outs Available.

Ministry Opportunities this week:
Shawl Ministry Monday March 12 9AM Woodfield Room
Covenant Group Monday March 12 4pm Woodfield Room
Disciple IV Group Monday March 12 7pm Woodfield Room
Disciple I Group Tuesday March 13 9 am Woodfield Room
Hymn Sing & Bible Study Thursday 9:30 AM Arbors
Choir Rehearsal Thursday 7 pm Choir room
Spaghetti Dinner Sunday March 18 4:30 pm Wesley Hall

Northern Shore District Laity Retreat All welcome! For you, our laity, March 30 & 31, 2012. “THE POWER OF ONE” at the Stella Maris Retreat Center in Long Branch. Come and be renewed and inspired! Facilitator is The Reverend Virginia Stein Hubbard, experienced retreat leader. For more information, contact Pastor Francie

Walk to Emmaus 72-Hour Spiritual Renewal Weekend: no walking required! Where are you on your spiritual journey? Registration required in March; contact Gaylen Nolan, June Coles, Chip Craig or Pastor Francie for information.

Food Pantry at St. Andrew’s UMC: Opening third Sunday of the month, March 18, with thanks from our youth and Sunday School for your support of bringing food! NOW, we need your help getting word out to those in need in our area. There are flyers for you to take and post locally where you think someone will see them. We are hoping to serve people in Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Sea Girt, near parts of Wall, knowing there are food pantries already in Belmar and Manasquan. Questions? Contact Michele Neiberlien.

March 9th, 2012

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