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Lenten Resources from Pastor Charlie

“For Christians, Lent marks and intentional time of self-reflection and repentance. It is a time to lay distractions aside, to move beyond tepid faith and the accommodations made to self-focused secular values. Christians choose to fast, or lay aside, daily activities or habits practiced most of the year so that we may be more fully focused and engaged in following Jesus in authentic discipleship”
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Lent Family Activities

Easter Egg Help

easeter_eggsTime to get ready for another EGG-cellent Easter Egg Hunt and we need your help! Stop by the gazebo and pick up a bag of Easter Eggs to help us fill them up for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. You may fill them with any candies or goodies you wish, but please NO chocolate as it will melt! We will be passing out eggs this Sunday and next, and need them filled and returned by March 29th. Thank you for your help and support!

 

Volunteer to Serve Breakfast

BreakfastOn Saturday, April 4th, we need volunteers to help serve breakfast at First UMC from 7 to 10 am.
Contact: Janet Canfield 321-745-0122 or
Contact: Pastor Charlie 321-360-9923

 

Heart and Soul Ladies Ministry

H&SAll ladies are invited to meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Our next meeting on March 26th will be an “eat out” fellowship. More info to follow.
Contact: Donna Harold 321-747-7393

 

 

Elderberries

ElderberriesThis All ages welcome this Tuesday, March 10th at 11 am for great food, fun, and a speaker on Sleep Apnea from Parrish Medical Center, Kristina Weaver. Bring a potluck dish to share and a friend. If you need information or transportation…
Contact: Barbara 321-267-6632 or
Contact: Loretta 321-269-3950

 

Church BBQ/Family Fun Day

BBQSunday, March 1st, there will be a short meeting after church for anyone interested in helping with a family event being planned for Saturday, April 25th, with games, raffles, cake walks and of course, Bar-B-Que. We will need a lot of volunteers in all areas.
Contact: Debbie Sandstrom 321-961-6033 or
Contact: Ann Austin 321-289-9918

 

Church Work Day

Work DayMark your calendar: March 28th.
We need everyone to pitch in to do some ‘Spring Cleaning’ and some special projects.
More details to follow.

 

Children’s Church Volunteer

Youth MinistryWe are in need of a volunteer for once a month for our older elementary children’s church program. Curriculum provided. Please write on your welcome sheet or contact Heather if you could help.
Contact: Heather Griffin 321-863-3648

 

VBS Meeting

everestThis year VBS (Vacation Bible School) will be July 27-31 from 5:30 – 7:45 pm.
If you can help in any areas of our Everest Expedition VBS, please sign up by clicking on the link below.

https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/SHINE
everestmemorybuddies

 

Lay Leadership Training Event

Grace UMCA free leadership training event is being held March 7th, from 8:30 am – 2:45 pm at Grace United Methodist Church in Merritt Island.
For registration and information on child care go to:
http://www.acdistrictumc.org/

 

Florida United Methodist Children’s Home Day on Campus

ChildrensHomeRSVP by TODAY, March 8th!! 
Save the Date: March 21st, 2015
. We are planning a day trip to the “Day on Campus” event in Enterprise, FL. The program includes a tour of the campus, children’s programs, and picnic lunch under the “Big Top”.
If you would be interested in attending, please RSVP by calling the church office or Dawn Ackerman 321-543-1765 or speak to Mary Kofil after church in the gazebo by March 1.
Visit www.allchildrenfirst.org  for more info.

 

Did you Know this about Malaria?

No MalariaFact: Every 60 seconds, Malaria claims a life in Africa.
Fact: Most people who die from malaria are children under five.
Fact: This disease is preventable, treatable, and beatable!
Fact: The United Methodist Church has more than 300 hospitals, clinics, and health posts in Africa that are working together to fight this killer disease.

The United Methodist Church is working to raise $75 million by 2016 to help eradicate this disease. We will be playing our part during the next year. More information coming soon.

 

Year-Long Missional Intern Opportunity

Methodist Church LogoDo you know any seniors who are due to graduate this year? Or any college students who are unsure what to do when they finish school? This program is a year long service opportunity run by the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
Please pass this information on to anyone who you think might be interested.
2015-2016 Intern Application

 

Deaf Ministry

DeafWe now are going to have an interpreter for the deaf on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this, please let them know of this great addition to the St. Andrew ministry.

 

Thursday Night Prayer Meeting

PrayerThe Prayer Meeting meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Amazing things happen when God’s people pray together. Come and join in as St. Andrew prays together.
Contact: Julie Holton 321-394-5462

 

24 Hour Prayer Vigil

ClockFriday, March 20th beginning at 7am and ending 7 am Saturday morning. Plan on spending some time one on one with your Lord talking and listening. See how he can change and bless your life! Sign up in the breezeway or…
Contact: Julie Holton 321-394-5462

 

 

Just Do I It Opportunities

salvation-army-logoThe local Salvation Army has an urgent need for donations of meat of any kind for their freezer. Food may be dropped off at the church office or gazebo on Sunday.

 

ShoesThis Sunday we will have a box to donate your gently worn, used shoes for a fundraiser which is being used to help support a mission trip to Panama in late May. The shoes are cleaned, repaired, or melted down to make a new pair of shoes for families in other countries. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more info.

 

school-supply-driveWe will continue to collect school supplies for ongoing needs at Oak Park and Madison Middle School. Please drop off your donations in the gazebo.

 

food-driveNorth Brevard Charities will be providing extra food for families in need during Spring Break, March 21-29th. Last year we gathered and donated “healthy snacks” for the kids. Please help us with purchasing cereal bars, juices, cracker packets, any foods that will help families during a week of no school lunches and breakfasts.

 

CouponClippingContinue bringing in your coupons for the Military. Coupons can be given to Mary in the gazebo.
Contact: Laura Parker 321-269-7321
Email: laura@saintandrew-umc.org