Remembering Our Veterans

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Nov 102013

St. Andrews is not a large church, but we are mighty in our strength, our dedication and our service. These values flow from within and can be traced back to our founding members, many of whom have served and defended our country. On this Veteran’s Day we would like to take a moment to remember those who have served. We are blessed to have the ones still with us and honored to have known all.


Jun 242012


The Church By The Park’s Traditional Worship Service

Sunday, 11:00 am

  • Worship takes place in the Sanctuary
  • Piano and Choir lead the music during worship
  • Children are welcome to attend  worship
  • Children’s Time message takes place during worship
  • Sunday School (pre-K through High School) runs from  10:00 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.
  • Nursery care available
  • Fellowship Coffee Hour takes place directly  after  service in the Fellowship Hall

Please come and join us for the best hour of your week!

Jun 242012
Rev. Wesley D. Custer

Rev. Wesley D. Custer

With Pastor Harold Custer and his wife, Kay Custer, visiting family in Ohio there was a job opening, albeit a temporary one, at St. Andrews. Who would occupy the pulpit on Sunday while our regular pastors toured the Buckeye state? The answer was simple, Rev. Custer of course, Wesley Custer that is. 

There is an old saying that goes , ” It runs in some families.”  That is truly the case with the Custer family and the congregation at St. Andrews UMC could not be happier. Harold Custer, our Senior Pastor at St. Andrews, is the patriarch of the Custer clan and holds a Phd in theology while his wife Kay is a dynamic and seasoned  pastor as well. Lucky for us at St. Andrews, Paster Harold and Rev. Kay have  raised two sons, Nathan and Wesley, who have joined the family business.Rev. Wesley D. Custer

The youngest  of the Custer’s boys, Wesley D. Custer,  took the position normally filled by his dad and delivered Sunday’s sermon. To make things even more Custer family centric was the fact that Wesley’s grandfather, Hubert Custer, was part of Sunday’s congregation.  Rev. Wesley D. Custer’s sermon was insightful and hopeful.  Rev. Custer shared some of the hurdles his own family is facing, which includes major plumbing woes in their home,  two recent eye surgeries his wife, Katie, has recently undergone, all of this while trying to raise their young son, Alex. According to Rev. Wesley, these problems can seem be as big as Goliath, but can be slain just as easily as long as you have God on your side.

Rev. Wesley Custer and his grandfather, Hubert Custer with Ms. Charlie

Rev. Wesley Custer and his grandfather, Hubert Custer with Ms. Charlie

While Sundays are not the same when Paster Harold and Rev. Kay are out of town, it was a pleasure to have a member of the Custer clan at St. Andrews. And who knows, with 4 grandsons we may see many more years of Custers carrying on the family business. 

Who we are

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Nov 222011

Rev Kay & Pastor Harold Custer


St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Winter Park, Florida, is a close, welcoming congregation dedicated to outreach through faith and worship.

Our Sunday service is an uplifting experience combining music, scripture, hymns and prayer.  We believe this can be the best hour of your week.

To deepen our connection with God we also offer Sunday School classes, ministries, youth instruction and missions. These opportunites  allow us to build our relationship with God and our community.

St. Andrews is looking for others to share in the grace of God and join us on our journey as we enrich our lives and the lives of others. Come visit The Church By The Park and spend the best part of  your week with us.

The Church By The Park

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Nov 222011

For over 50 years St. Andrews United Methodist Church has been a spiritual light in Winter Park.

From it’s inception in 1958, St. Andrews  has focused on being a diverse and welcoming church. Through outreach, ministries and missions we have dedicated  ourselves to benefit our global community and it’s local charities.

If you are looking for a close and caring church then look no further than The Church by the Park.  St. Andrews United Methodist Church, the small church with the big heart, join us Sundays at 11 am for the best hour of your week.