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!

Mar 052012
Dr. Wiatt, District Superintendent


Dr. Wayne D. Wiatt  joined us for our March 4th Sunday worship service. This was such a special blessing for us all since Dr. Wiatt is the District Superintendent for the Florida Conference. We hope  Dr. Wiatt can visit us again.

Here is a litlle history on Dr. Wiatt.

The Reverend Dr. Wayne D. Wiatt grew up in rural north Florida where he was on the “cradle roll” at Cherry Lake UMC and was confirmed at First United Methodist Church of Madison, Florida under Dr. Tom Kelsey. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Emory University where his thesis, “Children in Worship: Participation Through Creative Dramatics,” studied the many ways children can be included in leadership in a worship setting. During college he was employed as a summer youth intern at Trinity UMC, Tallahassee and answered his call to ministry under the mentoring of Rev. Phil Roughton and Dr. Gene Zimmerman. During seminary he served as youth director at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory campus and worked closely with Dr. Carlton R. Young, editor of the United Methodist Hymnal.

After graduating from Emory, Wayne served under Dr. Thomas E. Farmer, Jr. as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville from ’84-’88 and was appointed as senior pastor of Palm Coast United Methodist Church in 1988. While at Palm Coast, he received the Harry Denman award for Evangelism. He was appointed to Southside United Methodist Church, Jacksonville in 1996 until he was appointed as Superintendent of the East Central District in June of 2006. His leadership and involvement beyond the local church includes membership in Rotary International for 18 years, Habitat for Humanity, past president of United Way of Flagler County, Healing Racial Division Project of Jacksonville, graduate of Leadership Jacksonville in 1998 and past president of United Community Outreach Ministries, Jacksonville. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Bethune Cookman University, The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, Central Florida Wesley Foundation, Stetson University Wesley Foundation, and FREE Prison Ministry. He served as a Delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 2006.  

Wayne is in his fifth year as Superintendent of East Central District in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has the responsibility of care and oversight for 83 Congregations and 161 Clergy including Appointed Pastors, Extension Ministers, and Retired Clergy.  

Wayne is married to Ramona Folds, formerly of Titusville, and they have two children, a son, Matthew, who is married to Katie McEntire and a daughter, Taylor, who is married to Phillip Stokes.

Ramona has a degree in Telecommunication, a minor in Drama and is a certified KinderMusik teacher. She has worked in television, public relations and advertising and is a cast member at Walt Disney World.

His son, Matt, is a graduate of Flagler College with a BA in Communication and is a founding partner of Indieatlantic, a film and production company specializing in high quality event films.

Daughter Taylor is a graduate of UCF and majored in Sports &  Fitness. She is currently a Graduate Assistant at Rollins College and pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership.









Feb 182012

This mission provides hot food and fellowship for the Women’s Residential Counseling Center (WRCC). Members from St. Andrews help cook and serve food at the center. This mission occurs every third Friday of the month. See the Events section for directions and time. For further information contact Susan Mitchell.

For more information about the WRCC please visit their web site at    http://www.centralfloridahomeless.org/services_WRCC.html

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.

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Nov 132011


Private Elvis


1958 was a year of change. Elvis went from the King of Rock & Roll to Private Presley. President Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act paving the way for  our 49th state and 14-year-old Bobby Fischer was on his way to becoming the greatest  chess player of all time.

President Eisenhower signing Alaska Statehood Act in 1958

In Winter Park, Florida, a small group of people, with names like Considder, Hartsaw and Evans, were making some changes of their own. This devout and visionary group had been meeting in homes, halls and borrowed churches for nearly five years forming the spiritual nucleus of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church of  Winter Park, Florida. After careful planning and research, the group purchased land in Winter Park, Florida, and  broke ground on the construction of their church in 1959.

Construction of St. Andrews in 1959

The dedication of the main building was  held on February 28, 1960. More than 50 years later the hopes and dreams of those founding members are still alive and well and contained within St. Andrews United Methodist Church.  The foundation that was laid more than five decades  ago still stands strong today. As a spiritual center and haven for those in need, St. Andrews still serves the community now.

St. Andrews today

With locally based missions and outreach , St. Andrews impacts the lives of those closest to us, our neighbors. Making a difference in the lives of those around us and the community that we share  St. Andrews remains  a beacon of spirit and hope for many.