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!

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.


source:

http://www.ecdistrictumc.org/district_superintendent.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 192012
 
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I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord!” ~ Psalm 122:1

“If we walk in the light, we have fellowship one with another.” 1 John 1:7

If you’re interested in serving as an acolyte, please contact Ms. Sonja Mullens.

The meaning of acolytes:  The word acolyte is taken from an ancient Greek word meaning companion, attendant, or helper.  Acolytes work closely with the pastors and take part in church services to help people worship God.  The acolytes light and extinguish the candles on the altar and the Paschal candle when it is used. They also assist during the communion service.
The acolyte ministry originated during Old Testament times.  Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us.  Remember your Old Testament verses referencing God in the burning bush.  When the acolytes bring the light (fire) into the sanctuary, they are reminding people that God is with us in our worship service.
When the acolytes extinguish the candles and leave the sanctuary with their candle lighters aflame and exit the building to bring the light outside, they are reminding people that we take the light and scatter it out into the world remembering that God is with us.
The Acolytes ministry provides children with a meaningful opportunity to be involved and serve in the Lord’s House as helpers and attendants in the worship service.  Remember we said:  Acolyte means helper or attendant, but does not designate an age that is usually church specific.   The acolytes duties also include assisting with the offering and other duties during the services.  The acolyte youth develops responsibility to be on time and fulfill his/her obligations.  It takes a little courage initially to stand up before the congregation and perform the duties.

St. Andrews’ Acolytes:  Our acolytes serve by lighting altar candles and assist in the sacrament of communion.  Acolytes serve from 3rd grade to about 8th grade.

 

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