Feb 182012

If you are looking for  meaningful gifts for family, friends and colleagues you can give the gift that gives.  The Samaritan Gift Market offers selections for donations in various amounts to the following:

  • Samaritan Care Hospice
  • American Cancer Society
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • The Heifer International Foundation
  • Red Bird Mission
  • St. Andrews United Methodist Mission Fund
  • United Methodist Children’s Homes
You will receive a card explaining how your gift was given in the chosen person’s name.
Contact Myra Winkler at 407-671-7282 for a catalog and details or email her @

Myra Winkler and The Samaritan Gift Market catalog

Feb 182012

Our church pantry always accepts your donations to help local residents in need. Non-perishables requested.

Copy paper, cleaning and office supplies can be used by the church. When you purchase some for your use, please remember the church and buy some for the work we do in the name of God. Elbow grease is also needed in regards to keeping the church looking its best. If you can volunteer to help clean please see Susan Mitchell. 

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.

Our History

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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.

Nov 082011
Youth & Sprouts Leaders
Our Youth Leaders
Ms. Sam and Ms. Sonja

Ms. Sam and Ms. Sonja


Sprouts is a time where children from kindergarten through 5th grade can study the bible and have fun. We believe that  children see their church through the eyes of those who teach them. Ms. Sam & Ms. Sonja have been a part of the St. Andrews family for almost as long as there has been a St. Andrews. Their main focus is  to let the children of St. Andrews know they   are loved and appreciated. They do this through interaction, structure and love  for the lord.