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.

 

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.

 

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.