80% Relationships | 20% Learning

Typical Size: Varies by Group

Gather together with a specific focus on building relationships through fun activities and learning opportunities. For more information on Communities at St. Andrew, contact Adult Ministries

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Women's Communities

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St. Andrew Women in Faith

We are a community of women who believe love in action can change the world. St. Andrew Women in Faith provide women of all ages opportunities to be in mission both locally and globally, as well as cultivate friendships. 

Love in Action at St. Andrew

Prom Closet | Held each spring to provide an opportunity for high school girls to pick out a dress and accessories, all at no cost, to make Prom dreams come true.

Heart of Christmas Brunch & Auction | Held on the first Saturday of December every year. All monies raised go to support missions. 

Cultivating Friendships

Small groups of women who meet once a month, September-May for social gatherings and to learn about mission in action in our community and around the world. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.

Sarah Sisters | First Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. Social time; 10:00 a.m. Program; Room 131
September 6 | 11:00 a.m. Welcome Back Tea, Contact Carol Wilson

Rachel Circle | Second Monday, 6:30 p.m. Snacks & Social time, 7:00 p.m., Program, Room 126
September 11 | Join us this fall! Contact Nancy Drew


"A Little Deeper" Book Club

Third Wednesday of the Month , 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 126
We meet the third Wednesday of the month, September-May. Contact  Jan Gillespie

May 17 | Saving the Music by Vincent B. Lococo 


Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy's Place 
A fun aerobic workout to contemporary Christian music that will energize your body and soul. The variety of movements strengthen all muscle groups and is adaptable to any fitness level. ScriptureFIT offers fellowship for Christian women while providing a unique opportunity to focus on God and be full of life and able to be all God desires. Led by Patti Loftin. Bring yourself and a friend, no registration required. Contact Patti Loftin for more information. 


The Circle | Professional Women's Ministry

Circles mean a lot to those in the working world. We circle up on meetings and circle back on conversations. Circles are also the people we run with. We have our professional circles and social circles. But we run so fast that we don't always have a chance to grow our spiritual circle. To find that place where we are understood and welcomed for our passion and our loves. For the working woman of St Andrew, we’re ready to draw the circle wider. Join our monthly contact list.

Speaker Event | Leading with Faith in the Workplace featuring Dr. Traci Petteway
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m., Smith Worship Center
Join other professional women at St. Andrew to hear from Christian life-coach, Dr. Traci Petteway. Gather with others after the speaker event for optional lite bites and beverages at a nearby restaurant.
Register Here


Mentor Circle

We are excited to continue our mentorship program starting June 2023. You can sign up to either be a mentor or a mentee. The program will have a basic structure so that you aren’t tasked with coming up with your own program.

Become a Mentee

Become a Mentor


Service Circle

Sign up to receive specific updates about our service opportunities including our partnership with Shepton High School and the AVID program, as well as other group service events.

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Faith Circle

We know that growth in our spiritual lives is just as important as growth in our personal and professional lives. We are currently meeting monthly in homes. Sign up to receive communications about upcoming meetings.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Home of Michele Thatcher
Next Dates: May 24

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Social Circle

We have some great hopes for future social outings; everything from big events to small impromptu get-togethers and happy hours. Given that we have a small budget as a new ministry, we are looking for any leads or offerings anyone has for potential venues, vendors who would be willing to donate to us, or other ideas. We also need help with organizing future events, so let us know if you are interested in helping our team.

Social Interest Form


The Table | Women's weekday bible study

Join us at The Table for a women's weekday Bible study. There will be fellowship, small group discussion, and Bible teaching. We even have a place at The Kids Table for your children! They will receive a weekly Bible lesson, craft, and snack. We have saved a seat for you – come taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalm 34:8).

Fall 2023 Weekday Bible Study
September 6-November 1
9:30-11:00 a.m., Piro Hall
Cost $25

The Kids Table
Cost $54/child ($6/child per session



Men's Communities

Methodist Men

Methodist Men Ministry (MMM) is a community of Christian men growing together through service, learning and fellowship. Our primary purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships. The focal points of MMM are:

  • Fellowship: Meeting and establishing friendships with men who are Christian focused.
  • Learning: Studying the message and the ‘good news” of Christ and how it pertains to our lives.
  • Service: Serving in and outside of St. Andrew through the Messenger of Hope Scholarship, ImagineU Mentor-ship Ministry, and the Strength for Service devotional program. Plus provide support for church events.
Our Missions

Messenger of Hope Scholarship Fund

Our biggest mission, started in 2001 by Ray Adams (Chairman), has raised over $750,000 for high school students in economic need to help them achieve their college goals. A 2009 recipient told us,  “This scholarship helped me get through my undergrad which propelled me to law school. I earned my Juris Doctor degree in 2020. Thank you for giving this kid hope way back then. God bless!” The scholarship is mostly funded by the annual St. Andrew Open Golf Tournament held in May.

If you are interested in applying for the Messenger of Hope Scholarship, link coming soon. 

ImagineU Mentor-ship Ministry

ImagineU identifies high school students that are experiencing unique challenges in their path to higher education, and mentors (MM volunteers) help students stay in school and on course to a higher education. This mission, chaired by Joe Rule and Micah Mahaney, is spiritually lifting and fulfilling by helping young high school students achieve success.

Strength of Service

This devotional mission supports our military men and women with Christian devotionals signed by our church community with a personal note and then sent to our troops at a military base within Texas. This mission is chaired by Mike Kelley and Gary Brooks. Over 3000 devotionals have been distributed over the past four years.

Monthly Bible Study

Second Saturday | Year-Round, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Piro Hall 
Join us for breakfast and fellowship. For more information, contact [email protected]


The Forge

At St. Andrew, we seek to build a community of men who support and strengthen one another—a way to live into Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  With all the responsibilities and demands on men in their personal and professional lives, we believe God desires for us to come together to build friendships and grow spiritually. Together, we are stronger. Together, we are The Forge. Join our contact list.

Social Events

Night with Romal Tune
Monday, September 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew, Put it on your calendar!

Small Groups

Small Groups meet on the second Wednesday of the month at homes in the Plano and Frisco area. New members are always welcome! Please complete the form below to be assigned to one of four available groups.



Friendly Contract Bridge

First and Third Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Room 121
A group for those who enjoy fellowship and a "fun" game of bridge. Bring a lunch and invite a friend! Questions, Contact  Janet Stovall

PALS | Senior Adults

The PALS community offers senior adults educational, cultural, and social opportunities through programs, outings, movies, games, and more.  We welcome all seniors to join in the fellowship and fun!  For more information, contact Adult Ministries Team.

Gatherings are Wednesdays (Except the first of the month), 10:00 a.m., Room 131

Upcoming Events

May 10 | Dulcimer group coming to play concert, We will meet in the Chapel

May 17 | Speaker: Austin Cope, Director of  Contemporary Worship at St. Andrew

May 24 | Speaker: Rev. Scott Anderson, Associate Pastor of Congregational Engagement at St. Andrew 

May 31 | Speaker: Marjorie Fulmer from Conservatory Senior Living

The Second Act

A new ministry of St. Andrew for those nearing retirement, newly retired, or already retired! Explore the many ways to get involved through serving others, learning about important community topics, attending social events, and participating in worship activities!

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Softball Teams

St. Andrew teams play in a Plano slow-pitch, co-ed rec league at Heritage Yards in the spring, summer, and fall. No experience required! Want to learn more as the next season approaches?  Click below to complete our interest form.

softball Team Interest Form

The Followers

Join single men and women of all stages (never married, divorced, widowed) who enjoy growing in their Christian journey together.  Our mission is to provide opportunities to develop friendships with social and service events.  If you are looking for Christian fellowship with other Singles, contact Shannon South for more information.

Social and service Events

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