Communities

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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Jump to:  Women's Communities  •  Men's Communities  •  PALS   •  Softball 
•  The Second Act  •  The Followers

Women's Communities

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
February 1 | Contact Carol Wilson

Rachel Circle | Second Monday, 6:30 p.m. Snacks & Social time, 7:00 p.m., Program, Room 126
February 13 |Working Prom Closet, come join us 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

February 15 | Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

ScriptureFIT

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.

 

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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Volunteer at Prom Closet
Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. - Noon, Smith Worship Center
Help prom dreams come true! We will go to lunch after. Act fast to secure your spot!

Register for February 18th Morning Shift

 

Volunteer at The Storehouse, Seven Loaves Food Pantry
Saturday, March 25, 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Registration opens January 25. We will serve together and then have lunch!

Register Beginning January 25

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 to study Dynamic Prayer. Sign up to receive communications about upcoming meetings.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Home of Michele Thatcher
January 25
February 22
March 22 

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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).

Spring 2023 Weekday Bible Study
Wednesdays, March 22-May 3, 2023
9:30-11:00 a.m., Piro Hall
Cost $25

Register Now

 

The Kids Table
Cost $42/child ($6/child per session)

Register Your Child

 

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

Check back for coming events!

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.

Register

 

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

February 8 | Speaker: Carrie Cravens, Clinical Program Manager of Beacon of Light
February 15 (Chapel) | Speaker: Jennifer Campbell, The Outlook at Windhaven Sr. Living 
February 22 | 10:00 a.m.Imposition of Ashes in Chapel, followed by Game Day in Room 131

Watch us in Action

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!

Register to receive our monthly newsletter sent via email.

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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 life stages (never married, divorced, widowed) who enjoy growing in their Christian journey together, and possess a love of Christ and lifelong learning. This group meets regularly for Bible Study series on Thursday evenings, and offers monthly social and service events. If you are looking for Christian fellowship with other Singles, contact Shannon South for more information.

small group winter study

Thursdays, January 26 - March 2, 6:30 p.m., Room 123
Winter Study | The Christ

Social and service Events

 

Service Opportunity | Saturday, February 18
Prom Closet
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Women's Opportunity, Help Shoppers at Prom Closet
12:00-3:00 p.m. | Men's Opportunity, Help Break Down Prom Closet Set
Register for February 18th Shift (Scroll Down to the Bottom)

Social Opportunity|Saturday, March 11, 2023
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s (Comedy)
By: Ron Clark & Sam Bobrick
Buy Your Tickets - $31.40

Social Opportunity| April
Central Market Cooking School – Plano
Date will be determined once the website posts the April schedule

Social Dinner | Saturday, May 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
The String Bean
1310 Campbell Road, Richardson, TX  75080
RSVP to Shannon South 

Service Opportunity | Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
1680 N. Glenville Drive, Suite 300, Richardson, TX  75081
RSVP to Shannon South