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St. Andrew UMC Traditional Worship

As Lent draws to a close, worshipers turn their thoughts to Jesus' final days before his resurrection on Easter Sunday. For Christians who observe it, Holy Week is a solemn time of worship. But at the end of it comes Easter Sunday — the celebration of Jesus' rebirth and defeat of death. This week of mourning tells a story of immense loss, but it leaves worshipers with the message of hope and Easter’s joyful celebration.

SERVICE TIMES AND CHILDCARE

Maundy Thursday | April 18 | 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
We remember the Last Supper with bread and cup. Begin reflecting on Jesus' path to the cross, and see our Salt & Light Youth Choir students serve in a mighty capacity, leading us in worship.


Good Friday | April 19 | 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

We remember the sacrifice on the cross with a service of darkness. We will interweave musical compositions from our worship directors with spoken meditations prepared by our pastoral leadership to illustrate the anguish of Jesus' crucifixion.


EASTER WEEKEND | April 20–April 21

April 20

5:30 p.m., Traditional, Sanctuary

April 21

Sunrise | 7:00 a.m., Meditation Garden | Led by the youth of the St. Andrew Students Department

Traditional | 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary

Contemporary | 9:30 a.m., Smith Worship Center | 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m., Sanctuary

ˆChildcare is available for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and all Easter services except sunrise.
 


STATIONS OF THE CROSS

In the Parlor, Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday | Prayerfully reflect upon Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection through this powerful experience. Use your senses and imagination at each of 14 stations that illustrate Christ's unconditional love for us.


We hope you will come celebrate this very special week at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Join us!

CHURCH LOCATION AND PARKING MAP  Visit: https://www.standrewumc.org/news/HolyWeek

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
5801 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093

For services in the Sanctuary, use the West entrance (W on the map). For Smith Worship Center, use the East entrance (E).

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St. Andrew UMC Easter Egg Hunt Over 5,000 treat filled eggs!

DON'T MISS THIS FUN FAMILY EVENT!  Over 5,000 treat-filled eggs, a bounce house midway, large petting zoo, pony rides, balloon animals, crafts and the Easter Bunny! 

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 (rain or shine), west parking lot, 5801 W. Plano Parkway.  Last year more than 500 children and their families participated in the event. The Egg Hunt begins at 11:55 a.m.

“We love to give children from the community a wonderful Easter memory,” said Kim Meyers, Associate Pastor, Family Ministries.  “For the younger children it’s often their first Easter experience!   St. Andrew’s Mom to Mom group does a wonderful job creating a fun day for families.”

The event is $5 per child with a $20 maximum per family, and open to the public.  Registration can be made online at https://onrealm.org/standrewumc/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=MTEzMDAwNjktZjIzZC00OGM1LWIxZTItYTlkZTAxM2QxMzY3

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is organized by the St. Andrew Mom to Mom group. Mom to Mom is now in its 26th year at St. Andrew. Nearly 100 women in Mom to Mom are participating in the organization of this year’s egg hunt.  Membership at St. Andrew is not required to participate in the group.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75093. Call 972-380-8001 for more information.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. The congregation of St. Andrew follows Jesus, lives in relationship, serves others, and takes risks in faith. Worship includes four services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where more than 2,000 people gather each weekend. Recent renovation allows the Sanctuary to host worship in both Traditional style, with the classic pipe organ, and Contemporary style, with a new LED center screen and lighting technology. Small groups and Bible studies gather on campus and throughout the region every day of the week. Mission opportunities serve our local area, neighboring regions, and global communities. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.

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Selecting accessories!

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is Hosting the 11th Annual PROM CLOSET (no cost and open to any girl from anywhere!) on Feb. 19, 20, 21, and 23, and there are multiple 2-hour volunteers spots still available that need to be filled.

Would you enjoy helping a girl select the prom dress of her dreams or helping her accessorize it with a selection of jewelry? How about helping her select that perfect wrap or handbag or pair of shoes? Yes, you can be a fairy godmother as a volunteer at the Prom Closet. Do you have a talent with sewing or mending? We are still in need of volunteers in a variety of positions throughout the run of the Prom Closet:

Volunteers may choose from the 6 specific areas to work:  

a) Check In  

b) Shopping Area Greeter  

c) Dressing Room Assistant / Re-assembly / Runner / DR Stage Assistant - volunteers must be able to walk up / down steps  

d) Accessory Area Assistant  

e) Check Out

f) Mending.  

All available positions and instructions as well as sign-up via Sign-Up Genius are on the St. Andrew website.  Go to http://www.standrewumc.org/promcloset and select volunteering to review open positions and sign up. 

Volunteering at Prom Closet is a joyful experience and one that you will not forget. Watch the attached prom closet video! And if you know of anyone who needs a dress for prom, please spread the word!

 

Here are more details on the 11th Annual St. Andrew Prom Closet:

WHAT:  St. Andrew United Methodist Church is hosting the 11th Annual Prom Closet, which has grown from serving 35 young ladies in 2009 to 1,207 in 2018. (2018 shoppers represented 76 school districts and 204 schools.) Girls from ANYWHERE in need of a prom dress are invited to come select a dress and accessories, all at no cost. There are 4,000 dresses, sized 0 to 28, available to choose from, many of which have never been worn. The only requirement is that girls must be present to select their dresses/ accessories. Additionally there are 4,000 pieces of jewelry, 150 handbags, and 400 pairs of shoes.

Church and community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups donate dresses, shoes, wraps, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories for this annual event, organized and operated by The St. Andrew United Methodist Women.  The Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who because of finances would be unable to attend prom.  Area school counselors have been provided information on their campuses. Prom Closet organizers and volunteers confirm that not only is the need great, but the impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is immeasurable.

St. Andrew needs donations of dress sizes, 0-2 and 12 and up.  All donations of dresses and accessories such as jewelry, handbags, shoes, and wraps, may be brought to Room 133 at St. Andrew (east side of church, M-Th, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) Tax receipts are available. A link on Amazon is available for purchasing items shipped directly to church: https://tinyurl.com/PromClosetWishList


Hotline: 469-385-1810
PROM CLOSET INFORMATION:

Website: www.standrewumc.org/promcloset

Email: standrewpromcloset@gmail.com

Facebook: PromCloset:St.AndrewUMC

Instagram: promcloset.standrewumc

Twitter: @promclosetsaumc

Video for donations: https://www.vimeo.com/285139252

Promo video: https://www.vimeo.com/285139116

PHOTOS from 2018: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rlqsexfg99zci6m/AACLwDBIa1rB9BWDeTRfrMd_a?dl=0

Special thanks to our PROM CLOSET partners:  Chico’s and Ulta for providing shopping bags, Dry Clean Super Center/Signature Garment Care and Macy's for garment dress bags; and Market Street for food and water donations.

WHEN:  Feb. 19, 20, 21 (Tues.-Thurs., 4-8 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon)

Note: Prom Closet is closed on Friday, Feb. 22.

WHERE:  St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, 75093, in Smith Worship Center. (Please look for Prom Closet directional signs due to construction.)

St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. St. Andrew is a congregation of people who follow Jesus, live in relationship, serve others, and take risks in faith. Worship includes 4 services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where around 2,000 people gather each weekend. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. Groups gather on campus and throughout the region seven days a week, including small group and Bible studies; a renowned music ministry; service through missions such as The Storehouse of Collin County, providing services to qualifying Collin County residents to help escape the poverty cycle; 4 Corners Global Outreach, reaching remote villages needing medical care; Career Care, a workforce assistance program; and more. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.

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St. Andrew UMC Prom Closet

 

The Prom Closet has grown from serving 35 young ladies in 2009 to 1,207 in 2018 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is hosting the 11th Annual Prom Closet, Feb. 19, 20, 21 (Tues.-Thurs., 4-8 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon), in the Smith Worship Center at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, 75093. (The Prom Closet is closed on Friday, Feb. 22.) Girls from ANYWHERE in need of a prom dress are invited to come select a dress and accessories, all at no cost. This year there are 3,500 available dresses ranging in sizes from 0 to 28, many of which have never been worn. The only requirement is that girls must be present to select their dresses/accessories. Community members, businesses, organizations, and local groups donate dresses, and accessories for this annual event, organized and operated by The St. Andrew United Methodist Women.

“Last year we served 1,207 shoppers from 76 school districts and 204 schools,” said Devra Helffrich, an original organizer of the Prom Closet. “Obviously, we could not do this without the support and donations from the community and our wonderful volunteers. We collect dresses, shoes, jewelry, wraps, handbags, and other accessories year ‘round, and we can’t thank the community enough for helping so many girls’ prom dreams come true. The Prom Closet has grown to be an extraordinary way to reach out and help the community.”

St. Andrew is asking the community to drop off donations of dresses and accessories such as jewelry, handbags, shoes, and wraps at 1401 Mira Vista (east side of the church) in Room 133, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. A link on Amazon is available for anyone that would like to help by purchasing items, which will be shipped directly to the church. To review items available for purchase,https://tinyurl.com/PromClosetWishList

The Prom Closet was created to provide a unique shopping experience for young ladies who because of finances would be unable to attend prom.   Prom Closet organizers and volunteers confirm that not only is the need great, but the impact the dress makes on the girl and her family is immeasurable.  Visit www.standrewumc.org/promcloset, email standrewpromcloset@gmail.com, or call 469-385-1810 for more information.

“Every year, the Prom Closet results in so many stories of appreciation from girls who received dresses, and many are quite unique,” added Helffrich. “This year the Prom Closet worked with a group of girls from the McKinney High School Girl Empowerment Program, a program which was created to help young ladies learn the art of being able to lift each other up instead of pulling each other down.  Upon the completion of the program’s weekly projects during the school year, a ball is held to showcase their accomplishments and honor those who helped. The girls needed long dresses for the ball, and the Prom Closet volunteers worked with each girl to find the perfect dress.”

“We are all so appreciative of the Prom Closet and the wonderful ladies that not only helped the girls find a dress but also made them look and feel beautiful,” said Natasha Hayden, CIS Site Coordinator for McKinney High School. “The girls had to learn a waltz for the ball, where they were escorted by positive male role models including several members of the McKinney Police Department.  The Prom Closet was a wonderful example to the girls of what it means to be a team player.”

Area school counselors have been provided information about the annual Prom Closet on their campuses.  Students must be present to shop for selection of dress and accessories. Shopping will take place at the church, in the Smith Worship Center, at St. Andrew UMC, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano. Park in the west parking lot off Plano Parkway. The church buildings are currently under renovation so please look for the Prom Closet directional signs.

 

St. Andrew PROM CLOSET 

 

Website: www.standrewumc.org/promcloset

Hotline: 469-385-1810

Email: standrewpromcloset@gmail.com

Facebook: Prom Closet: St. Andrew UMC

Instagram: promcloset.standrewumc

Twitter:  @StAndrewUMC

Videos:

2019 Prom Closet Donations - https://vimeo.com/285139252

2019 Prom Closet Promo - https://vimeo.com/285139116

Photos from 2018: by Chris Derrett https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rlqsexfg99zci6m/AACLwDBIa1rB9BWDeTRfrMd_a?dl=0

 

 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. St. Andrew is a congregation of people who follow Jesus, live in relationship, serve others, and take risks in faith. Worship includes 4 services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where around 2,000 people gather each weekend. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. Groups gather on campus and throughout the region seven days a week, including small group and Bible studies; a renowned music ministry; service through missions such as The Storehouse of Collin County, providing services to qualifying Collin County residents to help escape the poverty cycle; 4 Corners Global Outreach, reaching remote villages needing medical care; Career Care, a workforce assistance program; and more. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.
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Rev. Arthur Jones, Bishop Scott Jones Come hear this dynamic father and son duo discuss their new book together. FREE!

 

Bishop Scott J. Jones and his son Rev. Arthur Jones discuss their second book together:

Scripture and the Wesleyan Way: A Bible Study on Real Christianity

Bishop Scott J. Jones, bishop of the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, and his son, Rev. Arthur Jones, a fifth generation Methodist minister and senior associate pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, have co-authored their second book, Scripture & the Wesleyan Way: A Bible Study on Real Christianity. The community is invited to a discussion about the book at “A Night with the Authors: Wesleyan Way,” on Sunday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Smith Worship Center, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano.  Admission is free.

“This book helps us to rediscover a way of following Jesus taught by 18th century English pastors John and Charles Wesley, which is itself a return to methods used by the earliest Christians after Jesus’ ascension,” said Bishop Scott Jones.  “This way holds the key to unlocking a renewed and vibrant church, and is our best hope for healing the division in our culture today.”

The Bible was central to John Wesley’s faith and the Christian movement he founded. Scripture and the Wesleyan Way provides a Wesleyan approach to the Bible and the Christian life through a Bible study using Wesley’s own words. In this study, authors Scott and Arthur Jones use John Wesley’s sermons to illuminate the Bible passages at the heart of Wesley’s understanding of what it means to be a real Christian. Each chapter explores a key Scripture text and one of Wesley’s sermons on it. Bishop Jones and his son Arthur show how the teachings of Wesley address questions that many of us in the 21st century still struggle with today.

“John Wesley discovered a challenging yet hopeful message in the Bible, which profoundly shaped his personal life and the Methodist movement he founded,” added Rev. Arthur Jones.  “As you study the Bible with John Wesley, you will hear his call to live a real Christian life and will be inspired to respond to this call with faith and boldness. We hope you can join us on January 13.”

Rev. Jones is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, and Bishop Jones previously served on the faculty at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University as well as pastor of three congregations in North Texas. Their first book together, published in 2015, was titled ASK – Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age. Bishop Jones is the author of several previous books including The Evangelistic Love of God & Neighbor, Staying at the Table, and Wesley and the Quadrilateral, also published by Abingdon Press.  

Bishop Scott Jones stands in a line of Methodist ministers stretching back to his maternal great-grandfather.  His father, Jameson Jones, was a national United Methodist leader and served as dean of Duke Divinity School, as would Bishop Jones’ younger brother, L. Gregory Jones.  His son Arthur Jones joined the staff of St. Andrew UMC in 2010 as an associate pastor.

Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A session.  Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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Join us for Christmas Eve! St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church announces multiple Christmas Eve Services as well as a special travelers' service for those who will be out of town over the holidays.
 
St. Andrew is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano Texas 75093. 
 
We invite you and your family to join us! Merry Christmas! 

 

Christmas Eve Services

SERVICES FROM NOON TO 11 P.M.


Wednesday, December 19
*
7:00 p.m. | Travelers Service, Sanctuary


Monday, December 24

*12:00 p.m., Casual Family Service, Sanctuary | Arthur Jones
*2:00 p.m., Children's Service, Sanctuary | Arthur Jones
*4:00 p.m., Contemporary Service, Sanctuary | Arthur Jones
*6:00 p.m., Traditional Service, Sanctuary | Robert Hasley
7:00 p.m., Contemporary Service, Smith Worship Center | Allison Jean
8:00 p.m., Traditional Service, Sanctuary | Jimmy Decker
11:00 p.m., Traditional Communion Service, Sanctuary | Arthur Jones
 

*CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

Wednesday, December 19, Travelers Service
Monday, December 24, for 2 years and younger at 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 24, for 5 years and younger at 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.


DECEMBER 30 SERVICE

10:00 a.m. | Combined Service in Sanctuary

**On Sunday, December 30, we will have one combined service in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m. We will not have a 9:30 a.m. Traditional, 9:30 Contemporary, or 11:00 Contemporary service.
 
*Childcare Available 
 
 
St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. St. Andrew is a congregation of people who follow Jesus, live in relationship, serve others, and take risks in faith. Worship includes 4 services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where around 2,000 people gather each weekend. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. Groups gather on campus and throughout the region seven days a week, including small group and Bible studies; a renowned music ministry; service through missions such as The Storehouse of Collin County, providing services to qualifying Collin County residents to help escape the poverty cycle; 4 Corners Global Outreach, reaching remote villages needing medical care; Career Care, a workforce assistance program; and more. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas  75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.

 

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The Storehouse of Collin County At The Storehouse’s Annual Turkey Drive Thru, Collin County families return (November 16) with vouchers to receive turkeys and Thanksgiving boxes with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving Dinner. The Storehouse is asking the community to help by sponsoring the food boxes at $20 each. This year all the boxes will be prepared by the North Texas Food Bank.

 

Thanksgiving Food Boxes Will Be Prepared by the North Texas Food Bank

for the Annual Turkey Drive Thru 

1,500 Turkeys Are Sponsored by Long-Time Supporter, Sports Value Consulting

The Storehouse of Collin County is asking the community to provide the trimmings for Thanksgiving Dinner for our neighbors in need by donating $20 to sponsor a Thanksgiving Food Box. Each box, prepared by the North Texas Food Box, contains green beans, cranberry sauce, corn, carrots, cooking oil, macaroni and cheese, spinach and more.  Collin County families registered with the Storehouse will return with their vouchers to the annual turkey drive thru, on November 16, from 4-6 p.m., to pick up turkeys and the Thanksgiving boxes. Sports Value Consulting, a longtime supporter of the Seven Loaves Food Pantry, has underwritten the cost of 1,500 turkeys.

“Due to construction and a lack of storage space this year, The Storehouse will not be receiving and storing food donations,” said Candace Winslow, executive director, The Storehouse of Collin County. “Instead, we are partnering with the North Texas Food Bank, our new Collin County neighbor, to deliver prepared boxes of holiday food items as well as turkeys on the day of the turkey drive thru. We are beyond grateful to our dear friend Michael Rapcoch with Sports Value Consulting for so generously underwriting the cost of all the turkeys. Working together, we will show hundreds of our neighbors they are not forgotten this Thanksgiving.”

"As 35-year Dallas residents, my wife Heather and I place a lot of value in this community,” said Michael Rapkoch, founder and president of Sports Value Consulting, LLC.  “We believe in the vision and passion that the caring Storehouse team practice daily. Grateful for our own blessings, we want to build a bigger table. We're proud to be a part of this Thanksgiving event for a sixth consecutive year." 

The Storehouse will also be the distribution point for Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere’s Food 4 Kids program again this year. Hundreds of families with children attending Plano ISD schools receive food over the holiday season from Seven Loaves Food Pantry each year.

Whataburger will provide insulated bags for the distribution, and Mycon will provide lighting for the evening. Representatives from KCBI 90.9 FM will be on site with a prayer station, offering a special blessing to each family as they exit the drive thru.

To donate a Thanksgiving Food Box, go to http://www.thestorehousecc.org/thanksgiving and click on the PayPal box, titled Provide a Thanksgiving Food Box. Checks may also be mailed to The Storehouse of Collin County, with the memo notation “Thanksgiving Food Box,” 1401 Mira Vista Blvd., Plano, Texas 75093.  Call 469-385-1813 for more information.

 

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DFW Archives Bazaar - FREE Sunday, Oct. 14 at Dallas Heritage Village, from 1-5 p.m.

DFW Archives Bazaar: Sunday, October 14, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. FREE (no admission charge that day)

Join archivists, museum curators, librarians, and history professionals from all across the DFW area at the Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood, on Sunday, October 14, 2018,from      1-5 p.m. for the DFW Archives Bazaar. Professionals from institutions such as UNT, SMU, UT-Dallas, Fort Worth and Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, The Amon Carter Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, NARA, and the Sixth Floor Museum (just to name a few) are responsible for helping to preserve the history and culture of communities in North Texas. They will be on hand to share their knowledge and help preserve your history. Learn all about the history of North Texas and the people that help preserve it for the next generation!

What you can see/do/learn:

Let the professionals show you the cool items that they have in their collections.

Learn how to preserve and digitize rare materials.

Learn how to conduct oral histories in your community.

Learn how to access historic research materials.

Other events during the Bazaar:

There will be a speaker series, door prizes, and more. All attendees of the DFW Archives Bazaar will receive free access to the rest of the park, and everyone is encouraged to picnic on the grounds (food and beverages will also be available for purchase).

For more information about Dallas Heritage Village, please call the main line at 214-421-5141 or visit www.dallasheritagevillage.org

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Cruise-In Car Show Free! Hosted by the United Methodist Men

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to its annual community fall festival on Sunday, October 28, from 5-6:30 p.m., at 5801 W. Plano Parkway. The festival features free fun for the whole family including carnival games, bounce houses, inflatables, and trunk or treat. All children are invited to come in costume. 

Additionally, the United Methodist Men are hosting the second annual Cruise-In Car Show from 3 – 6:30 p.m. with all proceeds from entrants benefiting The Storehouse of Collin County. For spectators, the car show is free.  For anyone interested in entering a car, registration is from 3-4:30 p.m. with awards at 6:30 p.m.  The registration fee is $20 or $15 with a donation of one bag of canned goods.  Awards include “Best of Show” and “Top Ten.” 

Chili, hot dogs, and other concessions are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Ministry. For more information, call 972-380-8001 or visit www.standrewumc.org.

“I love this event because it takes all of the church to make it happen,” said Rev. Kim Meyers, associate pastor, family ministries, St. Andrew.  “Last year, we had an amazing connection group running the chili cook off, serving 140 pounds of chili and 750 hotdogs in just two hours. The trunk or treat participants were many of our preschool families and the church’s young adults, and the student ministry helped us with setting up, running games, and cleaning up.  Everyone played an important role in providing a fun night for the community to enjoy.”

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Bill Jordan (building committee member), Tom Juhn (building committee chair), Drake Goolsby, Stella Goolsby, Melanie Goolsby (executive committee chair), Charlotte Goolsby, COO Forrest Pool, Ashley Loftin (St. Andrew Children’s Council Chair), Ben Loftin, Brooks Chapman (representing the student ministries expansion), Senior Pastor Robert Hasley, Senior Assoc. Pastor Arthur Jones, Candace Winslow (Executive Director of The Storehouse of Collin County), Assoc. Pastor Jennifer Powell, Daniel Martens (participated in St. Andrew’s first groundbreaking in 1990 as a child and now serves on building committee), Travis Martens, Cole Martens, Erin Martens.

Construction to begin immediately for a dedicated and expanded space for The Storehouse of Collin County as well as improvements to the Children’s and Students’ Ministries and parking

A groundbreaking ceremony and special event held on August 26 launched Phase 2 of St. Andrew United Methodist Church’s $16.5 million ChurchOne capital campaign. The campaign was designed in 2016 to address the growing needs of the church in the first two phases of a 30-year master plan. Construction begins immediately to build a dedicated missions area for The Storehouse of Collin County as well as provide improvements to the Children’s and Students’ Ministries and additional parking. It is estimated that Phase 2 construction will be completed in 13 months. Phase 1 which was completed in April, was the renovation of the sanctuary to accommodate present and future worship at St. Andrew.

“As we stand here today, I think back to 1990 when we had a group gathered in this same spot to break ground on our first building just behind me,” said Senior Pastor Robert Hasley. “Today we are here to remember those who came before and made all of this possible. You are the founding members for the next 30 years as we offer the love of Christ to children, students, and those who need a helping hand.”

The Storehouse of Collin County, a nonprofit which began at St. Andrew and is housed on its campus, has been operating within the students’ wing of St. Andrew since it first opened in 2009. It is the umbrella of services providing short-term assistance and long-term transformation to residents of Collin County in need and includes the Seven Loaves Food Pantry, serving 1,000 families a month; Joseph’s Coat Clothing Closet, providing an average of 4,000 garments each month; and Project Hope, a mentoring program supporting women in crisis. The nonprofit, which has increased the number of families served by 11 percent in the last year, was honored on September 14 with the North Texas Food Bank’s (NTFB) Partner Agency of the Year Excellence in Impact Award – NTFB’S most prestigious partner agency award. NTFB has 216 partner agencies within the 13-county area it serves.

The Storehouse of Collin County is an agency that provides life changing services for their clients by meeting multiple needs for each family served,” said Trisha Cunningham, president & CEO of NTFB. “While all of our Partner Agencies lend a hand to those in need, this agency strives to lend a hand up.” 

“The Storehouse is humbled by this honor as we go forward helping our neighbors in need every day,” said Candace Winslow, executive director, The Storehouse of Collin County. “We are so excited about our new facility, which will not only provide us with a dedicated space in which to serve others but also enable us to continue to grow.”

The new construction of 1,200 square feet will be the Storehouse’s hospitality and sign-in entrance and includes a mezzanine and a welcoming awning. The interior renovation of 3,500 square feet will include a kitchen, a walk-in fridge and walk-in freezer. 

The primary improvements for St. Andrew’s Children’s Ministry include the Children’s entrance, the addition of the indoor play space on the main level and tie-ins for the children’s area at each level. This is 970 square feet of new construction (three stories tall) and 3,150 square feet of renovation. 

The Students’ Ministry, gaining the most new square footage with 9,450, includes a lobby entrance facing Mira Vista Road, breakout spaces for small groups and two new gyms that are designed to also serve as worship facilities. In addition, there will be 4,500 square feet of renovation for a game area and a new students’ department office on the second floor.

Regarding parking, over 100 new spots are being added around the campus, with the most new spots in the southeastern corner, near the intersection of Mira Vista Boulevard and Plano Parkway.

“Without Rev. Robert Hasley, none of us would be standing here today,” added Rev. Arthur Jones, senior associate pastor. “The main thing I have learned from Robert over my years at St. Andrew is that we have to look forward, and I’m thrilled to be looking forward with all of you here today.  It’s an exciting day in the life of St. Andrew.”