Update on Church Re-Opening

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Latest on Re-opening the Church for In-person Service

June 28, 2020

It's been several months since we've all seen each other.  We know how much the congregation is wishing to come back together and worship in the spirit of Christ once again.  As most of you have seen that positive cases of COVID-19 are on the rise as the State is still in the first wave of the pandemic.  With that in mind, the church leadership in conjunction with the worship committee have been meeting regularly and consulting the guidelines provided by the CDC and the Conference and will decide to re-open when it is appropriate and safe for everyone.  In the meantime, continue to enjoy our virtual worship services here on the website or on our facebook page.  Stay safe, love one another and be blessed until we can meet in person again.

 
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Update on Coronavirus for the Church

Click button to see the Bishop's Message

 
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Update on Coronavirus for the Church

Eventhough we cannot be together,we are together in each other's hearts.

Plans for opening the church for in-person worship were approved by the District Superintendent earlier this month.  Unfortunately, with Sacramento County being placed back into the Purple Tier, which is the most restrictive, that plan is once again on hold.  Our Church Campus remains closed. Please keep your faith strong and spirits up that we will be able to open safely in the future.  Until then, stay safe and may the peace of the living Christ comfort you.  Happy Holidays.

 
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Interim General Secretary of GCORR Responds to Racist Attacks on Historic D.C. Black Churches

Click the link below to read the response from General Commission on Race and Religion, a body of The United Methodist Church, established in 1968 on recent events in the DC area.

 
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COVID-19

Our Congregations Health and Safety is a Priority!

St. Andrew's family and friends. In response to the overwhelming circumstances of Covid-19, St. Andrew's UMC is suspending ALL church activities/worship services and support group meetings until further notice. Please visit this site and watch our facebook page for continued updates.


We will be posting and emailing the Sunday Worship Service bulletins and a written copy of the week's sermon for everyone to use at home for in-home worship/meditation/reflection.


Lord hear our prayers in this uncertain time.

 
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2020 Scholarship

Application

The new 2020 St. Andrew's College Scholarship Form is now available.  Deadline June 10, 2020.  See form for more details.

Evening Service Has Returned

With the county moving into a less restrictive tier, cases in some areas decreasing and vaccinations occurring, St. Andrew's is on the path to re-open for in-person worship.  

Last week, our 6:00 PM Evening Service resumed.  Masks are required during worship at all times, social distancing is enforced and Hand Sanitizing stations are available.  

Morning worship will also resume in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned to this space for more information.

As always, all CDC guidelines will be observed when 10:30 AM worship resumes.

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August 1st Sunday Worship Service Cancelled

As a precautionary measure, St. Andrews Sunday morning worship service on August 1st will be cancelled.  The bulletin and sermon will be distributed via email and U. S. mail.


As of this moment, we expect to have Sunday worship on August 8th. It will be quite different as there will be no singing, no choir, no coffee hour and masks will be mandatory. You will be notified if it is decided to cancel this service too.


It is expected that Sunday worship will resume on August 15th.


Keep safe, stay healthy and let us keep one another in our prayers.

 

Our Events

Holidays 2021

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First Sunday of Advent

November 28, 2021

Join us next Sunday, November 28,2021 as we start the new liturgical calendar and kickoff Advent.

United Methodist Women's Christmas Lunch

December 11, 2021 - 11:00 AM

The annual United Methodist Women's Christmas luncheon will in Moss Hall, Saturday, December 11th.  
Space is limited: Setup your Reservation by December 5th.  Call Judy Hyslop at 916-879-3671. 
There will also be a collection of art supplies at Christmas gifts for the young LGBTQ community at Sacramento LGBTQ Community Center.

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Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2021, 7:00 PM

Celebrate the birth of Jesus with us at our family oriented Christmas Eve Service.

 
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Food Closet Special Schedule

Our Food Closet will have special hours this week.  Due to Thanksgiving, the closet will be open on Wednesday, 11 AM - 2 PM.  See you there.

 
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“Bravery does not equate always, however, with wisdom, and being wise as serpents and innocent as doves serves the believers well, as Jesus had advised in Matthew 10:16.”

Letter from the Pastor

David Park