Saint Andrew United Methodist Church

1528 Church Road

Toms River NJ 08755



UMW Reading Program 2015

The UMW Reading Program seeks to open our minds to current issues and offers us an opportunity to think critically, deepen our spirituality and broaden our understanding of UMW mission work. There are 4 reading plans to select from and a broad range of titles and 5 categories to choose from. You have one year to complete your readings.The 5 plan options range from Plan I which requires you to read 5 books to Plan IV which requires reading 20 books. When you have completed your reading, fill out a form to report the books you've read and hand it in to the church librarian. The 2015 book selections are in the church library. To help get you started, pick up a UMW Reading Program brochure in the library.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please speak to the Church librarian on Sunday morning.

As reminder, there are many other books and audio-visuals for children, youth, men and women in St. Andrew’s Library that many be borrowed and enjoyed. The library is open Sunday mornings during Sunday School and between services. Please take advantage of this wonderful resource. No late fees!!!!

Women’s Study Groups at St. Andrew

Come join one of our women’s studies; we have 3 groups which meet regularly September through June: Monday morning at 10:00 am Tuesday morning at 10:00; and Thursday evening at 6:30; Call the church office 732-539-5367 for more information.

The St. Andrew unit of the UMW of is one among the many worldwide units of United Methodist Women, the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members. The mission of UMW is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders and advocate for justice. St. Andrew’s unit sponsors gatherings of women and teens for worship, mission education, and fellowship. All women of our area are invited to participate in this mission effort. The women of our St. Andrew UMW unit support local, national and world missions through prayer, personal commitment and financial support. Worldwide, members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

For more info about these events please contact the Church Office


2015 Pledge to Missions

If you would like to make a Pledge to Mission and did not do so at February’s General Meeting or at your circle meeting. Mission pledge cards are available through the circles or from the UMW treasurer. Every women is given an opportunity to make a Pledge to Missions each year toward the work of United Methodist Women and the programs of the Women’s Division of the GBGM. Making a pledge to missions is not paying “dues” or a requirement of the UMW; it is simply a continuation of the efforts of our UM foremothers who felt called to raise funds which would allow missionaries to serve the unmet needs of the women and children of our world, bringing the Gospel to them. Your UMW Pledge to Mission becomes a part of the money pledged each year by over 800,000 UM Women across the globe to support the continuation of the those fledgling efforts which have expanded over the years. You may return the pledge card to your circle leader or to our treasurer. Pledges may be paid in installments or in anyway you wish. Your pledge will be part of our unit’s pledge.

UMW November 22, General Meeting

We will have our World Thank Offering and General Meeting on November 22, right after the Stewardship Luncheon, in rooms 4,5 & 6. Our guest speaker will be Crystal who was unable to attend our September meeting because of a family emergency. She will be sharing her experiences in the Interfaith program. Don’t forget to bring your World Thank Offering box.

Save the Date:

December 5th - Christmas Tea 

Come ring in the holidays with a joyful concert. The Island Singers will be performing their Winter Concert at the UMW Christmas Tea on December 5th. The concert will start at 1:00. The Choir’s music program is diverse and appeals to many audiences. They have performed in local venues from Lakewood to Tuckerton since 1972.

Some of our St. Andrew family may recognize their director, Polly Moore, as a past choir director here at St. Andrew. And our own Barbara Smith is a member of the Island Singers.

Katie will be serving her delicious finger sandwiches and treats.

Tickets are on sale in Fellowship Lobby for $15.


For more info about these events please contact the Church Office. 732-349-5367