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Upcoming Events
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WED
Brass Bell Choir
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
DEC

19

WED
Singles Luncheon Group
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Singles Luncheon Group – meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. For ALL singles (widowed, never been married, divorced, etc.) Check announcements for location each month. June's Meeting place to be announced. Contact Lois Brighten 360-412-7933
Brass Bell Choir
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
DEC

20

THU
Bread of Life Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Staff
Starting Aug 1, 2018

Pastor Dirk Wooten

https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2249/dirk_wooten_announcement_st_andrew.pdf 

 

Sisters and brothers of St. Andrew’s UMC,

Greetings! My wife (Brittany) and I are excited to meet, get to know, and join your community at St. Andrew’s. As you may know, we are traveling from Pennsylvania to Washington this month; so what brings us out your way? After a decade of pursuing the goal of becoming an Army Chaplain, Brittany has finally met all the “wickets,” and she has been assigned to JBLM. Thanks to our great UM connectional system, the PNW Annual Conference has welcomed me in and allowed me the honor and privilege to serve as your pastor. So let me first say, thank you for your patience in allowing us the time to make it out your way.

 

When I arrive in August, my goal for the first two months is to meet with the congregation and the community leaders in our neighborhood. I’d love to sit down with you (or a group of folks) over coffee (or your choice of beverage) to get to know you. I am a firm believer that ministry can’t happen unless we know who we’re in ministry with, and that starts with the people of the church. So if I could ask a favor: would you carve out some time in your busy schedule to sit down with me and share about yourself, your family, and how/why St. Andrew’s UMC has impacted your life?

I don’t ask that without returning the same. While I can’t share my life story here, I would like to share five important details about me as a person and as a pastor: 1) I’m a self-proclaimed Methonerd (Methodist Nerd). John Wesley – the founder of Methodism – is like a superhero to me, so I will always encourage the church to remember our Wesleyan roots! 2) I love baseball and birds! After our cross-country trip, I hope to bump my total baseball stadiums visited up to 15 – halfway there! And I’ve been told that the Pacific Northwest is great for bird watching (maybe that’s the real reason we’re moving your way J)! 3) My passions in ministry are cultivating spiritual growth, encouraging and building leaders, and promoting missional ecclesiology – that is, defining the church’s mission as being “sent out.” 4) As I alluded to earlier, I believe ministry starts with building relationships – inside and outside the church walls. And 5) Like a tiny child, I love asking “why.” I believe that when a church knows its “why,” it promotes a shared purpose and vision for every ministry – new and old.

As Brittany and I begin our journey, may I humbly ask for your prayers? Would you pray for safe travels, for peace in the midst of transition (for all of us), and that I would continue to grow spiritually so that I can spiritually lead and encourage you good-people of faith! I promise to pray the same for you. Until we meet… Many Blessings, Pastor Dirk

 

 






Administrative Assistant

Kathy Bowen

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Lay Reader

Rich Green

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Rich Green is the current Lay Leader. Rich has been a member of St. Andrews for 35 years. He has been the Lay Leader for 20 of those 35 years. He also has been the lay delegate to the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference for the past 20 years. The Lay Leader is a liaison between the lay members of the church and the church administration. He also aids and supports the minister in the implementation of changes and the introduction of new innovations and ideas. The Lay Leader also sits as an ad hoc, non voting, member of all church committees. Aside from his duties as Lay Leader, Rich chairs the Endowment/Memorials Committee, chairs the St. Benedict's Community Dinner support committee (dinner once-a-month for homeless and special needs individuals), has preceded over several small group study sessions, plays in the hand-bell choir, has led the annual financial pledge drive for several years, and participates in numerous work groups around the church. He chaired the church's 50th anniversary celebration in 2009. Rich has been married to Jan for 54 years. They have 2 grown and married children: Kerry who is a Delta pilot and Shelli the wife of an Air Force pilot.






Education Director

Janie Stover

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Accompanist

Maria Breznau

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Music Director

Paul Duncan

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Paul Duncan, Director of Music Ministries

Paul has been active in the music ministries of several area churches for over 22 years. Originally from Tacoma, he attended Pacific Lutheran and Saint Martin’s Universities, studying piano and vocal music with a number of prominent Western Washington instructors. Paul has also taught piano and voice for over 30 years in the greater South Puget Sound area.  In addition to his teaching and church duties, he has provided music direction for several high school and professional musical productions (River Ridge HS and North Star Productions) He has performed as a soloist, band leader, and sideman in numerous groups, bands, trios, and plays/sings for a variety of public functions.  He and wife, Shannon have a wonderful 5 year old girl named Ella, a little Pekingese dog named Patch and a Calico cat named Gracie.  Paul enjoys local sports, particularly anything to do with baseball---all other sports are a diversion. He loves music (all kinds) to perform and to listen, 24/7, and, of course, he is very glad to be back at St. Andrew’s!

 






Nursery Attendant

Janey Oakes

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Children's Worship and Activity Center

Childcare is available for children under 5 in the Nursery form 8:45am to 12:30pm on Sunday. After Children's Time in both 9am and 11 am Worship, Sunday school is available a for 5-10 year olds. Coloring books, Crayons and picture books are available at the rear of the Sanctuary.






Custodian

Mike Regan

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Website Administrator

Gretchen Borck

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