A PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
All ages come together to make our church what it is. St. Andrew UMC has programs for youth, children, and families of all kinds. We offer Sunday School, Nursery Care, Confirmation Classes, and opportunities to serve and have fun.
The St. Andrew Citizenship Mentoring Center, in partnership with World Relief Wheaton, is presently active in preparing legal permanent residents for their naturalization exam. Students are mentored one-on-one, with the ultimate goal of passing the test and gaining citizenship. The instruction involves English reading and writing skill development as well as government, civics and U.S. history instruction.
We have a Food Pantry each Monday evening from 5-6 p.m. where all in need are welcome and volunteers are able to share. We partner with Neighborhood Food Pantries so that every $1 given equals $8 of food.
Every Third Monday we have a dinner during our food pantry time where all are welcome to eat.
We are able to give out fresh veggies each summer, and we always need volunteers. This opportunity exists because of the generosity of The Farm, owned and operated by the Smits family (open during summer at the Barn Owl) and Joe Cotton Ford, who let us use a van each week.
We have clothing for men, women, and children as well as bins for shoes, household goods (towels, blankets), hats, belts, etc. There is no limit on the number of items taken each visit, so we invite those who come to take what they will use.
Walkers from 12 churches located in Carol Stream, Bartlett, and West Chicago head out on a 5 Mile Walk Against Hunger. We walk in honor of the many people around the world who must walk miles every day to get food and clean water!
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
With over 50 years of mobilizing, organizing, and moving, United Methodist Women have been a vital part of our life together. Our chapter was organized in 2012 and meets every first Thursday night at 7pm. A Secret Sister program is also run by our UMW throughout the year.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
Meeting monthly on the second Saturday of each month for breakfast and a time to relax, the United Methodist Men support each other and the church in many ways.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES
With Sunday School for youth and children during the worship hour and adult studies after worship, there is something for everyone to deepen their faith. We also offer a regular study on Wednesday mornings and Tuesday night classes.
SO MUCH MORE!
We knit prayer shawls, tie pillows to help those in physical recovery, have prayer vigils, deliver flowers to show we care, and visit those in need. Come, learn more about our church by visiting at 9:30am on Sundays.