Relay for Life Registration

Relay for Life is coming up soon! Have you marked your calendar?

Relay for Life
Friday, May 11, 2018
West Ashley High School

There is still time to join the SAPUMC team. Here's how...

  1. Visit to find the Charleston event.
  2. Click "Join this Relay."
  3. The Relay for Life website will prompt you to create an account with your email address. Once your account is created, click "Join a Team."
  4. Use the search field to locate our team (St. Andrews Parish UMC Love Not Fear). 

We hope that you will join us! If you have any questions, please see Deb Underwood or Hope Treadway. 

A Shower of Love for Lowcountry Orphan Relief

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of St. Andrews Parish UMC recently hosted a shower for Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and the event was an amazing success! SAPUMC, Grace UMC, Cokesbury UMC and Walmart contributed toiletries, clothing and plush animals in addition to cash donations (which totaled $242). Thank you to all who gave! 

Holy Week Schedule

Easter Egg Hunt | Cross Walk | Sunrise Easter Service Charleston, SC

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, March 25th
Contemporary Worship at 8:45am
Traditional Worship at 11:15am

Maundy Thursday Service, March 29th
Hosted by Cokesbury UMC at 7:00pm
Good Friday Cross Walk, March 30th
Meeting on the Bike Path at 8:30am
Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 30th
The Tenebrae Service is at 8:00pm. A Prayer Vigil will begin after the Tenebrae Service and continue around the clock until Easter morning.
Easter Sunday, April 1st
Sunrise Service with Communion at 7:00am
Contemporary Worship at 8:45am
Traditional Worship at 11:15am

We are excited to join forces with Cokesbury UMC for this year's Maundy Thursday Service and Good Friday Tenebrae Service. Please note that the Maundy Thursday service will be hosted at Cokesbury (4990 Dorchester Road in North Charleston). The Tenebrae service will be hosted in our sanctuary per usual (3225 Ashley River Road). 

All Holy Week events are open to the public. Please invite friends, family members, casual acquaintances and complete strangers... We look forward to celebrating the good news together!


Family Worship Night & Potluck

Our FAN Committee and youth group members are teaming up to host a special worship night...

FAN Potluck Dinner & Family Worship Night

Family Worship Night & FAN Potluck Dinner

Sunday, March 11th at 5:30pm

Bring a healthy dish to share.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Please join us Sunday, March 11th at 5:30pm for a family-friendly worship night and potluck dinner. Our youth will be sharing a message, and representatives from our Relay for Life team will be present with 2018 event details. Our FAN committee will also be present to announce some new "Activity" initiatives at SAPUMC, including Relay Prep Walking/Running Groups. 

Potluck Sign-Ups

In the spirit of Faith, Activity and Nutrition, our FAN committee is challenging everyone to bring a healthy dish for the potluck. The best dish (delicious and healthy) will win a prize! 

This event is completely free and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance to indicate if you will bring a dish. You can sign-up online or at church, on the bulletin board. Hope to see you there!

Drive Thru Ashes

Ash Wednesday is February 14th, and for the fourth year in a row, we will begin the Lenten season with Drive Thru Ashes in the church parking lot. 

Drive Thru Ashes | Ash Wednesday in Charleston

Drive Thru Ashes

February 14, 2018
St. Andrews Parish UMC
3225 Ashley River Road


Pastor Brad will have the Drive Thru open 7:00-9:00am. Please swing by on your way to work or school. Visitors will receive ashes and a quick prayer.

Can't make it to the Drive Thru? Join us for our traditional Ash Wednesday service at 7:00pm in the church sanctuary.

Youth Sponsored Date Night

Calling all parents! Our youth group is providing FREE childcare so that you can enjoy a few hours of freedom...


Date Night

Saturday, February 24th

FREE Childcare for Ages 4-10
Games, Movies & Snack Supper Provided

This initiative is just one of many ways in which our young people have chosen to embody "Fruit of the Spirit" (see the Focus on Youth section of our February newsletter for details).

A Date Night sign-up sheet is available on the church bulletin board, and interested parties can also RSVP via email...

Beginner Bell Clinic & Organist Shadowing Opportunity

Our Music Director, Lavinia Parker, and Organist, Dr. Brad Parker, want you to experience the joys of music! The following music education opportunities require no prior experience and very little commitment. Each is designed with fun in mind!

Beginner Handbell Clinic

Beginner Bell Clinic

You've heard of pumping iron, but pumping bronze is way more fun! Join us for a musical workout, and learn the basics of handbell technique and note reading. Play along with familiar tunes, try multiple bell positions and master a fun piece in just two sessions! 

January 31st & February 7th
6:30pm - 7:20pm

This clinic is completely free, and all are welcome! Please click below to RSVP. 

Assistant Organist for a Day

See what it is like to lead a worship service in song! This opportunity includes a 20 minute lesson with Lavinia and a shadowing session with Dr. Parker during an 11:15am worship service. Pull stops, play pedals, turn pages and even provide music for the service if you are so inclined.

Interested parties should register online, and Lavinia will be in touch to schedule your lesson. 

Christmas Eve Services

St. Andrews Parish UMC is hosting two candlelight services this year...

Contemporary Worship
Sunday, December 24th at 6:00pm

Traditional Worship
Sunday, December 24th at 8:00pm

Both services will feature a special message by Pastor Brad and his better half, Pastor Megan of Cokesbury UMC. The contemporary worship service will include musical selections by the SAPUMC Praise Band, and the traditional worship service will feature hymns. Both services are family friendly, and glow sticks will be available for the kids.

All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

A Vital Conversation on Race

Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

A Vital Conversation on Race
November 5th at 4:00pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
3242 Ladson Road

The Advocacy Committee of the Charleston District of the United Methodist Church is hosting a discussion Sunday, November 5th at Wesley United Methodist Church. This discussions is intended to be a respectful, productive and honest conversation about racial tensions and the things that damage the Body of Christ.

This event is completely free and open to the public, but Wesley UMC has requested a head count to ensure that they are prepared. If you would like to join in this discussion, please email the church office to confirm interest.

"Yoga in Practice" Screening Event

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"Yoga in Practice" Screening Event
Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm
St. Andrews Parish UMC
3225 Ashley River Road

SCETV is hosting a screening event at SAPUMC for a new series, Yoga in Practice. The series and screening will be led by yoga instructor Stacey Milner-Collins of Columbia, SC. Attendees will have an opportunity to preview and practice along with an episode!

Congregants and community members (ages 15 an older) are welcome to attend, but space is limited. Please click below for event details and preregistration information.