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In 2011, two members of AUMC decided that the youth of Andrews needed a place to hang out after football games. That was the beginning of our Fifth Quarter Ministry. The first one was attended by about 30 youth, and they were all friends of two of the youth members. Since that humble beginning, the average attendance is now about 130 people. Andrews has come together to make this a community effort with community effort including support from the Andrews Lion Club and many individuals. This is TRULY a COMMUNITY effort that provides a safe place for our youth to hang out and have a meal after every home football game and a couple of home basketball games.
United Methodist Men (UMM)
The mission of the United Methodist Men is “To Help Men Grow In Christ, So Others May Know Christ”. Andrews UMM accomplishes this goal by being a group that grows closer to Christ through fellowship and outreach. We fellowship together the last Saturday of every month with a Big breakfast at 8:30am. This breakfast is followed by either devotion or a presentation from a local group or charity. This fellowship time is changed to outreach every other month where we as a group participate in a work project within our church or the local community so others may see Christ through our actions. All ages of Men are welcomed and encouraged to attend as much or as little of UMM as there time allows. If you have any questions please contact our UMM President Alan R Brown (828)-557-2559, Vice President Brent Burch (828) 644-4899, or the church office.
United Methodist Women
The organized unit of the United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons though Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. We meet on the first Tues of each month at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Our Vision: Turning Faith, Hope and Love into Action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world
To put our PURPOSE into action:
To know God: Spiritual Growth – devotions, Bible study, prayer, District Day Apart, worship attendance….
To experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ: Social Actions – environmental concern, health, homelessness, racism, prejudice, hunger, child & spousal abuse…..
To develop a creative, supportive fellowship: Membership, Nurture, Outreach: homebound and nursing home visitation, meals for families during illness or the death of a loved one, “goodie” bags for college students, sponsor Poinsettias and Easter lilies.
And to expand concepts of Mission through participation in the global ministries of the church: Education and Interpretation: pledge to mission money to support missionaries and mission programs, District Mission studies, Welcome Table, Home Delivered Meals, Food Bank, support other local church missions…
We are members of the Smoky Mountain District and Western North Carolina Conference of the UMW.
There are reading books in the church library that relate to the parts of our Purpose. We use the Prayer Calendar at each meeting and pray for a mission focus and missionaries supported by UMW.
If you can not meet at 2 PM on the First Tuesday of each month and would like to have a circle or group at a different time, please contact Pastor Mary or Lavenia Hawk.
The Welcome Table is a free, weekly community meal offered every Thursday from 5 to 6pm in the Family Life Center.
Anyone is welcome to come and eat with us. If you are hungry, you are welcome. If you are lonely, you are welcome. If you’d like to share your time or your services with others, you are welcome.
Meals and volunteers are provided by different churches and organizations in our community, including: Andrews Presbyterian Church; Boy Scouts; Baptist Church of Andrews; Marble Springs Baptist Church; Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters; St. Andrew Lutheran Church; United Methodist Men of Andrews UMC; United Methodist Women of Andrews UMC.