Worship Every Sunday at 10:00 am
4882 Lavista Road | Tucker, Georgia 30084-4460
office@standrewspresbyterian.org | 770-938-2833
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Carnival Thank You! Huge thanks go out to everyone who helped with the Back-to-School Carnival. You were a blessing to our church, our neighbors, and our community.

 

Check out Fall events and Sunday School offerings on our new Fall flyer.  Rally Day, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. in Heffner Hall kicks the Sunday School year off in Heffner Hall with a light breakfast and information about the coming year.  The biggest news is an intergenerational class called Animate, Seven Leading Christian Voices, Seven Big Conversation About Faith.

Carnival Saturday, August 12th is our annual Back to School Carnival, from 10 am – 1 pm! There will be lots of fun including bounce houses, a petting zoo, spin art, sno-cones, hot dogs and more! Please come and join in the fun!

September 30 is Presbytery Volunteer Day at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Please plan to help sort, organize and pack recently donated food and personal care products for distribution to over 600 local partner agencies from 1 – 4 PM at the ACFB warehouse, 732 Joseph Lowery Blvd., N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318. Volunteers must be age 8 or older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. One adult must accompany every 4 children age 8-12 and 1 adult must accompany every 8 youth. Parking is available and free! Bring a can of food or $1 to contribute (Each dollar is worth $9 at the ACFB!). Wear closed-toe shoes and anticipate moving to music as you serve others. Register now! http://vhub.at/path For additional information contact Carlos Moore, ellos@aol.com or Phil Brown, philbrown@slpres.org.

A big thank you to all who provided donations of school supplies to the NETWorks Cooperative Ministry for their 2017 Back-to-School Store.  St. Andrews ent 14 bags of new school supplies to NETWorks.  This will help families in Tucker with financial challenges to provide for their children’s back-to-school needs.

We hope that families, friends, teachers and students young and old will join us for this special opportunity in worship to get your backpack blessed, and prepare to start the new school year off well. Bring your backpack, tote bag, or messenger bag, join in a special prayer of blessing, and receive a tag for your bag to remind you that wherever you go, God goes with you.

Please join us for our final Vespers service this summer on Sunday, August 6th at 5:00 pm. The service will be led by our seminary intern Colleen Cook and will take place in the youth lounge. We will use a contemporary Vespers liturgy from the Iona Community.  We’ll reflect on this ancient practice, on nightfall, and on the language we use when we talk to God.

The Nominating Committee is currently in the process of identifying and nominating a slate of elder and deacon candidates to present to the congregation later this fall. Members of the congregation who wish to suggest someone (either one’s self or another member) for these positions should share these names with any member of the Nominating Committee for consideration, or complete the Nominating Committee Suggestion Card found in the pews and return it in the offering plate.  Nominating Committee members are Paul Burns, Debbie Brilling, Molly Darnell, Jeff Nelson, and Bret Moore.

DeKalb County is no longer accepting glass in its curbside single-stream recycling program. Instead, DeKalb now offers residents dedicated county-operated glass recycling drop-off locations featuring a glass sort-separation process. Residents are asked to rinse used food and beverage glass containers at home before sorting and placing them in county-operated glass recycling containers located at Tucker Recreation Center and at other locations throughout the county.

DeKalb is the first county in Georgia to offer an official glass recycling drop-off program in an urban area This program should extend a landfill’s useful life, lower production costs for glass container manufacturers, create jobs in the glass container and fiberglass industries, and conserve natural resources/reduce the consumption of raw materials.

St. Andrews Caring for Creation encourages members to engage in this nationwide trend to divert glass from landfills. Please join the quest to make glass a more sustainable and valuable recyclable material.

You can make a world of difference by bringing fairly traded coffee, tea, and chocolate to your table. People of faith nationwide live out their values through their consumer choices. One such choice is the purchase of fair trade products. Fair Trade is a process of giving a fair exchange.

Farmers provide high-quality products at a fair price to you and, by cutting out the middlemen, you pay farmers more. Fair trade allows small farming communities independence and the ability to provide for their families, green our planet and build a better future. Join the movement! St. Andrews will place a quarterly order for fair trade coffee and tea in August. Please find order forms in the narthex and place orders in the offering plate or with Mary Evans,   by August 14

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