Church Spotlight: St. Andrew UMC Marietta
Church Spotlight: St. Andrew UMC
District: Atlanta Marietta
Address: 3455 Canton Road NE Marietta, GA 30066
Mission Statement: St. Andrew United Methodist Church strives to be a family of caring,
nurturing followers of Jesus Christ, welcoming all those who seek to know and grow in
Pastors: Senior pastor Mack Riley, Associate pastor Angie Crummie
Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary
Local Outreach Ministries: According to Jesus’ command to transform the world, the church encourages members to use their gifts to strengthen the church and to reach out into the community. The church has nurturing ministries, such as Stephen Ministry, and support groups for grief, divorce and breast cancer. They serve meals at MUST, provide food and other needs to families in the community, and support Murphy-Harpst and The UM Children’s Home. Various youth mission trips are sent all over the map, and they partner with a school in Haiti.
History: In April of 1962, the Blackwell School was the meeting place for a small group of dedicated Methodists beginning a new church. They chose the name St. Andrew, since the apostle Andrew was considered a “doer,” being faithful in the work of the Lord. The first sanctuary, completed in 1964, is now used as a Community Room. The Education Building opened in 1973, the present sanctuary was built in 1986, and the Keheley Center opened in 1999. Today, the church has grown to include more than 350 families dedicated to doing the work of the Lord.
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