We hold many events at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church throughout the year, join us as we worship God & minister to the community.

This is an evolving list of upcoming events being held at the church.


Sunday, July 23 – Thursday, July 27

We had a fantastic time at VBS this summer!

We donated three wagonloads full of food and supplies to the Food Bank of NC! Plus we gave $470 which doubled to $940 thanks to a matching donor.
We are doing BIG things with your kids!


















Wednesdays | 10:30am & 11:45am

Saint Andrews now offers Yoga Classes at the church. Aisha Bakkar teaches yoga classes at the Garner library during the year, and has offered to also host her class here! These classes are open to anyone and are free. Participants will need to bring their own mats.

Everyone enjoyed these classes this summer, so now we are offering them year-round!

Classes are in the Family Life Center, around the back of the church.

Yoga focuses on flexibility and strengthening with a small component of relaxation techniques. The physical and mental parts of yoga – stretching, relaxation, centering – are beneficial practices to anyone. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.

Classes will be every Wednesday
10:30-11:30 for the Flow Yoga
11:45 to 12:30 for Chair Yoga



September is the Season of Creation.

The North Carolina Conference has been participating in this global, month-long focus on God’s creation in our ministries since 2020.

The Season of Creation is a time for Christians around the world to renew our relationship with God our Creator and examine our relationship with the rest of creation.

Throughout the month of September, we will observe Season of Creation in our worship services, Sunday school classes, Bible studies, and mission opportunities.



Sunday | September 24 | 11:00am

Mark your calendar and spread the word! Homecoming is Sunday, September 24th!

We will have one combined service at 11am in the Sanctuary with Bishop Paul Leeland as our guest preacher.

The Homecoming Luncheon will be catered instead of potluck. Adult & Family Ministries is asking for donations that day to help cover the cost of the meal. Just think – no grocery shopping or cooking needed!

We also ask that you personally reach out to former and current members that we haven’t seen in awhile and invite them to join you!



Sunday | October 1 | 5:00-6:00PM

Bring your favorite animal!

How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

What if it rains? Then we stay in our cars and create a car line driving under the covering in the parking lot. Super stormy? Stay home, be safe, and we will try again next year!

Can I bring my snake? When we say ALL animals are welcome, we mean it – as long as we don’t have to take it home with us.

How long will the service last? The actual service part is only about 6 minutes long. The blessing of the animals will take as long as there are animals to bless.

Does my animal have to be on a leash or in a cage? We want all the animals to be safe so leashes, leads, and carrying crates are needed. Be sure to use your best judgment and stay alert!

Do I have to be United Methodist? Nope.

Do I have to be a member of your church? No, but you are always welcome to visit!

Do you allow the animals inside your church? Well, no – but that’s why we are holding this event outside.

Who is going to clean up that mess? That depends. Are you bringing an elephant? If not, then we will have volunteers to handle smaller messes.



Thursdays at noon beginning October 5. Bring your Bible, your own lunch, and a drink!

Pastor Beth will lead us in exploration and conversation on topics that are thought-provoking, applicable to our lives, and based on scripture. We will begin with a brief introduction to the day’s topic, followed by a time of digging into scripture and discussion-based learning.

Living Fully, Dying Well (Oct. 5 – Nov. 16)

What happens when we die? How do we accept it gracefully? What do we say to those left behind? How can I pre-arrange my wishes so things are not a burden to others? What legal decisions are important? How do I help my loved ones after I’m gone? How can we live each day to the fullest… starting now?

Oct 05 – Living Fully
Oct 12 – Our Culture’s View and Theology of Aging
Oct 26 – Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life
Nov 02 – Getting It All Together: Making Decisions
Nov 09 – Dying Well and What Happens When We Die?
Nov 16 – How Then Shall We Live?

Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph (Nov. 30 – Dec. 28)

How do we accept and glorify God’s will even when our life-situation makes it difficult? Just as all of us do, Joseph faced circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves, and his life provides clues to us for productive and faithful living.

Nov 30 – A Carpenter Named Joseph
Dec 07 – Whose Child Is This?
Dec 14 – Raising a Child Not Your Own
Dec 21 – The Journey to Bethlehem
Dec 28 – The Rest of the Story

If Thursdays at noon don’t work for you, gather a few friends and contact Pastor Beth with some other date/time possibilities. She’s happy to provide for a second group!


SILVER BELLS BAZAARSaint Andrews United Methodist Church, Garner NC

Saturday | October 14 | 9:00am-2:00pm

Plan now to attend our annual Silver Bells Bazaar in October. There will be over 30 crafters, artisans, and all kinds of makers of homemade goods for your holiday shopping! There will be select breakfast and lunch items for sale as well.

Interested in being a vendor for this event? Contact the church office for an application.

The prices are as follows:

  • $30.00 per vendor for each 10’x10’ space (same as our previous bazaar … no price increase!!)
  • Tables can be rented for $10 each (first come, first served – you may bring your own table)
  • Electricity is $5 per 10’x10’ space (extension cords are provided)
  • Chairs will be provided (or you may bring your own)
  • Also Provided: One ticket for any breakfast or lunch item at the SAUMC Diner. The Church Diner will have several breakfast and lunch items for sale during the Bazaar.



Sunday | October 29 | 3:00-6:00PM

Our Annual Fall Festival will be held on Sunday October 29th! We will have games, candy, trunk or treat, snacks, and a whole lotta fun!

Volunteers are needed for Trunk & Treating, Games, Food Service, and Traffic Control. We also need lots of candy!

Also, it’s so important to make sure you tell your neighbors, family, and friends, we’d love to see them!