2017 Events

St. Andrew UCC Women – Schedule for the 2016-2017 year.

 

Ladies Lunch

 .National Tartan Day Concert:  April 9, 2017 at 4:00pm at St. Andrew UCC.  Tickets are $20.00 – Students are FREE.  Group rates are available.  For more information contact www.thefirstbrass.org or call 941-928-0296

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Past 2017 Events

Artist Reception: Friday March 24th from 4:00-6:00pm there will be an art reception for Julie Burch (Josh Burch’s) mom!  Julie is a third generation artist and art teacher here in Sarasota.  She is a graduate of Ringling’s Art and Healing Program and does Expressive Arts in our community.  Julie also teaches at Ringling School of Art and Design and Suncoast Technical Institute.  Recently Julie created The Florida Wildlife Coloring Book.

 Speaker from Lighthouse for the Blind – Tuesday, March 14 at 12:00pm.  Ladies with last names starting with M thru Z please bring a salad.

Crop Walk: Sunday, March 5th, Registration is at 1:30 – Walkers start at 2:00pm Walkers will meet at St. James United Methodist Church on Honore Ave.

Yard Sale: March 4th from 9:00 – 2:00.  Come see the array of items collected for our Yard Sale.

Women’s Luncheon & Tea – February 14th at noon.  Come enjoy lunch and making Valentine’s decorations!

St. Andrew Women – Field Trip to Mote Marine with lunch at The Old Salty Dog;  9:30am meet at church to carpool.

Past 2016 Events

Christmas Eve Services: Saturday, December 24, at 6:30pm.  Pre-service music by Jimmy Cox, Chancel Choir, and musicians.  7:00pm Christmas Eve service.

Christmas Caroling: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:00.  Meet at 2:00 in Stewart Hall.  Singing from 2:30-5:00.  Pizza at 5:00 in Stewart Hall.

Savory Swing Band: Sunday, November 27, 2016 Dick Hamilton’s West Coast Jazz Sextet at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $10.00.  All proceeds go to All Faiths Food Bank.  For more info, call 941-346-2248.

St. Andrew UCC Craft Fair:  Saturday, November 12th from 9:00am to 2:00pm St. Andrew is having a Craft Fair.  Handmade crafts, quilts,  jewelry, teachers’ gifts, baked goods and much much more!!

Selah Freedom: Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  The UCC Women have invited a speaker from Selah Freedom, a national organization providing education and training throughout the country, as well as teen prevention, outreach, and safe housing in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Selah Freedom’s national headquarters is located in Sarasota, Florida.

Sarasota Pride Fest: Saturday, October 15th from noon to 5:00pm at J.D. Hamel Park.  Come join us at our booth!

UCC Women Siesta Key Picnic: Tuesday, October 11th at noon.  If you need a ride, be at the church parking lot at 11:30am.  Bring your lunch, beverage, and a game.   (If raining – Stewart Hall).  For more info contact Gerry Abernathy 923-8488 or Lois Lewis 966-7838.

Independence Day Picnic: Sunday, July 3rd – St. Andrew family and friends are invited to a Picnic in Stewart Hall following worship.

Teddy Bear Month: June is Teddy Bear Month.  These bears have traveled far and wide to be such a source of comfort to so many people.  If you would like to contribute to our Teddy Bear Fund, please make checks payable to St. Andrew UCC and write teddy bear in the memo.

Concert of Love: Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 4:00pm.  Come hear the beautiful voices of Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota in their Concert of Love program.

Picnic under the Pines:  St. Andrew women will meet in the St. Andrew parking lot at 11:30 to drive to Siesta Beach.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the fellowship.

A Fun Time:  Sunday, April 24th during coffee hour.  Sharon Scott will bring us up to date on her “Petaluma Adventure” at the Little Red School House in California.  Come catch up on the exciting things you helped happen.

Savory Swing Band Concert – April 24th at 3:00pm- 18 piece Big Band playing the great music of the 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s.  Ticket cost $10.00  benefiting the All Faiths Food Bank.

Holy Week:  Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion Service at 7:00pm.  The sanctuary will be open from noon to 3pm Good Friday.  Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings will be playing.  Sunday – Easter Service 10:30am..

Easter Egg Hunt:  Saturday, March 26th from 10 – 11am for children 4-11.  Toddlers with a parent are welcome.  Snacks & drinks provided.

Annual Meeting:  Sunday, March 20th following worship service.  Lunch will be served.

UCC Women’s Luncheon:  Tuesday, March 8th at noon.  Last names A-L bring a salad.  Wear your Easter bonnet.  There will be election of officers for the coming year.

Crop Walk: Sunday, March 6th, Registration is at 1:30 – Walkers start at 2:00pm Walkers will meet at St. James United Methodist Church on Honore Ave.

The Savory Swing Band: Sunday, March 6th at 3:00pm – Small group Double Concert – Bill Carmichael and Friends pay tribute to the Benny Goodman quartet and Jim Wellin, along with vocalist Lori Hafer playing Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto songs.  Tickets are $10.00 and 100% of the proceeds go to the All Faiths Food Bank.  Donations of canned food gladly accepted at the concert!

St. Andrew Women’s Annual Yard Sale: Saturday, March 5th from 9am to 1:30pm –  Come see the array of items collected for our Yard Sale.

The Savory Swing Band: Sunday, February 28th at 3:00pm – Featuring David and Michelle Pruyn paying tribute to Harry James and Rosemary Clooney.  Tickets are $10.00 and 100% of the proceeds go to the All Faiths Food Bank.  Donations of canned food gladly accepted at the concert!

Romantic Mandolins:  Sunday, February 14th at 3:00pm – Come celebrate St. Valentines Day with the Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra.  Rest assured you’ll leave St. Andrew with a song in your heart.

Savory Swing Band Concert – Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 3pm – 5pm.  Presenting a double concert with Joe Bruno and his Dixieland Allstars along with Dick Hamilton’s West Coast Jazz Sextet.  Ticket cost $10.00  benefiting the All Faiths Food Bank.

Past 2015 Events

 

Christmas Eve Service – 6:45 pm Pre-service music by Jim Cox, Chancel Choir, and musicians.  7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Service.

Christmas Caroling – 2:00 pm Sunday, December 20th meeting in Stewart Hall. Pizza in Stewart Hall after caroling.

Savory Swing Band Concert – December 13th at 3:00pm – 18 piece Big Band playing the great music of the 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s.  Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday.  Ticket cost $10.00  benefiting the All Faiths Food Bank.

New Beginnings Luncheon:  Sunday, December 6th at 12:00pm.  We end our year-long celebration with a catered luncheon, special guests, great memories, and great food.

The Piping Hot Jacobites:  Sunday, November 29th at 4:00pm.  St. Andrews Day Celebration.  Tickets are $15/advance and $20/door available at www.thefirstbrass.org or to reserve tickets and you can pick them up at the church office.

Giving Thanks An Interfaith Service: Sunday, November 22nd ad 7:00pm in the Friendship Building.  Join you neighbors from the rich variety of congregations and faith groups as we gather to celebrate our many blessings and our unity as people of faith.  Reception after the service.

The Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra:  Saturday, November 21th at 1:30pm.  A feast for the ear and spirit – a smorgasbord or semi-classical, popular, and ethnic music will be performed.

St. Andrew UCC Craft Bazaar:  Saturday, November 14th from 9:00am to 2:00pm St. Andrew is having a Craft Bazaar.  Handmade crafts, quilts, children’s clothing, jewelry, teachers’ gifts, stocking stuffers and much much more!!

St. Andrew “Not So Scary” Halloween Party & Potluck: Friday, October 30th at 6:00pm.  Bring your favorite dish and a friend.  Don’t let the dark scare you away.  Transportation can be provided.

Sharon Scott presents Autumn Inspirations:  Sunday, October 25 at 4:00pm with Jimmy Cox, Gary Reinstorm, Bill Schustik and Undine Shorey.  Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

Sarasota Pride Fest: Saturday, October 17th from noon to 6:00pm at J.D. Hamel Park.  Come join us at our booth!

Blessing of the Animals: Saturday, October 3rd at 4:00pm.  Blessing of the Animals.

Australian Travelogue – Sunday, September 20th right after church.  We will have a cold dish potluck lunch.  Bring a cold dish (salad, meat plate, veggie).  Ken Erb will be taking us to Australia right after lunch. Sponsored by the 50th Anniversary Committee.

Monday night at the movies-Hachi – Monday, August 24th at 6:00 pm.  Hachi – A Dog’s Tale starring Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Hachi.  Popcorn and cold drinks at 6:00pm.  Film starts promptly at 6:30 pm.

Monday Night At the Movies – Monday, July 27, at 6:00pm – The Way starring Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Emilio Estevez, and Tcheky Karyo

Red, White & Blue Picnic & Ice Cream Social: *****Note Date Change****** Sunday, July 12th directly after worship service.  Come and share in the fun! Monday night at the movies – Monday, June 29th at 6:00 pm.  Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, and Dustin Hoffman.  Popcorn and cold drinks at 6:00pm.  Film starts promptly at 6:30 pm.

Demo Day -Friday, June 5th at 9:00am.  The United Church of Christ in Florida invites you to join them as they begin the renovation of the church property at 9300 University Blvd. in Orlando.  Volunteers will learn about the vision for the new state-of-the-art, energy-efficient Conference Center.

The 9th Annual Jacobite Band Memorial Day Show:  Sunday, May 24th at 3:00pm.  Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota,  FL

Potluck & Movie Night: Monday, May 18th at 6:00 in Stewart Hall – Potluck supper and a movie from the 60’s!

Picnic Under the Pines: Tuesday, May 12th at 11:30am at Siesta Key Beach.  Bring your lunch, beverage, and a game.   (If raining – Stewart Hall).  For more info contact Jeanne McCue (941) 735-7373.

Bingo & Bag Lunch: Wednesday, April 29th at noon in Stewart Hall.

St. Andrew Women’s Fellowship Annual Day or Renewal:  Tuesday, April 14th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Into the Red Tent.

Easter Egg Hunt:  Saturday, April 4th from 10 – 11am for children 4-11.  Toddlers with a parent are welcome.  Snacks & drinks provided.

Easter Week Schedule – March 29th  through April 5th

Matthew Fox – Being a Mystic in Today’s World, Monday, March 16th a6 6:30.  Free will offering – A suggested donation of $25.00 cash or check to CTA .

Celtic Celebration – 11:30am Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Stewart Hall.  Irish stew & Irish music!

Mental Health and Faith Community – 10am Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Venice United Church of Christ.  Registration fee $20.00 (includes lunch).

 Monday Night Potluck & Travelogue by Ken Erb 

Women’s Fellowship Dinner Theater – 6:00 pm Monday,  February 16, 2015 – Featuring Melliss Kenworthy.

The Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra – 3:00 pm January 25th – Paul Wolfe will conduct the Sarasota Mandolin Orchestra in a concert of ethnic ecstasy – Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Yiddish, etc.  music.

Savory Swing Band Concert – 3:00 pm January 18th – 18 piece Big Band playing the great music of the 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s.  Ticket cost $10.00 benefiting the All Faiths Food Bank.

50th Luncheon Celebration – 10:30 am Sunday, January 11th  – Kickoff Celebration Worship and Catered Luncheon

UCC Women’s Luncheon :  11:30 am Monday, January 12, 2015 – Lunch at Der Dutchman.

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Past 2014 Events

Christmas Eve Service – 6:45 pm Pre-service music by Jim Cox, Chancel Choir, and musicians.  7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Service.

Black Nativity –  4:00 pm Sunday, December 21 in the sanctuary –  LSL Enterprises presents:  Black Nativity with Sharon Scott.  Free will offering.

Christmas Caroling – 2:00 pm Saturday, December 20th meeting in Stewart Hall.

UCC Women’s Lunch & Sing-A-Long – Tuesday, December 9th from 12:00 to 2:00.  Come join in the fun!!!! Next Upcoming Event:

A Scrumptious Holiday – The Voices of Sarasota Diversity – Friday, December 5, 2014 – 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 3:00 PM at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center at Holley Hall.

St. Andrew’s Day Celebration – The Jacobite Pipe Band Honoring Scotsman Jim Martin.  Featuring Historian Jeff LaHurd.  November 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM at St. Andrew.Tickets available – $15.00/Advanced  $20.00/Door.

Giving Thanks – An Interfaith Service     –     November 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota in the Friendship Building.  A reception in the Friendship Building to follow the service.

Importance of Conscience in the Catholic Church by Father Tony Flannery censured Irish Priest   Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

UCC Women Bazaar is Saturday October 18, ,2014 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   

Sarasota Pride Day is Saturday October 18, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m. at J.D. Hamel park downtown Sarasota.