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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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25

TUE
Quilters Group
10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Quilters will be meeting on September 25, 2018, our regular 4th Tuesday day. There will be sewing, pressing, arranging pieces and other non-sewing tasks available. Come and help us with the projects. We will start about 10:00 and go until 2:00 with a break for potluck lunch. Join us for fellowship and bring an dish to share at lunch. We welcome new folks to join us and participate in this mission of St. Andrew's.
Happy Quilting, Barb Ullmann
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26

WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SEP

30

SUN
Early Church Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
OCT

03

WED
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

07

SUN
Bible Search
Education Committee

The REACH Program has been completed as of August 24th. The committee is meeting to discuss the future, as to continue the program after school during the year or wait till next summer to have sessions again. Please check back to this page or call St Andrew's if you are interested in participating in the REACH program. 

Literacy Center - Update Sept 2018

Did you see the display in the Fellowship Hall?

These are the first drawings of what will possibly be the Literacy Center here at St. Andrew's UMC.

Over the next year: With approval from the appropriate approving bodies; the Church congregation; The District superintendent; and the Conference; a plan will be developed to begin a process of developing a Literacy Center to provide literacy training the community; and beyond. This center will be a standalone facility to operate with it’s own funding sources.

Our Goals for the Literacy Center: Opportunities to grow in faith, service, and fellowship – For people of all age groups. St Andrew’s will provide opportunities to address new, diverse, unique, and evolving needs for growth within the church and community.

Welcoming – We will reach out to the community with God’s love; we will create a community where caring and sharing is valued; everyone is welcome.

Community – We will support the community through service and giving; St Andrew’s will be a catalyst to transform the community.

REACH – Reading Enhances All Choices for Humans

Good morning, I have been asked by Pastor Dirk to provide you with a brief introduction to the Literacy program sponsored by St Andrew’s United Methodist Church. It is for elementary school children in this community, but primarily students attending Lydia Hawk elementary School. 

The program is for students going into the 1st -5th grades.

Literacy by its definition is: traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term's meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, and solve mathematical problems.

The key to literacy is reading development, a progression of skills that begins with the ability to understand spoken words and decode written words, and culminates in the deep understanding of text; all of which provide a necessary platform for reading fluency and comprehension.

The Program name is REACH Reading Enhances All Choices for Humans

The program starts August 13, – At 10:00am – to Noon from the 13 -24 of August. Volunteers are welcome, as well as snacks for 20. No. Nuts.

REACH has developed partnerships with North Thurston Public Schools, South Sound Reading Foundation, Nisqually Wildlife refuge and the–Educational Service District 113.

REACH is operating with volunteers to assist the children to gain important skills in our written language through reading.

And I personally thank all of you who have spent time, effort, and resources to help launch; REACH - into reality.

Reading development involves a range of complex language underpinnings including awareness of speech sounds (phonology), spelling patterns (orthography), word meaning (semantics), grammar (syntax) and patterns of word formation (morphology). - Barbara Clarkson


 

 

 

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