St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Marietta will invites everyone to an August 16, 2014 Tailgate Party featuring food, games, inflatables, and live music performed by Greater Lights Christian band. The fun at the St. Andrew Youth House beside the St. Andrew UMC Sanctuary will last from 4 – 6 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the “party” will move into the St. Andrew UMC Keheley Center.
“Most people think of autumn as the time when children go back to school and football season kicks off,” said Lisa Springer, director of program ministries at St. Andrew UMC. “We at St. Andrew scheduled our Tailgate Party to remind everyone that ‘Church is a Fall Sport’, too.”
“We encourage everyone to join us for food, fun, and musical entertainment as we celebrate the arrival of autumn and everything that goes with it,” added Rev. Mack Riley, senior pastor at St. Andrew UMC. “Friends, neighbors, and anyone looking for a nurturing church family are all welcome. A lot of us look forward to this time of year for various reasons, and we encourage everyone to make Sunday School and worship an integral part of their fall calendar.”
Musical entertainment for the Tailgate Party will be provided by Greater Lights, a Christian Rock group from Marietta. Based out of Marietta, Georgia. Greater Lights is an up and coming Christian rock band formed in 2013. Though each of its five band members live in different cities spread across Georgia, the chemistry between them musically and spiritually is undeniable. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tim Nugent once said, “I’ve never been in a band that meshed so well. It’s like we’ve all played together for years.” Members of the band have shared the stage with accomplished musicians and bands such as David Crowder, Tenth Avenue North, Mercy Me, and Lecrae. Their intense love for Christ and spreading the Gospel can be heard in their music and seen in their live experience.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. Founded in April 1962 by a small group of dedicated Methodists who originally met at Blackwell School, St. Andrew United Methodist Church takes pride in being a family of caring, nurturing followers of Jesus Christ who welcome all those seeking to know and grow in God’s service.
Church founders chose the name St. Andrew because the apostle Andrew is considered a “do-er,” doing the work of the Lord. The first sanctuary, completed in 1964, is now our Community Room. Today, our church family has grown to include more than 350 families dedicated to doing the work of the Lord. Church members accomplish this through a wide range of ministries.