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St. Andrew United Methodist Church presents its 7th annual holiday event featuring two performances of Christmas classics by choirs, bells, and a professional orchestra.

Celebrate the true meaning of the season at “A St. Andrew Christmas,” Sunday, December 13, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093 (corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista). This holiday musical extravaganza features the St. Andrew Chancel Choir, the Salt and Light Choir, bells, a 45-member professional orchestra, the magnificent Létourneau pipe organ, and the ever-popular carol sing–all conducted by St. Andrew’s new Director of Music and Worship Taylor Davis.

Music selections include traditional and contemporary holiday favorites from “Jingle Bells,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “Babes in Toyland” to majestic settings of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory.” Additionally, this year’s program will feature the performance of two new pieces, commissioned from Composer Douglas Pew.

“St. Andrew’s extraordinary sanctuary will be filled with beautiful voices and instruments, providing a wonderful way for families and friends to celebrate the holidays together,” said Davis. “I am delighted to be a part of such a joyous and rich tradition, drawing over 2,000 attendees each year. As the newest member of The St. Andrew Music Department, I look forward to continuing to provide the community with memorable music through worship as well as delightful programs such as this.

“‘A St. Andrew Christmas’ is a beloved tradition for many, as well as an affordable event for the whole family,” he added. “Don’t miss this festive opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sit back, and reflect on the true joy and wonder of the season.”

A St. Andrew Christmas

When: Sunday, December 13, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75093 (corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista)

Tickets: Tickets range from $8 to $18, depending on seating sections and are available beginning November 8 by calling 469.385.1810, or online at astandrewchristmas.org.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is a vibrant, growing, intergenerational church. Begun in 1986, St. Andrew includes a sanctuary, education, music and nursery wing, and columbarium. Nearly 2,000 come together every weekend through five different worship services: Saturday 5:30 p.m.-Traditional Service in Smith Worship Center; Sunday 9:30 and 10:50 a.m. – Traditional in Sanctuary and Contemporary in Smith Worship Center. St. Andrew is an outward-focused church striving to lift the world around us toward God and provides a number of local and global mission opportunities including the Seven Loaves Community Center, which provides a myriad of services to qualifying residents of all Collin County zip codes directed at improving lives and breaking the poverty cycle. A number of caring ministries are in place to support members in all phases of life from support groups to career care in addition to ministries focused on each age group. Additional ministries include a strong music program with choirs, instrumental groups, as well as the Academy of Music, offering private lessons. Selected as “Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier in 2014 and 2013, St. Andrew UMC provides each individual with opportunities to connect to the community and contribute their unique gifts to the congregation’s spirit.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
5801 W. Plano Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75093
standrewumc.org

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