OUTREACH

Jesus said feed the hungry, so we do. 

Every Friday night for over 35 years we have offered a free dinner to anyone who comes. Teams of 12-16 people purchase supplies, prepare, and serve a meal to over 100 people. Jesus told us to feed the hungry so we do. This dinner began decades ago when one of our teenagers, Brian Coleman, saw someone who was hungry and on the street. He bought a hot dog for the man. The weekly Friday dinners commenced. Since then the feeding program has expanded and persevered through all economies with volunteers and donations. You can be a part of this kindness by joining one of our weekly teams. Choose a Friday between 4-6pm when you can come each month (1st Friday, or 2nd Friday, etc.).  We prefer volunteers who can give a 6-12 month commitment once a month so you can come to know the team and our guests. If you’d like to volunteer to be a chef, let us know of your interest and experience. We also need volunteers to pick up groceries and donated groceries during the week. Paul Green is the volunteer coordinator and will help you get started. Click below:

Jesus said feed the hungry, so we do. 

We collect canned food for the pantry at Pathways of Hope, a Fullerton Interfaith community effort. https://www.pohoc.org We encourage food drives at all times throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to 

  • organize the food drives
  • keep the bin in working order (wheels, sturdy sides, etc)
  • deliver the food to the HUB

Yes I’d like to serve!

Jesus said feed the hungry, so we do. 

What to do about the significant and growing need for nutritious food for the poor in Orange County? The congregation of St Andrew’s enthusiastically expanded our mission in response to the nutrition and hunger issues among the poor in our community. Our answer: Turn 11,700 square feet of our front lawn into an urban garden! This is our Seeds of Hope garden. The garden has been designed by a prominent LA landscape architect, Mark Rios, of Rios Clementi Hale Studios. He has donated all of his services to this project. The design renders a beautiful park like setting. Our boat garden includes a listening tree where people can add their prayers Saint Andrew’s is growing boatloads of food – literally boat loads. Instead of the typical raised beds,  we have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables.  All of the food harvested goes to the HUB, a Fullerton food bank that feeds 1,400 people each week We want to nourish the community in other ways as well – especially educationally. We anticipate classes on gardening and maximizing nutrition in cooking. Volunteers are needed for maintaining the garden and harvest each week. We ask volunteers give a commitment of time whether it is consecutive weeks, or once a month, so you become knowledgeable about what the needs and routine is each week.  Garden tasks often include: 

  • Weeding and pruning
  • Planting
  • Turning over soil, fertilizing
  • Maintaining irrigation, repairing leaks and breaks
  • Maintaining entire area (trash pickup, insect abatement, weeds)
  • Watering down plants, trees, bushes 
  • Fixing signage and plant frames
  • Wheelbarrows full of cuttings to dumpster
  • Cleaning tools and organizing the shed
  • Harvesting !!!!

Yes I’d like to serve!

Jesus said love your neighbor, so we do.

We support the Guardian Scholars Program at CSUF. https://www.fullerton.edu/guardianscholars/ Guardian Scholars Program supports current and former foster youth exiting the foster care system. They provide a comprehensive programs that contributes to the quality and depth of the student’s educational experience.  St Andrew’s partners with Starbucks to provide support for these students at finals time and to make their transition from their fall semester into Christmastime more joyful.  Volunteers are needed to plan, coordinate and promote our efforts.

 

Jesus said clothe the naked, so we do.

Foster youth solely depend on the community for their provisions. A kid has got to have a pair of jeans, yes?!  Throughout the year we have different initiatives to provide for the foster children awaiting homes at Orangewood Children’s Home. Our annual program of Jean Angels provides jeans for students throughout the year; we typically gather over 100 pairs of jeans for the students. We have also held drives for blankets, toiletries, and Christmas presents.  Volunteers are needed to plan, coordinate and promote our efforts

Yes I’d like to serve!

Jesus said love your neighbor, so we do.

Project Hope Alliance’s mission is to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. They deploy a long-term model of care for youth experiencing homelessness. Full-time case managers work alongside our youth to eliminate barriers brought on by homelessness that could impede their ability to learn and succeed in school. Families are given individualized support in the form of transportation, technology, basic needs, and social-emotional mentorship from Kindergarten to age 24. St Andrew’s provides diapers, pajamas, and other essential needs for homeless families served by Project Hope Alliance. https://projecthopealliance.org

Yes I’d like to serve!

Jesus said don’t let the little ones stumble, so we don’t.

The Hall ministry is a fund for action. It is available to help women surviving abusive relationship find stability in new housing, offers coverage for medical expenses and other critical or urgent needs.   If you know some one in need, please click below to contact our rector. 

Jesus said love your neighbor, so we do.

 

This is an educational ministry to raise awareness of systemic injustice in our community and inspire and offer ways people can make a difference.  Out of this ministry we have led book discussions, offered online workshops, and organized for local protest actions.  We need volunteers with a passion for educating and a flair for designing educational newsletters.  When occasions arise for local action, distributing information about events occurs. 

 

Yes I’d like to write and educate!

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GROUPS

To care for one another requires getting to know one another. Healing and strength happens in community gatherings where we keep each other’s best interests at heart.

Music: The parish choir is open to anyone who would like to sing with us; auditions are not required. Music is an important part of praise and worship, and if you feel you’d like to join we trust it is the Spirit leading you. Almost every month we celebrate some occasion and gather together for a meal or activity.

Favorite gatherings include:

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