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.
We offer our Friday dinner guests the opportunity to select clean clothes from our clothes closet. Our greatest demand is for men’s clothes appropriate to people struggling to find safe shelter (coordinated by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew’s).
Pathways of Hope & New Vista
We collect canned food for the pantry at Pathways of Hope, a Fullerton Interfaith community effort. We’ve added fresh vegetables and fruits with our Seeds of Hope ministry.
Orangewood Children’s Home
Throughout the year we have different initiatives to provide for the foster children awaiting homes at Orangewood Children’s Home. Jeans, blankets, toiletries.
Orangewood Children’s Home – Jean Angel Project
St. Andrew’s members provide over 100 pairs of jeans to Orangewood Children’s Home each year.
We provide diapers, pajamas, and other essential needs for homeless families served by Project Hope.
Seeds of Hope Garden
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!
Saint Andrew’s is growing boatloads of food – literally boat loads. Instead of the typical raised beds, will have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. Jonathan Duffy Davis (biologist and farmer ) consults with us on the plantings. All of the food harvested goes to three local food banks that feed 1,400 people each week. Being on the busiest street in Fullerton, CA, we have made a big splash, other groups are joining in to help feed the growing numbers of impoverished families. 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. We want to nourish the community in other ways as well – especially educationally. We anticipate classes on gardening and maximizing nutrition in cooking.
The Hall Ministry
Assistance for women seeking refuge from abusive relationships.
Justice for All
A ministry to educate and inspire solutions for a just society and antidote to systemic racism
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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:
- Monday Night EFM (Education for Ministry)
- Epiphany liturgy, potluck dinners, and assembling
- Houseblessing kits
- Annual Meeting with brunch and party, celebrating our life together for the past year
- Brotherhood Waffle Breakfast
- Decorating the church for the holidays
- Advent Dinner & Chili Cook-off
- Parish Picnic
- Cal State Fullerton Baseball Game Night
- Bingo de Mayo
- Beach Party
- The Compassion Practice