Why Our Church

Friendly Community

We are a praying parish where all are welcome. We are Christians of every type, old and young, married and single, gay and straight, different nationalities and cultures, native-born and foreign-born, conservative and liberal, goofy and serious, sinners and saints. We are bound together by God’s love for us and our love for God and one another.

Saint Andrew’s is a parish church in the Diocese of Los Angeles of the Episcopal Church U.S.A.

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to share God’s love,
affirm and promote the dignity of every human being,
and connect with hope in prayer, worship, education, and service.

Our Church and the community

We all are coming to pray to find some meaning and strength in this chaotic world. We come to give thanks also. The gracious presence of love in our lives spurs us to come and say thank you. Thank you to that mysterious wonderful sometimes too intimate Source called God. It’s a mystery. It’s something we can’t live without. And we have action behind our love. There is a significant and growing need for nutritious food for the poor in Orange County. The congregation of St Andrew’s enthusiastically expanded our mission by turning 11,700 square feet of our front lawn into an urban garden. We are growing boatloads of food – yes, boats. Instead of the typical raised beds, will have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. 100% of this fresh food goes to Pathways of Hope food banks.

Our other signature mission is our Soup Kitchen. Every Friday night for over 30 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.

If you wish to become a part of our church or a volunteer to help those in need, our community is awaiting you with our open hearts.

Our Non-Profit Neighbors

More information to come on Pathways of Hope, HeadStart, and Holy Family Services.