Community Outreach: Following God into the Community
With food donated by parishioners, we pack more than 300 sack lunches on the first Sunday of the month to be to given to the hungry that come to our doors every day. Everyone is invited to join the packing assembly line in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 AM service. If you are interested in assisting with this ministry, please sign up to bring necessary items on the bulletin board in the rear entrance hallway.
Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
A team from St. Andrew’s serves monthly at the HIM Food Pantry by breaking down donations, sorting food, and helping Pantry clients make their selections. We volunteer from 9:30 AM to noon every 4th Saturday at the Pantry, located at 3523 Beauchamp, next door to Travis Elementary School. All teens and adults are welcome! Training for first-time volunteers is provided every Saturday. Sign up to serve here, or contact Laurie Hardwick if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Lord Of The Streets Episcopal Church
St. Andrew’s collects clothing donations for the homeless and recovering men served by Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church (LOTS) in Houston’s midtown neighborhood. In addition, we are privileged to help serve breakfast to the homeless on specific Sunday mornings each quarter. In 2019, we will serve January 6, June 30, and November 3. In addition to these opportunities, there are many ways that you can assist LOTS and its vital mission of outreach and support to the homeless community in Houston. Contact Rashmi Saikia if you are interested in participating in this ministry or visit Lord of the Streets, or watch this video to learn more.
Those who knit and crochet use their talents to create knit caps that are given to those who come to our doors during Houston’s colder weather. Kits that include directions and yarn are located near the elevator in a plastic bin- please help yourself and bring finished hat(s) to the church office. Contact Priscilla Burroughs if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Houston International Seafarers' Center
St. Andrew’s supports the Houston International Seafarers’ Center by filling boxes with toiletries and other small treats for those who dock at the Houston Ship Channel during the Christmas season. Each year the ministers at the Houston International Seafarers' Center distributes close to 50,000 of these boxes to our brothers and sisters who work the cargo ships that enter into the Port of Houston. Contact Bob DeCesare if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Meals on Wheels Training for Heights Area Delivery
Would you like to help serve senior citizens in the Heights area by delivering hot meals and a smile? Then join us for volunteer training and start serving! You can serve as often as you like and online sign-up is easy after training. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will hold its Meals on Wheels training for the Heights routes on 2nd Tuesdays at 10 AM at St. Andrew's House, 1811 Heights Blvd. If you would like to attend please start by completing the Volunteer Application. Please bring a drivers license, proof of auto insurance, and $9 for a background check to the training. If you have any questions, please contact Ros Moore, volunteer coordinator.
Operation FINALLY HOME
Operation FINALLY HOME is a national, non-profit organization with a unique network of experienced builders, suppliers, and supporters dedicated to building homes for wounded, ill or injured veterans, surviving spouses and their families. Operation FINALLY HOME brings together home builders, the military and communities to build custom, mortgage-free homes for America's military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America's uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values, providing a strong foundation to help them move forward with their lives. We are proud to support this great organization with monetary donations.
Drop the following near the elevator:
Sack Lunch Supplies - Sign up to contribute needed items on the bulletin board in the rear entry hall.
Clothing & Eyeglasses - Clean, gently used clothing for men, women, and children and used eyeglasses benefit Lord of the Streets church in Midtown.
Food - Non-perishable foods are delivered to Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry.
Personal Hygiene Items - Travel size toiletries are collected for the Christmas Seafarer boxes and to assist our neighbors on the streets.