Our mission states:“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, anointing me to preach good news to the poor, sending me to proclaim release to the captives and the receiving of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
With this as our congregation’s commitment, we have created, support and deliver four Community Outreach Programs: Southern Marin Food Pantry Ministry, Emergency Shelter Meals, MAIN Marin Aids Interfaith Network, and The Convalescent Hospital Ministry and three Educational Programs: Children’s Bible School, Youth Group and Adult Bible Study.
Each of these Programs are supported and delivered by the volunteers of St. Andrew Church. New volunteers are always welcome to join.
The ideal volunteer will have:
Respect for and understanding of diversity issues
A desire to work with, ans sensitivity, respect for people in need
Commitment, compassion, flexibility and the desire to offer their services on a dependable schedule
Southern Marin Food Pantry Ministry
The Southern Marin Food Pantry serves residents of Southern marin working to overcome the devastating effects of unemployment, economic hardships, sickness and disability. Southern Marin area is: Sausalito & Fort Cronkite (94965), Marin City (94965), Mill Valley & Strawberry (94941), and Tiburon & Belvedere (94920).
This diverse community includes:
Retired citizens living on fixed incomes
Parents raising grandchildren
The Pantry, located adjacent to the St. Andrew Fellowship Hall serves hundreds of people every month. It is now open Monday from 12 noon to 1:30 PM (excluding holidays) – sign ups start at 10 AM.
Recently, more than 250 families registered to receive holiday food boxes and nearly 150 children were signed up to receive toys at Christmas.
Pledges and donations to meet a $10,000 annual budget
Volunteers to help with food distribution
Volunteers to help with community outreach and computer input
What does the food pantry need?
MAIN Marin Aids Interfaith Network
We support this gathering of men and women from various faith communities throughout Marin County who have a common heart of compassion for those suffering from AIDS.
Emergency Shelter Meals
One Sunday a month, St. Andrew Members & Friends contribute the contents of a meal for Marin’s Emergency Shelter. A group of volunteers delivers and food and stays to join in the lunch along with Shelter residents.
Convalescent Hospital Ministry
The 2nd Sunday of every month St. Andrew is expected at the Rafael Convalescent Hospital, and usually four to six of St. Andrew’s Members are there to worship with a group of as many as eight or ten residents.