saint andrew MINISTRIES
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is actively involved in our community through several ongoing ministries. Our community outreach is powered by volunteers and funded in large part by member contributions. We believe in the power of “Love in Action”, and strive to serve others in a myriad of ways.
Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it." Our youth group models compassion, caring, and FUN! Youth Group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday during Worship Service. Currently on hold during Covid,
Southern Marin Food Pantry
Every Monday (except holidays), the doors to our fellowship hall are open from 10:30am to 12:00 noon to distribute food to ~120 households. Although Marin County is one of the richest in the state (if not the country!) the level of poverty in some communities is equal to those elsewhere in California. The Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers, most of them St. Andrew members who have worked tirelessly and joyfully for years. In addition to distributing items from the San Francisco Food Bank, on a regular basis we also offer food and toiletry items donated by St. Andrew members.
"Giving Tree" Homeless Ministry
We support the homeless in ways that remind them that they have not been forgotten. We do this in our Marin City community, in Marin County and in the Greater Bay Area. We are committed to helping meet their basic needs. Through our efforts and those of our partners we hope to restore hope and dignity to them.
Convalescent Hospital Outreach
Every second Sunday of the month, St. Andrew brings a heartfelt worship service to the residents of The Rafael on North San Pedro Road. It′s led by long-time members Margaret Milton and Gordon Schaeffer, who developed a worship program that reflects what most residents think of as “church”. The program speaks to the special needs of aged residents: slow-paced and clear … designed, as Margaret explains, “to lower anxiety about what they’re supposed to do, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease.” Everyone is invited to participate in this lovely ministry from 2:30 – 3:00pm.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Emergency Shelter Meals
On the third Sunday of each month, St. Andrew members generously contribute a wide variety of food items to bring nutrition to residents of the Shelter. From hot entrees & fresh salads to beverages & desserts, the San Rafael shelter residents have come to anticipate the monthly offering from St. Andrew.
Food donations are suspended during Covid, however you can still support the Shelter with financial donations.
Hosting of 12-Step Groups
St. Andrew is pleased to host ten 12-step groups each week, along with Inter-county Quarterly meetings. In a spirit of confidentiality and mutual respect, St. Andrew opens our doors to those who are striving to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.