"Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me."
St. Andrew By-The-Sea believes it is important that we are all "Living It!" That is, living out our faith in Christ by being servants to others. There are many ways we serve in the lowcountry, in our nation and in our world. We sense a calling to our neighbors both near and far.
Click here for a pdf version of our current Missions brochure.
St. Andrew's Soup Kitchen By-The-Sea
Fridays from noon to 1pm
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” -- Martin Luther King, Jr
Our dream was providing a safe, warm or cool place to enjoy a hot meal. Our goal was always simple: to share a good meal, in God’s house with those less fortunate with dignity, compassion and lots
On September 9, 2011, St. Andrew By-The-Sea served its first Friday lunch to the homeless, hungry, unemployed and working poor from our church neighborhood. On some Fridays, the kitchen now serves as many as 80 guests including children in the Celebration Center.
The food comes from deliveries from Second Helpings, Panera Bread, our own kitchen volunteers, and other organizations from our community. Some has to be purchased when needed.
We eat together, pray together, listen to stories, hold and rock the babies while Moms enjoy a needed break and for a short time provide a loving family atmosphere that maybe missing right now for some of the guests.
We have on going needs for funds to purchase food when not donated. Also we need paper products and containers with lids,
drink mix, salad dressing, salsa, cookies, brownies, etc..
More volunteers are always needed. Children can make table decorations for different seasons, Sunday School classes can sponsor a Friday lunch. We can always use an extra casserole on any given Friday.
Your time and talent in the kitchen and/or financial support will always be welcome.
When the weather turns cold we try to provide socks, gloves, scarf’s, hats and even sleeping bags for
those living in the woods. We are hoping we can receive donations form local thrift shops and
even our church family.
We are all so blessed and have so much to be thankful for even during these trying economic
times. This ministry gives us all an opportunity to show God’s love. The best part will be the
blessing you receive as you reach out of your comfort zone and provide that unconditional love.
Stop by any given Friday and share some love. For additional information about how you can
help, contact any of the people below:
Co-Chairs: (area 843:)
Allan LaCoe 422-0434
Jim Fisher 342-2670
Living It by Assisting in the Wake of Disaster
St. Andrew members and friends can continue to help those in need following a natural disaster. Currently UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, most needs monetary donations to get supplies to where they are most needed.
100% of all donations to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) goes for assistance.
Checks may be made payable to St. Andrew By-The-Sea and noted with the diaster advance number of noting the name of the disaster.
St. Andrew sponsors two international missionaries through
the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries.
Rev. William H. Lovelace, Jr. in Russia.
Click here to read more about Bill Lovelace's ministry.
Rev. Rhett Thompson in Panama.
Click here tor learn more about Rhett's work in Panama.
Our Panama Mission Team is scheduled to work with Rhett Thompson in the summer of 2013.
Teddy Bear Sunday Results Christmas 2012
St. Andrew members and friends donated 287 teddy bears and other stuffed animals for children in crisis or in need. A number of local helping organizations benefit from the collection of our bears and distribute them at Christmas and throughout the year when a fuzzy friend is needed.