Outreach & Mission
In 2009, Saint Andrew’s partnered with Church of the Advent to support their Dare to Care Food Pantry and Pet Food Pantry. Church of the Advent is located at the corner of Baxter and Grinstead in the Highlands across from Cave Hill Cemetary.
On the Thursday preceding the third Saturday of the month, we gather at 6:00 p.m. in Advent’s undercroft to pack boxes for Saturday distribution. Depending on the number of volunteers available this process takes around 30 - 40 minutes.
On the third Saturday of each month we gather at 8:30 a.m. in Advent’s undercroft to set up and at 9:00 distribute food and pet food. This is a larger pantry and more volunteers are needed to make everything run smoothly. The food pantry runs until 11:00, but if it's slow, you can leave earlier.
In between the two scheduled pantry dates each month, additional volunteers are needed weekday mornings to pick up food at Dare to Care’s Food bank and unload at Church of the Advent. Drivers need to either have a large vehicle or partner with someone. While volunteers are available to help unload food, some lifting is required.
At Saint Andrew’s we are continually collecting dry goods and pet food. Additionally, the money collected on the second Sunday of each month goes into a Food Pantry fund to ensure the pantry has adequate food supplies each month.
To get more information or to volunteer, contact our food pantry coordinator, Amanda Proietti here.
Highlands Community Ministries
Saint Andrew’s is a charter member of Highlands Community Ministries, a neighborhood organization committed to serving those within the neighborhood and creating a more tight-knit community. HCM provides a myriad of services from rent and utility assistance, assisted living, daycare for children and seniors, a food pantry, recreational services and much more.
During the year we make a financial pledge of support to HCM, and we help with fund raising. We provide back to school supplies in late summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, Christmas gifts for families, and participate in other seasonal and special initiatives.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Cindy Read.
The Cornerstone Cooks
The Cornerstone Program is an aftercare program of Home of the Innocents. The program helps at risk young adults learn professional and life skills in order to provide a better life for themselves and often their children. Area parishes help by preparing dinners and providing volunteer childcare while parents develop these invaluable skills. St. Andrew's prepares a meal on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (save the summer) at 5pm in the Collins Hall kitchen. Last year we prepared 500 meals. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Tom Capes.
What's in a piece of art?
Once or twice a year, St. Andrew's hosts an Art Show of local artists. These shows benefit our co-sponsor and St. Andrew's, as well as the artists.Co-sponsors have included the Highland Douglas Community Center, the Tree Program of Odham Parks, and Louisville Classical Academy. For more information, please contact Pris Chandler.