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Our Outreach

​St. Andrew’s Outreach Ministries has established relationships with several community organizations. We support these ministry partners in various ways:

  • Providing volunteers and supplies for activities sponsored by St. Andrew’s or the organization

  • Providing volunteers on a continuing basis

  • Collecting donations of products that they need

  • Providing financial support

Learn more about our Community & Outreach partners: - The Neighborhood Academy, a faith-based, college preparatory academy established to provide excellence in education and character development for urban, minority children from 6th to 12th grades. Our Parish provides backpacks and school supplies for all students annually (in partnership with another parish) and gift cards for the graduating seniors. - East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM) is a faith-based consortium that addresses the problems of poverty within the Pittsburgh community by offering food assistance to those who are experiencing food and housing insecurity and barriers to employment, as well as providing support to young people in dealing with the challenges of poverty. In the past, we have mounted food drives to support their community kitchen and are exploring other partnership opportunities. - Hello Neighbor is committed to supporting recently resettled refugee and immigrant families from more than 26 countries of origin by providing them with furnished housing, access to basic food and necessities, employment opportunities, school enrollment support, health services, and English language classes. Teams from our Parish have volunteered to set up and furnish apartments and provide household supplies for arriving immigrants. - Off The Floor Pittsburgh provides new and gently used furniture and soft goods to individuals and families in housing crisis and transition, including the homeless and fire victims. The Parish conducts an annual donation campaign to collect bed linens, pillows, and related items for distribution to OTF clients. One parishioner has previously served as Chair of the OTF Board. - Treasure House Fashions provides new and gently used clothing and accessories to disadvantaged women in crisis to help prepare them for employment or re-employment. Parish women volunteer to serve as shopping helpers for the clients; last year, we joined Treasure House Fashions to help the Afghani women from Hello Neighbor "go shopping." - Five Talents International is a faith-based sponsor of microenterprise initiatives in the Global South that partners with local faith communities in some of the world's poorest countries to provide training in adult literacy, savings-led microfinance, business development, and trauma healing. We are renewing our relationship with a women's microenterprise project in Bolivia to provide funding and explore opportunities for direct collaboration. - The Mustard Seed Babies' Home Project serves as a caring refuge for sixty children, hoping to expand to meet the ongoing orphan crisis in Uganda. The Babies' Home has been recognized as a model for other orphanages in the Region. During the past decade, the Parish has supported two children attending primary school under the auspices of Mustard Seed.

Our Ministries

At St. Andrew’s, we don’t just talk about servant ministry, we strive to live it. For some of us, servant ministry is already an integral part of our daily lives, such as when we care for our very young or very old families. Most of us are able to find some time to give to our parish ministries or community ministries, which is an opportunity to do God’s work in a way that is spiritually nourishing to everyone involved.

Our Hospitality

St. Andrew's Hospitality Committee has a happy history of bringing the congregation and community together in faith, food, and fellowship throughout the year. An inviting Coffee Hour follows each service. In fact, like a family, many lively conversations start in the pews as people are moving to coffee hour, where these discussions are continued with energy while the children run around. Our mission is to demonstrate hospitality to members and guests at all church functions, providing food and beverages for coffee hours, receptions, parish meals, funerals, and events such as Homecoming Sunday, Jazz on the Lawn, Fall Festival, St. Andrew's Day, and Consecration Sunday, to name just the major events. Our purpose is to cultivate an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and excitement for all who enter our church, whether they come to worship or wander by.

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