Community

Community

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. Our current ministries include:

Southern Marin Food Pantry: Every Monday (except holidays), the doors to our fellowship hall are open from noon to 1:30pm 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 Shelf is staffed entirely by volunteers, many 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.

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.

Monthly Emergency Shelter Meal: 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.

Outreach “regulars” who deliver a worship program that speaks to the needs of aged residents.

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.