Outreach efforts rotate throughout the year. Currently, because of Covid-19, our outreach activities are limited. Our food bank at Woodbridge Manor meets every other Monday (contact email@example.com to volunteer or for more information) and we are making some deliveries to Orangewood Foundation (contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more information).
We support the following organizations through service projects and financial contributions:
Woodbridge Manor senior low-income housing is located next door to St. Andrew’s.
The Orangewood Foundation serves current and former foster youth in Orange County in four critical areas: health & wellness, housing, life skills & employment, and education.
Families Forward helps families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services.
Canterbury Irvine is the Episcopal Campus Ministry at University of California, Irvine.
St. Andrew’s Alternative Christmas Market
St. Andrew’s Alternative Christmas Market is held in December, and includes fair trade items and gifts for sale.
Pura Vida Coffee Orders: Coffee for a Cause
Support coffee growers and St. Andrew’s when you purchase this coffee. Pura Vida roasts Fair Trade Organic coffees and helps growers improve living standards
St. Andrew’s Church also donates funds to the following organizations and encourages congregants to do so as well:
Friendship Shelter provides year-round shelter and rehabilitation to homeless adults. The Rev. Colin Henderson, a retired clergy member of St. Andrew’s was instrumental in founding Friendship Shelter. www.friendshipshelter.org
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) works with partners worldwide to alleviate hunger, create economic opportunities, respond to disasters, promote health and strengthen communities. . https://episcopalchurch.org/library/topics/episcopal-relief-development
United Thank Offering is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Congregants collect loose change in UTO’s “little blue boxes,” noticing the good things that happen each day, and giving thanks to God for those blessings. https://episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering
Caterina’s Club serves over 25,025 warm nutritional meals to underprivileged children each week in Orange County and around the world. https://caterinasclub.org/
Habitat for Humanity
Together, we’re helping families build:
- Strength—through Habitat’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Response program;
- Stability—by helping build forever homes.
- Self-reliance—with financial education classes.
AA is currently meeting in person at St. Andrew’s following Covid requirements. For more information please contact the church office. Sunrise Sobriety meets daily at 6:30 AM.