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Serving our local community

St. Andrew's is deeply committed to serving the people of our immediate community. There are a variety of projects in which people of all ages are invited and encouraged to participate. Click here for current outreach projects with which you can help.
 


Seeking help?

First Call for Help: 757-594-4636. First Call for Help can link you with the closest food pantry and can also provide information about shelters. First Call for Help provides information and referral, not direct aid.
LINK: 757-595-1953, 10413 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. LINK provides emergency services to men, women and children who find themselves in a housing crisis or other emergency situation and also connects with community resources to provide fast and affordable housing solutions to homeless individuals and families.
THRIVE Peninsula: 757-877-6211, 13195 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. THRIVE Peninsula provides emergency food, financial aid for housing and utilities, household budget mentorship, transportation aid, and housing/job/medical info and referrals. Assistance is by appointment.



Blessing of the Animals
A fun annual tradition that is truly for the whole family, pets included! The Blessing of the Animals is offered on (or close to) St. Francis' Day (Oct. 4). Bring your animal companion, no matter how big or small, for a blessing.

Easter Egg Hunt
A community Easter Egg Hunt is held every year on the Saturday before Easter. This is a wonderful morning of fun for the whole family and includes Easter themed crafts and games, music, refreshments and the Resurrection story.  Our teens help hide eggs and assist in leading the hunt for the kids.

Halloween
Halloween is a big event here in Hilton Village. Hundreds of children and their families go trick or treating throughout the neighborhood. St. Andrew's joins in on the fun! In the weeks leading up to Halloween, volunteers fill goody bags with candy and other fun surprises. Then on Halloween night, we put on our costumes and hand them out. Spooky music and other delightful surprises are also in store!

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Over a 20 week period during the winter months, homeless individuals can find warmth and safety thanks to an ecumenical and community effort. Doors are opened and home-cooked meals are served. Anyone over the age of 16 can assist with the onsite shelter program.

St. Nicholas Chapel
The St. Nicholas Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for prayer and meditation. Open to everyone. Enter the chapel through the door on the side of the church.

Turkey Sandwich Day
Click here for details on this year's Turkey Sandwich Day on Dec. 15. This mid-December event results in the assembly of 600+ brown bag lunches which are distributed at a Christmas party for the homeless in Newport News. Work begins in the fall with donations of hundreds of drinks, cookies, crackers, containers of applesauce, desserts, loaves of bread. On the day of the assembly, day school students, teachers, parishioners, friends, and community members come together in the Parish Hall, divide the tasks and go to work. For more info contat Bill Wilds, 595-0371 or saec.bill19@verizon.net.

Vacation Bible School
Hilton Area Churches Vacation Bible School, usually held in early July each year, is an ecumenical program which includes five area churches. It began over 25 years ago and continues to be an important collaborative ministry each summer. Adult and youth volunteers begin preparing months in advance to ensure that the children attending benefit from an enriching Christian education experience. Our volunteers work alongside volunteers from other churches and together share in the mission to communicate God’s love to all. To learn more or get involved, contact the Parish Office, 595-0371 or saec0371@verizon.net.
 

St. Andrew's School programs for the community

Daily Chapel Service
St. Andrew's School students and teachers begin each day with a service of Morning Prayer that includes a children's homily. All are welcome to worship with us. Chapel is at 8:25 a.m. Monday through Friday during the school year.

Really Cool After School Program
St. Andrew's Day School has a wonderful variety of enrichment classes, open to all children (not just St. Andrew's students!) that are offered after school consisting of art, music, junior naturalist, study skills, music theater, robotics, baking, and crafts. All classes are designed to nourish the mind, body, and spirit within every student! Click here to learn more.

St. Andrew's School Summer Programs
St. Andrew's Day School is excited to offer many new programs for summer. Click here to get a glimpse of a few of our offerings. Click here for more information about our fun and educational summer programs! Our Summer Programs are open to all, not just SAES students. Packets detailing the dates and offerings are also available in the school office.


Community Organizations that meet at St. Andrew's

Cub Scouts
Cub Scout Pack 48 is open to any boy in first through fifth grade and meets every Monday evening, Labor Day to Memorial Day, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. To learn more or get involved, contact Chip Carpenter, 593-0426 or carpenter.chip@gmail.com.

Tidewater German American Club
The Tidewater German American Club meets in the Parish Hall at St. Andrew’s every other month. Objectives of the club are to unite people of German heritage; to promote German culture, customs, and language; to strengthen the culture bonds between American and German people; and to serve the community. For more info on the club, go to www.tgas.weebly.com.

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