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Whether you're looking for a long-term project or to help out for a few hours, St. Andrew's has many opportunities for you to join us in service to our community and the world. All ages are invited and encouraged to participate in our outreach projects.

Click here for information about 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.


 

St. Andrew's Outreach Grants

The Vestry earmarked $10,000 of St. Andrew’s 2019 budget for outreach - right here in Newport News and across the world. In May the Outreach Team approved the first grants from those funds, totaling $5,000.  Click here for spring grant awards. In October, the second round of grants was approved. Click here for fall grant awards.

The Carolyn Lackey Trust

One way St. Andrew's serves our community is through the administration of grants from the Carolyn Lackey Trust. Get more information on that program here.


More ways to serve

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!

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc.
St. Andrew’s is active in the Kairos Prison Ministry which takes place in various state prisons twice a year. The goal of the program is to create a self-sustaining Christian community within the prison. Team members receive 35 hours of training prior to entering a prison. You can support Kairos by baking cookies (Each team member takes 100 dozen. Click here for recipes.), praying for the teams, or supporting a weekend financially. For more information click here or contact Matt Deller, pablodeller@outlook.com or 812-9852.

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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. Visit the "Current Outreach Projects" page for more info or contact the church office, 595-0371 or saec0371@gmail.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry create shawls that will bring hope and peace to people at critical moments in their lives. Prayers of healing, comfort, love and support are shared or offered as the shawls are knitted or crocheted. All are welcome to participate by knitting or crocheting shawls or by providing yarn. To learn more or get involved, contact the Rev. Carol Chamberlain, mothercarolee@yahoo.com, 595-2170.

Turkey Sandwich Day
This annual mid-December event results in the assembly of over 500 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, contact Bill Wilds, 595-0371 or saec.bill19@verizon.net. Click here for details on this year's event.

Vacation Bible School
Hilton Churches Vacation Bible School 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@gmail.com.

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