St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Outreach Ministries

Outreach Ministries at St. Andrew are performed in many ways.  These include our annual Christmas Basket program (see below), Weekly Snack Bags to local schools, LOGOS Childrens Program, 4th of July Free Community Breakfast, Prayer Pillow Ministry, Pre School Program, Special Needs Adult Program (SNAP), Wonderful Wednesday Meals and Classes, Cub and Boy Scouts program and more.
 
 
 
Kroger Community Rewards Program
 
Our church is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  This program allows our church members to link their Kroger Rewards Card to the St. Andrew Community Rewards Number.  Once that is done, the church will earn money from Kroger for each purchase made.  There is no impact on your shopping or your individual rewards, it is just a program that Kroger promotes to "give back" to the community by rewarding them each quarter with a check to reflect the purchases made by members.  To learn more about how your purchases at Krogers can help earn extra money for our church, please click here
  
2016 Christmas Basket Outreach
 
Below are pictures of our 2016 Christmas Basket Outreach.  This outreach program allows our entire church congregation to participate in this ministry with a great team effort.  Through our congregations generous donations of food, money and time, our church was able to feed over 67 families, made up of over 275 adults and children.  Each family received three boxes of food along with many last minute items including fresh fruit, dairy, ham, turkey, potatoes, onions, bread and many other items.  Again this year, the local St. Albans Kroger played a huge part in this program by supporting our church and supplying many items including all of the last minute ones at a huge discount.  If you are in Krogers, be sure to thank Robert Atkins, the Manager of Krogers, and his staff for their continued support to our churches outreach programs.  Also a big thank you to St. Albans Wendy's for donating the bags for all the paper products and toiletries to be packed into.  Be sure to let the management of Wendy's know we appreciate their support when you eat at their restaurant.
 
 
Shelves are rolled out, boxes are ready for packing
food all around the wall waiting to be packed
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteers packing boxes, each family will receive
3 plus other last minute items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trucks with last minute items are in place and we are ready
 
 
Wagons are loading up recipients items for delivery to their cars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Mascot provided supervision to this great outreach