"On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.
Caring for our Neighbors
“SOUPER” BOWL SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 3, 2019
Help collect food items for the Suffolk Food Pantry and have fun at the same time. Show your support for the team you think has the best chance of winning the Super Bowl by depositing your canned items by February 3 in either the NFC or AFC box located in the Atrium. All items will be donated to the Suffolk Food Pantry at Suffolk Presbyterian Church.
Which team do you think will win? Wear your team colors on “Souper” Bowl Sunday.
~Sponsored by Mission & Service Committee
CAPS NIGHT STAY PROGRAM
Operating under the auspices of CAPS (Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk), St. Andrew will host their third Night Stay ministry from Wednesday evening on January 9 through Wednesday morning on January 16. Our Night Stay guests will stay in our education building on air mattresses and bedding provided by CAPS. St. Andrew will provide staffing and oversight during our guests’ stay here, meals for the week (breakfast, lunch & dinner), and simple hospitality to our neighbors. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: Please see the sign-up sheet in the Atrium to help our brothers and sisters in Christ who are experiencing homelessness. We need people to provide food, to help with setup or cleanup and to stay part of the night (2 shifts each night). For more info please contact the church at 238-3550.
HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST
Thank you, St. Andrew! In December volunteers took 100 Angel Tree gifts for kids, 10 Silver Bell gifts for seniors, 10 stockings stuffed with treats for kids, 32 hygiene kits, 36 hats, 73 pairs of gloves, 13 sets of mittens, 11 scarves, and 113 pairs of socks to Suffolk’s Salvation Army. We are grateful to be able to brighten Christmas for some or our neighbors.
There are currently no events.
Opportunities to serve:
- Salvation Army soup kitchen
Church members prepare a meal at the Salvation Army, Bank Street, in downtown Suffolk on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Members are asked to provide cupcakes to be served as dessert. They are due on the Wednesday prior to our Soup Kitchen date.
- Joyful Noise
Funds collected help cover the cost of soup kitchen supplies.
- Reverse Offerings
The collection of non perishable food for the Suffolk Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.
- Adopt-A-Street program
- ForKids, Inc
Made Easter baskets for children in homeless shelter.
- Suffolk Social Services Angel Tree
In December, St. Andrew collects and wraps gifts donated by the congregation. These gifts are then delivered to Suffolk Social Services for their Angel Tree recipients.
- Salvation Army School Supplies Drive
Items needed: bookbags, pens, pencils, graphic calculators, paper, notebooks, tissues, hand sanitizer, crayons, colored pencils, and flash drives. Deposit supplies in the appropriately marked bins in Atrium.
- Compassion Saturday
St. Andrew also hosts a Compassion Saturday each year. This day includes fellowship time for volunteers before they start various service projects, such as street clean-up, meal preparation, Prayers and Squares quilting, card making, ForKids support, and toiletry kit assembly for the Western Tidewater Free Clinic.
- Saint Andrew in Mission (SAIM)
St. Andrew in Mission promotes and coordinates the mission outreach of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, both locally and world-wide. This includes financial support of many varied mission causes and "hands-on" service projects. In July 2017, SAIM supported the Rise Against Hunger church-wide event at which St. Andrew members packaged 17,000 meals! Also in July 2017, SAIM coordinated home repairs for a local Suffolk woman.
- Meals on Wheels - Suffolk Meals on Wheels, established in 1987, delivers meals to residents living in the city of Suffolk and the Isle of Wight County regions. The food is prepared by the Sentara Obici Hospital Food Services. St. Andrew provides volunteers to deliver meals on each Friday of the month. St. Andrew has 5 delivery teams, with 2 people in each team, who transport the meals from the hospital to the recipients' homes.
- Rise Against Hunger – For the past two years St. Andrew has partnered with Rise Against Hunger in their program to end hunger internationally. We convert our Atrium to a meal-packing assembly line, and we have turned out over 10,000 nutritional meal packages in just two hours each year to be sent where the need is greatest. There are jobs and fun for everyone, including children
- CAPS Night Stay Program – Coalition against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS), a partnership of churches in the Suffolk area, provides housing and meals for homeless people during the coldest months of the winter. St. Andrew served as the host church from Wednesday, 10 January through Wednesday, 17 January 2018.