Food and Shelter

Soup Kitchen

Church members prepare a hearty meal at the Salvation Army, Bank Street, in downtown Suffolk on the third Thursday of each month. Volunteer to cook or serve, or help by providing cupcakes to be served as dessert. Cupcakes are due in the church kitchen on the Wednesday prior to our Soup Kitchen date.

Joyful Noise Offering

On the second Sunday of each month, children collect change from congregants during worship. This money goes to help cover the cost of soup kitchen supplies.

Food Pantry Collection

Donate non-perishable food to our red wagon bound for the Suffolk Christian Fellowship Center’s food bank. The SCFC operates a walk-in food pantry in downtown Suffolk and also provides food to other neighborhood organizations.

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. Teams transport the meals from the hospital to the recipients’ homes.

Blessing Bags

Children and youth pack zip-lock bags with small bottles of water, crackers, nuts, etc. Congregants then pick up a bag or two to keep in their cars to hand out to those in need whom they encounter throughout the area.

Rise Against Hunger

Each year St. Andrew partners with the organization Rise Against Hunger in their goal to end hunger internationally. We convert our Atrium to a meal-packing assembly line, and we turn 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.

Groceries for Migrant Farm Workers

Each summer we collect corn flour for tortillas, rice, beans, and other groceries for farm workers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Our children learn about the contribution of migrant workers to the food we eat and pack up the groceries. The Presbytery of Eastern Virginia then takes our bags of groceries to community centers on the Shore.

SAM’S Helping Hands

Need a light bulb changed? a ramp built? a little gardening done? Call SAM’s Helping Hands for small jobs with which you could use a little help.

CAPS Night Stay Program

The Coalition against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS), a partnership of churches in the Suffolk area, provides housing and meals for people experiencing homelessness during the coldest months of the winter. St. Andrew turns several rooms in our education building into dormitory space for men, women, and families for a week each winter. Volunteer positions include set-up, clean-up, van drivers, meal preparation, and two shifts of oversight volunteers each night.

Pastor Gillian’s messages are grounded in God’s love for us. God’s love is evident in the sweet faces of our very young children, the youth, adults and those of us with stooped shoulders and a few wrinkles as we care for and support one another.

Sunday Worship

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

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(757) 238-3550

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Christmas Worship Services

Blue Christmas Worship
Wednesday, 12/15, at 6:30 p.m.

For many people, Christmas is a particularly difficult time as they remember the loss of loved ones and the other losses of life. While some rejoice at the delights of the Christmas season, others feel their pain more deeply. Gather with us in the Sanctuary to acknowledge all these losses, to grieve those who are no longer with us, to remind ourselves of the faith that sustains us through all of life, and to worship God who came to be with us and promises that even when we walk through the dark places, we have nothing to fear.

Two Christmas Eve Services

4 p.m. Family Service
Music, scripture, and a special children's message will focus on the young (and the young at heart) at St. Andrew's early Christmas Eve service. The service will last approximately 40 minutes. Childcare will be available.

7 p.m. Communion Service
We will welcome the coming of the Christ Child with music, scripture, a homily, and Communion. The service will end in candlelight. There will be no childcare available for this service