Mission & Outreach at Saint Andrew's
Saint Andrew's parishioners are involved in mission and outreach in a number of ways in the Greenville community and beyond. Please let us know if you would like to get involved in any of the following ministries -- or if you have a desire to serve in a way that isn't listed below.
Feed thy neighbor
Founded in 2010, Feed Thy Neighbor has grown to become a cooperative effort of the Episcopal community in Greenville. Parish volunteers from Saint Andrew’s, St. Peter’s, St. James and Christ Church feed the homeless each Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 AM in the Saint Andrew's Parish House. Our breakfast menu is simple: eggs, ham biscuits and grits. Our guests have frequently commented that we have the best breakfast in Greenville.
Several times a year, Feed Thy Neighbor becomes Feed Thy Neighbor/Clothe Thy Neighbor. Parishioners clean out their closets and donate their seasonal clothing for the homeless. Gently used shoes, socks and coats are the most sought after items.
If you would like to support Feed Thy Neighbor, we would welcome your time, treasure and talents. Please contact the office so that we can get you involved.
Saint Andrew's has identified Rebuild Upstate as an organization that we are going to support financially (from the ten percent set aside from the Greater Works Capital Campaign) and through service work -- as we help them with repairing and up-fitting homes so that economically challenged folks can stay in those homes in the neighborhoods around Saint Andrew's.
The Calvary Foundation located in the impoverished Judson Community 2 miles west of Saint Andrews. It is a 501 (3)(C) tuition-free after-school program for children Pre-k thru 5th. Currently there are forty students who receive a balanced meal and educational assistance in a safe and caring environment. The program is in need of volunteers to serve as mentors and tutors, or maybe you have a hobby or special interest you would like to share. Contact Cindy Henry for more information.
Michael’s Way is a non-profit organization begun at Saint Andrew’s by a former deacon in memory of Michael Morrissey, a Saint Andrew’s member who was a tutor in United Ministries’ GED program. Michael’s Way provides scholarships for those needing technical education to better their lives. Members of Saint Andrew’s serve on the Michael’s Way Board and help arrange and conduct fundraisers.