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OUTREACH

The Great Commission: Matthew 28: 16 - 20

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

St. Andrew's offers and participates in many community events all year long. Our goals are to:

  • Share the joy of life in Christ with our families, congregations, and neighbors both in our community and around the world.

  • Provide meaningful opportunities for members and non-members to share the joy.

  • Engage in partnerships to service others in our community.


Various outreach opportunities exist, including:

  • Backpack Buddies: The mission of Backpack Buddies is to fight weekend hunger for 40 children at Stono Park Elementary School, directly across the street from the church.  We gather once a month to pack food for the children enrolled in the program.

  • Angel Tree and Halos:  Our congregation collects school supplies for Halos during our Vacation Bible School.  We also buy gifts for children on the Angel Tree every December. 

  • Clean City Sweep: Annual event held every April in conjunction with the city of Charleston. We collect trash and debris along Wappoo Road for two hours. 

  • Water Mission Walk for Water: Annual event held each March. Donations are made to support this event and individuals are invited to participate.

  • "Second Life" and "Holey" Clothing Drives": In celebration of Earth Day, during the month of April we collect gently-loved clothing for donation to area organizations such as Lowcountry Orphan Relief and My Sister's House. In the fall, we hold a textile recycling drive and invite members to bring ripped, stained, and worn out items to be recycled through Green Zone.

  • "Yellow Bucket" Offerings: These offerings are held the first Sunday of every month to provide critical financial support to special groups.

For information about outreach programs, contact the church office at 843-766-4262 or saintandrews@knology.net.