Habitat For Humanity
St. Andrew is a participating member of this wonderful organization that provides housing for many in our county. If you would like to help at our next build, please contact the church office for more information or go to www.habitatwilliamson.org.
Room at the Inn
Room in the Inn assists many people with resolving issues related to homelessness. We provide transportation to and from the shelter to our Church, serve a nutritious meal, provide fellowship, and supply a bed for the night. Currently, we are serving these folks from November through March. Visit www.roomintheinn.org.
Graceworks screens and provides St. Andrew with a list of recipients to receive Christmas Baskets with food and personal items. Volunteers are needed to pack the baskets and deliver them prior to Christmas.
ELCA World Hunger
The first Sunday of every month, St. Andrew highlights the ministry of the ELCA World Hunger Appeal and Disaster Relief. Giving to the World Hunger Appeal is not new to our congregation. We participate in this appeal through the offerings collected during Sunday School for God’s Global Barnyard and with contributions received at worship. Thank you for all the other ways in which you support alleviating hunger, locally and internationally. Our generous contributions make a difference. www.elca.org/hunger.
Animal Welfare Ministry
This ministry helps homeless pets, rescue agencies, and organizations dedicated to helping animals and educating people. Donations and gifts of food, treats, bedding, toys, collars, leashes, and cleaning supplies help area agencies respond to immediate needs.
Inspiritus (formerly Lutheran Services of Tennessee)
Following the call of Jesus, Inspiritus extends the outreach of congregations by serving the poor, welcoming the newcomer, and responding to a disaster. Individuals and families in our communities struggle daily with the challenges of living in poverty. Inspiritus equips, serves, and walks with our neighbors in need through these programs: Healthy Gardens, MyCanvas, and Building Healthy Families. www.weinspirit.org/
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. All women of St. Andrew are cordially invited to attend monthly meetings for guest speakers, Bible study, service projects and fellowship. Regular meetings are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced. Watch the monthly newsletter for more information.
Our Men’s group at St. Andrew. All men of the congregation are cordially invited to meet for breakfast at the church on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Devotions, fellowship and a variety of work projects both on and off the church premises keep these men busy.
GraceWorks is an ecumenical organization that provides assistance to families in Williamson County. The primary focus is to provide physical, emotional, spiritual, material and referral services to those in need. Graceworks operates a thrift store that is open to the public, selling clothing, furniture, and other household items at greatly reduced prices. and stock donated items and assist in any needed area of this ministry. St. Andrew volunteers contribute their time and talents on the fourth Saturday of every month to help sort and stock donated items, and assist in any needed area of this Ministry. Several volunteers pick up bread and other items from local grocery stores to supply the Graceworks store. For more information about Graceworks, visit www.graceworksministries.net.
Meal on Wheels
St. Andrew assists the First United Methodist Church of Franklin by providing delivery drivers Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the second week of the month. We deliver hot meals to the elderly and those who need this assistance.
Saint Paul's Breakfast Ministry
Members of St. Andrew provide breakfast at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nashville for the Family Life Center, part of the Nashville Rescue Mission. On the first Sunday of every month, our volunteers serve 100 to 150+ women and children with a nutritious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, cereal and fresh fruit in a secure environment.
My Friend's House
My Friend's House assists young people in their effort to re-establish meaning and purpose in their life. Gifts from St. Andrew help to provide a safe, structured, nurturing, and loving home for the boys of My Friend’s House. www.myfriendshousetn.org.
Since 2003, St. Andrew has supported feeding children in Haiti through a program called Trinity/HOPE (www.trinityhope.org) when founder, John Hall, brought the need before the congregation. In 2004, we held our first Thanksgiving Night at St. Andrew to raise funds for our adopted school, the Evangelical Lutheran School in Acquier, Haiti. Trinity HOPE is a ministry that feeds thousands of hungry children, teachers and cooks each day in Christian schools spread throughout Haiti. Children receive a nutritious bowl of rice (or corn) and beans, with a high-protein mix of tomato paste, dried herring, oil, maggi (seasoning) and water. The special mix was developed by a Vanderbilt University nutritionist at $.25 per child.
This is the only meal nearly 50% of those we serve will eat in a 24-hour period.