Pastoral and Deacon Care
When members are sick or in need of emergency counseling, our pastor visits them and/or their families at home or in the hospital and the Board of Deacons provides crisis support and ongoing contact with members of their “parishes,” to keep them informed of all concerns and activities among our church family.
Jesus Christ has called us to reach out to those beyond St. Andrew’s doors in ministries of compassion and advocacy.
The Mission Committee educates and informs members about areas of concern such as hunger, homelessness, refugee resettlement, disaster response, and poverty. This vital information is provided through the Minute for Mission during worship each week, the newsletter, adult education events, mission fairs and trips and other talks and workshops.
The Mission Committee also encourages the involvement of members in work beyond St. Andrew by publicizing requests for volunteers from our denomination and community.
Three special offerings are received annually that promote the work of Christ in the world: One Great Hour of Sharing during Lent; Peacemaking during World Communion Sunday in October; and the Christmas Joy Offering during Advent.
We team up Presbyterian Disaster Assistance efforts around the country to assist with relief efforts. In addition, we partner with local organizations such as Rebuilding Peninsula Together, Puente de la Costa Sur and the Pacifica Resource Center.
We have gone to Puerto Rico in 2019 and 2020 to coordinate with recovery from Hurricane Maria.
For several years after Hurricane Katrina we sent teams to assist in restoration of New Orleans and the surrounding area to restore homes.
Our members constantly strive to better the world we all live in and to help those who are in need.