We are not a large parish but we are committed to making a difference in the lives of other beyond our parish and our local community. Addressing humanitarian needs like clean water is important to us so we support organizations like Episcopal Relief and Development and ShoeCrew, as well as others annually. We also are concerned about issues like the discrimination associated with mental illness and provide support to NAMI of Southwestern Illinois.
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God's call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief and Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world. ERD faithfully adm…Read More »
St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee makes a yearly contribution to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) annual Run/Walk held in May. The mission of NAMI Southwestern Illinois is to help people living with a mental illness and their families by providing support, education and advocacy, and offering programs designed to confront the stigma and discrimination associated wit…Read More »
ShoeCrew Water Projects' main focus is to provide clean water in communities in developing countries. It has generated revenue to fund these water projects by collecting new and gently used shoes. The shoe collection efforts improve our planet by keeping wearable, usable shoes out of local landfills and directing them to a secondary market for reuse both locally and globally. S…Read More »
Bishop Martins has invited our diocese to contribute to the Tabora initiative in Tanzania. “I have visited the Diocese of Tabora twice and have seen firsthand the conditions under which their clergy labor. From our comfortable western perspective, we would call it nothing less than heroic," indicates Bishop Martins.
As it celebrates its thirtieth year, our companion Diocese in T…Read More »
The United Thank Offering was founded as a grassroots network to teach the practice of using thank offerings to deepen our individual awareness of the blessings that God bestows on us each day and to fund innovative ministries throughout The Episcopal Church. Parishioners are encouraged to take home a blue UTO box and use it as a visual reminder to express thanks for our blessing…Read More »
Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal cathedral located in Washington D.C., is a house of prayer for all people and a spiritual home for the nation. But the Cathedral is also a place of rest, a home for the arts, an architectural wonder, and a force for good. St. Andrew's is pleased to provide annual support to The Cathedral as it receives no direct support from the federal…Read More »