Our newest community mission is supporting Clifton Sanctuary Ministries by preparing and serving meals to 30 guests (residents) on the fourth Sunday of each month. Click here to sign up to serve. More details:
Our SAPC congregation is providing dinner for up to 30 men on the 4th Sunday of the each month at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries (www.cliftonsanctuary.com ) at 369 Connecticut Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (the web site has a link to Google Maps for directions). For more than 38 years, and open 365 days a year, it has offered a place of rest, shelter, healing and support to the homeless men of Atlanta; and, it’s the oldest shelter in Atlanta operating in a house of worship.
How you can get involved: Sign up a group, family or group of friends below as the “evening host team” to provide a meal for up to 30 men w/serving utensils, dessert, and drink (plates, glasses, silverware, napkins, ice and containers for any leftovers you want to leave are available on site) when SAPC serves on the 4th Sunday of each month. Set up begins at 5:00 pm and meals are served at 6:00 pm. You are invited to eat and talk with the guests/residents during the meal. No clean-up is needed. It is done by the “guest/resident team” for the night.
The evening host team will also begin, in the laundry room next to the kitchen, to wash (laundry soap is provided), dry and fold some laundry during the meal prep and service. Laundry that is not finished when the evening host team leaves will be completed by the “night host” who arrives near the end of the evening meal.
Feel free to contact a group scheduled ahead of when you want to serve to attend with them to become familiar with the facility and meal/laundry service. For questions contact: Mike Bearden, SAPC Missions Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org , 404-660-8234 (cell).
St. Andrews actively supports many local community causes and strives to be the positive energy for many efforts. You can be involved too! Scroll through all the causes we support financially and with our time and talents:
- St. Andrews School SAS
- Presbytery of Greater Atlanta ATL
- Presbyterian Mission Agency https://www.presbyterianmission.org/
- Presbyterian Special Offerings Special Offerings
- Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Presbyterian Homes
The following local and state causes we support with money and time and talents:
- Atlanta Community Food Bank (http://www.acfb.org/)
- Friends of Disabled Adults and Children in Stone Mountain (http://www.fodac.org/)
- Initiative for Affordable Housing (http://www.affordablehousingatl.org/). IAH’s re:loom (http://reloom.org/)project creates and sells handwoven rugs, placemats, and other household goods, thereby providing full-time jobs with benefits for low-income women and men.
- NET Food Pantry, a joint venture of area churches, will provide a family-in-need with a substantial box of food, including fresh meat and vegetables.
- NETworks Cooperative Ministry (NET) is a group of churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals committed to helping those in need in the Northlake, Embry Hills and Tucker community, by supplying emergency food as well as assistance with housing and utility bills.
- Our House (http://www.ourhousega.org/) in Decatur, Georgia, offers homeless parents a loving, safe haven where a parent can confidently leave his/her child during the day while he/she seeks employment and permanent housing.
- Thornwell Home for Children (http://www.thornwell.org/) is a Christian community in Clinton, South Carolina, offering hope and wholeness for abused, abandoned and neglected children.
- Thornwell Building Families program is now hosted at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Building Families is an evidenced-based, in-home program that offers practical, hands-on tools and teaches specific skills to improve children’s behavior and reduce stress for parents. You can call Sarah “Say” Spencer at 404-550-3149 or email her at email@example.com for information. Better Families