Who are the people of St. Andrews' U.M.C.?

St. Andrews is a diverse, reconciling, inclusive Christian community of faith.
We welcome to our worship people of all ages, races, classes, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. Children are especially welcome and child care is available for the youngest.

Our Mission: To Share the Abundant Life

(John 10:10)

Serving dinner for the Clara-Mateo Alliance

Why I attend St. Andrew’s:

"The people are smart, thought-filled, accepting Christians;
the children are wonderful, involved, growing(!) kids;
we seek to reach out to the world in a way that will serve justice;
we join in fellowship that is surrounded by humor and music, the spirit of love;
as a reconciling congregation we accept any and all who will join with us to worship and serve."
"Praise God!"

Some other agencies we work with and support:

Collecting food for the South Palo Alto Food Closet

The last Sunday of each month we collect food donations for the South Palo Alto Food Closet. Each month a different footstuff is suggested, but other types of non-perishable food are very welcome (and they are welcome at any time, not just the month's last Sunday). Current economic times make these donations more valuable than ever.

Working for Habitat for Humanity

Other groups also use our facilities. They include:

Gordon Steward Peninsula Trombone Choir
Trombone ensemble practices most Sunday afternoons.

El Camino Reelers
Square dancing on Monday evenings for folks of all sexual orientations

Dance dot Com
Jazz band rehearses two Saturday mornings each month

An element of Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

We support the photojournalism mission of Paul Jeffries

Paul reports from Haiti:

Dear friends in my supporting churches, There is much to tell, and in a week or so I will write at length about what I've doing in Haiti. For now, there is simply no time. I've been working 20 hour days and then fall asleep in my tent frustrated that so much remains undone.
I do want you to know of a short YouTube piece I did for the ACT Alliance. You can find it online here:  www.tinyurl.com/acthaiti
You can share it with your friends, view it in your Sunday School class or embed it on your church's website. If you would like to download a copy of the piece (of slightly better quality than what's on YouTube), you can find it here:  http://www.kairosphotos.com/temp/newacthaiti.mp4
At this point I'm tentatively planning on leaving Haiti for the Dominican Republic late this coming week. I will write at length once I'm back in the U.S. Thanks for all you do for the people of Haiti.


Read Paul's report about his experience in Haiti.

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