Local Missions

Local Missions

"I tell you this: whatever you did for the least of my brothers or sisters, behold, you did it to me."  Matthew 25:40

St. Andrew by the Sea partners with several outreach agencies.  As a community church, our emphasis is on local missions. Hands-on service complements our congregation’s support.  Linda Chappelle, who volunteers her time as director of the Christian Service Center, and Dolly Crewes, who volunteers as coordinator for Meal on Wheels, estimate that people from St. Andrew give roughly 500 hours of service each month just to those two agencies. 

By clicking on the links below, you can learn more about organizations that are doing the Lord's work:

The Boys' Ranch of Baldwin County is a loving group home environment for children at risk.  The Ranch's motto is, "It's easier to build boys and girls than to repair men and women."  The Ranch is a home for these children, not a reform school or correctional institution.  The boys are here through no fault of their own.  

Family Promise of Baldwin County is a community response to the issue of homelessness, specifically homeless families with children.  The Baldwin County School System counted 642 homeless school age children in school last year.  St. Andrew has become a host church, providing overnight accommodations and meals four weeks each year.

The Christian Service Center is the organized expression of the Pleasure Island Ministerial Association’s social welfare concerns. It meets needs without regard to race, creed, nationality, or gender. 

Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to our homebound neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity brings together volunteers to create decent, affordable housing.

The Lighthouse is a full-service domestic violence program and rape crisis program serving victims in Baldwin County.

South Baldwin Literacy Council provides trained instruction in reading, writing, and life skills, centered around the learner’s individual goals and capabilities.

Mary’s Shelter provides family-style living for homeless adult pregnant women.

The Salvation Army has been serving Mobile and Baldwin Counties since 1887, offering shelter, assistance, and recovery to those in need.

The Association for Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County supports those with disabilities and their families. 

If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please speak with Robert or Suzanne Monk, our Outreach chairs.