St. Andrew’s offers a wide range of parish ministries seen below which allow parishioners to contribute to the life and growth of our parish. If you are interested in taking part in any of these ministries, please call the office (718-351-0900) for the name and telephone number of the appropriate person to contact in order to find out more information.
Ministries supporting the spiritual life of the parish include the opportunity to participate in the altar guild and with the choir and to act as Eucharistic ministers, intercessors, chalice bearers, acolytes and ushers.
The ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is part of a national organization that meets the first Thursday of the month at the parish to celebrate Holy Eucharist and hold their monthly meeting. ECW coordinates the United Thank Offering, supports outreach programs such as Coins for Change and runs the annual rummage sale in September.
The Men’s Club
The Men’s Club is active in assisting with maintenance to the parish buildings and grounds and supporting parish events, such as the parish picnic.
SAYO is the parish youth group. We are a growing organization that brings fellowship to our young people. We sponsor many events throughout the year that brings our young people together to serve our church community and beyond.
R.A.K. Pak, which stands for Random Acts of Kindness, supports the rector regarding pastoral care needs of the parish. Members visit shut-ins and parishioners in nursing homes, prepare gifts and cards for those in need at Christmas and Easter, and assist in identifying pastoral care issues.
The Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee identifies and participates in outreach programs, most recently the Heart of the Home Campaign, which assisted victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Holiday Fair takes place every November. Parishioners work throughout the year in preparing homemade items to sell at the fair. The fair also includes luncheons, a parish dinner and a visit from Santa for the children.
Fright Night is a very popular event that takes place over a two week period every October. Parishioners dress up as ghouls and goblins and inhabit Burch Hall as a kind of haunted house. Visitors love investigating the hall and being “scared” by its inhabitants. Parishioners work all year long to prepare for Fright Night, and it is enjoyed by a large number of people from all over Staten Island.