Evangelism

Greeter Ministry
This ministry welcomes visitors and newcomers to worship services on Sunday. Greeters also provide assistance, directions, and information to visitors and members. Contact: Ty Walling

 

​Coffee Hour
Newcomers are introduced to St. Andrews parishioners, after the main service.  All enjoy fellowship. Sign up to host a coffee hour: Contact: Phyllis

 

​Welcome Committee
This group follows up with visitors and newcomers with phone calls, notes, and email. They attend monthly meetings to share the results of those phone calls with each other, and to pass on information gathered to clergy.  Contact: Barbara Sloan

 

New Member Dinners
Twice a year new member dinners are held at the home of a parishioner. We always appreciate help with hosting and giving our newest parishioners a warm welcome. Contact: Rebecca Drake

Outreach

55th Place 

A community outreach program in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. This not-for-profit organization re-sells donated items and operates solely on donations and volunteers. One hundred percent of the stores proceeds are donated to various organizations and people in the Birmingham area. Since its inception in 1987, 55th Place has donated more than $700,000 to the Birmingham community.

55th Place is located at #5 55th Place North in Woodlawn and is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact: Rochelle Crow

Alabama Arise 

Alabama Arise is a coalition of 150 religious, community, and civic groups that work on poverty issues by promoting state policies to improve the lives of low-income people.  St. Andrew's is in good company with a number of faith groups, including the Alabama Episcopal Diocesan Department on the Church in the world and several local parishes, as well as members from every major denomination in the state.  St. Andrew's is an active participant in Arise, supporting their annual Lobby Day, hosting visits from Arise's community organizers, and writing our legislators on issues affecting people with low incomes. Contact: Martha Jane Patton

Community Kitchens

Since 1980 Community Kitchens has served the hungry, homeless and working poor without regard to situation or condition. Those who are in need of a warm and nutritious meal will find our doors open 365 days a year.

 

Southside Location:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
1024 South 12th Street
Birmingham, AL    35205
205-251-3569

Meals are served weekdays and Saturday at 12:00 P.M. in the church parish hall. 

Sunday sack lunches are served from the UAB parking lot on 11th Avenue South and 11th Place by the used book store.

Woodlawn Location:

Grace Episcopal Church
5712 1st Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35212

Meals are served daily at 12:45 P.M. in the church parish hall.

Birmingham Episcopal Campus Ministries (BECM)

Located on the St. Andrew’s Campus in Trinity Commons, BECM ministers to college students at UAB, Samford University, and Birmingham-Southern College. Contact: The Revered Thomas Joyner

Trinity Commons Supper Team

A group from St. Andrew’s has been serving supper once a month during the school year to the Birmingham Episcopal Campus Ministry group since 2003. In 2007, we fixed meals in January, February, March, April, and May, and then again (when the group moved into the new Trinity Commons) in October and November. The entire Parish also hosted a potluck and celebrated a Eucharist with the BECM group in October.

Contact:  Barbara Sloan

Care/Casserole Guild

St. Andrew’s parishioners take care of each other by providing meals during times of birth, death, illness, or injury.

Contact: Barbara Smith

Community Kitchens Volunteers

Volunteers from St Andrew's enjoy our wonderful tradition of cooking and serving lunch on selected public holidays for the Southside guests of Community Kitchens.  All the helpers have fun getting to know one another better while working together on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr, Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.  New volunteers are always welcome.
Contact: Bernard Hufft

Episcopal Place

Episcopal Place provides subsidized housing for elderly and disabled with limited income.  It is located in the Highland Park neighborhood. Tim Blanton, Executive Director, 939-0085

Integrity Alabama
Integrity Alabama, a affiliate of Integrity USA, has served as an outreach organization of worship and ministry providing a witness of the Episcopal Church in the gay and lesbian community and a witness of the gay and lesbian community in the Episcopal Church.  The group works to find or help establish supportive worship environments and spiritual nourishment and is a leading advocacy organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians in Alabama.  St. Andrew’s parishioners are actively involved in Integrity Alabama, and St. Andrew’s participates in a yearly winter blanket drive and hosts shares hosting of the annual feast of Integrity’s patron saint, Aelred, Abbott of Rievaulx.

Contact: Palmer Rankin

 

Prayer Call Ministry

 

Every member of St. Andrew’s is prayed for specifically and by name on the date of the month that corresponds to their page in the Parish Directory.  This group of parishioners call their fellow members to remind them that they are being prayed for.

Contact: The Reverend Deacon Gerri Aston

Wednesday Bible Study 

The Wednesday Bible Study regularly coordinates outreach activities, including winter clothing drives, prison ministry, and ongoing food collection to assist Greater Birmingham Ministries. Contact: Deborah VanZalingen

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