At St. Andrew, we are committed to being the hands and feet of Jesus in the local community. At this time, we are partnered with and committed to serving the following organizations with our time, talents, and treasure.

St. Andrew is one of the sponsors of Family Promise of Greater Lafayette.

A few times a year, we volunteer to make evening meals for the residents of the Family Promise housing. The families who reside at the housing change, sometimes on a weekly basis, so the amount of food needed will vary.

During Covid-19, we are unable to provide volunteers for staffing but will eventually return to providing volunteers for that as well. 

If you would like to help provide meals, please contact Susan Foster

Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for working families earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income. By utilizing volunteer labor, generous in-kind donations, and community support, Habitat for Humanity sells mortgages to their partner families at a rate that allows them to save money, build capital and provide a stable home from their families. 

For information on current St. Andrew projects with Habitat for Humanity contact Cindy and Ken Berkey

St. Andrew holds blood drives several times a year in order to assist the Indiana Blood Center in their work towards saving lives. The Bloodmobile comes to St. Andrew for the blood drives. 

You can sign up to donate blood HERE.  Search for St. Andrew when signing up. 

Contact Peggy Hoover for more information on how you can help with this ministry. 

LTHC Homeless Services is the coordinated point of entry and initial assessment for anyone experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis in Tippecanoe County. St. Andrew members contribute to this effort in many ways including an annual monetary donation from our Missions budget.

Other ways St. Andrew partners with LTHC include:    

The Lafayette Plarn Project PLUS. Assistance is needed to cut recycled plastic bags and to knot the loops to generate plastic yarn or "plarn," and/or for knitters/crocheters to generate items made from plarn, including sleeping mats for homeless clientele. If you crochet or would like to learn to use a loom to weave the plarn into sleeping mats or tote bags, contact Julie Conlon. Learn more about other ways (PLUS) you can assist LTHC on the Lafayette Plarn Project PLUS Facebook group page

Volunteers gather at the LTHC Engagement Center on Monday and/or Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 am. Right now, visitors are sometimes limited due to COVID quarantines at the center. Contact Julie if you would like to volunteer to learn the most updated status.

Contact Carol Clark-Elliott for more information about the variety of volunteer opportunities available at LTHC.

Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of more than 40 churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette’s low-income children and families. They take an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the financially insecure. St. Andrew provides monetary support and participates in the following programs:

Jubilee Christmas

St. Andrew participates in Jubilee Christmas as a host site each year. Families who participate in Jubilee Christmas are invited to a host site and are able to select new toys for their children. Families also receive some food items to make their Christmas dinner more special. Contact Melissa Martin or Cindy Nycz for more information. 

LUM Meal Ministry

The LUM Meal Ministry supplies a meal for overnight guests of Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) shelter six times a year. You can stay to assist in serving the meal or just drop the meal off. 

An individual, a family, and/or church group are welcome to volunteer to provide the meal. A simple meal, such as soup or stew in the winter (October–March), and sandwiches/salad in the summer months (April–September) is requested for approximately 44 people. Per LUM’s instructions, the following is needed:

  • Meals – 25-44 servings – served at 9 p.m.
  • Coffee – one pound – served at 6:30 a.m.
  • Grab-N-Go Breakfast – 25-65 individually packaged servings – served at 6:30 a.m. (granola bars, muffins, bagels, breakfast bars, fruit bars, etc.)

Meals are to be delivered to the LUM Shelter on 4th Street between 8-9 p.m. Contact Peggy Hoover for more information or to volunteer. 

The Panera Bread Ministry is a unique fundraiser for many groups at St. Andrew. Each weekend a group collects leftover bread from Panera after they close and wraps it in plastic for it to be available to church members on Sunday mornings. Congregants make a donation for the bread they choose, and funds raised support the individual ministries. The ministries that are supported by this ministry are posted in the welcome area.

The Tippecanoe County United Food Pantry (TCUFP) is an ecumenical project of Church Women United of Tippecanoe County.  St. Andrew UMC is one of 35 member churches that sponsor TCUFP. Their mission is to supplement food resources of individuals and families. The pantry relies on donations and is entirely volunteer run. You can make monetary and non-perishable food donations through St. Andrew.

St. Andrew is scheduled to staff the pantry eight days during the year. Service opportunities include distributing food in the pantry, checking in clients (training required), and unloading and sorting food.

TCUFP, located at 1320 Tippecanoe St., Lafayette, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-2:30pm and Thursday 4pm-6pm.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Susan Foster.

Trinity Life Ministry is a biblical based, non-profit organization providing residential intensive addiction services to men 18 years of age and older without regard to financial status, insurance, creed, national origin or religion. Trinity Life’s residential facility is located in Crawfordsville, IN, while the business office is in Lafayette, IN.

St. Andrew provides annual financial support and responds to other needs for this ministry as requested. If you have questions or would like to get involved with this ministry, contact Berdine Martin.

In 2016 an opportunity became available to the St. Andrew community to meet the needs of children and families in the Woods Edge mobile home complex as a result of a grant received by an epidemiologist for the Tippecanoe County Health Department from North Central Health Services. Almost all of the children who reside there receive free and reduced lunch during the school year. This grant allowed us to provide a feeding program during the summer of 2016 with the help of many St. Andrew volunteers. 

St. Andrew’s relationship with the Woods Edge community has continued and expanded in a variety of ways. Tutoring for the children has been provided as well as special educational and recreational opportunities including field trips, gardening, and other weekly activities.

During the COVID19 pandemic lunches and food staples have been provided for the children and their families. 

This ministry is currently being reevaluated and reimagined. If you have any questions, please contact Berdine Martin.  

For more information or to get involved, contact Berdine Martin.

SERVICE TIMES

Traditional Worship - Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Worship - Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
The Intersection, Online-Only Worship - Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
4703 N 50 W | West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
765-497-7755