Angel Tree: Gifts for children whose parent(s) are incarcerated and who qualify for this program that enables the parent to connect and "give" Christmas gifts to their children.
Back Pack Buddies: Providing food to school children who may need supplemental food over the weekend or holidays. The food is put in their backpack to take home.
Card Ministry: Birthday cards for members of SAUMC's congregation. This group has also done cards for the military to use for Christmas and cards for cancer patients to write on while going through treatment at a Raleigh Cancer Center.
Chairs of HOPE: Support for a project at Aversboro Elementary School. Children paint and auction chairs to raise funds for cancer research. One of our congregation members started this program.
CROP Walk: Walk to raise money and awareness of world wide hunger
Disaster Relief: Saint Andrews has an UMCOR certified Emergency Relief Team.
Empty Bowl: Support for another Aversboro Elementary School children's project. Using different media, children make and auction bowls to raise funds for Garner Area Ministries' programs
Exam Boxes and Packages for Patriots: "Goodie" boxes for college students and military personnel.
Family Promise: Hosting homeless families for one week every 4 months, providing food, a place to stay and encouragement.
Garner Area Ministries: Assisting to collect food and supplies for area families. Saint Andrews collects different food items each month -- and special collections as needed for food or supplies.
Gleaning: When available (usually in the fall) volunteers collect produce from the field after a farmer harvests their produce
Habitat for Humanity: Assisting in building homes for low/mod families in the area.
HOPE: Work with Garner UMC to provide food, clothing and showers to those who are homeless in the Garner area. Saint Andrews has the first Saturday of each month when we provide the food for the meal.
Loads of Love: Providing home-made meals to people from the congregation who are home-bound or ill (this mission will also reach out to "nonmembers" as requested).
Operation Restoration: Assisting community residents with home repairs
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Handmade afghans, shawls and lap quilts for the sick, shut-ins and others needing "warmth". Projects are prayed over as they are being made.
Race of Grace: Walk to raise funds for diverse charities
Relay for Life: Teams from Garner have fundraisers and walking groups to raise funds for cancer research.
Turkey Tree: "Picking" a turkey from our tree to buy food gift cards to give families in the area to help provide a Thanksgiving meal.
Vacation Bible School: VBS is a week long camp for children to learn more about God by Bible stories, crafts, games, and songs. We welcome all children the week of August 10, 2014 for this event.