East Texas Literacy Council
East Texas Literacy Council (ETLC) trains volunteers to tutor individuals to learn to read. Twice a year tutor training is offered by ETLC using the St. Andrew facilities.
Northeast texas Habitat for Humanity
This international program offers decent and affordable housing to low-income families by allowing the family and community volunteers to partner together in the building of the home. St. Andrew participates in Habitat for Humanity by building houses in our community each year, serving on committees, supporting fundraising efforts, and other non-construction needs.
Longview Community Ministries
Longview Community Ministries, Inc. (LCM) serves as an organization to enable Longview congregations and groups to work together more effectively in the community through cooperative acts of service to assist persons in need, regardless of race, religion or creed.
Longview Community Ministries was formed to bring together local congregations, business and civic groups, and generous individuals, to help those in need in our community. All of our programs are administered by three part-time employees and are dependent on hundreds of volunteers, people just like you, who are willing to give of their time, talents or financial support to help those in need.
answer phone / register families
Interview and assist families
Meals on Wheels
Drivers and substitute drivers needed (St. Andrew delivers the second Tuesday of each month)
Once a year on the third Saturday of July deliver groceries to families eligible for the food boxes but are physically unable to go to LCM
Assemble food boxes for families
Family promise of longview
Family Promise of Longview is an organization designed to help families who have found themselves without a home. We support the efforts as a network with other churches to help these families get back on their feet.
D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center serves Longview’s at-risk youth population ages 15 – 25, who need assistance figuring out the basics and intricacies of adult life. The mission of DORS is to empower youth to move past obstacles to success by establishing a central support system linking youth to community resources.
Their Vision is to provide a safe place for youth, provide a youth-oriented network of support programs and services that prepare youth to become respectful, responsible and reliable citizens and to provide a rent-free facility offering services under one roof.
Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) provides Christ-centered care and support for struggling children and families.
Over the past 114 years, we’ve created programs that greatly improve children’s lives – enabling their recovery from abuse, abandonment, and other forms of neglect.
We also reach out and work closely with their parents, some of whom struggle with drug and/or alcohol addiction, unemployment, poverty, depression, and other obstacles to healthy parenting.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church supports the PCHAS also through the Angel Tree project. Names of not only children, but also family members are placed on a Christmas tree in our fellowship hall. With much anticipation each year, the names are selected by our members who love to shop and purchase the requested gifts. Needed items are also purchased for the center as well.
At the Church:
As a church who has ‘heart to serve’, we stay connected to our community needs. Listed below are the community ministries which St. Andrew supports with volunteers and financial resources.
Community Garden at St. Andrew
The mission of the garden is to promote meaningful stewardship of God's Creation, to support local mission agencies with fresh food for those in need, to enjoy the fellowship of working toward a common goal, and to further the general mission of St. Andrew by nurturing church, neighborhood, and community relationships.
If you want to see God's work in action, then you must see the Community Garden at St. Andrew. Walk the aisles and you can almost see the plants growing. We often take for granted the miracle of the process from seed to stomach, because we shop rather than grow our food. The love and care of the gardeners represents the faith of a mustard seed and transforms the garden into a representation of the loaf that fed 5000. God gives in abundance.
Little Free Library at St. Andrew
In hopes of providing reading sources to all of the neighborhood and beyond, St. Andrew has set up a Little Free Library close to curb next to our entrance to the front door. It is open to anyone all of the time to take a book and give a book. Books are donated for all ages.