Our Mission is to share God’s love,
affirm and promote the dignity of every human being,
and connect with hope in prayer, worship, education, and service.
We are a praying parish where all are welcome.
We are Christians of every type, old and young, married and single, gay and straight, different nationalities and cultures, native-born and foreign-born, conservative and liberal, goofy and serious, sinners and saints.
We are bound together by God’s love for us and our love for God and one another.
Saint Andrew’s is a parish church in the Diocese of Los Angeles of the Episcopal Church U.S.A.
We gather to pray to ﬁnd some meaning and strength in this chaotic world. We come to give thanks also. The gracious presence of God’s love in our lives inspires us to say thank you. Thank you to that mysterious, wonderful, sometimes too intimate Source called God. It’s a mystery. It’s something we can’t live without.
We have action behind our love. There is a signiﬁcant and growing need for nutritious food for the poor in Orange County. The congregation of St Andrew’s enthusiastically expanded our mission by turning 11,700 square feet of our front lawn into an urban garden. We are growing boatloads of food – yes, boats. Instead of the typical raised beds, will have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. 100% of this fresh food goes to Pathways of Hope food banks.
Our other signature mission is our Soup Kitchen. Every Friday night for over 35 years, we have offered a free dinner to anyone who comes. Teams of 10 -16 people purchase supplies, prepare, and serve the meal each Friday.
Join us in serving our community; we welcome you with open hearts.
Our Ministry Partners
We are honored to include on our campus Holy Family Services as a ministry partner. Since 1949, HFS has been Southern California’s most experienced adoption resource, finalizing the most number of infant and child adoptions of any private adoption agency in California. State licensed, nationally accredited and recognized, HFS exclusively focuses on adoption and foster care services.
HFS delivers caring and personalized support for birth mothers considering the loving choice of adoption. We incorporate the values of diversity, inclusion, and equality to the couples and individuals we serve throughout the adoption process as they seek to build their forever family. We provide ongoing support services for our foster care resource families.
We are proud to have as one of our ministry partners Orange County Head Start Inc. (OCHS). Each year, OCHS serves over 3,000 pregnant mothers, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families throughout all of Orange County, including those who are homeless, in foster care, have special needs, are on public assistance, whose family incomes are at or below the federal poverty line, and/or have other high-risk circumstances.
We provide comprehensive early education programs for children and their families, with special emphasis on promoting children’s school readiness in the areas of language and cognitive development, early reading, science, mathematics, social skills, health and physical development. Parents are empowered as leaders and advocates for their children’s education, families’ success, and betterment of the communities where they live, work and play.
St. Andrew’s was one of just a few churches over 40 years ago who gathered to help the homeless of Fullerton. What began as Fullerton Interfaith Ministries, is now called Pathways of Hope and a major non-profit in Orange County assisting homeless families transition into permanent housing.
Pathways offers many different services for homeless families; see what more they do here We are honored to have them as a ministry partner with their main offices on our campus in Moody Hall.