[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1568722896996{margin-top: 7% !important;}”][vc_column][trx_title type=”6″ style=”divider” align=”left” image_size=”medium” bottom=”3.125rem”]Why Our Church[/trx_title][trx_title type=”3″ style=”iconed” align=”left” picture=”518″ image_size=”medium”]Friendly Community[/trx_title][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][trx_title type=”3″ style=”iconed” align=”left” icon=”none” picture=”517″ image_size=”medium”]Our Mission and Values[/trx_title][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][trx_title type=”3″ style=”iconed” align=”left” icon=”none” picture=”517″ image_size=”medium”]Our Church and the community[/trx_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1627841158423{border-bottom-width: 22px !important;}”]We all are coming to pray to find some meaning and strength in this chaotic world.?We come to give thanks also. The gracious presence of love in our lives spurs us to?come and 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. And 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 30 years we have offered a free?dinner to anyone who comes. Teams of 12-16 people purchase supplies,?prepare, and serve a meal to over 100 people.

If you wish to become a part of our church or a volunteer to help those in need, our community is awaiting you with our open hearts.[/vc_column_text][trx_image url=”418″ align=”right” class=”image-about-us” top=”1.35em”][vc_gallery interval=”5″ images=”2561,2560,2557,2556,2559″ img_size=”large” css=”.vc_custom_1588457861486{border-top-width: 12px !important;padding-top: 22px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1568722918043{margin-top: 8.6% !important;margin-bottom: 7% !important;padding-top: 7% !important;padding-bottom: 7% !important;background-color: #f9f9fa !important;}”][vc_column][trx_title type=”6″ style=”divider” align=”left” bottom=”5%”]Our Staff[/trx_title][trx_team style=”team-3″ scheme=”original” align=”left” cat=”7″ link=”” link_caption=”Would you like to find out more? Let’s have a chat.” right=”22″][trx_team_item user=”StAndrewsMarketing” member=”The Rev. Dr. Beth Kelly” name=”The Rev. Dr. Beth Kelly” position=”Rector” email=”” photo=”1772″ socials=”Facebook= | instagram=”][/trx_team_item][trx_team_item user=”StAndrewsMarketing” member=”Minerva Cruz” name=”Minerva Cruz” position=”Administrative Assistant” email=”” photo=”2532″][/trx_team_item][trx_team_item user=”StAndrewsMarketing” member=”Phil Theodorou” name=”Phil Theodorou” position=”Choir Director” email=”” photo=”2499″][/trx_team_item][trx_team_item member=”Minerva Cruz” name=”Minerva Cruz” position=”Administrator and Bookkeeper” photo=”2587″][/trx_team_item][/trx_team][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1441118495328{margin-top: 7% !important;}”][vc_column][trx_title type=”6″ style=”divider” align=”left” bottom=”5%”]Our Non-Profit Neighbors[/trx_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1587686345723{margin-bottom: 30px !important;border-bottom-width: 30px !important;}”]More information to come on Pathways of Hope, HeadStart, and Holy Family Services.[/vc_column_text][trx_gap][/trx_gap][/vc_column][/vc_row]