Curbside Community Meals To Go Thursday Nights

By |2021-01-15T11:33:20-06:00January 15th, 2021|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Curbside Community Meal Pickup Resuming Thursday, Feb. 4 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Door #6 outside the Great Hall Join us at Thursday Night Community Meals, albeit a bit different than before! With all the safety precautions in place, participants will be invited to drive up and pick-up a warm, home cooked meal curbside. Please spread the word to those you may know that could benefit from this outreach ministry!

Winter Warming Space

By |2021-01-09T01:43:19-06:00January 7th, 2021|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Help Us Host a Warm Space for Unsheltered Neighbors St. Andrew's will open our doors to unsheltered neighbors starting January 11, 2021, as temperatures get colder and we move into the coldest part of winter. We will offer a warm space for Washington and Ramsey County residents from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Depending on the weather, there is a possibility of temperature-triggered overnight stays.  St. Andrew's is building on similar support we provided to our neighbors during the winter of 2019. In our Youth & Sports Center, we have created a place of respite, a place for our neighbors to be warm.  Guests will have the opportunity to rest on cots in their designated space, have lunch and sign up for a time to shower. A message from the Community Resource Center How You Can Help We're looking for people to help with lunches  (please provide food for 12 people) as well as provide hospitality.  Volunteers will have light duties such as checking in guests, putting together and cleaning up lunch, keeping track of the shower sign-up, etc. We have a robust COVID-19 safety plan in place. See details below. Shifts are 9:30 - 12:45 and 12:30-3:30, Monday through Thursday. We may extend hours to provide overnight shelter on nights when it is bitterly cold. Watch for more information about additional shifts. MEALS Bring lunch or provide meal gift cards SIGN UP HOSPITALITY Check in guests, serve and clean up lunch SIGN UP COVID-19 Safety Plan in Place Much care has been taken to transform our gym space in our Youth and Sports building into a safe place [...]

Make a Meal for the Hugo Family Shelter

By |2020-12-31T09:27:47-06:00December 31st, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

As we continue to maintain social distancing during COVID-19, we are continuing to ask for meals instead of in-person volunteers to help feed our families staying at the Hugo Family Shelter. It's a great way to be involved during these challenging times. How it works: Dinner is dropped off at the door, and staff brings it in and serves our families.  You can bring a hot meal, a frozen meal, ingredients to make a meal, or even a gift card to order/buy a meal.  You sign up on "Meal Train" ( see link below ) which allows you to see when other people are bringing meals and what is being served.  Sign up for any day in a  "St. Andrew's Week" or  "Open Week."   Call the Community Resource Center with any questions at 651-762-9124. SIGN UP TO BRING A MEAL TO THE HUGO FAMILY SHELTER

Now Hiring: Preschool, Shelter Staff

By |2020-11-22T15:47:17-06:00November 22nd, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates, PRESCHOOL NEWS & UPDATES|

We have a few employment opportunities available within St. Andrew's! Our newest opportunity is for a part time Shelter Associate position to work at St. Andrew's Family Shelter in Hugo. Every-other weekend availability is required. Approximately 20 hours per week. We have a full-time opening for a Lead Preschool Teacher at The Preschools of St. Andrew's Full Day Program. 40 hours per week, benefit eligible. We continue to have a need for qualified Substitute Teachers and Assistant Teachers at The Preschools of St. Andrew's.  More information on these opportunities can be found by clicking the link below. Employment Opportunities at St. Andrew's

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

By |2020-11-03T09:57:42-06:00October 20th, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS FULL! Thanksgiving Food Distribution The CRC will be hosting a COVID-friendly Thanksgiving food distribution (turkeys, potatoes, vegetable, etc.) to Mahtomedi and North St. Paul area residents to make their Thanksgiving meal.  The food distribution will take place on Thursday, November 19. Shifts are available from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Volunteers are utilized to help set up, pick up the turkeys, and to help the family member select their food items. For more information, contact Debbie Larson at 651.762.9148 or All volunteer shifts are full!  Thank you!

Carlos Gantchoff Named Director of Community Resource Center

By |2020-08-13T14:30:58-05:00August 5th, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Carlos Gantchoff has been named the new Director of the Community Resource Center (CRC) at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church effective immediately. Gantchoff brings more than 30 years of experience in community service and education, and is passionate about empowering the underprivileged and underserved. He is excited about being part of the CRC, which offers hope and support while providing basic needs (food, clothing, supplies) and supportive case management to assist families in crisis. “I saw in this community and in this congregation a genuine love for people,” stated Gantchoff, 54. “People here are looking for good work, good things to do for others. We have the same mission and goals we can accomplish together. I think we will be lions moving in the same direction for good.” “We are thrilled to welcome Carlos to the team!” said Kyle Jackson, St. Andrew’s Executive Pastor of Serve and Care. “Carlos has spent his life seeking after justice and working with those who have been hurt by life's circumstances. His camping ministry and teaching with underserved communities uniquely suits him to this role. Please join me in welcoming Carlos Gantchoff!” That camping ministry was in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where Gantchoff in his 20s ran a children’s camp for underprivileged children for 10 years. After obtaining an education degree, he taught at the same elementary school he had attended as a child in Scottsdale, Arizona. “I taught the underserved community in that school that they are worth something,” he said. “I was one of the underserved when I was their age. I wanted to make sure kids like me knew that they can be amazing people. I used to tell them, ‘You have to be better than me, and I’m pretty good.’” Gantchoff was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Scottsdale, and flaunts his [...]


By |2020-08-12T13:45:51-05:00July 30th, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Please help support kids as they begin this next school year. The CRC will once again be providing kids with the supplies they need to have a successful learning experience. You can be a part of this by donating a new school backpack. You can bring your donated backpack to the CRC on Tuesday, August 11, or Thursday, August 13, between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or to the outside worship event on Saturday, August 15. Backpacks will be filled with school supplies, blessed and distributed in our community for a new year of learning!

St. Andrew’s Begins Curbside Food Pick-Up

By |2020-07-09T13:51:09-05:00April 23rd, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

In partnership with the Mahtomedi Food Shelf, St. Andrew’s has begun Curbside Food Distribution for neighbors in need.  Distribution occurs Thursday from 11am - 1pm in the parking lot outside the Great Hall at the St. Andrew’s Campus in Mahtomedi. Distribution includes shelf stable pantry items and refrigerated goods, along with a limited supply of personal needs items. For more information or to be connected with resources, contact the Community Resource Center at 651-332-8881.

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