The Food Pantry is Oxford's local food bank that is staffed by volunteers from different churches each month. St. Andrew's staffs the pantry during the month of August. The Food Pantry is located next to the Oxford Police Department on Molly Barr Road.
A collaborative effort among local churches to provide assistance with basic needs to individuals in Lafayette County who face crisis situations. All donations left at the communion rail on Communion Sunday are donated to this ministry. For more information, please check out their website https://www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/interfaith-compassion-ministry
We pay 100% of mission apportionments to the annual conference to pay for local camps such as Camp Lake Stephens, Camp Wesley Pines, Seashore Assembly, and Gulfside Assembly
Funds for disaster relief such as:
- Water, sanitation, and hygiene fund: Annually, the contents of the fund will be sent to the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and will be designated for one of the fifteen causes they support. For more information, click the link below
- Kentucky Tornadoes: if you would like to give to the relief, please memo your check.
The Ole Miss Wesley foundation is a Christian outreach to the students of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. St. Andrew's UMC supports them monthly through monetary donations. For more information, check them on their website: https://www.olemisswesley.org/
A ministry being spearheaded by St. Andrews United Methodist Church in our area is a ramp building ministry. With help from Habitat for Humanity, neighbors and friends of the homeowners, and members of St. Andrews UMC, ramps are constructed for individuals with physical disabilities. It is great to work together as a community to be the hands and feet of Christ for those in need.