Local Ministries

We Believe in the Importance of Serving Our Neighbors.

St. Andrew's is an LGBT friendly church near you that is deeply committed to working for peace and justice in the world. We serve our local community in a number of ways through a wide variety of ministries.

If you would like to learn more about any of these ministries or are interested in getting involved, please contact the church office.

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Saving Suds

Many families cannot afford the hefty price tag of doing laundry at a laundromat. For those who do not have washing machines at home, having clean clothes for their kids and themselves to wear can be a real challenge. Lack of clean clothes can even hinder kids from going to school and parents from keeping jobs.

Saving Suds is a local ministry started at St. Andrew's to provide quarters and laundry soap at Squeaky Clean from 4-7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s volunteers the third Thursday of the month and Bethesda volunteers the first Thursday. Volunteers are needed to greet guests and hand out quarters. It is a great night of hospitality, fellowship and service. Reach out via the button below to sign up to volunteer.

This ministry is nearly entirely funded through direct donations from supporters. Donations can be made by check or online.  Please send your check to the church written to "St. Andrew's Lutheran Church" and put "Saving Suds " in the memo line.  Online donations can be made here.

St. Andrew's Blessings Box

The St. Andrew's Blessing Box is available for anyone in need. The current focus is collecting items for personal care needs. Items such as, shampoo, deodorant, personal/menstrual hygiene, toothpaste, etc. are much appreciated and needed.  Feel free to place items in the box, or take an item.

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Edwards School Partnership

St. Andrew's partners with Edwards School (820 Miller Ave., Ames, IA) to snacks to supplement classroom needs.