Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Dec 2

Thanksgiving Serve Opportunity

December 2nd, 2013

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make our annual Teen Challenge Thanksgiving Serve Opportunity a success! Together we served over 150 men, women and children from Santa Ana, all of whom are involved in Teen Challenge’s outreach ministries.  In addition to a delicious meal provided by St. Andrew’s finest, local pastor Fernando Tamara delivered a powerful message and led several visitors to the Lord!  Praise God!  Thanks to the nearly 110 members of the St. Andrew’s family who contributed to the delicious Thanksgiving dinner and served during this powerful ministry opportunity.  We couldn’t of done it without you!

Check out some highlights below!

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Nov 25

Rick Dishwasher gives the announcements!

November 25th, 2013

Check out this week’s video announcements given by our very own Rick Dishwasher, a surprisingly familiar yet not so familiar face.


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Nov 21

Join us for Thanksgiving!

November 21st, 2013

Join us for our Thanksgiving service Thursday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We also invite you and your family to join us for our Thanksgiving serve opportunity! Prepare a food item in disposable dish ware and drop it off in the St. Andrew’s kitchen between 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. before the Thanksgiving service. Then, join us 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Teen Challenge Santa Ana to set up tables, serve food, and support the children’s program!

See below for addresses.



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Nov 27

Thanksgiving Outreach Recap

November 27th, 2012

Thank you to all who contributed to the Thanksgiving Day Outreach by helping provide a Thanksgiving meal to the children of the Teen Challenge Learning Center and their families. It was such a blessing to be able to provide them with a place to come, build community, and enjoy time and a meal together, while giving God the glory.

Nov 20

Join us this Thanksgiving!

November 20th, 2012

Invite a friend or neighbor and join us this Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., for a special time of worship and praise.

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Nov 19

Port and Shelter enjoy Thanksgiving together

November 19th, 2012

On Wednesday night over 80 children (Kindergarten – 6th grade) gathered together for a Thanksgiving Feast. Everyone brought their favorite side dish to share. We had everything from mac and cheese to guacamole, to turkeys made out of Oreos. Everyone had a great time eating a ton of food, and sharing things we were thankful for. It was an amazing night! Check out some favorite moments:

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Dec 1

Highlights of Thanksgiving and Post-Thanksgiving Outreaches

December 1st, 2011

Thank you to all who helped serve this Thanksgiving season! Amazing things happened because of your gifts of service and friendship.

The Teen Challenge Thanksgiving Service started off with God providing plenty of food through the St. Andrew’s Congregation, and plenty of helpers to load the food into the van.  Lexi Larison organized the volunteers serving the food at Teen Challenge and Malia Griffice organized the volunteers working with the children.  Teen Challenge staff were amazing hosts and led the adults in a Spirit filled worship service. As the sermon was coming to a close, Laura Johnson was used by God to bring a woman to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Praise be to God for calling us unto Himself, and praise be to God for making St. Andrew’s & Teen Challenge into one community.  

The Post-Thanksgiving Worship Service at Village of Hope was another big success. Jeff Herdman and his Life Group coordinated the gathering of the food, the transporting of the food, and the serving of the food.  Roughly 200 people were fed at the event!  Janet McAnlis coordinated the watching of 53 children and they learned about Jesus healing the hurting. Donna Naccacia from the Village of Hope needs to be thanked, for without her the event never would have happened. Jason Griffice did the opening prayer, Kristel Miles led the worship band, Emily Schilling read the Scripture, and Laura Johnson preached on “True Discipleship”.  It was a powerful and moving event filled with thanksgiving and praise as St. Andrew’s members joined together with residents of Teen Challenge, Heritage House, and Village of Hope.

Here are some quotes from the two events that give us snapshots of how God moved:

“We experienced more joy and gratitude this Thanksgiving because you gave us the opportunity to step outside our comfort zone and experience more of God’s unlimited life in Christ.”

“We have always wanted to serve on Thanksgiving but never got around to it.  This Thanksgiving has been the most meaningful one we can remember.”

“My kids were scared to come and now are shocked at how many things they have in common with the kids here.  I love seeing them have fun serving—really all they are doing is making new friends.”

“What an amazing day!  We are so blessed to have been part of Teen Challenge’s Thanksgiving outreach.  I hope we brought half the joy to our new friends as it brought to us!!”

A mom from Village of Hope:  “Wow, there really are a lot of you who care about us.”

Thank you all for playing a part in God being praised through these two events.

Teen Challenge Thanksgiving:

Village of Hope Post-Thanksgiving:


Nov 7

Thanksgiving Service and Opportunities to Serve

November 7th, 2011

Come to a special Thanksgiving Day service, full of worship and praise! November 24, 10:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Children’s Choir will be leading worship!

There are also ways to serve this Thanksgiving! Click Here for more info.


Dec 2

Thanksgiving Outreach Recap

December 2nd, 2009

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who served on and off campus this Thanksgiving. Family’s lives were impacted because of all the food donations and the volunteers who helped.  Thank you again for all of your help!

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Nov 24

Thanksgiving Service

November 24th, 2009

Join us for our Thanksgiving Service on November 26, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Come hear Richard Kannwischer preach on his topic, “The Satisfaction Treadmill.”

Also plan to join us to serve our community this day.  Click here for more info.