Serve With SAPC
Serve With SAPC

St. Andrew’s has discerned an undeniable call to love God and love others by serving the world and our community with more than 40 different Mission partners. Whether it’s responding to the needs of orphans and widows in Africa, supporting our friends on the border, or helping our local community, the need to help the poor is always in our hearts.

We reach out to schools with weekend food for children and offer love to our homeless population with our Mobile Shower Unit. We helped launch Interfaith Community Services and Youth on Their Own and are now launching another nonprofit, Faith that Works. How is God calling you? Please take a look at the Missions brochure located in The Gathering Place for a listing of different ways to love others.

Local Outreach Volunteer Opportunties

Blessing Bags

We fill gallon bags for distribution to those who are homeless and in need of water, snacks and toiletries.  We also fill quart bags with toiletries for distribution at the Southside Presbyterian feeding program. We always need small toiletries and volunteer help when packing. Thank you!  Please contact Carol at


We are always looking for volunteers to come to our clubs whether it is to be a peer buddy, a Capernaum leader, or an adult volunteer to keep an eye on everyone and make sure no one gets lost or left out. Please contact Danielle at

Cross Streets

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals on Monday and Friday mornings. Please contact Karin at

Faith that Works

Volunteers are desperately needed to help with the Mobile Shower Unit which travels into the city to serve those who are homeless. Please email RuthAnn at for more information. Thank you!


We need volunteers to work with foster teens in various capacities.  Please contact Emily Weeks at if you are interested in volunteering with FostAdopt Connections.

Eagles Wings of Grace

Come help women shop for clothes to help them get back into the workplace! Eagles Wings of Grace provides resources to assist in a women’s economic elevation through a path to training, clothing, and supplementary community assistance.

Good News Community Church

Volunteers are welcome to join the Good News Community Church Adopt-a-Block team. Every other Saturday morning, the team goes out to meet people in the Miracle Manor Neighborhood, where the church is located. They feed and pray for those who are homeless and bring the Gospel to them.

The church also has a clothing bank and accepts donations.

Contact: Pastor Jeff Markland 520-358-5818

Habitat for Humanity

We are always looking for more workers. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years of age (16 with a parental consent form) and be able to work a 6-hour shift on Tuesday mornings. Please contact Fred at

Interfaith Community Services

Volunteers are needed to distribute rescue produce in a drive-through food distribution on April 30, ICS NW Food Bank, 2820 W Ina Rd. Other dates will be listed on the website as they come about.

Childcare Volunteers are needed to supervise children ages 1-10+ inside and outside while their mothers attend the monthly Single Mom Scholars meeting.

ICS has many volunteer opportunities that you can find on their website at

Marriage Missions International
More Than a Bed

The Piecemakers have continued their mission of comfort and support with the local chapter of Project Linus which gives quilts and blankets to children who are sick, traumatized, or otherwise in need. In the first quarter of 2022, we have donated 95 quilts.
Some of our other past accomplishments include pillowcases for the graduating seniors and mission trips, quilts for the Moonlight Dinner auction, Quilts of Valor for service members of the congregation, and quilts for Peppi’s House. For Service Worship we have made shopping bags for the Amphi Clothing Bank, fabric bookmarks, and tag blankets for newborns being baptized in our church. We would love your involvement! Please contact Cherie Swanson at


A group of St. Andrew’s members gather together on the 3rd Thursday of the month to prepare a meal for the Primavera Men’s Shelter.  We’ve had a group that supported the delivery and serving the meal for many years. It has been a blessing to fellowship during the meal prep and service. Please contact Anita at

Sandwich Squad

St. Andrew’s has faithfully been providing sack lunches to care for those who are homeless. These lunches are delivered to the Gospel Rescue Mission at both the Center of Opportunity and the Women’s and Children’s Center. St. Andrew’s has several sandwich squads who make lunches once a month. We would love to have you on one of our teams! Please contact Craig at

Service Worship
Tucson Refugee Ministry

Tucson Refugee Ministry inspires the Church to be an agent of hope and compassion for refugees, equips volunteers through training and resources, and mobilizes Christians to welcome and serve the nations here in Tucson. For information on how to volunteer, please contact Marianne at

Mission Values

The Mission Team finds the following to be important values in determining how to allocate mission funds and become involved in mission projects.

We desire to support missions that:

  1. Are effective in achieving the ministry’s goals…accountable, efficient, and above reproach.
  2. Offer the opportunity for “hands on” participation by St. Andrew’s members. In addition, we must:
    • consider every member as being sent,
    • encourage intergenerational efforts,
    • partner with other churches, and
    • foster relationships with those served.
  3. Address the needs of the poor in Pima County and in the two-thirds of the world by:
    • providing the appropriate response to the need, not just the easiest response,
    • doing more to address the root cause of need rather than the symptoms,
    • involving the needy in the process whenever possible.
  4. Favor ministry where the Gospel in word and deed are intertwined.
  5. Offer short term support to new or struggling Presbyterian churches.
  6. Share the Gospel with unreached people.
  7. Foster the development of new pastors and missionaries from within our congregation.
  8. Use innovative methods to communicate the Gospel and serve the needy.

How do we support these ministries?


The main source of Missions’ Funds is from the church’s annual budget via tithes and offerings. Session has traditionally budgeted between 8-10% of general fund pledges, non-pledges, and loose offerings to the Mission Committee. The Mission Team then decides how to allocate that money among many local and global projects that St. Andrew’s supports.

Tompkins Fund

The substantial estate of Mary Kay Tompkins was left to St. Andrew’s with the requirement that it be available to help needy people in Pima County. Because of her generosity, we can afford more significant gifts to deserving local individuals and organization

Special Offerings

During the year the congregation has the opportunity to participate in special mission offerings such as the Youth 30 Hour Famine, Change for Children, and a special project for a Christmas offering. The Missions Team does not allocate money from the budget to these programs.

Designated Mission Support

Occasionally, St. Andrew’s members designate funds to a particular mission. That money is sent directly to the program of choice.