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Communion Offering


Our custom at St. Andrew UMC is to present an opportunity for giving to Mission projects as we come forward to receive Holy Communion on Communion Sunday each month. Some of the Mission projects which receive funding from the monthly Communion Offerings include: United Methodist Special Sundays (Human Relations Day; UMCOR Sunday ; Native American Ministries; Peace with Justice; World Communion Sunday; UM Student Day); The Neighborhood Center; Our St. Andrew Youth Summer Mission Trip; Community Services, Inc./Meals On Wheels; UMC of Tanzania; Our Thanksgiving Baskets Outreach Project; and, Our Angel Tree and Christmas Outreach Projects.


The February Communion Offering at St. Andrew is designated for the Neighborhood Center in Camden, NJ.   For brief information about the Neighborhood Center, please see the below article on this page.  For additional information, please click on this link for the Neighborhood Center Page on our

St. Andrew Website.  


The Neighborhood Center began in 1913 by Methodist Deaconesses, and is a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution.  It is a non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty with childcare services, school age services, evening teen programs with a path to college, a senior program, urban farming and sports programs.

Even during the current pandemic, services continue to be provided with adjustments in the delivery of those services with COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • The Back To School program the beginning of September featured a “Book Bag Drive By”, providing school supplies to registered families on a drive-by appointment basis.
  • The Thanksgiving outreach in November was adjusted so that registered families received a grocery store gift card (instead of picking up food items at the Neighborhood Center in the Flash Community Store), along with their frozen turkey.
  • The Christmas outreach was likewise adjusted. The annual Toy Drive was moved to a Gift Card format because of COVID-19

In a recent fundraising letter from Executive Director Mike Landis, he shared information about how financial gifts, food donations, and gift cards have allowed the Neighborhood Center to proceed with their work over the past months of this current pandemic.  Mike expressed gratitude for all of the help!  Now, the staff are turning their attention to the future and hope to use the end of the pandemic as an opportunity to imagine the renewal of the Neighborhood Center, one that more fully integrates modelling God’s kingdom and generating sustainable income to accomplish their work.  Mike expressed his belief of those things that the community aspires to through the Neighborhood Center: rehabilitation; empowerment; health; education; and social justice.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!