If you volunteer once-a-week or once-a-month, collect food on Community Support days, worship on Sundays, join community meals on Tuesdays, or hunt for Op Shop treasures, you are a part of St. Andrew’s and are invited to gather on Wednesday 17 November beginning at 7:00 pm.
Meet others from the St. Andrew’s community, share your experiences, celebrate the good things that are happening at a Community Meeting.
St Andrew’s High Tea for a Cause on Wednesday 20 October was a huge success raising in excess of $3600 for UnitingCare Glenelg community support programs.
The smiles and laughter of our happy guests filled the church hall as all observed the COVID-19 checking-in and sanitising routine cheerfully. And as they left, a great many of our guests offered their thanks and appreciation for the hard work and wonderful hospitality of the St Andrew’s volunteers. Also appreciated was the beautiful message from Minister of the Word Christine Gilbert. Christine spoke of St Andrew’s mission to welcome all into our community and shared heartwarming stories from our community.
Guests were entertained with music by the talented students from Brighton Secondary School led by Head of Music Andrew Barrett, and a Summer 2021 fashion show with commentary by Lesley Carnegie of Carnegie Establishment – a boutique that is directly across Jetty Road from St Andrew’s, or in Lesley’s words :”We are opposite Jesus”. Men’s fashions were featured as well with volunteer models from the St Andrew’s community parading in outfits from Peter Shearer Menswear.
Volunteer models suited up by Peter Shearer Menswear
Summer 2021 fashions by Carnegie Establishment modelled by community volunteers
Thanks are also due to Wild Truffle Catering for a special deal on food, The Ivy Room Glenelg for raffle prizes, artists Sharon Hill for the painting of flowers and Denise Warren for the elephant painting, Lyn Mitchell for leading the effort, and the many volunteers responsible for setting up, serving, washing, cleaning and packing up. Special thanks also to our sandwich-makers – Lyn, her husband, and Community Support Co-ordinator Avril Noy.
Avril laying the tables with hand sanitiser
Flowers by Jennifer who shared the bounty from her garden
All ready for our guests
Volunteers plating sandwiches made by Lyn, her ‘conscripted’ husband & Avril
Alex with sweets by Wild Truffle Catering
Making everything pretty
(L-R) Paintings donated by Sharon Hill and Denise Warren