Tag Archives: Community Support

Christmas 2023 Closing Dates

Friends, please note the dates when community support, op shop and food relief services at St Andrew’s UC Glenelg will be closing for the 2023-24 Christmas and New Year holidays.

Service holiday closing dates

Emergency Food Support and Op Shop

The final day for Emergency Food Support and Op Shop is Friday 15 December 2023. Food Support and Op Shop will re-open on Tuesday 16 January at 11.30 am. The hours for 2024 are unchanged – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11.30 am with the last guest accepted at 2 pm

Mary’s Kitchen Tuesday Community Meal

Note that the final Tuesday Community Meal for the year at Mary’s Kitchen is 6 pm Tuesday 12 December. Mary’s Kitchen will re-open for the Tuesday evening Community Meals on Tuesday 6 February 2024 at 6 pm.

Church Office

The Church Office will close from 2.30 pm on Tuesday 19 December and will re-open on Tuesday 16 January 2024 at 9.30 am. Office hours for 2024 are unchanged – Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Ask Izzy

Should you need food support when our community support services are closed between Friday 15 December 2023 and Tuesday 16 January 2024, please consult askizzy.org.au

Take care & God Bless till we meet again in the New Year.

Congratulations to all our Volunteers

We are very happy to share with all our valued members of the St Andrew’s community the wonderful news that UnitingCare Glenelg Emergency Relief Volunteers have been awarded
the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service 2023.

This happy event was featured in UC e-News – a pdf of the web page is available for download below:

Community Support Re-opening dates in January 2023

Community Support services at St Andrew’s by the Sea Glenelg will re-open on staggered dates in January 2023 as volunteers return.

Food assistance will re-open on Tuesday 17 January. Cafe services will be limited to tea, coffee and snacks only. The Op Shop will resume the week after on Tuesday 24 Jan, followed by the first Tuesday community meal at Mary’s Kitchen on Tuesday 7 February.

Meanwhile, should you need assistance, please visit https://askizzy.org.au/ and search for the help you require.

Keep safe till we see you again in January.

Dates and times when community support and food assistance services will resume in January 2023.

High Tea for a Cause Photos

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.

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.

Thank you everyone!