Together New Orleans is a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations in the greater New Orleans area, with the capacity to address community problems large and small. The coalition is deliberate about crossing the lines of race, religion, neighborhood, and political affiliation. We work on issues affecting families and communities, and we are a strictly non-partisan organization.
Together New Orleans has three basic goals:
to build relationships across our community based on trust and a willingness to listen to each other,
to equip our members and leadership with skills and practices to get results, and
to achieve change on concrete issues, as part of our common call to justice.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is a member of the Carrollton/St. Charles group. The meetings are currently on zoom and meet monthly for 90mins. For more information or to register to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Fr. Jim.
Are you seeking comfort and healing after the death of a love one?
The ministry of Walking the Mourner’s Path seeks to serve individuals who are in grief through a series of Eight Weekly Workshops.
Together in the small group workshops individuals:
– Acknowledge the pain and brokenness
– Recognize that each journey through grief is unique
– Share stories
– Experience both tears and laughter
– Find Healing and Joy
“Together we do what I cannot do alone.”
Interested in attending the Eight-Week Workshops?
Two 8 week workshops are planned this 2021. The first begins on Tuesday, June 22. It will meet weekly at 6:30 PM-8PM. The second group meet beginning September 14 for 8 weeks. Meetings are held at Chalstrom House. If you have questions about the program or wish to register for the workshops, please contact: Fr Jim.
“Come to me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest”
Jesus said "Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?" (Mt. 7:9) The name Bread or Stones is derived from this passage where Jesus demonstrated the importance of caring for our children. The Bread or Stones Campaign is a coalition of congregations throughout the state of Louisiana who aspire to answer God's call to improve the lives of children. While one church/congregation cannot do it alone we know that through a concerted effort to work with one another we can insure that all of God's children grow up to be the healthy, fulfilled generous and happy women and men that the Lord sees in them.
For more information about the Louisiana Interchurch Conference and the Bread or Stones Campaign visit www.lainterchurch.org
English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes serve hundreds of adult learners from over forty countries each year at sites throughout Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Both morning and evening classes are offered in order to accommodate our students’ work schedules. Our ESL and Citizenship classes provide a key component for integrating into the American society for both immigrants who have recently arrived and those who have been in this country for several years.
Las clases de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) y ciudadanía sirven a cientos de estudiantes adultos de más de cuarenta países cada año en sitios de las parroquias de Orleans, Jefferson y St. Tammany. Se ofrecen clases matutinas y vespertinas para adaptarse a los horarios de trabajo de nuestros estudiantes. Nuestras clases de ESL y ciudadanía brindan un componente clave para la integración en la sociedad estadounidense tanto para los inmigrantes recién llegados como para los que han estado en este país durante varios años.
Request more information here.
St. Andrew's believes that it is not necessary to always reinvent the wheel. Rather, when someone is doing something well, we are called to work with and support...not always run. This is why we are pleased to support the work of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church's ministry to the hungry. We send a team from St. Andrew's monthly to work and demonstrate God's care for the poor.
St. Andrew's is also developing a partnership with Bethlehem Lutheran Church's Community Table. Stay tuned for opportunities to volunteer in Central City.
For more information or to express an interest in joining a ministry team, email Fr Jim.
The Episcopal Prison Ministry (Church of the Transfiguration) at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) is sustained by both lay and ordained volunteers, who visit the prison to conduct worship services, teach classes, and most importantly, to make manifest the love of Christ by reaching out to build relationships and show concern for “the least of these” (Matt 25:40). As many will attest, the ministry that occurs is never unidirectional (i.e. from us to them), but rather, both groups find Christ in the other. In 2002, Episcopal volunteers began leading a Disciples of Christ in Community program (DOCC) at Angola – the first time a DOCC program has been offered to incarcerated persons. Click here for more interest from our diocesan website.
St. Andrew's will be offering a training later this year. If you are interested in learning more, please express interest here.
New Orleans Community Fridge is a mutual aid effort that provides a network to empower our neighbors in supporting each other through the offering of free food in Community Fridges. With the presence of Community Fridges, everyone has the opportunity to provide and to receive collective care as we work towards dismantling the systems that oppress us. No one is fed, until everyone is fed.
NOCF has been adapting existing models, heavily inspired by NYC and Los Angeles, to create networks that specifically support our New Orleans communities.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church's Community Table is partnering with St. Andrew's in ministering to those with food insecurity in and around Central City. Learn more about the program by clicking the PDF document below and sign up here.