The Community Center Management Council (CCMC) consists of a group of parishioners and church employees whose purpose it is to establish policy, procedures, protocols and to set fees for use of facilities on the campus. Additionally, the council oversees and supports the work of the Community Center Director and volunteers in Emergency Services.
St. Andrew Community Services Vision Statement: Community Services at St. Andrew are firmly based on our commitment to being a visible presence of Christ in our diverse community. We serve individuals and families in need of basic human services. The center also provides a gathering place for groups and individuals. We extend a hand of welcome, help, hope, thanks and blessings to all. By doing so, we endeavor to make the word of God the work of our own hearts and hands.
CCMC members are as follows:
Lisa Hatten, Chair
Joy M. Ruplinger, Community Center Director
Fr. David Zegar, Pastor
Questions regarding use of space on our campus should be directed to:
Joy M. Ruplinger, Community Center Director at 503 281-4429, ext. 16.
St Vincent de Paul at St. Andrew
St. Andrew partners with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to fund and house Emergency Services in the Martha Terrell Community Services Center. Emergency Services provides monthly emergency food for families in our community and assists eligible families with rent and utilities to avoid evictions or a ‘shut off’ notices.
Evolving from a ‘delivery only’ pantry to a ‘shopping-type’ pantry, the food pantry in the facility presently helps more than 250 families a month with weekly service as well as two weekend pantry openings for our Mayan and Hispanic families.
We partner with our families to help pay the rent and keep the lights on.
An all-volunteer staff welcomes and honors all who come to our door. If we are unable to assist with food or other assistance, we refer families to a variety of other services in the city. The St. Andrew Auction ‘Fund a Need’ monies are also administered through Emergency Services to help pay for addtional emergency requests that we get.
Emergency Services is supported entirely from individual donations and checks made to St. Vincent de Paul/St. Andrew as well as from grants and foundations. Food donors and vendors include: Oregon Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Warehouse, Portland Fruit Tree Project, Urban Farm Collective, Safeway, Helen Bernhard Bakery and St. Cecilia Parish, among others.
St. Andrew Community Center - Making a DifferenceVideo from the 2014 auction.
Fr. Dave Zegar