The St. Andrew’s Multi-Media Outreach effort, coordinated by
Father David Bridges, includes radio programs, YouTube videos, newspaper
articles and ads, Facebook, Twitter and other emerging ministries. The church has placed a high priority on
re-vamping its web site as a means of providing up-to-date information to the
congregation and general public.
Each Sunday service is videotaped for distribution on
YouTube, Facebook and the web site. This
outreach project is especially appreciated by people unable to attend the
services in person. Judy Campbell
coordinates videotaping and Carolyn Rhodes edits the videos for YouTube. We hope other volunteers will step forward to
work with audio and video production and management of Facebook.
Weekly columns by Father David Bridges are published in the
Grove Sun, sharing faith-based topics and experiences. We also are seeking new ideas for multi-media
Below are contacts for our various multi-media outreach
The St. Andrew’s Gift Shop offers quality gifts, cards and
supplies at a reasonable price. Many of
our cards are from DaySpring, a popular resource for greeting cards, and we are
able to offer them for 50 cents each. Proceeds from the sale of items offered go to the Priest’s Discretionary
Fund, which helps us to help those in need. We also stock CDs, books, decals and more.
This group tends to the raised-bed vegetable gardens behind
the church. Volunteers are welcome to
help plant, weed, prune and harvest. The
produce raised goes to anyone in the congregation or community, as well as
benefiting the Christian H.E.L.P. Center.
The Bluegrass Jam program invites musicians and music-lovers
throughout the community to sit in on sessions every Monday evening at 6:00pm – whether
just to listen or join in the jam. Father
David Bridges, an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and singer, initiated and
coordinates this fun program.
On occasion, participants offer up their talents during
church fundraisers, such as the annual Fish-Fry. The public is invited to participate.
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal
Church to address compelling human need. UTO provides grants to projects that alleviate poverty, both domestic
and international, within the Anglican provinces, dioceses and companion
St. Andrew’s issues a call each year for contributions from
the congregation to this important cause.
This Episcopal organization works to disseminate books and
other publications to targeted audience. For example, contributions go to the “Miles of Pennies,” which helps
meet the religious or secular book needs of children worldwide. Other CPC collections are used by the
National Book Fund to help seminarians and to provide prayer books and other
materials for developing countries as well as some of our own needy
At St. Andrew’s, we circulate a basket during Coffee Hour to
receive contributions for this worthy cause.
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
555 E. Third Street | Grove, OK 74344