Open Doors is a "come as you are" worship service with great music, a relevant message, and a welcoming atmosphere.
We meet in the fellowship hall every Sunday at 5:00 P.M
You're invited; come and check us out!
722 Robinhood Place
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Telephone: (210) 824-2465
Mon - Thurs 9a - 4p;
Fri. 9a - noon
St. Andrew's collected a special offering this month to help with a special campaign aimed at eradicating malaria in the nation of Sierra Leone.
Thus far, United Methodists around the globe have donated $60 million to fighting malaria. As part of that effort, the Imagine No Malaria initiative distributed nearly 400,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in the Bo District of Sierra Leone this summer.
Trained volunteers took nets door to door, as well as educated people about how to use and maintain them properly. This was part of an integrated health campaign that also provided Vitamin A supplements and de-worming medication to children.
The United Methodist Church has several partners in the battle against malaria. Together with our partners, we will distribute a total of 3.5 million nets across the nation of Sierra Leone.
Bishops Urge Compassion
In response to the rise in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. border, the executive committee of the Council of Bishops has called on United Methodists across the connection to “pray, reflect and engage in acts of compassion.”
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have been traveling through Mexico and arriving at the Southwest U.S. border in recent months, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley. About 75 percent of the migrant children are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
The text of the bishops’ statement reads:
“The United Methodist Council of Bishops Executive Committee, meeting in Chicago, July 16, 2014, calls on all United Methodists to pray, reflect on God's Word, and engage in acts of compassion concerning the humanitarian crisis of thousands of unaccompanied children on the southern border of the United States. There are also refugees and migrant people throughout the world for whom God and we have concern.
"Jesus invited the children to come to him. He called us to welcome strangers and love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us be guided by Christ's example."
Our church now has the capability for you to donate or contribute online. You will simply click on the "donate" button, follow the link, and see how easy it can be. Consider scheduling a recurring contribution today. It’s very convenient. You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis.