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Ministry Teams

Care and Wellness Action Team

Led by Diane Brousseau-Pizzi and Evie Martin, The Care, Wellness and Action Team strives to reach out to those In physical, spiritual or emotional need, or those in need of a hello! The Team prays for and visits those who are ill or have had surgery; those who are in crisis, live alone or are grieving. Visits are done in hospitals, nursing homes and individual homes. Cookies are baked for distribution during Care Team visits.

Team members often bring meals to those in need and occasionally provide rides to medical appointments. At Christmas, cookies are baked by congregation partners and delivered to those the Care Team visits.

The Team manages the Care Team Prayer List, as well as the St. Andrew E-News Prayer List. Greeting cards are sent out on behalf of the Congregation and Care Team. Phone calls and e-mails are utilized to check in with individuals and offer support if needed.

As an extension of the care our team provides, here's an online resource for info on assisted living options and other elder affairs in Rhode Island.

Members of the Care Team are also instrumental in the Grief, Loss & Caregiver Group - which provides support to those experiencing loss, coping with grief, and/or are caregivers.

E-mail Evie

Grief, Loss & Caregiver Support Group

Grief is any loss—loss of a loved one, loss of a job, a relationship, or a health or mobility limitation. This free discussion & support group is open to the community and meets weekly on Monday at St. Andrew, from 6:30pm to 8pm. All are welcome to join and to continue to come for as long as it is helpful to them. The group is facilitated by a mental health professional. Please check our calendar to confirm or contact Diane Brousseau-Pizzi with any questions.

Fellowship Team

Fellowship coordinates coffee hours, St. Andrew lunches and receptions for funerals or memorial services. Contact Jean Fournier if you're interested in joining the team.

Organic Gardening Team

The St. Andrew green team has several ongoing projects. We plant, tend and harvest fresh, organic vegetables from our garden for use by our food pantry guests. We have planned several community Earth Day celebrations in cooperation with other churches, non-profits and the Kettle Pond Nature Center. Contact Chris Kubacki for more information!

Hope Circle

Hope Circle is a diverse group of women—some of whom meet monthly and some of whom participate primarily in the preparation and implementation of plans for St. Andrew’s annual Holiday Fair. We meet the second Monday of most months at 10:00 am. Contact President, Kathy Stedman to find out more!

Email Kathy

To learn more about how to get involved in holiday fair preparations, contact Marian Johnson-Trolle, co-coordinator of the Holiday Fair. Projects and ideas are always welcome!

Landscape Garden Team

Different from the organic garden team, this group plants, tends, waters and rakes the flower gardens and other landscaped areas around the church. Much of their work is done independently, but sometimes they do a spring clean-up or a fall raking day. Many hands make light work! Contact Roy Jacobsen to get connected.

Office Team

The Office Team [aka: The Holy Stuffers] gathers every Friday at 9:00 to fold weekly bulletins and help with mailings for the church and preschool. We have coffee, talk and do whatever needs to be done!

Property Crew

This group of handy men also known as the Awesome Dudes meets Fridays at 8:30 am and does building repair, some cleaning and general maintenance of the church and grounds. They also run a pretty efficient kitchen serving coffee, donuts, soups and hot dogs for the Holiday fair; Everyone welcome!


The Monday Morning Piecemakers meet three Mondays a month at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Quilts that the group makes go to Westerly Hospital, Lutheran World Relief, Apple/Clipper Rehab and Linus, an organization that donates them to children. They are willing to teach if quilting is new to you! Marilyn Garrison can give you more details!

St Andrew Lutheran Church

15 East Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813