To get updates twice a week by email contact us at andrewsumc@gmail.com

Cherokee County Food Bank in Andrews: You may bring your donations to the church office M-F, 8 am – 12 noon, or leave your donations in the box in the Sanctuary vestibule. They currently need dry cereal and men’s and women’s toiletries (deodorant, soap, shampoo/conditioner, body wash).

Valley River Animal Shelter needs towels, blankets and old sheets for bedding and animal baths.  If you will drop these off at the church office, Carol Offerman, who volunteers at the shelter, will deliver them.  Or you may drop these off at the shelter.  Their address is 7450 US-19, Marble, NC 28905.  They are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm.  828-837-2304.

Medical Supply Closet – Thank you to the generous folks who donated items to our church and community to form a small supply of medical items.  Our “inventory” includes:

  • Sterile bandages, sponges, pads, gauze, surgical tape, etc.
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Oxygen sensor
  • Arm Slings
  • Wheel chair
  • Bedside commode
  • Crutches / Walker
  • Athletic Supporters

If you have need of any of these they are available to check-out for as long as you need to use them. If you become aware of a community member, friend, relative, etc., who needs something, the intent is to share this resource with the community

Jeanne Powell can direct you to the supplies in a room adjacent to the Fellowship Hall and check them out to you.

Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House Homeless Shelter needs the following items: (Please see the list below of the updated regular needs list for the shelter.)

MONTHLY
  • Paper Towels – approximately 40 rolls
  • Laundry Detergent – 3 to 4 pod packs – 64 count/loads
  • Dryer Sheets – 3 big boxes
  • Dawn Dishwashing Liquid – ONE 1/2 gallon
  • Lysol Cleaning Wipes – 6 to 8 containers
  • Lysol Sanitizing Spray – 6 cans
  • Lysol Multipurpose Liquid – 4 big bottles
  • Kitchen Trash Bags – Large and Regular – 4 large boxes
  • Toilet Cleaner – 8 bottles or 12 tank pods
FOOD ITEMS MOST USED
  • High Protein Snacks including crackers, canned meat, nuts or seeds, etc.
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Instant Grits – 2 boxes
  • Instant Oatmeal – 3 boxes
  • Coffee – either 3 large cans or 2 large packs of K-Cups
  • Water Flavoring Packs – 3 to 4 boxes
  • Microwave breakfast items – hot pockets, biscuits, croissants, sausage pancakes, French Toast Sticks, Poptarts, Nutrition/Cereal Bars

If you have donations, you may bring them to the church office and we will arrange for them to get to the shelter.  Thank you.

Valley River Animal Shelter needs towels, blankets and old sheets for bedding and animal baths.  If you will drop these off at the church office, Carol Offerman, who volunteers at the shelter, will deliver them.  Or you may drop these off at the shelter.  Their address is 7450 US-19, Marble, NC 28905.  They are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm.  828-837-2304.

Meals on wheels – Volunteers are needed to take meals from the Andrews Senior Center to the homebound. If you think you would like to help, Beth Duncan or Terry Gribble, who both volunteer, can tell you more about the program.  It can be once a week, by-weekly, or monthly.  To volunteer, contact Patricia Golden at the Andrews Senior Center, (828) 321-4505.

In-Person Grief Support Group
Grief is often lonely, and groups provide a safe space in a world that doesn’t always understand. For those who are ready to share and hear from others at different points in the journey, a support group provides connection for the journey forward. A staff facilitator aids the group in dialogue and experiences to promote healing. Your presence is important to the group, so we look forward to talking with you about the commitment you make to yourself and others by registering for a support group. Mondays, March 6th – April 10th 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Penland Senior Center 69 Alpine St., Murphy, 28906 RSVP by February 27th to: AEntwistle@FourSeasonsCFL.org or 828.692.6178

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays and Sundays at 12:00 noon, and on Thursday at 5:30, in the Fellowship Hall.

Zacchaeus Financial Counseling is offering reduced-fee tax preparation
services. Fees are adjusted on a sliding scale, so that services are accessible for lower income households. Free tax and financial counseling clinics for low-income families are also being provided again this year through First United Methodist Church in Murphy; Restoration House in Bryson City; the United Methodist Church in Robbinsville; and the Senior Center in Hayesville. If you know of folks who may qualify and need assistance, please have them contact our office for an appointment.  Zacchaeus Financial can be reached at 866-862-2220 toll-free.

Valley River Animal Shelter needs towels, blankets and old sheets for bedding and animal baths.  If you will drop these off at the church office, Carol Offerman, who volunteers at the shelter, will deliver them.  Or you may drop these off at the shelter.  Their address is 7450 US-19, Marble, NC 28905.  They are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm.  828-837-2304.