Simply Essential

Simply Essential


Simply Essential is a ministry begun in response to the pandemic. Once a month we will distribute (by drive-up), basic household needs like soap and toilet paper for free. Anyone who is struggling during this time of crisis and might benefit from such help is welcome.


Thus far, we distributed 64 packages on June 28. We will be sharing again on July 9 from 2-4 pm.


On the other hand, if you would like to help with this ministry, here's how: To make a donation to help purchase supplies, click the word GIVE at the top of the page. To make a donation of merchandise, check the list below, then contact Virginia Bryant (515-491-6871) or Ellen Burrell (515-360-1552). You may also contact Virginia or Ellen if you would like to volunteer as a shopper or help hand out supplies: we would love your help. .

4-packs of toilet paper

9 to 12-ounce bottles of dishwashing soap

bar soap wrapped in individual or two packs

8-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer

Individually wrapped paper towels

Toothpaste and individually wrapped toothbrushes


Convinced of God's grace, Saint Andrew's Episcopal

Church affirms that there can be no exclusiveness in the body of Christ. We welcome all, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, culture,

socioeconomic standing, education, family configuration, military status, or political perspective; and we

encourage the full participation of all in the

life of our congregation.

Our Shared Vision

Saint Andrew’s is a vibrant

community of faith striving to

provide a nurturing spiritual home for all, embracing God’s desire

for justice in the world.

Mission Statement

Pray… We are a worshiping community,

            dedicated to deepening our relationship

            with God.


Think…We are a questioning community,

             actively exploring our faith and purpose.


Act……We are a social justice community,

             serving as God’s hands

             in this world.