Skip to main content

Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

Presbyterians are invited to send mission teams to the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy as part of an initiative called “Hands & Feet” leading up to the 223rd General Assembly (2018). The assembly is scheduled to meet June 16–23, 2018, in St. Louis. We hope your congregation, campus ministry group or presbytery might consider sending a group.

Past Updates


Volunteer Opportunities

Amen Saint LouisAMEN|Saint Louis – A Ministry Embracing the Neighborhood

This is a ministry of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church located in the Tower Grove South Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.


Presbyterian Disaster AssistanceFlood Recovery in Missouri with the The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in St. Louis is hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the winter floods of 2015. PROMOTIONAL FLYER .PDF

  • Contact Erin Goodyear at 314-550-1881 or e-mail (
  • Minimum age 18
  • Maximum team size is approximately 10
  • Helpful to have a team member with construction experience

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is currently working to establish a long term recovery plan with a PDA host site. In the meantime they are encouraging Presbyterians to support the Salvation Army efforts. If you would like to be notified when more information is available please sign up for our mailing list.

STL Urban Missions

STL Urban Missions is a ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Ferguson, MO. Their program is a mission camp experience in the St. Louis area and it's designed to provide a variety of work experiences such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, youth programs and housing rehab. The St. Louis Urban Mission Camp also enhances spiritual life through Christian service.

Please visit their website at or call Duane Mazzacavallo at (314) 497-2384 for more information.

“If we, through new and existing mission and ministry programs, immerse ourselves in St. Louis over the next eighteen months, our General Assembly gathering will be a natural extension of our charge to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in action, and not simply a meeting,” said the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. Hands & Feet will be replicated in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 224th General Assembly (2020), and in Columbus, Ohio, for the 225th General Assembly (2022).

Rev. J Herbert Nelson speaking at 2017 Montreat College Conference

Join our mailing list to receive the latest information about Hands & Feet, and to find out how you can get involved.

General questions about the initiative should be directed to Andrew Yeager-Buckley, Coordinator. or 502-569-5419

News & Statements

Pages: 1 2


Hands & Feet is a new initiative to highlight and strengthen local and national efforts by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to facilitate change and communicate God’s love. The project builds upon the grassroots, community work congregations, mid councils, and the national office are already doing, and dovetails with the biennial General Assembly gathering. Work already is underway via Hands & Feet and the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy to engage with mission and ministry projects on the ground in St. Louis, Missouri, site of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) scheduled for June 16–23, 2018.