“Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up building.”
– Romans 14:19
ST. ANDREW’S MISSIONS COMMITTEE STATEMENT
The Concerns and Mission Committee’s priority was to continue past successful mission initiatives and to embrace new opportunities, reaching out to others in the local community and beyond.
Catholic Charities - Flint: Provides food, clothing, and supplies as well as a Warming Center and various client supports.
Flint Eastside Mission: Provides food, clothing, and funds for meals, basic needs, housing necessities and decorative items, and counseling and Christian worship services for those at risk.
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan: Provides food, water and personal products throughout 22 Michigan Counties.
Outreach East: Provides food, clothing, school supplies, Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, funds, and/or other necessities, which are distributed to families in need.
Honduras Mission: In memory of Tony Schunot, St. Andrew’s continues to gather clothing, supplies and monetary donations for this mission, organized by the Otterbein Methodist Church, Indiana.
Other Local Mission Activities
Bazaar of Talents: Continues on the first Sunday in November, under Debbie Koski’s leadership.
Collections for Back Packs and School Supplies: School supplies were collected and distributed through Outreach East. This long-time mission is needed and appreciated by Outreach East’s clients: children/families.
Family Promise of Genesee County: St. Andrews continues as a Support Church for Family Promise.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Collections: Members and friends continue to support these Outreach East projects, thereby blessing local families with funds, food and supplies.
Christmas Gift Collections for Outreach East for local children:
“Knitting in the Word”: Members/friends meet Tuesdays 6-8pm (except for holiday weeks & mid-June to mid-September) at Princinsky’s for devotions, fellowship, and to knit/crochet hats, scarves, prayer shawls, wash cloths, etc. In 2019: 272 hat/scarf/glove sets were distributed to schools/agencies and; several prayers shawls were given to grieving/ill members and friends, and many preemie caps went to local hospitals. Knitters and supporters, including non-members, donated more than 80% of the yarn/supplies. ALL are welcome. Needles/yarn and friendly instruction are available at no charge.
Pregnancy Resource Center, Lapeer, MI: Provides Christian counseling to women/families, childcare, adoption information, clothing/supplies.