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Disaster Recovery | Interfaith | Micah Ministry |
Migrant Farmworkers Project (MFP) | Ministry Mile | Saint Andrew Cares |
Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network |
The Disaster Recovery program provides opportunities for Saint Andrew volunteers of all skill levels to help rebuild communities affected by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters. We generally make one or two trips per year and have recently traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Joplin, Missouri. These projects are often ecumenical in nature allowing us to work side-by-side with volunteers of other denominations.
Interfaith dialog is more important today than ever before! Join us in reaching out to our brothers and sisters in other spiritual traditions as we seek to share our faith and learn from the rich heritage of others within our community. To serve on the Interfaith Committee or to learn about specific opportunities, contact Greg Rieke, email@example.com.
"Current Crisis in Middle East: Turkey's Foreign Policy and Domestic Issues"
with Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz
Friday, November 14, 6-8pm at UMKC
Ihsan Yilmaz will talk about challenges to civil society, press freedom, freedom of speech and pluralistic democracy in the aftermath of the August presidential elections. Other domestic issues such as the Kurdish issue and abuses of power against the individuals and civil society will be also covered. Dr. Yilmaz will touch upon the foreign policy challenges as well, ranging from Middle East to Black Sea. Ihsan Yilmaz is Associate Professor of Political Science at Faith University in Istanbul Turkey. More details coming soon.
The Micah Ministry is the urban, ecumenical outreach ministry at Independence Boulevard Christian Church, reaching out to the poor and homeless neighbors in the historic Northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri. It is centered around a table-based ministry of home-cooked suppers in which faith-based and civic volunteers partner and seek to embody the presence of Christ and heed the words of the prophet Micah. “He has shown you, humankind, what is good; so what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Migrant Farmworkers Project (MFP)
Each fall, MFP provides social and legal services to a population of approximately 400 farmworkers and their families who come to Lafayette County, an hour east of Kansas City, to harvest apples. MFP also works with a population of these workers who stay year-round to work seasonally. Saint Andrew regularly collects donations of needed items. During the fall, Saint Andrew volunteers provide meals on Tuesdays and Thursday for ESL classes and sort and distribute supplies on Monday evenings. For more information, contact John Coughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry Mile is an initiative begun at Saint Andrew in the fall of 2009 to help fulfill the unmet needs of our neighbors within a few miles of the church. Presently our efforts are focused on feeding the hungry and encouraging reading through the Johnson County Food Ministry as well as adopting a local school, Washington Elementary. Saint Andrew volunteers serve dinner the second Thursday of every month at Johnson County Food Ministry which operates out of Center of Grace at 520 South Harrison in Olathe. Volunteers also support Washington Elementary by preparing meals for teachers on conference nights and by serving as Youth Friends to the students. To learn how to become involved, contact Sherri Arnhold, email@example.com.
Saint Andrew Cares
Saint Andrew Cares projects are organized monthly by the Mission Committee and provide opportunities for Saint Andrew families to work side-by-side to support local and global organizations. Projects include sorting food at Harvesters, collecting supplies for Migrant Farmworkers, participating in Christmas in October and more!
Volunteer with our Mission Committee at Harvesters -
Our Mission Committee will be volunteering at Harvesters on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to Noon. Mark your calendar to join us that day. More details available soon.
Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network (JoCoIHN)
This organization serves homeless families. Their mission
is to unite and enable the faith community to provide emergency shelter and meals, as well as compassionate assistance with social services, and relationships with caring people. Volunteer training is required for opportunities involving interaction with the families. Contact Gary Marsh for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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