Mission and Outreach

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Hand of Welcome | Interfaith | Migrant Farmworkers Project (MFP) | Ministry Mile | Saint Andrew Cares | Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network |

The Saint Andrew Mission Team resolves to seek God, create community, and practice justice by actively promoting congregational engagement in the community, both locally and globally.

hand of welcomeHand of Welcome (HOW)
Hand of Welcome, Saint Andrew’s refugee ministry, has projects to support refugee resettlement in the Kansas City area, including ESL Tutoring to build language skills, Move-In Teams to set up apartments for new arrivals, and Donation Drives to collect supplies for newly resettled families. A group is also developing a Mentor relationship with a resettled family. For more information, please contact Judi Barkema.
Here are some of our upcoming events:
Advent Donation Drive - Sunday, November 27-December 18
Through a Federal Grant to Catholic Charities every dollar donated is matched with 2 dollars! Look for Our Special Tree and Table in the Hearth Room.

Interfaith
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, grieke1@gmail.com.

Migrant Farmworkers Project (MFP)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 Jerry Daugherty, jerrydaugherty29@gmail.com.

Ministry Mile
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, sarnhold@sbcglobal.net.

Saint Andrew Cares
harvestersSaint 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!
Saint Andrew's Shift at Harvesters - December 17
8:30-10:30 am, 3801 Topping Ave., KCMO
RSVP to Dan Myers if you can participate.

Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network (JoCo IHN)
IHNThis 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, gary.marsh44@gmail.com.
Shopping @ Ten Thousand Villages - Dec. 18
15% of sales to benefit IHN.


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