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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 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 follow this LINK or please
contact Judi Barkema.
Hand of Welcome Supper Club - March 25 & May 13: Hand of Welcome and Catholic Charities have started a Supper Club to support refugees. Participants enjoy an evening of fellowship with friends and a refugee family who prepares traditional foods from their country of origin. A donation of $25 per person is requested to cover food costs and thank the cooks. The next dinners are schedule on March 25th and May 13th. For more information and to sign up to participate, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4cafa7238-supper or send questions to Judi Barkema at email@example.com.
CSA at SACC - Deadline to sign up is March 27: Look for the information in the Hearth Room about this Community Supported Agriculture & New Roots for Refugees.
Taking Action and Speaking Up - Contacting your Government Officials - CLICK HERE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jerry Daugherty, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network (JoCo IHN)
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, email@example.com.
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