Mission Ministry Team
St. Andrews Mission Ministry seeks to follow the biblical mandate to share the good news of the gospel and show God’s love to those in need in our community and around the world. We take seriously the charge to generously share the resources of the congregation for mission.
Our emphasis is on both local and national/international mission because we are a “Connectional Church” . As a connectional church, we choose to support the mission goals and projects of the Presbytery of Mackinac, Synod of the Covenant, and the national Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). We make decisions in our yearly planning process as to which specific mission projects we will support. We seek to choose projects where we will have personal connections, striving to involve the entire congregation in mission, whether by being personally active, contributing monetarily, or supporting programs through prayer.
It’s not just the money …..
Do you know that 10% of every dollar pledged to our church budget goes to support local, national and international mission projects? Along with that, many of our members donate their time at the ministries we support by delivering Meals on Wheels for Benzie Senior Resource, working in the food pantry at Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) and helping Advocates for Benzie County (ABC) address housing and child care issues in our area.
This month, we can all help with a hands on project as we donate to BACN’s Chase the Chill! food collection for their pantry. You are going to be given a reminder this Sunday, March 4th, when you come to worship. We have new tote bags that say “Fill a bag for BACN”! Take as many as you think you might need, fill them up and bring them back Sunday, March 11th. Oh, and we’ll be happy to take donations that come in paper bags!!
From your Mission Ministry Team, thank you for your gifts of time, talent and food!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR ST. ANDREWS MISSION MINISTRY?
We call it STAMP, our St Andrews Mission Project, that has now made a difference in the lives of over 120 families in our area! Working hand and hand with BACN (Benzie Area Christian Neighbors) the week of June 18-22, we need you to join us in making area homes safer, drier, warmer!
Here’s how you can help:
Sign up to be part of our work crew in one of three areas~
~Construction projects including replacing windows, building ramps, house repairs
~Non-construction at the sites including “gopher”, painting, clean up, deliveries
~Kitchen work that includes morning breakfast prep, baking cookies, helping with the
dinner on Wednesday, June 20
To sign up, please e-mail email@example.com or fill out the STAMP Volunteer form found in the church Gathering Space. Indicate where you would prefer to work and which days you are available.
Donate to the work project~
This year we have already identified 16 different homes where we will replace windows and doors, build wheelchair ramps, repair decks and more. Along with supplies, we have compiled a list of needed tools that will become a permanent part of STAMP equipment. There are costs for breakfast, snacks and the dinner where we invite our neighbors and families to celebrate our work together. Our preliminary budget for 2108 is $16,000.
Will you please consider donating to our STAMP budget by giving to St Andrews Presbyterian Church, STAMP? Please make checks to St Andrews Presbyterian Church and write STAMP in the memo line. We are grateful for every donation to this project where neighbors help neighbors!