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!