Community Outreach Committee
This diaconate committee provides opportunities for members of St. Andrew to assist with community needs. If you are looking for a place to serve and get involved, please consider joining this committee. Some of the activities are:
Apple Tree Project – members of the congregation “pick an apple” and purchase a gift card to provide school clothing for a child in need.
Give-A-Meal-A-Month – monetary donations and food are collected each month for distribution to the Denton Food Center.
Diaper Drive – Coming in September, the Outreach Committee is, again, partnering with Interfaith Ministries of Denton for the annual diaper drive. Diapers sized from newborn to adult will be collected. Please watch the bulletin and The Shield for details.
Mother’s Day Gift Bags for Giving Hope, Inc. – the committee collects items from the congregation and community and assembles gift bags for clients of this United Way agency that assists homeless families achieve self-sufficiency.
Denton Christian Preschool – art and school supplies are donated by the congregation to assist this Interfaith Ministries program, founded in 1970 by a group of concerned citizens representing 17 different churches (hence the school’s name), who believed that the first few years of a child’s life are the most important.
Our Daily Bread
Many in Denton turn for help to this community soup kitchen housed at St. Andrew. The kitchen staff always needs volunteers, and there are other avenues to serve as well. To volunteer, visit their website, http://www.ourdailybreaddenton.org/, and follow the directions under Volunteering. Please contact Bob Stewart at email@example.com to get involved.