The Treehouse After School Program is a mission of St. Andrew that cares for children of low-income families who are not otherwise able to afford after-school daycare. Students are picked up at their elementary schools by the St. Andrew bus and brought to our recreation building. They are fed a nutritious snack, helped with homework, and allowed time for recreation, crafts, reading, and other activities each day.
The program is dependent upon volunteers both to provide our daily snack and to help the director with set-up and supervision of the children each day.
If you are interested in volunteering to provide snack and/or to help in the afternoons, or if you would like more information about the Treehouse, please contact the director at email@example.com or through the church office.
Birthday Endowment Fund
This endowment was established in 2007 and provides income to fund mission efforts not covered by the annual mission budget. Income has been used in previous years to send children and sponsors to Mo-Ranch’s Worship and Music Conference, as well as for mission projects such as water filtration systems for people in Guatemala. Traditionally, members contribute an amount equal to the number of years being celebrated. So on your next birthday remember this endowment and contribute toward making a lasting difference in the lives of others.
The Diaconate has several programs to provide spiritual, physical, and emotional support to St. Andrew members at birth, illness, hospitalization, and death. We also serve members who are homebound.
These programs offer an opportunity for anyone to get involved in a rewarding service.
Prayer Ministry Teams
The Prayer Teams are made up of members of the congregation and the diaconate. We pray for those who are suffering, grieving and/or stressed out from life’s challenges. Each team prays for a week. We each take part of the prayer list, and each team member prays for some of those in need. Consider becoming a member of one of the teams. Contact Jan Hillman at 940 206-6980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We sponsor a Red Cross blood drive every other month. Please signup online at www.redcrossblood.org. You may also walk in and sign up. Check your bulletin for the date of the next drive.
Mealtrain.com is an online tool to organize meal delivery for our members who are experiencing a challenging life event such as birth of a baby, illness, surgery, or death of a loved one. A meal will be sent upon request, typically every other day. Signing up to take a meal is voluntary, and several members volunteer per family. Please contact Jan Hillman at 940-206-6980 or email@example.com to sign up to take a meal.
These teams take turns arranging for and serving a meal or a reception before or after the funeral of a family member. If you would like to help, please contact Jan Hillman at 940 206-6980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams of deacons take communion to homebound members or those in the hospital. Current or past ordained deacons or elders are needed for this ministry. Contact Jan Hillman at 940 206-6980 if you are interested in this ministry.
A cross is given to a family after the birth or baptism of a child or grandchild.
Diaconate Liaison for Pastoral Concerns
Diaconate contact is made to individuals with pastoral concerns. If you have a need or know of someone with a need please, please contact Lisa Patterson, Associate Pastor at the church office.
After worship, chancel flowers are taken by deacons to homebound members and persons on the prayer list. If you know of someone in need, please contact Jan Hillman at 940 206-6980 or email@example.com. You can sign up to donate chancel flowers on the roster in the hallway outside of the church office.
Deacons visit and/or send cards to homebound members.
After Worship Fellowship Refreshments
Refreshments for the After Worship Fellowship in the Narthex are provided by volunteers. Five people per Sunday are needed to help contribute muffins, fruit, cookies, finger foods, etc. for everyone to enjoy. The sign up is online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4AADA62FA4DO-providing. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer off-line, look for the sign-up sheet in the narthex during the fellowship time Please consider signing up for a Sunday or two.