Mission and Outreach Leadership Team

Our mandate at St. Andrew’s is to:

  • increase the awareness of the congregation of moral and social issues – local, provincial, national and international
  • to recommend individual and/or congregational action on these issues
  • to promote the Mission and Service Fund within the congregation
  • to seek ways of co-operation with social agencies to meet the needs in our community.

The Mission and Outreach Ministry is always looking for new members to join us. We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to participate in a very interesting and gratifying committee within the church. Please contact us through the church office.

The St Andrew’s Mission and Outreach Leadership Team takes part in many different Fund Raisers and Events. Some of these are:

  1. Monthly Community Table Dinners – Free dinners for the Community the third Friday of each month at 6:00 pm – for more information, contact the church office.
  2. Georgetown Food Bank – collect food the first Sunday of each month and at various other times throughout the year.
  3. Monthly Georgetown Fresh Food Box Program – for more information contact the church office.
  4. Collecting Clothing and Toiletries for the Homeless.
  5. Youth and other volunteers serve the Homeless in Toronto once a month taking food, toiletries and clothing.
  6. Minute for Mission presented in church once a month.
  7. Special Sunday Services lead by the members of the Mission & Outreach Ministry.
  8. Participate in Community Unity Events including the Spring and Fall Clean-up.

  

Organizations Assisted by St. Andrew’s Mission & Outreach (now and in the past):

St. Andrew’s United Church has formed many associations with a variety of groups and organizations at home and abroad. Some of these organizations are listed below.

Canada Food Grains Bank

The mission of Canadian Foodgrains Bank is to end global hunger.planting_niger_web_crop_310x186_90

We do this by collecting grain and cash donations for projects submitted by our 15 member agencies and their partners. We also provide expert advice to our members and partners; manage the procurement and supply of food commodities; and engage in public policy and education activities related to hunger and food security.

 

Habitat for Humanity Halton

Habitat for Humanity Halton builds affordable homes for families who are currently living in substandard housing. Since 2000, Habitat for Humanity Halton has partnered with 17 habitat for humanityfamilies who became first time homeowners. 

Families, who choose to become a partner family, agree to commit to working 500 hours of ‘sweat equity,’ in return for a fair market value, no-interest 30 year no-profit monthly mortgage, determined by their annual income from Habitat Halton.

            This program helps break many families from the multi-generational cycle of poverty.

 

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Links2Care is a multi-service community support organization delivering a wide variety of programs and services in Halton Region and Peel/Mississauga.

 

Halton Women’s Place

Halton Women’s Place will provide a safe haven, information and education to support a future without abuse for her and her children.

Serving the Halton Region community in Ontario, Canada.

 

Georgetown Bread Basket

The Bread Basket is open Tuesdays evenings from 5 – 7 pm and Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 am – noon. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information about volunteering or about how to receive food please call 905-873-3368.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on project of Samaritan’s Purse that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas -Jesus Christ – God’s greatest gift.

Operation Christmas Child was started in 1990. In 1993, Operation Christmas Child grew and was adopted by Samaritan’s PursethCAJ97ZAR, a Christian organization run by Franklin Graham.

To date, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 100 million shoe box gifts worldwide.  Each shoe box gift is filled with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy, is given to children regardless of gender, race, religion, or age.  When culturally appropriate, copies of a book entitled The Greatest Gift of All, which has been translated into 130 different languages, are offered to children after the shoe box has already been distributed.

 

Sleeping Children Around the World

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) donations provide bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries.

 

Yonge Street Mission

Yonge Street Mission in downtown Toronto has been on the front lines of service since 1896, providing emergency help, and fostering long-term change in the lives of individuals, families and the community itself.

 

Georgetown Hospital Campus

The Georgetown Hospital on occasion offers a Pastoral Training Course for Lay Pastoral visitors. This is an ongoing concern in Georgetown. The purpose for the training is, for people to learn about visiting the sick and the elderly at the hospital as a volunteer service to the community.

If you are interested and could spare a little of your time for this worthwhile cause, please contact the hospital.

 

North Halton Distress Centre

The North Halton Distress Centre is a charitable, non-profit  telephone suicide, crisis intervention line operated by trained volunteers. We’ve  been supporting Halton Hills and the surrounding communities since opening in  1973.

All services provided by the Distress Centre North Halton  are free, non-judgmental, confidential, and supportive in nature. We are a non-profit  organization, thanks to the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way  Halton Hills and United Way Milton. Also a big thanks to all our local business, church groups, service clubs and private individuals who help us with their generous donations.

 If you would like to improve your listening skills while helping others, then why not become a Distress Line Volunteer. Call (905) 877-1211 for more information.