MISSION & OUTREACH COMMITTEE
Under a mandate from the Session,
the purpose of the Mission & Outreach Committee is to involve the whole congregation in mission:
– by encouraging support for the mission work of the Presbyterian Church at large;
– by responding to needs within the local community;
– by evaluating financial appeals and suggesting appropriate action;
– by sponsorship of refugees as the occasion arises.
Through Presbyterian World Service & Development, the congregation contributes to world hunger and disaster relief.
Through the Presbyterian Mission, Evangel Hall, we assist those in need in Toronto.
Through the Teeswater and Leaskdale Presbyterian Cropshare projects, St. Andrews has supported the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. By contributing to cropshare programs donations are multiplied significantly by the Federal Government.
The congregation is encouraged to participate in the Canada Day Parade.
Members of the congregation have helped a neighborhood shelter for mothers and children.
St. Andrew’s members regularly contribute food items for the Food Bank in our neighbouring Presbyterian Church – St. David’s.
Through the Pikangikum Working Group, St. Andrew’s assists the Pikangikum First Nations Reservation, particularly with needs for the school.
The congregation is to be commended for its tremendous support of the initiatives of the
Mission & Outreach Committee
The Session encourages members of the congregation to take an active part in this work.
New committee members from the congregation are always welcome.