Welcome to Outreach!
Mission Statement: To develop and provide opportunities for St. Andrew’s members to reach out to “the least of these” in our community and to the world in the name of Jesus Christ. To promote peace with justice in our church, or community, and throughout the world.
Vision Statement: The Outreach Ministry Area is will provide mission opportunities for members of St. Andrew’s by: 1) Encouraging financial support to missions, and directing the funds for special and Holiday Mission offerings, and the Hovis Fund, to appropriate ministries, charities, individuals and agencies. 2) Promoting personal involvement in mission opportunities for giving, and active mission service, through Community Dinner, Festival of Sharing, Church World Service Programs, Unicef, Collection, UMCOR Appeals, and support of mission trip opportunities for youth and adults. 3) Providing education & information to the congregation on Peace with Justice and outreach opportunities & missions, through the mission bulletin board in the education wing, articles in the messenger, & a mission event.
We are currently highlighting the needs of Christian Clearing House. They are a non-profit organization providing emergency assistance to individuals and families in need. They exist to help those that have a true need for relief as well as offer resources to strive for self-sufficiency. (www.hcchfindlay.org) Taxable items needed by CCH include toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, feminine products, laundry detergent (small bottles or pods), shampoo or conditioner, tooth paste, tooth brushes (individual packages, bath soap (bars), shaving cream, disposable razors, dish detergent.
Outreach Update: We currently support the following organizations through donations and fundraising efforts. Volunteer opportunities: volunteerhancockcounty.org
Hancock Christian Clearing House
Four Bishops Funds
McCurdy Mission School
Open Arms Domestic Violence Shelter
Bridge Home Health & Hospice
Findlay Area Youth for Christ
Grace Children’s Hospital
Heifer Project International
UMCOR Darfur in Sudan
UMCOR / Haiti
Interested in receiving more information about St. Andrew’s outreach programs? Contact Gary Steed @ firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office.
Need a gift idea? Consider a gift to a ministry in honor of a loved one or friend. Here are some for starters. Chopin Hall @ 419-422-6401; Findlay City Mission @ 419-423-9151; Hancock Christian Clearing House @ 419-422-2222; Heifer Project @ www.heifer.org; Salvation Army @ 1-800-725-2769.