Diaconate Outreach Committee
The St. Andrew Diaconate’s new Outreach Committee is formulating plans for this year’s activities, and we would appreciate ideas and support from the congregation. Thus far, we have partnered with the Denton Main Street Association, the American Red Cross, the Denton Historical Society, and Texas Health Presbyterian, in addition to working with Our Daily Bread, Giving Hope, Inc., Interfaith Ministries, and Goodland Boys’ Ranch. We also hope to form campus ministries with UNT and TWU, as well as possibly pairing/sharing with other churches. However, we cannot possibly accomplish all this without congregational support. We are certain that some of you have background, suggestions, creative ideas, and talents which we can eagerly use. Please contact Judy Stoughton, 940-383-2682 or [email protected]
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 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 protected] or through the church office.
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 protected] to get involved.