Following are ongoing parish outreach efforts that offer parishioners a variety of ways to serve God and His people by gifts of time and talents. Consider how God has called you, and contact the leaders named below to plug in to the many parish wide outreach ministries that occur throughout the year.
Angel Tree Ministry
St. Andrew’s Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts to needy children through several local ministry partners. Beneficiaries in recent years include the boys of HOPE Farm and children of Victory Temple Women’s Home Residents. To learn more about St. Andrew’s Angel Tree, please contact David Fussell.
Iglesia San Miguel in southeast Fort Worth is an Anglican mission in the Diocese of Fort Worth led by Canon Sergio Diaz, Vicar. St. Andrew’s and San Miguel have developed mutually supportive relationships, including the Men’s Ministry providing instruction and Bibles to their confirmands, parishioners helping with Thanksgiving Day and other festivals at San Miguel, San Miguel children and teens participating in our VBS, and San Miguel ladies making tamales sold through St. Andrew’s at Christmas. To learn more about opportunities for involvement with Iglesia San Miguel, please contact Richard Cross.
The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
"I was in prison and you visited me" — Matthew 25:36
Please contact Jim Rhea or Duane McDaniel
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox Ministry is a worldwide ministry sponsored at St. Andrew’s through the Children’s Ministry, with the whole parish participating. This is a favorite outreach involving our whole parish that sends the love of Christ to children around the world, one that offers every parishioner, young or old, a way to support global mission. For more information about OCC, go to Samaritan's Purse or email Judy Mayo, Director of Children’s Ministries.
Read2Win is a strategic initiative that has been coordinated by the Fort Worth ISD. The goal of Read2Win is to provide Volunteer Reading Coaches for every FWISD 1st grade elementary student who has been identified by the district as needing extra help in reading skills. St. Andrew's has a partnership with De Zavala Elementary School whereby St. Andrew's Volunteer Reading Coaches meet with 1st and 2nd grade students in one-on-one weekly visits. To learn about participating in Read2Win and other service at De Zavala, please contact Debbie Mitchell. Visit www.read2win.org for general information about the program.
Inspired by parishioner Pam Johndroe’s many years of loving dedication, St. Andrew’s Men now host, prepare and serve lunch the first Tuesday of the month at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). Located at 1001 8th Avenue in Fort Worth, RMH is a home-away-from-home outreach to families of children receiving medical treatment in hospitals throughout the community. Contact Richard Cross.
Parishioners make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at St. Andrew's for Union Gospel to distribute. Please contact Debbie Mitchell for more information.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS is a major summer outreach for our entire parish, using a course designed specifically for our VBS and a set designed and constructed by our own St. Andrew’s parishioners. With many from other parishes and the surrounding community, children ages 4 to 12 participate in dynamic Bible learning and fun crafts, with youth trained and serving as teen helpers. Serving opportunities to support this faith building event abound for parishioners of all ages and skills. Please contact Judy Mayo to learn how you can get involved.
UGM Children’s School Supplies
Each Fall St. Andrew's parishioners donate school supplies for the children at Union Gospel Mission. A box is located in the front hall outside the office. This year the supplies requested are Folders with brads, Story Paper/Manila Paper, Baby Wipes, Facial Tissues, and gallon Zip Lock Bags
Contact Pam Rhoads for more information.