Seeking the Welfare of the City
We will seek to positively impact the health and well-being of the neighborhoods and comm unities around us; we will become agents of reconciliation in our communities; we will seek to address the underlying causes of the suffering we see around us in order to bring about lasting systemic change.
Habitat for Humanity Build project
The Sesquicentennial Committee is planning a special project for 2017 that will reflect our community involvement and our focus on “building the beloved community”. The Committee felt there was no better way to do this than to participate with Habitat for Humanity in building a new home for a needy family.
We look forward to launching a Build Campaign this year; please check back for more information and how you can be a part of this effort.
As part of the Sesquicentennial celebration at Saint Andrew’s our outreach project is to work with Faith in Action (the churches affiliated with Habitat for Humanity) to participate in the building of a Habitat house. The cost of a Habitat home is approximately $55,000, so we will participate with other churches to reach this goal. We can also help by providing food and manual labor at the building site. Our fund-raising effort will be included in the fall stewardship campaign so most likely our house will be part of the early 2018 building effort by Habitat for Humanity. Stay tuned for more information on how each of you can become part of this effort in BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY and SEEKING THE WELFARE OF THE CITY.
From the Outreach Subcommittee of the Sesquicentennial Committee.
Patch Shift Leaders Needed!
When: September 30-October 31
Shift Times: Sunday through Friday 12-2, 2-5 and 5-8 PM Saturdays 10-2, 12-2, 2-5 and 5-8 PM
Where: Faith in Action Pumpkin Patch on East 29th St. in Bryan next to Hillier Funeral Home
We need YOUR help to fill this unique volunteer opportunity. It’s easy, it’s fun and it helps the Faith in Action (FIA) Committee raise funds to build a home with Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity for a hardworking, low income family right here in our own community! Please join us in making this year the most successful Pumpkin Patch yet!
To sign up to become a shift leader please contact Dan Beto at (979) 229-1704 or [email protected] or Kathy Ritter at (806) 470-4526 or [email protected], your St. Andrew’s FIA members, or B/CS Habitat Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager, Madeline Zwicke at (979) 777-1574 or [email protected].
FAITH IN ACTION PUMPKIN PATCH CARNIVAL-October 21, 4-7 p.m., 2301 E. 29th Street.
Join us for games, face painting, bounce houses, and pumpkin patch for all ages.