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.
SPRING 2018 Opportunities:
Event: Run for the House – March 24, 5K Run/2K Walk
Registration: 7:00 AM; Start Time 8:00 AM
Location: Wolf Pen Creek Park, College Station
Pre-Registration now through March 10th is $20, after March 10th registration increases to $25.
Run for the House is an annual fun run to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families in our community. Saint Andrew’s is a partner in the Faith in Action Committee, which is organizing the event.
To register: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/16213/run-for-the-house-2018
For more information, contact parishioners and Faith in Action members:
Dan Beto, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Ritter ( email@example.com)