St. Andrew's Outreach
One of the remarkable aspects of our parish outreach effort is the activities and the giving they generate (both in terms of service and donations).
Contributions for outreach projects exceed an estimated $4,000, annually. Almost every member of the parish has participated in some way to these ministries.
Contributions have been made to the following:
- Donald Heiter Community Center
- Local food and clothing bank
- Shepherd of the Streets in Williamsport
- St. Ann’s Episcopal Church after school Program in the Bronx, NY
Additional outreach activities at St. Andrew's include the following:
•Every year we offer back-to-school underwear and socks to children whose families are served by the Council of Churches Food Bank. •We collect used clothing on a regular basis, with a fall emphasis on coats for adults and children. •The children and youth of the church also participate in our outreach activities. This past spring, the children made activity bags for patients at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville. They also collected small stuffed animals for children in orphanages in third world countries. •St. Andreans' donate food every week to a shopping cart in the Narthex, including turkeys and hams at holiday times. These items are distributed at the local Council of Churches food bank.
In addition to our outreach activities, we have parishioners who donate their "time, treasures, and talents" to St. Andrews.
Episcopal Relief and Development: The worldwide relief agency of the Episcopal Church, provides money and resources in times of emergency or disaster. In addition, the outreach committee has contributed to provide clean water in Pakistan and mosquito nets in Africa through Episcopal Relief and Development. Click on the following link for more information on Episcopal Relief and Development.