MISSION AND MINISTRY

MINISTRY
Part of our purpose as a church, is to serve God by serving others.
Being part of the congregation and grown in your faith, the Lord wants you to use your spiritual gifts in a ministry where you can serve the Lord and the people around you.
We believe God shaped everyone for Serving Him.
The Ministry Committee overseeing all the different ministries of the congregation.
  • The Ministry Committee will explain all the ministries to you where you can become part off.
  • They will help you to discover you spiritual gifts and a place to serve God in one of the many ministry opportunities.
Just have a look at all the ministries of the congregation in the next few pages.
If you need more information please contact us at 613-392-1300.
We would love for you to become part of these ministries.
MISSION AND OUTREACH
As part of the five purposes of our church we believe very strongly to reach out to our local community and beyond.
God created us for a Mission.
Jesus send us, in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), to reach the ends of the earth.
We are called to reach out to our community and beyond, to the whole world.
St Andrew’s are involved in several endeavours to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Here are some of it:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
A Simple Gift. A Simple Message.

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God?s love. Here are some ways you can make a difference in the lives of those children:

PRAY. Please pray that God will touch the heart of every child who receives a shoe box gift and that He will bring many children and families to faith in Christ.

PACK A GIFT. A shoe box filled with small toys and other gifts can open hurting hearts to God?s love. Instructional brochures will be available at your church. The information can also be found at http://www.samaritanspurse.org or by calling1-800-353-5949.

GIVE. Please remember to give $7 or more per box to cover shipping and other project costs.

VOLUNTEER. Make a difference in the lives of children by volunteering with Operation Christmas Child! You can serve year-round on teams, promoting the project through the local church and community. Or beginning in November, serve short-term at a local drop-off site or at one of six Processing Centers around the country. Check our Website or call the national number for more information.

OUR INVOLVEMENT: Our congregation is involved in this project since 1995. The last two years the congregation packed about 300 shoe boxes.

COMMUNITY DINNER
We partner with other churches in the community to provide a meal free of charge for those in need of a meal per day.
Our congregation serves a meal every last Friday of the month at 11:30 am till 1 pm at our church.                                              (The only exception is in August 2010 when it will be August 20)
Come and enjoy a free meal catered by our friendly volunteers.
Everyone is welcome.
If you need more information on this, please contact us at 613-392-1300
During some Sundays after the worship service we provide a BBQ to all. Those wo attended the service and anybody else is welcome.
LADIES AFTERNOON GROUP

This group’s purpose statement is:                             As a community of women
 created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We commit ourselves to:
grow in faith,
affirm our gifts,
support one another in our callings
and promote healing and wholeness in
the church, the society and the world.

Every woman of St. Andrews is encouraged to take an active part in this organisation.

We meet: Every second Thursday afternoon of the month at 1:30 pm at the Church.

WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY
 The Women’s Missionary Society
is a community of Christians
whose PURPOSE
in response to the love of God
in Jesus Christ,
is to encourage one another
and all the people of the church
to be involved in local
and world mission
through prayer, study,
service and fellowship.

The Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) is an active group of women in our congregation.  They support several mission endeavours financially.   They get together every month on the third Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the church.

 Everyone is welcome.
Two weekends per year are devoted as WMS weekends. Speakers on missions and missionaries usually take the service on these Sundays.