WHAT IS MISSION AND WHAT IS MINISTRY?
“Mission” is an organized effort to share Christ’s love broadly, often requiring us to go out into the world, crossing boundaries, and forming partnerships. “Ministry” refers to the ways we serve and care for one another in community. At St. Andrew’s, we organize to advocate for better education across the state of Maryland, and we organize to create and distribute Winter Warm-up Kits to those living on the street. Ministry takes place where ever God’s people go, and includes the ways we operate as church community, such as preparing the buildings for worship and visiting the sick. At St. Andrew’s, we use the words “mission” and “ministry” interchangeably.
A Kinder World
The people of St. Andrew’s strive to aid in making a kinder world within the community of Glenwood and beyond. Read more about A Kinder World HERE.
Partnership with The Church of the Guardian Angel, Baltimore
On Saturday, February 10, St. Andrew’s and The Church of the Guardian Angel will host Souper Bowl Saturday at Guardian Angel. This is a luncheon for the people of the Remington neighborhood, a chance to enjoy some delicious homemade soup and sandwiches, and to visit with one another in the warmth of Kromer Hall at the Church of the Guardian Angel.
Please sign up here to help provide food including soup, bread, lunchmeat, cheese, and homemade cookies. Also, you can sign up as a volunteer to help us finish preparations from 9:00 to 11:00 on February 10 at Guardian Angel or help serve food and cleanup from 11:00 to 1:30. Service hours are available. This is always a fun event, and a wonderful opportunity to reach out to our friends in Remington in service and solidarity! If you have questions, feel free to contact: Robert Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-401-2878); Pastor Jennifer (email@example.com); or The Rev. Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every year, turkeys and all the fixings are collected and taken to Church of the Guardian Angels in Remington in Baltimore. Once there, the food is served and enjoyed by all.
There is an ongoing collection for gently used or new items for the Thrift Store and Food Pantry at the Church of the Guardian Angel. Drop off is in the front lobby of the Parish House.
Honduras – Each year, a team of 15 youth and adults partner with El Hogar Ministries in Honduras. Several families in the congregations sponsor students in grades K-12. Learn more about El Hogar here.
Appalachia – For one week in July, we send a team of adult and youth volunteers to help make homes more safe, warm, and dry. In addition to construction projects, volunteers host a Back-to-School Backpack party and share in fellowship and faith formation with the St. Timothy’s Episcopal Outreach Center.
Kabugho, our Sponsor Child in Uganda – Kabugho is a 16 year old student at the Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation school in Uganda that St. Andrew’s is sponsoring.