How do you give back to others?
At St. Andrew’s, we are fortunate to have a group of members extremely committed to mission work. One of our Elders, Ed Pollock, spends much of his time giving back to not just our local community, but those around the world.
Frederick Rebuilding Together Project
We made repairs to the home of an elderly woman who lives on the west side of Mt. Airy. Projects included replacing the kitchen floor, repairs to the deck, and other miscellaneous repairs. People participated during the time period as their schedules permit.ted What we did not finish on that day, we finished in the evenings the following week. Everyone invited to participate, including teens.
Book Packing Party
St. Andrew’s, with the help of other churches in the Baltimore area, collected theological books for a seminary in Ethiopia. 600 to 800 books in the office garage had to be sorted and packed in appropriate boxes with packing lists made for each box. Ed Pollock organized a “book packing party” and asked for 6 to 10 people for about three hours to complete this task. Teens are encouraged to volunteer.
A is for Africa
A local nonprofit organization in Mt. Airy collected used shoes to raise money to help support the Matim Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania. Collections of shoes took place in the Congregation foyer for several months.