Dominican Republic Ministry
- Discovering Christ and ourselves in others
- Sharing experiences in deep relationship formation
- Building spiritual connections through mission work
- Celebrating god’s kingdom in cross-cultural fellowship
For many years, St. Andrew’s has supported mission ministry in the Dominican Republic. Since 2013, six teams of St. Andrews youth or adults have:
- Built homes and playgrounds…and beautiful relationships
- Renovated pre-schools, school and churches
- Constructed an audio-visual, multi-media room
- Conducted community music programs
- Initiated a movie ministry and distributed hygiene kits
Plans are being made for a summer 2018 multigenerational team to travel to San Francisco de Macoras to paint and repair Jesus Navareno Church. Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. The cost for the week-long mission will not exceed $1500 per person. Group and individual fundraising opportunities are available.
Please contact us for further information.
April 2017 Adult Missioners
June 2017 Youth Missioners
A community gathering in November 2017 near the building site of their future church
Dean Fricke Food Pantry
The Dean Fricke Memorial Episcopal Food Pantry serves others in the name of the Lord by providing financial support to families and individuals in need. Supported by seven area Episcopal churches, the pantry provides monetary support through a grant application program to local agencies working to eradicate hunger. The Dean Fricke Memorial Episcopal Food Pantry is a registered 501 c (3) organization, all monetary donations are tax deductible.
Habitat for Humanity
St. Andrew’s is a member of the faith house building for Habitat for Humanity. “Founded in 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. We eliminate vacant lots and abandoned homes in the blighted areas of North and South Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community. Families in our Homeownership Program are required to complete up to 350 hours of sweat equity before purchasing their homes through 20 or 30-year affordable mortgages.” For more information go to https://habitatomaha.org/.
United Thank Offering
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
During Lent, please join us in the spiritual discipline of gratitude through contributions to the United Thank Offering. Take a blue box home today! You can find them in Engle Hall. Every time you recognize something that causes gratitude in your life, contribute coins or dollars to your blue box as a prayer of thanksgiving! For more information see the United Thank Offering’s website.