We have a strong group of leaders on our Mission, Outreach and Service Team (MOS). MOS takes the lead on dozens of mission projects and opportunities. If you are already participating in a mission organization and would like other St. Andrew members to have the opportunity to be involved, please let the MOS team know! If you are looking for a way to get involved, check out the opportunities below. Questions? Contact Paul Heidger.
Guatemala: Click here to learn more about our partner, Impacto Ministry. Click here to read about our trips planned for 2019. And click here to enjoy a video of the Abuelitos Land Update from Impacto. We also have a video from the Spring 2019 trip for you to view. Just click here!
Pakistan: Presbyterian Education Board. Click here to see a video of the trip members of the Presbytery of East Iowa, including St. Andrew members Paul Heidger, Amy Nicholson, and Emily Nicholson took to the Pasrur Christian Girls' School and Boys' School.
Bernie & Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta (Indonesia)
Drs. Lynn & Sharon Fogleman (South Sudan)
Steve & Lisa Frey (Kosovo)
Perry & Beth Oakes (Bible Translation)
Rev. Peter Tibi (South Sudan)
German Zarate-Durier (Columbia)
John Etre & Family (Beirut, Lebanon)
Andrew & Elizabeth Roberts (Papua New Guinea)
Andy Smothers (Bahrain)
Alex & Trish Ludvicek with MAF (Papua)
Janet Holland (Russia)
Lawton Family (Kenya)
St. Andrew has long-standing partnerships with several local human service agencies and ministries in the Iowa City area. They include:
Access & Inclusive Mission (AIM) (see below)
Consultation of Religious Communities
(Formerly the Crisis Center of Johnson County. Please click here to read about the name change.)
Deacon Ministries (Deacon Ministries.pdf)
Lettuce Feed Others (see below)
Saint Andrew Food Pantry Donation Bin
For information on any of these programs, contact MOS Team Leader, Paul Heidger.
Lettuce Feed Others is a community garden outreach project at St. Andrew. The primary purpose of the garden is to grow local, fresh, organic food for the Johnson County Crisis Center food bank. A secondary purpose is to promote and encourage community members to learn gardening skills.
How Can You Be Involved?
With the move comes the opportunity to expand and diversify our space. Volunteers are always welcome (no experience necessary). Funds are also needed for things such as fencing infrastructure, irrigation systems, volunteer engagement with diverse populations, educational outreach programs, plant starts, and gardening supplies. For more information, contact Peggy Hausler at email@example.com.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is an open and welcoming community to those of every race, ethnicity, age, gender, economic level, and disabling condition. We believe that human beings - every person, able or disabled - has value and worth because they are loved by God. Feel free to approach St. Andrew's AIM Committee with any questions or concerns or needed accommodations.
Come share your gifts! Please join us in worship and fellowship activities. We offer a warm welcome to ALL! -- Marcia Murphy, AIM Committee Group Facilitator
To view AIM/MHI media, scroll down.
Links to PowerPoint and Video Presentations
As a Christian and a person in recovery from mental illness, Marcia A. Murphy is an advocate for people with psychiatric illness and a member of St. Andrew. She has developed several presentations to increase public awareness of the challenges faced daily by the mentally ill. Marcia believes that well informed religious communities can effectively offer hope through God's grace, inspiration through prayer and reading God's word, and support through the care of responsive, thoughtful congregations willing to act together in response to this great need in our society.
Click here to view a video created by Marcia A. Murphy about her life story.