“I will show you my faith by my works”
- James 2:18

The Christian Service Commission of St. Andrew Parish is privileged to sponsor outreach programs in a broad area of human needs. Our current volunteer/ministry services include:

Tithing Committee
Meets monthly to disburse tithing allocations of the parish.  10% of each weekend collection goes to support charitable agencies.
Contact: David Setiz, Christian Service Coordinator 248-651-7486 (adult parishioners)

Baldwin Center – Pontiac
Help prepare and serve the noonday meal on the 2nd Wed. and 4th Sat. of each month. 9:30 am – 2 pm. Confirmation students are welcome.
Contact: Kit Sroka 248-651-2526 (Wed.) Erol Uygur 248-652-7420 (Sat.) (confirmation age & over)
For volunteer opportunities, contact Allison at 248-332-6101 or email anelson@baldwincenter.org
Volunteer — Baldwin Center

Blood Drive (Red Cross)
Assist twice a year with various tasks for the blood drives which are held in the Activities Building. Advance training is required by Red Cross (18 years plus)
Contact: Carl Gildner 248-398-2737 or email cggildner@gmail.com

Care and Share Monthly Collection
Parishioners donate staple food and/or personal care items on the first Sunday of every month for distribution to area food banks and outreach agencies
Contact: David Setiz, Christian Service Coordinator 248-651-7486

Christmas Giving Tree Team
Participate in the planning & collection of gifts for needy families and institutionalized adults. October & November preparations for early December deliveries.
Contact: Diane Lucey 248-652-6517 (family and individual participation)

Easter Basket Outreach Planning Team
Assist with the collection of various age appropriate gifts for needy families Palm Sun. – Holy Wed. Flowers ordered & delivered to nursing homes residents.
Contact: David Setiz, Christian Service Coordinator 248-651-7486

Gospel of Life Committee
Parishioners meet to discuss the sacredness of life issues (womb to tomb) and share information with the parish through various methods including bulletin articles, letter writing campaigns, etc. Involvement includes Right to Life Christmas Card Sales, Walking with Moms in Need, Pro-Life Advocacy Issues. (youth & adult parishioners)
Contact: David Setiz, Christian Service Coordinator 248-651-7486

Jail Outreach Ministry, Oakland County
Tend to the spiritual needs of the incarcerated in the Oakland County Jail system through a variety of programs like Communion services, Christmas programs, etc. (18 years plus)
Contact: Sister Peggy’s Office 248-338-9310 (Pontiac)

Operation Sunshine
A developmentally disabled adult group home is visited by Operation Sunshine volunteers who celebrate resident’s birthdays, play BINGO, and serve treats on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month. St. Andrew Church hosts an annual Christmas Party.
Contact: Laurie and William Chundrlik Jr. 248-656-1263 (Confirmation age and over)

St. Vincent De Paul Conference Helpers
Join in assisting with projects like the spring/fall Clothing Drives +, making donations to the poor, summer youth camps, etc. Anyone wishing to volunteer their professional expertise (i.e.: doctors, lawyers, plumbers, carpenters, etc.) are needed. Parish Vincentians meet monthly to pray and discuss the needs of the Conference and community. Vincentians are available to make home visits to people in crisis.
Contact: Volunteer or request help at 248-651-7486 Christian Service Office (+ Confirmation age and older)

Visiting Eucharistic Ministers
Bring Holy Communion on a daily basis to the Catholic patients (in the morning) at Crittenton Hospital, with a monthly schedule rotation Parishioners are trained for this ministry and hospital requires & provides a yearly T.B. test. (over 18 years old)
Contact: Parish Office  248-651-7486

Volunteer Opportunities In The Local Community:

Neighborhood House
Clothes Closet, Food Pantry, Special Volunteer Projects, Eviction Protection, Shelter Assistance, Counseling, Financial Assistance, Transportation, Employment Assistance.
For Volunteer Opportunities, contact Michele 248-651-5836
Volunteer Opportunities — Neighborhood House (ranh.org)

Catholic Community Response Team – Pontiac
Serving the poor and homeless population in the North Oakland County area.  Services include food delivery, furniture delivery, clothing, hygiene kits, literacy programs, holiday meal distribution, school supplies, and school uniforms.
For Volunteer Opportunities, call 248-499-9621 or email ccrt@ccrt-pontiac.org

Leader Dogs for the Blind, 248-651-9011 (over 18 years old)

Lighthouse – Pontiac
Serving the poor and homeless in Pontiac, Clarkston, Waterford, and Lathrop Village.  Food Packaging, Food Delivery Drivers, Warehouse Workers, Adopt-a-Family, SOS Emergency Shelter, Housing Assistance.
For Volunteer Opportunities, call 248-920-6000
For a current list of items you can donate visit
Item Donations – Lighthouse (lighthousemi.org)

Older Person’s Commission – Rochester
A great place to be 50. OPC offers many opportunities to support the senior community. Meals on Wheels, Arts and Craft Training, Fitness and Aquatics, Art, Music, Special Social Events, Trips and Tours, Welcome Center Assistant.
To Volunteer call (248) 656-1403

We are a group of volunteer men, women  and young adults who assist widows, single parents, elderly, the disabled, veterans and low-income individuals by completing home repair and improvement projects with the objective to create a safe, functional living space and necessary improvements. Interested in helping out?
Contact Rick Fournier (248) 760-3382 email rickfo48@gmail.com or Rick Bronder (248) 797-3826 email rbron47@gmail.com

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
Neighbors helping neighbors. The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program provides assistance to our older and disabled neighbors who need a little extra help. Many frail and physically challenged adults in our community struggle daily to maintain their independence — our helping hands often make it possible for them to remain in their own homes. Meal Delivery, Companionship, Transportation, Errands, Household Chores, Home Repair Assistance.
Call Stacy (586) 757-5551

Crossroads Care Center
Crisis Pregnancy Center, helping moms in need with basic pre-natal medical care, food assistance, baby and toddler clothing, car seats, strollers, diapers, formula, counseling services, Bible study, peer support group.
Call (248) 293-0070
Assist with much needed items   www.crossroadscarecenter.org/needs.html

Needlework Ministry
Have you considered joining a group that gathers Saturday mornings at 10 a.m., in the Parish Center to knit or crochet items that benefit various charities? We support Beaumont Neonatal Intensive Care, Haven, Neighborhood House, Jail Outreach, Crossroad Care Center and more. If you know how to knit or crochet, we have patterns and supplies.
If you are interested in learning, we can teach you. Call Nancy (248) 303-2613

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Oakland – Pontiac
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is always in need of caring individuals who can volunteer to help in various areas of the hospital. We consider each volunteer to be an integral part of our health care team who freely gives of their time, talent and resources to help SJMO carry out its mission and core values of service to the community.

Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age, be a U.S. Citizen and have a social security number. Ages 15-17 will need to have a parent consent form signed to volunteer. We ask those wanting to volunteer to commit to at least four hours a week.
Contact: Barbara Stephen, Volunteer Coordinator, (248) 858-3035 barbara.stephen@stjoeshealth.org


Please call David Seitz, St. Andrew Parish Christian Service Coordinator, for further information or crisis referrals: (248) 651-7486. Thank you!