“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 at 10:00 AM on the 1st Saturday of each month; to disburse tithing allocations of the parish. 10% of each weekend collection goes to support charitable agencies.
Contact: Joe Soncrant, Christian Service Coordinator 248-651-9562 (adult parishioners)

Baldwin Church & Center (Soup Kitchen)
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)

Bloodmobile (Red Cross)
Assist twice a year with various tasks for the blood drives which are held in the Activities Building at 1-9 p.m. Advance training is required by Red Cross (18 years plus)
Contact: Ceil Mrock 248-656-1440

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: Betty and Kevin Fermoyle 248-651-7743 (family and individual participation encouraged)

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: Judy and Ed Frenak 248-650-9304 (family and individual participation)

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. (Pro-life/family/justice issues) (youth & adult parishioners)
Contact: Tanya Saad 248-342-6009

Jail Ministry
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)

Meals For Families in Crisis
Volunteers prepare and deliver a simple meal for a family experiencing a crisis which has temporarily disrupted the normal family routine.
Contact: Christian Service Office 248-651-9562

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)

Senior Fellowship Network
Gather with senior adults every other Wednesday to participate in social activities, field trips, listen to speakers, and do Christian service activities. (over 55 years old)
Contact: Barb Plante, President 248-651-5275

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 248-651-9562 Christian Service Office (+ Confirmation age and older)

Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels
Donate food or prepare a complete Thanksgiving meal with other volunteers in the Activities Building kitchen; to be delivered to the home-bound from O.P.C. list.
Contact: Teresa & David Zaccagnini 248-650-6029 (over 14 years old)

Transportation
Providing local transportation assistance to members of our community as needed and when available for Mass, doctor appointments, etc. (over 18 years old)
Contact: St. Andrew Parish Office 248-651-7486 (Betty)

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: Pat Cummins 248-814-2724

Volunteer Opportunities In The Local Community:
Clothes Closet, 248-651-5836 (over 18 years old)
Catholic Community Response Team ñ Vicariate Outreach to the poor, 248-333-3700 x.3332
Community Emergency Response Team preparedness training, 248-537-3530 (adults only)
Greater Rochester Area CROP Hunger Walk ñ Sun. in October, 248-651-9562 (all ages)
Habitat for Humanity in Pontiac Area, Tim Ott 248-371-0651 (over 18 years old)
Leader Dogs for the Blind, 248-651-9011 (over 18 years old)
Lighthouse in Pontiac, 248-335-2462 (contributions of staple food items, etc.)
Neighborhood House, 248-651-5836 (special volunteer projects)
Older Person Center (O.P.C.) Rochester, 248-656-1403

Please call Joseph Soncrant, St. Andrew Parish Christian Service Coordinator, for further information or crisis referrals: (248) 651-9562. Thank you!