National & Global Missions
We pledge $13,490 of our general budget to the General Assembly for mission work here and abroad.
One Great Hour of Sharing - Gifts go to the Presbyterian Hunger Fund, the Self Development of People Fund, and the Presbyterian Disaster and Refugee Resettlement Fund.
Peacemaking Offering - Gifts are used for ministries of peace and reconciliation in the church, in the community and around the world.
Christmas Joy Offering - This offering assists active and retired church workers in times of need, and helps support the eight racial and ethnic schools and colleges related to the Presbyterian church.
Pentecost Offering - These funds are used to help at-risk children, both locally and around the world. The funds are also used to nurture faith in children and teens.
Christmas Eve Offering - Our Christmas Eve offering is dedicated to a select local or global mission that we choose each year.
Youth Mission Program
The Youth of St. Andrew's spearhead a number of mission partnerships, all of which YOU are welcome to join in.
On the 1st Sunday of each month, they cook, serve, and eat dinner with the women and children of Shepherd's Door, which is a ministry of the Portland Rescue Mission.
They also form a team that travels to Richmond, California twice a year to partner in the ministry of the Bay Area Rescue Mission. This great ministry includes an innovative youth outreach program called King's Club, as well as Recovery Ministries for Men, Recovery Ministries for Families, a Soup Kitchen, Clothing Ministry, and much more.
St. Andrew's also has a long history of building homes with Amor Ministries in Tijuana, Mexico during Spring Break. This great ministry continues today as we send team members to join a number of area churches every Spring Break.
St. Andrew's Cuba Mission
St. Andrew's Cuba Mission
In 2010, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church established a covenant partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Santa Clara, Cuba. This partnership is part of a long-standing partnership established between the Presbytery of the Cascades, of which St. Andrew's is a member, and the Central Presbytery of Cuba, of which Santa Clara is a member. These partnerships are for the purposes of strengthening the Cuban Presbyterian Church which experienced great persecution until 1990, and which has endured much economic hardship. An equally important goal is peacemaking between the two churches whose respective countries regard each other as enemies.
In March of 2010 and March of 2012, groups St.Andrew’s members, led by Rev. Dr. Martha Page Greene, Parish Associate, traveled to Cuba to provide financial support, bring medicines and other urgently needed supplies, develop relationships with the people of Santa Clara, and to do a work project. For a week, each group worked on repairing and painting part of the church property. Those who went discovered that they received many spiritual riches by being with the community of faith in Santa Clara.
In March of 2011, St. Andrews received the sad news that the vibrant young pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara was killed in an auto accident. Rev. Martha Page Greene and Elder Jo Ann Tower journeyed to Cuba to provide comfort, carry our mission allocation to the church, and to preside in a service in memory of Rev. Turcaz.
Every two years, St. Andrew's puts on an auction/dinner to raise monies for the Cuba mission. Volunteers are needed to plan, procure items, cook, serve and host the dinner and provide business office support for the auction.
A group trip to Cuba is currently being planned. Any interested person who would like to participate in the Cuba mission in any way should contact Rev. Martha Greene at email@example.com.