St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Community Ministries

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Community Ministries

St. Andrew’s is committed to serving our community.  Here are some of our outreach ministries.

12-Step: St. Andrew's have a variety of 12-step groups that meet on a weekly basis. Please contact the Parish Office for additional information (937-278-7345).

Dayton Episcopal Ministry (DEM): DEM is the collaborative project between Dayton Episcopal churches who are working together to share resources and to forge a stronger witness to the people and institutions of the city of Dayton. The city of Dayton is in great need of Good News, and we hope to serve as a witness to the Gospel in an impoverished part of the city.

DEM offers opportunities for congregations to work, learn, and play together. We are partners in outreach, gathering volunteers to share in the work of mission to the city of Dayton and the world. We also offer shared education opportunities, groups that meet regularly for prayer, preparation for confirmation, and a yearly Lenten series. We also strengthen friendships and support networks through social activities, youth events (Youth of Dayton Are Here!), and opportunities for fellowship. To date, we've worked together on Rebuilding Together Dayton, Cantebury Court, and Kiva projects.

We hope to spread the news about DEM and the growing relationship between our parishes through new web resources and print mailings as well.  To find out more about DEM or our Episcopal Church partnership, please contact us!

Rebuild Together Dayton (RTD): is the only organization in the Miami Valley dedicated to rehabbing owner-occupied homes for low-income homeowners at no cost. Through in-kind labor and donated materials, Rebuilding Together Dayton is able to expand every dollar raised into $4. Rebuilding Together Dayton selects projects from nominations by neighborhood groups, churches, neighborhood development corporations, city housing inspectors, priority boards and individuals. Last year, five area Episcopal churches, along with other organizations, participated in rehabbing two homes in the Dayton area. If you're interested, contact Amanda Romero. Click to see photos from 2011 RTD.

Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton (LEAD): LEAD is a faith-based community organizing group in the Montgomery County. It prepares and empowers people of faith to work together for justice in the Greater Dayton area. LEAD brings 15 congregations with a combined total of more than 5,000 members together to work on the systemic causes of local community problems.

Habitat for Humanity: A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. For more information, contact the parish office.

House of Bread: The House of Bread serves a free hot and nutritious lunchtime meal daily to anyone in need. St. Andrew's continue to serve the third Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For additional information, call 937-278-7345. Click here for more information.

Benefit Bank: The Benefit Bank is an online tax assistance program to help individual get the benefits they deserve. For more information, contact the parish office.

Dayton Episcopal Clothing Room: This ministry is open the first Saturday of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. For more information or to volunteer to help in the clothing room, please call Judy at 937-278-7345 or email us at info.clothingroom @gmail.com. Check out the new website at www.decr.org.

Food Pantry: The Dayton Episcopal Ministries continue to provide food and help distribute food on the third and fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For additional information call 937-278-7345.

Refugee Ministries: St. Andrew’s works to collaborate with area outreach programs to serve refugees from Rwanda and Burundi. We offer community and support for those who are adjusting to life in America. New Hope Christian Foundation, a non-profit organization, is working along side with St. Andrew's to support refugees in the Dayton area. Click here to learn about this organization.

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Links to Other Community Resources

House of Bread: The House of Bread nourishes the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of our guests, while serving as a bridge to other beneficial community resources. Serves a free hot and nutritious lunchtime meal to anyone in need. Serves a free breakfast/ brunch the second, third and fourth Saturday of each month. Serves as the central meal preparation and distribution site for four community centers that provide after school study programs.

United Way: United Way is committed to ensuring that your dollars go towards addressing the Miami Valley's most critical health and human service priorities in an efficient and effective manner.

Greater Dayton Christian Connections: The Greater Dayton Christian Connections (GDCC) is an organization of churches and individual Christians who believe in our mission: to connect Christians, churches and organizationsto transform lives and to build reconciling, loving communities.

Kairos: The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. For additional information, send an email to kairosohio@aol.com.

Ombudsman: The Dayton-Montgomery County Ombudsman's Office was created in 1972 to provide convenient public service to assist individual citizens in getting fair treatment from governmental agencies.

St. Vincent de Paul: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

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