St Andrew's Believes in Outreach-
Reaching Out into the Community
The St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee funds projects that affect poverty and social issues in our local community, the Diocese and nationally/internationally. Funds for Outreach are derived from earnings from the St. Andrew’s family. If you would like to help us you could donate to the church and on the memo line specify "Outreach". Members of our parish serve on this committee and prayerfully consider all needs in our community. We regularly give to the local clothes closet and food bank, as well as annually offering larger gifts in the form of grants as shown below. We do not give to individuals at this time but choose to help those in need by giving to groups whose ministry is based right here in Hart County.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Hartwell, Georgia 30643
2019 Request for Proposals
The Deadline has passed no more will be accepted for the current year but keep this in mind for next spring when we will offer this again. We're leaving it posted so you can see what we are basing our decisions on.
GRANTS TO FIGHT THE EFFECTS OF POVERTY IN HART COUNTY
In these difficult times, many Hart County individuals and families continue to struggle. The members of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hartwell, Georgia, are interested in partnering with non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services to those in need. To this end, the Outreach Committee of St. Andrew’s announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support local organizations that work to enable our residents to lift themselves out of poverty. Through this grant program, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of the “neediest of the needy” and helping to end the generational cycle of poverty.
1. Areas of Funding Interest:
2. St. Andrew’s outreach mission is to help fight the effects of poverty in Hart County. As such, priority will be placed on projects that:
3. Proposals are strongly encouraged that emphasize:
4. Grants will be awarded ONLY to non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt 501(c)(3). Grants to individuals are NOT allowed.
5. Approximately 3-5 grants will be awarded this year, with a funding range of $1,000 to $3,000 per grant.
At this time we have 6 applications for this year's funding. At this time the committee id prayerfully considering each of them and hope to make a decision by the end of June. You will be notified when the decisions have been made by the chairperson of our outreach committee. Thank you all who applied Please be patient.
Grants Awarded for 2018
Last year we received applications from some local organizations and were able to award each one a grant totaling $6000. The 2018 Outreach grants recipients were:
Food Bank of NE Georgia $1500
Imagination Library $1500
Bell Family YMCA $1500
Please visit these ministries to see how your outreach grant monies are helping the neediest of the needy in Hart County. Thank you for your financial generosity in making St. Andrew's grant program possible! Look back later in the year for our 2019 grant application.
A group of dedicated knitters and crochet masters meet regularly to create beautiful prayer shawls. These are blessed and then given to church members at times of illness, life stresses, and bereavement. Work on shawls can be done in the group or at home.
Adult Forum meets from 8:45 to 9:30 am. most Sunday mornings to discuss a wide variety of topics related to the everyday practice of our faith. We often focus on a particular book for a number of weeks to guide our discussions. All visitors and members of the parish are welcome.
The choir, under the leadership of Candy Pufall, is a group of dedicated music-lovers who meet weekly to support worship at St. Andrew’s. The choir sings SAB (soprano, alto, bass) anthems approximately every other week during the offertory collection. The ability to read music is not a requirement for membership, but the ability to match pitch is! The choir rehearses every Wednesday afternoon. The choir is also available to sing at funerals and special services.