‘Tis the season to be jolly, but in our community not everyone is able to celebrate this Advent season with joy. Each year the St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee adopts a family, organizes the filling of stockings for the food bank, or finds other opportunities for our congregation to provide direct support to members of our community in need. This year, because of COVID 19 restrictions the Outreach Committee has chosen three organizations to support in a non-contact manner: the YWCA Pierce County’s domestic violence program, two families with children through the Family Housing Network and AIDNW (Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest). The Outreach Committee has completed shopping for the YWCA and the Family Housing Network. That leaves AIDNW, which provides phone cards for detainees to use to call home, something that is especially important during the Advent season. The Outreach Committee will collect donations to purchase phone cards for AIDNW during the month of December. Each card costs $21.90. Donations may be made online at St. Andrew’s website or sent to the church office and designated for Community Outreach – AIDNW. 
Thank you for supporting our annual drive. 
Still time to join our special Advent outreach project by Judy Nelson