talent, and money," as the missions department, under Flanagan's
leadership, seeks to inform and involve the congregation in meeting human
needs locally and around the world. The church supports mission personnel
through its relationship with the General Assembly, Presbytery and other
evangelical missionary groups in more than 125 projects in 26 countries.
Annually, the tithes, gifts and other offerings of St. Andrew's
congregation provide more than $1.7 million for mission support. The
profit from the sale of Saturday night pizza and Sunday morning
doughnuts, along with recycling newspapers, helps fund special projects
supervised by our missionaries around the globe. Each year, the "One
Great Hour of Sharing" offering is dedicated to international world
relief through the Office of Church World Service and World Vision
International. Short-term mission teams involving almost 300 youth and
adults minister each year in the U.S. and foreign countries such as
Israel, Croatia, Romania, Egypt, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
Closer to home, St. Andrew's supports the Shalimar Learning and Teen
centers, offering tutoring assistance; Royal Family Kids Camp, providing
a camp experiences for abused children, Share Our Selves; Friends In
Service to Humanity; Get Set; Caring Neighbors; and other local
* LAY MINISTRY CELEBRATION: The Lay Ministry Kickoff/Celebration took
place May 20 and 21. Spiritual gifts are divine abilities distributed by
the Holy Spirit to every believer according to God's design and grace for
the common good of the body of Christ. Huffman's sermon topic was "Gifts,
Passion, and Personal Style" (Romans 12:4-8). Discovery Classes will be
held throughout the year for discovery of one's spiritual gifts.
NOTE: Huffman has been senior minister at St. Andrew's for 22 years.
During this time, the church completed and burned the mortgage on a
$16-million building with a 1,400-seat sanctuary. St. Andrew's enduring
presence in the community and its continued growth are testimony to a
church body that takes to heart and practice what it preaches and
believes. Huffman also serves as chairman of the board of World Vision