Saint Andrew United Methodist Church

1528 Church Road

Toms River NJ 08755


This project is a special outreach to Native American children through a program sponsored by the Spirit Lake Ministry Center in North Dakota (an approved United Methodist Volunteer in Mission destination).  In 2017 we gathered donations and arranged them as gift-filled boxes for 28 individual children.  The gift-filled boxes were mailed to the Spirit Lake Ministry Center in ND and were distributed as part of their Christmas outreach program reaching children who live on reservations in ND, SD, and Minnesota.  During January and February, we are collecting donations for Christmas 2018 (new items only, please!): winter hats, mittens and gloves; bars of mild soap; soft toothbrushes; toothpaste (expiration date in 2019); small toys, crayons, and small coloring books or writing pads.  The age groups include: 3-5; 6-8; 9-12; 13 and older.  Items may be placed in the marked bin in Fellowship Hall Lobby at St. Andrew, near the Missions Bulletin Board.  For information about Spirit Lake Ministry Center or this outreach project, please contact Missions Coordinator Lucy DeBarge through the church office.  Thank you for your generosity!