St. Andrews will host the emergency shelter for Fresh Start (First Response Emergency Shelter for the Homeless) beginning April 23 to May 7, 2018. Along with other churches in the community, we provide overnight space for homeless guests from 8:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. for two week periods while Lebanon County Christian Ministries (LCCM) provides daytime shelter and assistance in locating and applying for housing, employment, training, childcare, etc. Fifteen to thirty individuals, with half being children, find themselves in need of emergency shelter on any given day. Vouchers are issued daily by staff at LCCM after interviews and vetting. Volunteers are needed to welcome and check-in guests from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and/or sleep overnight from 9:15 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. If you would like to help in this mission opportunity, please use the link to sign up online or on the volunteer board in the gathering area.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2