Find out more about how our community is reaching out to help those in need. Listed below are St Andrew's Cathedral's Missions Ministries.
In this Covid-19 pandemic, we are encouraged to know that various members and groups in the Cathedral have gone out of their way to bring tangible relief to others in their difficulty.
Below are some ways that you can help these groups in the Cathedral’s outreach work.
Our volunteers at a local soup kitchen to provide more than 6,500 poor people with meals each day. You can choose to be involved in either one of these 2 aspects to this work:
- preparing the meals in the kitchen (washing, cutting, chopping, cooking, and packing)
- delivering the meals to the people
BEFRIENDING MIGRANT WORKERS
At the start of the Circuit Breaker period, the Cathedral partnered Crisis Relief Alliance(CRA), to alleviate the situation in a number of the 110 factory-converted dormitories where migrant workers (mainly Indian and Bangladeshi) were being attended to by the CRA medical teams. With the financial support raised from members, we were able to provide each worker with a whole-fruits pack and snacks/care pack each week. Volunteers applied precautionary measures and delivered these supplies to an average of 7,400 workers in up to 64 dormitories, weekly.
In post-Circuit Breaker, Phase 2, we adjusted our support so that whole-fruits packs were supplied weekly, to workers who were not yet able to leave their dormitories for work. On 31 July, we completed this relief work
of providing supplies to the dormitories. The estimated cost of this project was
$200,000. The total actual cost for this work for 15 weeks amounts to $210,000.
All contributions collected through the SAC-CRA Covid-19 Relief fund have been fully disbursed. This special account is now closed. We would like to thank all who contributed their funds and shared their efforts in making this relief work possible.
While the work of providing relief supplies is now completed, medical support and counselling for the migrant workers is still carried out by the CRA teams. In addition, the Cathedral’s BMW (Befriending Migrant Workers) Ministry continues to conduct online English Tuition for the workers in their dormitories
The BMW English Tuition Programme
reaches Indian and Bangladeshi workers in their dormitories by providing online conversational English lessons. Each session is for 30 minutes and it is done via WhatsApp video. An average speaker of English will be able to make use of the lesson plans and conduct the sessions from home. Volunteers, especially men, are needed for this work.
On Friday nights (8.30pm – 12midnight), volunteers pair up to walk about the civic district (areas around the Cathedral) to befriend the homeless and to provide rough sleepers with help and support. This Ministry is also looking to organize itself to reach the lonely elderly living in HDB rental flats.
Acts of Kindness
Individuals from St Andrew’s offer their time and resources to support professional social workers in their case work of caring for the needy. This support is for a fixed term and it is mostly in the form of supplying groceries or supplies vouchers to disadvantaged families and children at risk.
Enquiries and Registration
To find out more on the above or to join in this #loveyourneighbour work, please email us at email@example.com or phone 6337 6104 (leave a message and we will call you back).
289 Fellowship of the Manger
289 serves in 2 communities in Batam, Indonesia, offering practical help to disadvantaged families by providing clean well water, distributing food rations and conducting enrichment programmes for children.
Boys’ Brigade / Girls’ Brigade
These uniform groups in Singapore schools engage boys and girls through meaningful activities to impart Christian values and build character.
Batam Medical Outreach (BMO)
- BMO medical teams to serve the rural villages of Batam in 4 locations by providing basic healthcare and education and conducting children’s ministry.
Mobile Medical Service to the Community (MMSC)
- MMSC operates out of a specially modified bus, serving 2 vulnerable population groups. It provides free healthcare and healthscreening to migrant workers living in dormitories, and the elderly living in 1-room HDB estates.
Healing of the Nations (HOTN)
- This biannual medical mission operates mainly in the Deanery Countries of Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal. HOTN provides primary healthcare and dental education to rural communities.
Nepal Project Taja Asa
Meaning “Fresh Hope” in Nepali, Taja Asa develops communities in Nepal through Community Improvement Training workshops, to strengthen their resilience and their hope in the Lord as they rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.
Project Khmer H.O.P.E. (PKH) www.pkhcambodia.org
PKH serves to meet the social and economic needs of the poor and needy in Cambodia, to help them break out of the cycle of poverty. It provides residential vocational training for youths, before-after school care for tribal children, English tuition for children from the community and government-run orphanage, and a safe home/orphanage for disadvantaged children.
Vietnam Interest Group (VIG)
VIG supports the work of the Deanery of Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City and in particular, the ABBA English Centre in Hanoi. VIG sends teams to both cities to conduct Christmas outreach and share God’s love with the people they meet.
Ministry Apprenticeship (MA)
Members of the Cathedral, including those who have completed their secondary and tertiary education, as well as those wishing to take a gap period off from work, are enabled to serve in missions locally and overseas.
For enquiries on any of the Missions Ministries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org