St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship 2021

 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King

In a world where many are ignored, oppressed or excluded, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church seeks justice and reconciliation through its Outreach programs.

The St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship committee (STARS) began in 2015 as part of Outreach and in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.  Today, members of the congregation and the community continue to work together and look for meaningful opportunities to bring relief to those in greatest need of support.

In 2021 and 2022, STARS is committed to taking on two new sponsorships; one is a young university student from Syria who is currently a refugee in Jordan and the other is an individual who self-identifies as LGBTQI and lives in danger of persecution.

We believe that these new sponsorships, to help those living in danger and in need, will again be supported by those of us who seek to meet injustice and make a difference in the world.

For more information or to join the STARS team, email us at:

“The moral arch of the universe is long, but bends towards justice”

Martin Luther King





who made our Book Sale and Cookie Sale so successful

during the TIFF events here on King Street.




The StARS committee, in partnership with Rainbow Railroad, is taking its first step into the initial sponsorship stage of preparing for and welcoming a refugee who self identifies as LGBTQI.  As June is PRIDE month, we thought we’d share the poem by Brian Bilston about refugees.