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




Book & Cookie Sale – May 26, 27 & 28

St. Andrew’s will once again participate in the Doors Open Toronto 2023 weekend.  This year’s dates are Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.  The Outreach Ministry will take this opportunity to raise funds via both a Book sale and our very popular Cookie sale.  We will begin the sales on Friday, May 26 and continue through the weekend.  These efforts will support both the Out of the Cold Program and the new sponsorship initiatives of The St. Andrew’s Refugee Sponsorship Committee (STARS).

STARS is currently working to help a young Syrian woman living in Jordan and an Afghani family of three, living in Pakistan, to come to Canada.