Seven members from St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in San Antonio will be recognized by the North East Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Dec. 8. They will be recognized for their efforts to assist Wilshire Elementary School.
St. Andrew’s held its first annual G3 5K Fun Run on Saturday, August 1. The “G” 3 theme is based on the church’s mission to Glorify God, Grow in faith and Go into the world to serve as the hands of God. Led by Domingo Auces and Kay Osborn, the G3 5K committee hosted an extremely successful event.
Sufficient funds were raised through the 5K to allow St. Andrew’s to purchase 168 backpacks and fill all of them with requested school supplies.
Classroom teachers were delighted to receive the donations. As one teacher noted, teachers must often purchase school supplies for the students in their classrooms. They all appreciated the church stepping in to meet the need.
The G3 5K Team members who will be recognized on December 8 are Domingo Auces (co-chair), Kay Osborn (co-chair), Mike Benson, Jennifer Garrett, Bob Rymill, Paul Rohlfs and Rev. Laura Brewster. Mickey McCandless, representing Methodist Healthcare Ministries, will also be recognized. Methodist Healthcare Ministries was a key sponsor of the 5K.
St. Andrew’s has pledged to make its 5K an annual event. Next year’s race will be held on July 30.
Written by Rev. Laura Brewster