OUR MINISTERIAL TEAM

Minister Of
Congregational Formation
Reverend Kathryn Ransdell

Minister Of
Congregational Life
Reverend Dan Chambers


Minister for
Children, Families, and Elders

Jen Cunnings

Minister of Music

Darryl Nixon


Minister of Outreach
Curt Allison




           Children

               children
  •      children's timeThis weeks Children's Story

  • The Junior Youth group do a lot more than attend Sunday School ...Check out the upcoming events:
    click here
  • Parents & Tots every Wednesday  morning from 10:00 - 11:30

    Check out Church Chatter! click here
  •        Welcoming new friends to Canada
  • Welcoming new friends to Canada
              & St.Andrew's-Wesley

       Social Justice

We take Christ's call for justice very seriously. The life of Jesus encourages us to reach out and take action for the poor, the lonely, the mentally ill, the struggling and the oppressed. Here are just some of the many outreach programs that the congregation of St. Andrew's-Wesley is actively involved with.

       Love thy neighbour
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
    We are building on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, with the aim of reconciling Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples of Canada. Read more here
  • End Homelessness Now:
    We educate the public, business, community leaders and governments regarding the issues of homelessness and mental health. Read more here or, to find out how you can be involved, visit their website here.
  • Homes to Heal:
    We raise funds to help young adults recovering from mental illness. … More info.
  • Seniors Lunch:
    We provide a hot, sit-down luncheon once a month to seniors in the community. Read More
  • Empty Suitcase:
    We collect basic items for women and children fleeing domestic violence. more
  • First United Mission Assistance:
    We collect food, clothing, and household items, and make sandwiches for the First United Mission in East Vancouver. more
  • WISH:
    (Women’s Information and Safe Haven Drop-in and Wellness Centre)
    We collect basic items for for women working on the streets of Vancouver. more here
  • Fair Trade Coffee Sales:
    We sell organic coffee that supports projects in Guatemala more here

    International Projects:

  • Lenten Project:
    Each year, we raise funds to address a specific international need.
    more here
  • Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada:
    We raise funds to support our local United Churches and work with partners across the country and around the globe. more
  • If you are able to help with any of these projects, please contact the Church office at 604-683-4574 or email the office at office.staw@telus.net
    All are welcome!

read more about Justice and Social Action

All Are Welcome In This Place

At A Glance...

                           SPRING LINEUP

  • Aprl 17 Maundy Thursday 7:00pm
  • April 18 Good Friday 10:30am
  • April 20 Easter Sunday 10:30 am
  • April 20 AWE 1:00pm
  • April 20 Jazz Vespers 4:00pm
  • April 20 Reflections in Music 7:00pm


  • MESSY CHURCH
    April 25 from 4 to 6:30pm
    May 31 from 4 to 6:30pm

    Notes and Announcements Link at the top of the Right Hand Column

    SERVICES

    Every Sunday

    • Morning Service & Church School 10:30am
    • Jazz Vespers @ 4:00 pm
    Click Here for the upcoming Jazz Lineup!
     

    Third Sunday Monthly Services


      Reflections In Music @ 7:00 pm
      (candle lit meditation)...more

    AWE - Alternative Worship Experience
    3rd Sunday Monthly (Sept-June) 1pm
    •               
    •                          Darryl Nixon                           

      THE BINGHAM MEMORIAL CHANCEL ORGAN

      For the complete details of our Chancel Organ click here


      Faith Formation & Leadership Events

      Sunday Morning Bible Study

      LEADERSHIP: Rev. Kathryn Ransdell

      Bible StudyTO DEVELOP BIBLICAL LITERACY & PREPARE FOR WORSHIP Bible Study—Every Sunday 8:45-10:00 in the Chapel. At the heart of worship is the scripture selection for that Sunday. The hymns, the sermon, and the liturgy reflect themes and threads of the scripture. A wonderful way to prepare for worship is to come and sit with the Scripture passage of the day in small group conversation with facilitation by a gifted scholar and teacher. A stimulating addition to your Sabbath experience!

      To Register

      Please register for programs in one of these ways:

      • - By e-mailing our registrar:aff.staw@telus.net
      • - By signing up at the information table in the Narthex after Sunday worship

      Program Costs

      All the programs are offered free of charge unless otherwise specified. Where a program is centered on a book, the cost of the book is indicated.


      For More Information

      For information about church location, office hours, worship times, and other events please contact the church office:

      Tel:(604)-683-4574

      Parking Information

      Free Parking

      • Parking under Wesley Place (entrance off the lane behind the church)is FREE from 9am to 2pm for those who are attending worship at St.Andrew's-Wesley on Sunday morning.
      • Parking is also free for AWE, Jazz Vespers, Taize and Reflections in Music. Temporary Permits must be obtained for Congregational/Committee meetings and Congregational Events from the particular facilitator.

      Wheelchair access available from Nelson Street.

NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Click for this week's announcements.

  • Tuesday's For Coffee!

    Dear Friends, Join us on Tuesday mornings for Coffee Time between 10-11:30am.
    An informal meeting to converse, catch up and share. We meet in the Salons, entrance off Nelson Street. Wheelchair acessible!
    Join us! We'd love to see you!


     

    St. Andrew's-Wesley Reconciliation Sunday

    Click the link below to watch
    Rt. Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson's sermon on Sunday, September 22nd.
    Our 8am service was held just before the Walk For Reconciliation. 680 strong gathered to worship and listen, to pray and to sing.
    A special Thank You to Marion Kirk for stepping in to video the service.

    Click Here for video!

     

    St. Andrew's-Wesley at 80!

    View the Photobook and take a tour through our church! Opened in 1933, we celebrate our 80th birthday in 2013!!

    Click Here!
     

    Our Year in Pictures 2012

    View the Photobook for 2012 online!

    Click Here!
     GENERAL COUNCIL 41

    Our Lead Minister Gary has been ELECTED as Moderator of the United Church Of Canada.

    Elections were held at GC41 on Thursday, August 16th.
    The Right Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson will serve a 3 year term from August 2012 to August 2015.


    St. Andrew’s Wesley seeks to be a welcoming place for all ages!

    Children are welcome in the service and are also invited to join us for Summer Church School or Nursery Care if they (or their parents wish). We welcome wiggles in our church and encourage parents to feel at home as they help their child to experience worship. Help children know what is happening and what is expected . . . include them by pointing out where we are in the bulletin, help them find the hymns in the hymn book – encourage them to look and to listen and to embrace moments of prayer. We also have WORSHIP BAGS for children – with crayons, a book and creative material which are located in the narthex (lobby of the church) or at the front right of the church.

    There is a NURSERY available for those 2 and under. “The Ark” at St. Andrew’s Wesley’s is a cheery place with our wonderful Caregiver, Pilar Benavides who offers support to our youngest members and their parents. In the space there are toys, books, washroom access, a change table, and a speaker so you can hear the service. There is a parent sign-up for helping in the nursery – please speak with Pilar! We need at least one other adult in the nursery every Sunday helping Pilar care for the children.


    WE SEEK TO BE A
    CARING CHURCH FAMILY.
    If you know of someone who has been absent, or who is not well and could use a call, please let
    Rev. Dan Chambers know.


    Monthly Programs

    • Young Adults:
      If you are a Young Adult, yearning for community and a place of connection to get to know other Young Adults of Faith, you are so welcome to join us...more
    • The WORD Is OUT:
      2nd and 4th Tuesdays Monthly:

      LGBTTQ Spirituality for Today: Join us for a relaxing evening of food, fellowship, and sharing of Christian moments in our life with other gay and lesbian people of faith...more
    • Theology on Tap     
           
    • Our gatherings are one Friday a month @ 6:00pm at various pubs around town. 
      Be sure to RSVP to Doris or Curt so we can have a place for you.
      Come by for an hour or stay for the evening.
      All are welcome!...more
    • Men's Breakfast Group:
      7am twice a month, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, a group of men get together in the Salons, 1018 Nelson St. to share a breakfast and conversation about whatever is on our minds and hearts. You're welcome to attend... just show up; or call the Office. (604-683-4569)more
    • Healing Touch:
      Healing touch is an energy-based approach to healing. It is non-invasive, economical, effective and helps to promote relaxation, reduce pain, manage stress, speed healing, and increase a sense of well-being... more
    • The Stitching Circle:
      All levels of knitters, crocheters, quilters, and needlepoint artists are invited to join the Stitching Circle for two hours of camaraderie; ideas are exchanged, help and advice cheerfully given, and projects shared. more