OUR MINISTERIAL TEAM
Acting Co-Lead Minister
Reverend Kathryn Ransdell
Acting Co-Lead Minister
Reverend Dan Chambers
Minister for Children, Families, and Seniors
Minister of Music
Minister of Outreach
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.
- 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
- 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
(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
- Lenten Project:
Each year, we raise funds to address a specific international need.
- 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 email@example.com
All are welcome!
read more about Justice and Social Action
All Are Welcome In This Place
At A Glance...
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FALL and WINTER 2013
Jazz Vespers 3:00pm
Christmas Eve Toddlers and Families 5:00pm
Christmas Eve Family Service with Pageant 7:00pm
Candelight Service 11:00pm
December 25 - Christmas Morning Worship 10:30am
For More information Click the
and Announcements Link at the top of the Right Hand Column
Click Here for the upcoming
- Morning Service & Church School 10:30am
- Jazz Vespers @ 4:00 pm
Third Sunday of the month
NEW MONTHLY DATE
Reflections In Music @ 7:00 pm (candle lit meditation)...more
AWE - Alternative Worship Experience
3rd Sunday Monthly (Sept-June) 1pm
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
TO 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!
Please register for programs in one of these ways:
- - By e-mailing our registrar:firstname.lastname@example.org
- - By signing up at the information table in the Narthex after Sunday worship
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:
- 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.
St. Andrew's-Wesley Reconciliation Sunday
Click the link below to watch
Click Here for video!
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.
Thank You to Marion Kirk for stepping in to video the service.
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!!
Our Year in Pictures 2012
View the Photobook for 2012 online!
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.
- 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
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