This weeks Children's Story
We take Christ's call for justice very seriously. These are just some of the many programs that the congregation of St.Andrew's-Wesley Church is actively involved with;
May 23 - Parenting Event
May 26 - Rev. Jamie Scott
May 30 - Dr. Trevor Hancock
June 09 - Rt. Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson
June 16 - Lorna Crozier
June 29 - East Side Pride
July 01 - Canada Day Parade
August 04 - Pride Parade and Marketplace
August 19 - Camp Spirit
For More information Click the Notes and Announcements Link at the top of the Right Hand Column
For the complete details of our Chancel Organ click here
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!
LEADERSHIP: Tim Scorer
Wednesdays 10-12 or 6:30-8:30,
May 1, 8, 15, 22, &
All sessions will be held in the Chapel.
We want elders, not just olders. We need to open up for those who are ageing (who isn’t?) the journey of sage-ing. In the reality of our ageing society it is critical that we encourage the development of conscious wisdom and open up space where people of deep character and broad insight are visible and respected.
When we don’t embrace the journey of spiritual eldering we cut ourselves off from a Holy energy that is essential to the wholeness and health of our communities. Over these six Wednesdays we will use a number of starting points (film, video, novel, spiritual insight, personal journey, Biblical wisdom, experiential process) as stimulus for our intentional learning about this critical matter.
The program is open to adults of all ages. This is work for the whole community!
For information about church groups and other events please contact the church office: Tel:(604)-683-4574
LEADERSHIP: Tim Scorer
Third Tuesday of the month, at 6:30-8:30pm
in the Ferguson Room.
The emphasis in this small group experience is on the power of writing in community. It's in the search for the precise word, the liberating
topic, the inspired phrase, the moving story, and the courageous declaration that spiritual insight can emerge. If you can put a sentence together. If you like to
use writing as a way of thinking about what’s important to you. If you are
ready to write and to share writing with others of like mind.
This small group could be for you.
Very affirming. Lots to think about. Come and try it.
There’s a place at the table for you.
Please register for programs in one of these ways:
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 information about church location, office hours, worship times,
and other events please contact the church office:
Wheelchair access available from Nelson Street.
7 to 9pm
The digital world is here to stay, changing our society in a way that has far
reaching consequences for our children. How do we harness the spectacular connecting potential
and yet avoid the pitfalls of attachment technology gone awry? Come as we explore these questions and more!
Presenter: Deborah MacNamara is a counsellor with a private practice in Vancouver and is on the faculty at the Neufeld Institute. She has over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and teacher working in educational and community mental health settings.
May 30 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary the End Homelessness Now committee will present an educational forum with distinguished speaker Dr. Trevor Hancock, who is a professor and senior scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. Dr. Hancock’s topic will be “A practical vision to end urban homelessness.”click for more info
The Judy Graves Graduate Award is intended to recognize and provide funding to graduate students at Simon Fraser University who have demonstrated a similar passion to Judy in fighting for Social Justice and advocating for those living on the margins of society. Please celebrate Judy's achievements with your donation to this new graduate student award.Click here to Donate
Our 2nd annual day camp for children aged 5-11 at
St. Andrew's Wesley will be
Aug. 19-23 from 9am-3pm!
Also offering a choice of
two preschool programs
(9-11:30am or 12.30-3pm).
We will again be offering before and after-camp care and a training 2013 program for youth leaders in training.
For more information or to hear of other sites for Camp Spirit, please speak with Jen Cunnings.
Click for the Website below.
View the Photobook for 2012 online! Our congregation is involved in so many projects, click the link and take a photo journey through our year!Click Here!
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 Jen Cunnings know.