Coffee Hour
Join us for fellowship!

Following the 10:00 service, on alternating Sundays, coffee hour takes place in the church hall. It is a great time to gather with friends while you enjoy a coffee or tea and light snack. 

There is an opportunity for parishoners to sign up to bring the light snack and serve the coffee and tea. We would love for you to sign up for a Sunday! Don't worry you will have help! A team of people have volunteered to take turns setting up for coffee hour, which involves setting up tables and chairs, making coffee and tea, assisting hosts and helping with clean up. We welcome more volunteers for this task as well!

Communication Team
CONNECTING, Facebook, St, Andrew's Website & Monthly Connecting

There are many ways we try to share the many wonderful events, activities and news from St. Andrew. We are thankful for our Connecting Editor, Kelly! He takes all of our articles and news items and turns them into a great quarterly newsletter. Sue and Shirley work continually on posting to Facebook and maintaining the website. Reverend Liz reminds us of our accomplishments and things to look forward to in her Monthly Connecting newsletters.

Creekside Quilters
Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00

St Andrews Creekside quilters meet weekly at our beautiful church that resides beside Sturgeon Creek in our community of St. James.  These ladies work tirelessly to complete works of quilting art.  They generally work on a major project that is raffled annually and the ACW Tea and Bazaar.  It is a hot commodity and the tickets sell like hotcakes.  Not only do they create a beautiful symbol of their hard work but they build lasting relationships along the way.  This is a cherished ministry in our church and we are grateful to those who put their time and talent into this endeavour.

Friends of St. Andrew's

 The Friends of St. Andrews are a group of dedicated parishioners who cater to events taking place in the church.  Luncheons after funerals, celebratory luncheons, or church event catering are some examples of what they take on.  We currently have 3 leaders who oversee small groups in their preparation of each event.  Purchasing, preparation and presentation goes into planning. We are so thankful to have these dedicated people take this on – no small feat.   Our current leaders are Doreen Pattie, Pam Green and Noreen Ponton. 

Greeters

 Greeters perform a very special ministry. Visitors will develop an opinion of our church within a couple of minutes of arrival!  It is important that you as a Greeter are prepared to effectively communicate words of welcome and aid everyone attending! Additionally, greeters hand out the service leaflets and offer help as it is required being particularly sensitive to all needs.  They assist with the use of the elevators, invite newcomers to sign the guest book and instruct church goers to place the collection on the offertory plate.  The church bell is rung 5 minutes prior to the service. Greeters unlock the door to the church’s lower level as required and assist in any emergencies that arise. One greeter also carries out a count of attendees.  Greeters also assist in the processing of envelopes if needed.   Currently George Wright heads our Greeter Teams.   

Men's Club
3rd Saturday of the month at 8:30
"The mandate of the Men’s Club is to foster fellowship between the men of the parish and to be of assistance in whatever way we may be to the life of the parish!”
 
Informal Men’s Club meetings are held  on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Parish Hall at 8:30 a.m.  
There are no meetings in June, July & August
Over 60 Club
Tuesday Afternoons 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Come out for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

Canasta, Cribbage and Euchre are some of the games that are played. 

No need to register! Just come out and join the fun.

Rummage Sales
Treasures to be found!

St. Andrew's Rummage sales take place on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Susan Chadwick is the leader of this group and welcomes help for both sorting and assisting at the sale. Sorting takes place on the Thursday before the sale. Contact Susan if you are interested in assisting.

Parishoners are encouraged to leave their donations outside of the rummage room in the lower level of the hall.

St Andrew's Gardeners

The gardeners at St. Andrew’s are responsible for planting and maintaining the summer gardens. Our memorial cross is generally planted with red geraniums and looks beautiful throughout the summer months.  Lots of planting, watering, weeding and dead heading of old blooms keeps the gardens beautiful.  The perennial plants are also tended to.  Lynda and Herb Thompson are currently tending our gardens.  What a wonderful job they have done! 

Unfinished Craft Objects
Come finish with friends!

Is there a craft you want to finish but would prefer to do it in the company of others?

There is a group who meet on Mondays (with the exception of holiday Mondays) at 9:30 in the church hall to work on unfinished crafts. Come join us! You may learn a new craft.

Christmas Hampers

 Every year St. Andrews prepares multiple hampers for families in need.  Items are donated and money is collected to gather all of the things that are required for each hamper.  Sorting, purchasing, wrapping and delivering is all carried out by our parishioners.  Many hands make light work and many contribute both time and content to this cause. We can always use an extra set of hands.  Susan Chadwick has led the hamper drive for many years. A job well done. 

Transportation

Need a ride to church.  We can help with that!  There are fellow parishoners that will arrange to drive you to church...... or If this is something you can help us with please contact the church.

Maintenance

 Churches require lots of maintenance.  From changing lightbulbs, to installing a new lift, to taking care of hornets’ nests, maintaining furnaces, air conditioning, contracting snow removal ……… the list goes on and on.  Many hands have worked on completing the necessary jobs over the years.  Currently Ken Wardle is the head of property maintenance. I don’t think many of us realize what goes into to keeping a church in shape!  He is always looking for extra hands to complete the many jobs that need to be done and would welcome any help you offer.