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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.