Vera Olga Wawoczny is the mother of Helen Collins and mother-in-law of John Collins. Helen & John Collins are members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Vera Olga Wawoczny
March 7, 1933 – January 30, 2024
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
The Funeral Service will be held Sunday February 11, 2024 at 2:30pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church located at 44 Church Street East, Brampton ON, L6V 1G3).
- Including a reception to immediately follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 (80 Mary St, Brampton, ON L6W 2R3 – 4 minute drive from the church)
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! I am here with Good News for you, which will bring great joy to all people.” – Luke 2:10
As we prepare for Christmas this year, we find that the last day of Advent is also Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th. To help us sort this out in our minds, the first 12 hours we will celebrate as Advent with our 10:30 a.m. service, then from 12:00 noon to 12:00 a.m., we will celebrate as Christmas Eve with our Family Service at 4:00 p.m. and a traditional Lessons, Carols and Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m.
For all our upcoming Advent/Christmas events and services, please click here.
Have Teacher’s Gifts to buy? Need a Secret Santa gift at work? Don’t know what to get that difficult person? Do not worry, we have an opportunity for you – through our Purdy’s Chocolate Christmas Fundraiser.
Join us and participate by going on-line to
Our customer number is #74483
All orders must be complete by November29th. The chocolates will be ready for pick up at the church on Sunday December 17th.
Our Southeast Asian service is holding a dinner fundraiser event. Pick-up November 26th, 2023 – time to be announced.
Two options available are:
- Chicken Biryani Dinner – Cost: $15.00
- Jalebi (dessert only) – Cost: $10.00
Hurry place your order today by contacting Samina Babar or Kim Shepherd
Join us for our annual Congregational Budget Meeting following the Worship Service, this Sunday, November 19th, 2023.
2024 Proposed Budget
2023 AGM Draft Minutes
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On Sunday, October 22nd, 2023, we will be holding our Anniversary worship service, followed by a luncheon in the Great Hall. Watch your mailboxes as an Anniversary/Thanksgiving letter has been mailed out.
The Session approved the Anniversary/Thanksgiving offering be designated to the repairs of the eaves of the church building. We encourage you to give generously by sending in your Anniversary/Thanksgiving offering either by mail in the envelope that was enclosed with the letter, through the PAR program or using e-transfer. Remember when using e-transfer to: (1) send to email@example.com; and (2) please include your name, address, envelope number, and indicate Anniversary Offering.
If you would like to read a bit about the history of St. Andrew’s, please click A Work of Faith, which was written by a member of our congregation for our 175th.
Do you like playing games (board or card)?
Come out on Friday, June 2nd, 2023, at 6:30 pm and enjoy some fellowship, laughs, play a game or learn a new one at our 1st All Ages Game Night.
We will have a number of family friendly games on site, but you are welcome to bring your favourite game as well. We’ll split up into game tables once everyone has arrived.
Light refreshments are being organized, however, you are welcome to contribute to the light refreshments.
If you are coming, please click HERE to sign-up, let us know you are coming and if you are contributing to the light refreshments.
We are excited to see everyone and play some games.
Pam Loree, Kim Shepherd & Jessica Rhind
Are you aware:
1 That in the developing world, girls’ attendance at school is hindered because of a lack of sanitary protection and underwear during menstruation?
2. At wearing a bra in the developing world not only adds a layer of physical protection for girls but that they are also seen as more confident and therefore less likely to be victimized by males?
3. That wearing a wearing worn, ill-fitting clothing perpetuates vulnerability, low self-esteem and diminished hope so only new or gently used donated clothing is accepted for the girls and women.
The S.A.L.S.A group will be collecting donations from the listing below from now until Easter Sunday. All clothing donations should be sized to fit girls’ ages 6 to 18 years; and made of sturdy, washable materials. There will be a bin put on the edge of the stage each Sunday for collection. If you are not able to get them to the church, please contact Susan Jess at 905-846-8143.
- New 100% Cotton Regular Underwear all sizes for girls and young women, sizes S/M/L
- New Bras of any style, colour or size for girls and young women
- Re-usable Sanitary Protection (Learn More)
A delegation from St. Andrew’s will be attending their annual dinner in Stratford on April 15th and will take the items then.You can also donate money to help pay for the shipping charges, as sending these items overseas can be costly. See Pam Loree, Susan Jess or Felicity Alexander if you’d like to donate money.