Congregational Easter Letter

As the season of Lent starts, our Congregational Easter Letter, which has been mailed out, can also be found below.

Congregational Letter Easter 2022

Our Pre-Lent All-Ages event is being held on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 (Ash Wednesday), starting at 6:30 pm.  Our Ash Wednesday service will follow the Pre-Lent Event.  To attend in-person for the Ash Wednesday service, you must attend the Pre-Lent Event, this is so that we can monitor the numbers in the building.   We hope you will join us as we are ‘Drawn to the Cross’.

Please contact Kim Shepherd if you would like to register for this event or click here to register on Eventbrite

 

 

The Resumption of In-Person Worship

On Monday, February 7th, Session unanimously voted to RESUME In-Person Worship Sunday mornings, starting Sunday February 13th, 2022.
Please note the following:
🔶 the Church Parking lot is for our attendees with health and mobility issues.
🔶 the entry off the church parking lot is for the attendees with health and mobility issues.
🔶 all other attendees – please park at Roselea Parking lot (Church & Ken Whellans).
🔶 the entrance for those parking in Roselea parking lot has moved to the entry in the courtyard (between the church building and the manse).
🔶 masks are still mandatory
🔶 must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination for everyone attending.
🔶 please arrive at early as the service starts right at 10:30 am and is live-streaming.
🔶 for security the doors will close at 10:40 am so the live streaming of the service is not disrupted.
🔶 please social distance
🔶 we know everyone is excited to see one another, but please refrain from gathering within the church building to socialize. We ask that you do so after the service outside the building

If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID, please stay home and watch the service on line.

If you require assistance please contact Kim Shepherd (EventBrite Administrator) at depclerk@standrewsbrampton.ca

LEADING WITH CARE WORKSHOP

Leading With Care Workshop: This workshop is mandatory by the PCC for all employees of the church (including Ministers); volunteers; all Committee members; and Serving Elders.
All protocols will be in place: Masks mandatory; no food; no drink.
The Workshop will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Registration on Eventbrite as each the limit for each Saturday is 35 to allow for social distancing.

There are two dates to choose from:

Saturday February 12th, 2022 – register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/262179073667
Saturday February 26th, 2022 – register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/262203416477

IN-PERSON WORSHIP FURTHER POSTPONED

Due to the continued rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID19 the Session has decided to postpone our In-Person/In-Church worship for January 16th, 23rd, 30th, and February 6th, 2022
This decision has, once again, been made out of concern for all involved in our In-Person/In-Church services: Those attending, our Welcome Team volunteers, and our Worship Team.
We  will continue the live stream the worship service on Facebook as usual. If you miss the service, a video of service will be posted on the St. Andrew’s website after the live streaming.
The Session will meet on Monday, February 7th and will assess the situation and will make a further announcement about whether or not we will be resuming our In-Person/In-Church worship and registration.
We appreciate your patience and your understanding as we continue to adapt to the on-going situation of this pandemic.

SPECIAL POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron varient of COVID19 the Session has decided to postpone our In-Person/In-Church worship for both Sunday, January 2nd and Sunday, January 9th.
This decision has been made out of concern for all involved in our In-Person/In-Church services: Those attending, our Welcome Team volunteers, and our Worship Team.
We will be holding our weekly worships service – and we will continue the live streaming of the worship service on Facebook as usual. If you miss the service, a video of service will be posted on the St. Andrew’s website after the live streaming.
The Session will meet on Monday, January 9th and will assess the situation and will make a further announcement about whether or not we will be resuming our In-Person/In-Church worship and registration.
We appreciate your patience and your understanding as we continue to adapt to the on-going situation of this pandemic.
On behalf of the Session,
Rev. Geoff Ross.

2021 Poinsettia Fundraiser – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this year’s fundraiser, as our supplier has had an infestation of white flies and could not fulfil our order.

 

If you have already placed an order, you will be contacted shortly to enquire what you would like to do with the money you have paid.

Reimbursements will be made available, or you can choose to donate your funds to the work and ministry of St. Andrew’s, to the General fund, or the Christmas offering.

JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP

It is through prayer and hard work that Session approved the re-opening of in-person worship, commencing Sunday, November 7th, 2021.  Below is a congregational letter along with the entry and exit plans and protocols for attending in-person worship.  We will be doing a hybrid service – both online and in-person.

We do ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 that you stay home and watch the worship service on-line.

St Andrew’s Anniversary Letter 2021 – FD

StAPCB – COVID E_E&P – CONG LETTER

2021 Poinsettia Sale and Order Form

The 2021 Stewardship Poinsettia fundraiser sale is back.  Orders can be placed starting Sunday, October 24th and run through to Friday, November 19th, 2021.  The poinsettias will be delivered to the church on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.  Click here for further details and order form.

The Stewardship Committee wishes to thank you in advance for your support in the 2021 Poinsettia fundraiser.

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

The first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is ,Thursday, September 30th, 2021. 

It is on this day the Church and we as a Denomination chose to reflect on the impact our role, both past and present, with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

To assist us on the path through Reconciliation to bring about the beginning of healing, the PCC has prepared material to reflect and learn (https://presbyterian.ca/justice/social-action/indigenous-justice/) and also the below video by Vivian Ketchum on Orange Shirt Day.

These materials are not easy to read and/or watch, but we encourage everyone to take time to watch/hear so that the journey of healing can start to begin.

Every Child Matters: A Video from Vivian Ketchum for Orange Shirt Day