Our 4th Annual Spring Hanging Baskets

Please help support St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church by purchasing our beautiful hanging baskets. We are working with the same nursery as last year. We are offering 10-inch mixed coloured hanging baskets and a 10-inch pot of caliente geraniums in red, lavender, or coral/ fuchsia. The plant sale commences Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 until Friday, May 6th, 2022 – the deadline.  Pick up for your order will be in the Church parking lot on Tuesday, May 24th.  Details of pick-up times to be given out closer to the pick-up date.   The nursery has advised me that this year they are increasing their prices due to the pandemic and the overall cost of running the greenhouse.

Click here for information on the flowers and order form

Anyone wishing to purchase flowers can do so in three ways.  The first option is to mail the order form plus cheque – no cash please – to the Church address.  All mail at this time will be redirected to Jean Bradshaw– Clerk of Session. PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANY ORDERS IN THE CHURCH’S LOCKED MAILBOX.  As well, please label all mailed plant orders to the attention of Helen Collins. The second option is drop off the cheque or cash, with the order form, through the mail slot at my home at 10 Parkview Place.  I live in the hwy 10/Steeles area – the Old Peel Village. The third option is to e-Transfer the money to treasurer@standrewsbrampton.ca.  In the message area state the funds are for the hanging basket fundraiser.  You can then either phone, drop off to my home or email me your order.  If you have any questions, please contact Helen at (905) 450 – 6314 or anyone on the Stewardship Committee. Note: Please if paying by cheque make it payable to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church with your order. All taxes are included. Orders cannot be processed without cash or cheque (s) included. No post-dated cheques please.

Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.

BBQ Season is coming!!!!

Please help support St. Andrew’s fundraiser by purchasing Macgregors high quality meat and seafood, supplied by a 3rd generation Canadian-owned, family-run business since 1949. Orders will be accepted starting on Sunday, April 3 until Sunday, May 8, 2022. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the ministries and work of St. Andrew’s.

Click here for the Product Information

Click here for the Order Form

The scheduled pickup time of your order at the church will be on Thursday, May 19, sometime between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sandra Jackson will notify you by email or phone of your allocated staggered pickup time.

Payment options are as follows:

(1) E-transfer to treasurer@standrewsbrampton.ca. In message area enter your name and indicate that the funds are for Macgregors fundraiser. You can then drop off or mail your order form to Sandra’s home mailbox – 45 Abbey Rd., Brampton L6W 2T9 (this is in Peel Village) or email a copy to: sj_jack@sympatico.ca, or call 905-459-4563 for pick up.

(2) If you are paying by cash or cheque please drop off you order form with either exact cash or cheque, in Sandra’s mailbox – 45 Abbey Rd. Cheques must be made payable to: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. In the cheque memo area indicate: “Macgregors fundraiser.”

(3) Mail cheque with order form to St. Andrew’s Church address, and it will be rerouted to Jean Bradshaw’s home address. Ensure extra time is given to meet the May 8 deadline so that you do not miss out. DO NOT DROP OFF IN CHURCH LOCKED MAILBOX.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email Sandra Jackson directly.

The Stewardship Committee thanks you for your participation.

Previously Posted  on February 10th, 2022, – On Monday, February 7th, Session unanimously voted to RESUME In-Person Worship Sunday mornings.  

Registration is still required through EventBrite click here to be taken to EventBrite

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

ALL PROTOCOLS AND PRE-REGISTRATION STILL IN PLACE

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church all protocols and pre-registration (EventBrite Tab) are still in effect.  There is still a 50 people (including the Worship Team and Welcoming Team) limit for worship.

The Session will be discussing the protocols and pre-registration at their April meeting – an update will be posted at that time.

We are all heartbroken over the recent events in Ukraine. We are heartbroken over a beautiful country being torn apart and/or destroyed with heavy artillery etc. Our hearts break as we watch the news as families flee their homes and homeland to safety. Hearing the pleas of family members here in Canada to find their loved ones – to hear that they are safe.

Our Mission’s committee reached out to a local church, many may remember St. Elias The Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church (Heritage Road and Bovaird Drive West) and spoke with Father Roman, enquiring how we, as a congregation, can help.

Father Roman has forwarded a  letter with suggestions on how we can help, click here to view the letter. Father Roman also expressed we would all be most welcome to visit St. Elias.

Please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine, those who are stranded; those who are fleeing; those who have lost their loved ones; family members here in Canada who are struggling to connect with their loved ones.
As the Mission’s Committee hears of ways that we can help, we will let you all know.

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.