St. Andrew's is a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year to support

Fairtrade at St. Andrew’s!

Christmas is coming soon and Fairtrade products would make wonderful Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers as well as much appreciated hostess gifts. Give a gift that gives back to less fortunate communities and honour the true meaning of Christmas. Make up a gift basket for someone special .You can even include a flyer or card letting them know that these products that they are about to enjoy made others joyful as well.If you are not sure what they would like Gift Certificates are available in the Church Office or at the gift card table on Sundays. Chocolate Bars $5.00 ea (assorted flavours ) Tea (16 bags per box), $6.00 ea (assorted caffeinated, decaf, herbal) Hot Chocolate mix (336g tin) $ 8.00 (some varieties Vegan Friendly), Cuppa Kindness Coffee (340g) $12.00 (light, medium and dark roast), Please come see our assortment of varieties and flavours and support both Fairtrade and St. Andrew’s Church.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF Dec. 10-15, 2018

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Are you considering gift card presents for your Christmas giving? Please consider shopping the extensive list of cards available through the Women’s Association. See the bulletin insert for the full list of cards that can be ordered and place your order by Dec 9th for guaranteed delivery 1 or 2 Sundays later. See us at our sales table in Iona Hall or outside the Chapel. Our regular selection of gas and grocery cards are available immediately. This week Fair Trade products will be available in Iona Hall.

 Join us on Wednesday, December 12 (12:15 - 12:45pm.) for the Noon Hour Concert. This Wednesday features The Cambridge Girls Choir. Lunch is also available for a minimal cost.

You can help our local community now by bringing your full mite container to church before the end of the year.  The small amounts of money that you have collected in your mite can over the past year can make a big difference to the agencies that help our neighbours in need.  Those donations have helped to purchase equipment, support counselling services and fed our neighbours, among other things. Didn't get your mite can filled?  Make a one time donation and label it Local Outreach Mite Fund.  Thank you for your generosity for our local missions!

Please don’t forget to save your used postage stamps, especially unusual Canadian designs or from other countries. Leave an inch or two of paper around each one and bring them in to the church office. Members of our Office Volunteer Ministry will trim them carefully and send them off to support the work of the Leprosy Mission of Canada. Just another of St. Andrew’s missions that go on all year long.

A-Spire correction! Information gleaned from the Property Committee report to the Kirk Session on October 29th said that Cole Watson, one of our student custodians who is often seen at the church on Sundays, was quitting his job. That information appeared in the most recent A-Spire and is not correct. A-Spire is pleased to report that this friendly, helpful, and capable young man intends to continue his employment with St. Andrew’s.

Also, a question has arisen about the omission of the birth of Lauren and Mike Wasyluk’s daughter, Waverley, from the “Births” section of the most recent A-Spire. Please don’t assume that that omission was in any way intentional. The information was simply not given to us. We are happy to include it here. Waverley Grace Wasyluk October 16, 2018.

St. Andrew's is closed on Fridays with the exception of a special event or a funeral. Please feel free to leave a message on the person's voice mail that you are calling and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Why not give the gift of a donation in their honour to your favourite St. Andrew’s Mission. For those who watch us on television for a birthday or anniversary you can make a donation to the TV ministry of St. Andrew’s in their name. A donation to C.E. or Youth, the bulletin, the library, Stephen Ministry, VIP, or a donation to support our church buildings all show your love of our church being shared with loved ones and friends. Cards are available from the office to send to the recipients to let them know of your generous and thoughtful gift.