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Even though the church building is currently closed, it is still important for us to gather to worship, support and encourage each other. It just takes a different form for the time being.
This community of faith seeks to be inclusive of all people. Click here to learn more about our Mission/Vision/Values.
Online worship options:
You can access interactively online on a computer or by phone using the Zoom program for an informal service, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. If you would like the access information for our online live Zoom Worship or Meetings – please email our minister here. If you are uncomfortable having your picture shared online, please turn off your video. The Zoom program will open at 10 am so we can connect and chat before worship and it will remain open after worship for visiting too.
United Church Moderator Richard Bott will be offering an online worship service each Sunday for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. This will be a video-recorded service you can join on our website or Facebook page. The prayers, hymns, and reflections from the Moderator’s online worship will also be available in audio and text form. If you would like to participate in the live version of this worship service, please join on Zoom, Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. EDT, 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland. You’re welcome to turn your camera on (but leave your microphone off), and open up the chat box. The recorded version of this is what will be shared on Sundays.
There is an additional list of online worship opportunities on the United Church website https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/being-community/worship-online-during-covid-19
For anyone with children home from school you can join virtual camp every weekday for an hour https://thegoproject.ca/virtual-camp/
In Person Worship in the Sanctuary is suspended
Welcome to St. Andrew’s United Church. Our thriving community of faith gathers on Sunday at 10:30 for worship. Check out the website to learn more about who we are and opportunities for learning and service. The building is available for large and small group rentals.
This community of faith seeks to be inclusive of all people. Click here to learn more about our Mission/Vision/Values. We hope to meet and welcome you soon.
Sunday Mornings @ 10:30 am
We gather every Sunday for a time of learning and community. Our worship time includes traditional and contemporary music, praying together for each other and the world, scripture and a message. Children are welcome to participate in worship and encouraged to bring their energy and enthusiasm with them and there is a space with activities for children in the sanctuary. We hope that worship nourishes and encourages us to live God’s love in our community and the world. Following worship you are invited to join us in the upper hall for refreshments.
We begin most services by lighting the Christ Candle and Peace Candle to centre and ground ourselves. This reminds us of God’s love for the world and our own commitment to pray and work for peace in the world. During the service there is often a time when people can make prayer requests. You may also speak to the minister ahead of time if you would like particular prayers but don’t want to speak publicly. We use powerpoint in worship with visual images. Sometimes there are videos, particularly Minute for Mission which connects us to God’s work in our community and around the world. The choir and musicians lead a variety of contemporary and traditional music and offer an anthem most Sundays. We celebrate communion and baptism throughout the year. Anyone who wishes is welcome to participate in communion. If you would like baptism for yourself or your child please speak to the minister.
Prayers through the Week
Prayer companions pray for those identified in our worship prayers throughout the week.
Consider becoming a prayer companion and praying in your own way and time for people and the life and work of the congregation. If you would like to commit to praying for a week please speak to Jen.
Children and Worship
Children are always welcome in worship. There is a space at the front of the sanctuary with tables and children’s activities. There is also a toddler room located by the Upper Hall where you can watch the service.