BIBLE STUDIES

The Thursday evening Bible Study will began on September 10 at 6:30pm via ZOOM.  We will continue our study of the books of Amos and Daniel as representative of prophetic and apocalyptic literature.  We will complete this study on October 8.  An outline of each study and how to connect to the meeting will be sent out weekly.  New participants are welcome.

The Sunday morning Bible Study began again on September 13 at 9:00am via ZOOM (please note the earlier start time).  We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles.  Information will be sent out weekly by email, including updates on when we will be able to include in-person in addition to online possibilities.  New participants are always welcome.

For more information or to join either of these studies, please contact Rev. Faris at: b.faris@standrewstoronto.org

A CHURCH SCHOOL UPDATE!

We’d like to thank the members, families and friends of St. Andrew’s who have sent in a picture for one of our Summer Challenges.  Thank you for taking the challenge to learn more about creation and about community!

Please note that there will be no in-class Church School or Nursery services available on a Sunday until further notice.  However, we will continue with our online services.  Please sign up children (ages 3-10) to receive our Church School Fall/Winter package.  Please register before September 25th as our Church School virtual lessons will start on October 4th.

A bi-weekly Youth Zoom Gathering (ages 11-17) will begin on Friday, October 16th at 6:00pm.

For both of these programs please register with Shara Benavidez at: shara.b@standrewstoronto.org

 

 

Sunday Forums

Sunday Forums are held at noon following worship and continue throughout the year. We offer speakers who bring us information, insight and their expertise on a variety of topics that, we hope, you will find both interesting and useful.

In 2018 Forums covered such topics as:

  • “Evolution in the Works” whereby Toshio Ushiroguchi-Pigott presented a tour of the Don Valley Brick Works as an eco-tourist destination
  • A presentation by the members of the group who participated in the congregational exchange visit to Trinidad and the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Kate McGee, Executive Director and Chaplain of Boarding Homes Ministry, spoke about the legacy of the late Rev. Rodger Hunter and all the new things happening under her leadership.
  • Maria Hadzis, the National Volunteer Coordinator of Prison Fellowship Canada (PFC) spoke about PFC’s vision and mission in light of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25.  She also discussed the church’s role in restorative justice and challenged us to examine how we are fulfilling Jesus’ mandate to love “the least of these”.
  • Vivian Kwok from the “Our Doors are Open” project at the Ontario College of Art and Design University spoke about what it means to be part of a sacred space that is accessible to all.

Forums continue in 2019 and so far we have been lucky enough to have heard from the following:

  • The Rev. Dr. Kristine O’Brien joined us on our 189th anniversary Sunday and brought us up to date on what is happening at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre.
  • The Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) was represented by both Susan Viegas and Kristen Winters, who spoke about the life-enhancing work of PWS&D and specifically about their recent Monitoring and Evaluation mission to Ghana.