Church School Activities for Lent:
To receive our Church School Easter-Spring package, contact us before March 7th, 2021.
March 7th, 2021 at 11:00 AM – What is L.E.N.T. ?
March 28th, 2021 at 11:00 AM – Hosanna, Jesus is Here!
April 4th, 2021 at 11: 00 AM – Sunshine Sunday
May 2nd, 2021 at 11:00 AM – Church’s B-day (a.k.a. Pentecost)
June 6th, 2021 at 11:00 AM – Count your Blessings
Youth Gatherings (Ages 11 to 17)
For Teens Camp (13-16), Pre-Leaders-in-Training (15), and Leaders-in-Training (16-17) programs, visit ilovecamp.org/2021-summer-camp.cfm
There are summer grants available for youth who would like to participate, please contact Rev. Bob Faris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering Opportunities for Youth (Ages 14-17)
Due to Covid-19, our positions are limited to lead virtual gatherings and/or projects, please contact email@example.com
However, youth accompanied by parents are welcome to volunteer with meal preparations for the Out of the Cold Program, please contact Rev. Bob Faris at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda is committed to supporting and resourcing congregations and presbyteries so that all of our churches might thrive. Tori Smit serves as the Regional Minister for the Regional Minister for Faith Formation. Visit Tori’s blog for the latest resources and ideas www.cnob.org
Family Faith Formation Moments at Home
Visit our Instagram account for Seasonal Family challenges: st.andrews_to
2020 St. Andrew’s Church Study Award
The Study Award Committee is now processing applications. This year’s recipient(s) will be announced shortly. Thank you to all those who applied.
2021 ADULT BIBLE STUDIES
SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY
The Sunday morning Bible study group is continuing in their study of the Acts of the Apostles. It meets from 9:30 – 10:30 am on a ZOOM platform and everyone is welcome. For more information or to join, please be in touch with Rev. Faris at: email@example.com
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.
2020 Forums offered the following:
Mental Health in the Time of COVID
Thank you to all who joined us for an on-line Sunday Forum on November 29 at 11:30am with Kate McGee, the Executive Director and Chaplain of Boarding Homes Ministry. In these extraordinary times, we all face stresses and challenges which we have not had to confront before. Kate spoke about taking care of our own mental health and recognizing challenges that others face as well.
If you did not have the chance to join us on the 29th you may watch Kate’s forum at: https://youtu.be/
Theology and Ecology
Thank you to all who joined us for an on-line Sunday Forum on October 25,2020 at 11:30 when Hannah Scanlon spoke about the intersection of “Theology and Ecology” – the focus of her doctoral research at the Toronto School of Theology.
You can find out more about Hannah by listening to her “Faces of Faith” interview on the YouTube recording of the service for October 4. https://youtu.be/8zafFyFqOcs
2019 Forums offered 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.
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.