Talking With the Moderator

Rev. Faris has been away many Sundays this year, visiting other churches across Canada in his role as Moderator of the General Assembly.  He has also been involved in a number of denominational and ecumenical meetings and events and will be participating in a trip to visit the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan in April.  You are invited to be in conversation with him about his journey as Moderator on Wednesday, April 5 at 12 noon.  The session will be about 90 minutes long and you are welcome to attend .  We will meet in the Board Room and you will also be able to join by Zoom.  Please be in touch with Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org if you are planning to attend.

The 2022 Advent Meditation Series


The 2021 Advent Meditation Series

“Practising Hope as we Wait” with the Rev. Linda Ashfield

December 1 – Defining Hope – Link available HERE

December 8 – Creating Hope – Link available HERE

December 15 – Signs of Hope – Link available HERE



The 2020 Advent Meditation Series

“Incarnation: Of Bodies and Viruses”

with the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Athanasiadis – December 2, 9 and 16

Part 1 can be found HERE

Part 2 – “Why Human?  Why Body?”  Link can be found HERE

Part 3 – “Embodiment and the Pandemic”  Link can be found HERE


Lenten Meditation Series





The 2022 Lenten Meditations 

Light in Darkness

Mission and Ministry in the Time of Covid


The Lenten Meditation with Crystall Cotter, Spiritual Care Manager, and Ainsley Chapman, Director, Evangel Hall Mission




The Lenten Meditation with Leonard (Jae) Clarke, Jr. Associate Chaplain, Scarborough Campus, Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto (ECUT)



The Lenten Meditation with Rev. Deb Stanbury, Director,
ARISE Ministry



The Lenten Meditation with Indra Narayansingh & Rev. Bob Faris, Co-Coordinators, Out of the Cold, St. Andrew’s Church



The Lenten Meditation with Kate McGee, Director
Boarding Homes Ministry



2021 Lenten Meditations: “God so loved the world”
Feb 24:    Rev. Tim Purvis, Associate Secretary, Ministry & Church Vocation  –  “To Hear the Voice of God” 
March 3:    Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand,  Mission Staff with International Ministries  –  “When Loving Hurts”

March 10: Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary, Justice Ministries    – “Doves in the Temple? Jesus flips some tables” 

Please click here to watch on Youtube

March 17: Rev. Glynis Williams, Associate Secretary, International Ministries  –  “Lent in the Time of Pandemic”

Please click here to watch on Youtube

March 24: Carragh Erhardt, Program Coordinator, Sexuality & Inclusion   – “Clothed in Christ”