SAGA (St. Andrew’s Gay Association), is a social group that started in the 1970s to provide a welcoming safe space for members of the LGBT community to gather for fellowship and mutual support. Many of its Charter Members still attend today and highly value our continuing support. In the last 15+ years many new friends and supporters have joined as well. Saga welcomes everyone who is interested in supporting diversity and inclusion (and in breaking bread together). Meetings start by gathering together for a potluck supper and then usually include a speaker, a facilitated discussion or a group activity. While many presenters or facilitators are Saga members, we occasionally welcome outside guest speakers. Topics vary widely and have included everything from the Rainbow Railroad to ChatGPT to healthy lifestyles to travelogs.  If this interests you, please consider coming to our January 26th meeting. There is no membership fee…just bring something for the potluck supper!

SAGA welcomes new members and for more information on joining, please contact info@standrewstoronto.org

Please note:  Due to a special musical event being presented by Music at St. Andrew’s in celebration of Black History Month on February 23, we will hold our February meeting one week earlier than usual, on February 16th.

We will gather in the Great Hall at 6:00PM for a time of fellowship and a delicious potluck supper. Following the supper, Rev. Will Ingram will facilitate an impromptu discussion on a topic selected by those in attendance. Everyone is welcome to attend. The ‘price’ of admission is a contribution to the potluck supper.

On Friday, January 26, 2024 we met to brainstorm activities for the year ahead.

On Friday, November 24, 2023 Judy Neal lead a discussion on weight loss and health & fitness from a senior’s perspective.

On Friday, October 27, 2023 Toshio Ushiroguchi-Pigott , lead a discussion on the representations of evil and spirituality throughout popular culture, art and the Bible. He also discussed case studies that help us ponder the works and mysteries surrounding evil forces throughout different eras in world history.

 

On Friday, September 22, 2023 SAGA held it’s first meeting of the Fall 2023 season.  Rev. Will Ingram lead a discussion about our group’s 2023-2024 program.

 

On Friday, June 23rd held it’s final meeting for the season and celebrated Pride.  Rev. Faris spoke and SAGA members were able to say their good byes to him before his retirement.

The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Confession to God                                         and LGBTQI People

Adopted on June 6, 2022

 

The 2022 General Assembly adopted a confession to God and LGBTQI people, confessing the harm caused by homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism and hypocrisy in The Presbyterian Church in Canada, and committing the church to a true change of heart and behaviour. The whole church is called to live out this confession as individuals and communities of faith so that harm does not continue.

The link to the video recording of this confession may be found HERE: