Category: St. Andrew’s

27
Jun

Shifting gears into summer

In the days before the pandemic, the last week of June would mean the end of the academic – or activity  – year. Not so this year: At St. Andrew’s, […]

19
Jun

Going where you’d never imagined you’d go

This week, Rev. Joanne explored Jesus’ trip across the lake to an area no upstanding Jewish citizen would ever venture: In Luke 8, Jesus goes to Gadarenes, located on the […]

12
Jun

Letting God out of the box in our heads

Three in One. That’s the message of Trinity Sunday. And many ministers, pastors and preachers have used an array of illustrations to help us understand what God is like. As […]

19
May

St. Andrew’s joins in healing

In many of our communities and churches, we have territorial acknowledgements that often include a phrase about moving forward in a spirit of reconciliation and respect. It is a statement […]

12
May

Helping people become – and stay – housed

Earlier this week, there were 150 tents pitched along Lakeshore Drive in Barrie. It wasn’t a kid’s camping event, unfortunately. It was an awareness initiative of the housing crisis we […]

01
May

Our history is full of people caring and sharing

Today at St. Andrew’s we celebrated our 173rd anniversary. Our faith community dates back to September 1843, when a group of Presbyterians began worshipping together. Our sanctuary, located kitty-corner from […]

28
Apr

It’s all about a relationship

This week, St. Andrew’s began its life-long learning series that focuses on healing and reconciliation. United Church of Canada Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice Animator Lori Ransom – an Indigenous woman […]

24
Apr

What wondrous love and peace

There are rainy days, damp days and sunny days. It’s a whole lot easier to give thanks and praise when the sun is shining and we can feel the warmth […]

21
Apr

Join us on our reconciliation journey

Our Spring 2022 life-long learning series features Indigenous elders, teachers and other specialists as we seek to learn more about residential schools and how each of us can help in the healing and reconciliation work that needs to be done.