News

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 […]

08
Jun

Building relationships, building community and building a better world for all of our children. That is the quiet, unspoken truth discussed in St. Andrew’s lifelong learning series that focused on […]

05
Jun

Defining Christian event was Inclusive

There are defining moments in all our lives, and in the life of the Christian church, Pentecost is acknowledged as its birthday. Just step back in time and imagine you’re […]

29
May

Walk softly in springtime

In the pre-pandemic days, St. Andrew’s choir would, every year, sing Walk Softly in Springtime. A gentle hymn of praise and appreciation for the beauty the Creator gives us each […]

23
May

Relax. God has a plan – for you and for me.

This past holiday weekend, as a horrible storm went through Ontario, it snapped and uprooted trees, cut power for thousands of people, and tragically, resulted in some people dying. The […]

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 […]

15
May

As Jesus loves us, we love others

Inclusivity. It matters. Because it matters to Jesus. And to His disciples, including Peter, who shares the good news of Jesus’ saving love and power with the Gentiles, a group […]

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 […]