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St. Andrew's is an Affirming Congregation

Sunday Service
10:30 am

Wednesday Worship
12 noon in the Chapel

Church Office Hours
10 am to1 pm - Mon to Fri


Day or Night Telephone

705-472-7680

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standrewschurch[at]
cogeco.net

Our Mission Statement

St. Andrew’s is a Christian community of faith worshipping God and serving others. Inspired by Holy Scripture and guided by tradition, reason, and experience, we share the ministry of Jesus Christ by nurturing spiritual growth, caring for creation, and being with those in need.

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ACCESSIBILITY
at St. Andrew's



St. Andrew's is fully
wheelchair accessible
and hearing assistance is available upon request.


ST. ANDREW'S
UNITED CHURCH

ANNUAL REPORT
for 2015

is available for viewing
or download by clicking
**here**


Minister's Welcome

The people of St. Andrew’s live in a “both/and” kind of world. Yes, we are a large downtown church with beautiful stained glass windows and a beautiful old building AND yes, we take social justice issues to heart.

For many years the St. Andrew's community has taken to heart the gospel imperative to draw the circle of community wide. What does it mean to welcome all both in worship and in the everyday activities of our church community?

For the past two years our community has been in a process of discernment and study to decide whether we wish to become an Affirming congregation in the United Church of Canada ... a community willing to publicly welcome gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual and questioning people into the life and leadership of our congregation. The process involved creating a Statement of Affirmation and Inclusion as well as a Marriage Policy reflecting our willingness to help LGBTQ people celebrate and ritualize their relationships in marriage. We have also created an inclusion committee to help the congregation continue to learn and to broaden our circle of fellowship and faith.

In March of 2013, we asked the congregation to accept the invitation to become an Affirming congregation and a substantial majority agreed to take that step and declare ourselves as Affirming. So in the future when you come into St. Andrew's the rainbow decals at both doors of the church and on our Church sign will declare that we celebrate the wide diversity and gifts of all of God's children and all are welcome in this place.

And when you come to worship you will still find meaningful worship and wonderful music that feeds the spirit . AND you will find the people of St. Andrew's engaged in meaningful ministry throughout the week reaching out to the community through groups like Transition Town, pulling weeds or harvesting produce for the Soup kitchen from our front yard garden, picking up food for our Loaves and Fishes Food Bank program, washing dishes at Turkeyfest, visiting our elders in nursing care facilities, driving folks to cancer appointments, sharing coffee and friendship, preparing food for Sunday lunch to share with our downtown neighbours; working to steward and protect the environment and accompanying and learning from the youth and the children in Church school and youth group programs. Our young folks join us for the first part of our worship service and for regular services of Communion and Baptism and then make their way to the children's program featuring crafts, stories, games, experiments and drama.

Used by many groups in the City, our gracious old building and the people of St. Andrew’s aspire to be welcoming, friendly, inclusive, relevant and open. St. Andrew's staff and the people of St. Andrew's aspire to offer “open hearts, open minds and open doors” for the membership of the Church from the eldest to the youngest and indeed for anyone who comes through our doors.

As one of our hymns gladly celebrates, "All are welcome, all are welcome in this place!"

Rev. Jane Howe, Minister
St. Andrew's United Church


Are you searching for a church home?

One of our core beliefs at St. Andrew's is the understanding that all life is a gift and each of us has a ministry to share.  We hope that through our worship and celebration, adult education programs, committee work and children's ministry, folks will find a place where their gifts can be used and where a deeper sense of purpose for life can be nurtured and shared. 

Please join us for worship and help yourself to a welcome package (in a blue duo tang) and talk with someone here about connecting with any of the programs and services offered at St. Andrew's. Or start slow, join us for worship, and hang out over lunch and see if you'd like to spend some time with us.


St. Andrew's is one of approximately 3,200 United Church congregations located across our country.

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