Assisting more Syrian families

Assisting more Syrian families

While the one-year commitment for sponsoring  the Sawaiah family from Syria has ended, because of the generosity of St. Andrew’s people, money was available to provide gifts, hampers and monetary gifts for Christmas.  In fact, on the Saturday before Christmas,...
‘All Grace Abound to You’

‘All Grace Abound to You’

Our St. Andrew’s Sandwich Makers were hard at work this last Thursday making meals for The Drop In Centre, slightly challenged in their efforts. Normally the monthly bread delivery for the sandwiches brings sliced bread. Instead, it brought boxes of unsliced...

An Apparent Future for Religious Institutions

The following article provides insight into trends in the United States regarding religious institutions, especially Christian ones.  In the short term, St. Andrew’s seeking ways to prolong its effectiveness at serving our mission in the world through...

Cross Connections October 19: Dementia

Cross Connections Lunch and Learn October 19, 2017:  Dementia           Start Time: 11:30 am Location:  Lakeview United Church For this Lunch and Learn, I will lead a presentation and discussion on Dementia.  The first part will be a discussion about how it frightens...

Ignorance, Growth, and Success

I am reading Sapiens, a history of humanity, and read the chapter on the relationship between science and empire.  In 1500 AD, the European economy was probably less than 1/0 the economy of China, was far less important than several of the empires in the near and far...

No One Left Behind is More Than Words

When the building was sold, the promise was made that no one would be left behind.  Circumstances and events resulted in some people feeling left behind, and you and I can work together to ensure that this promise is more than words. I made a lot of phone calls this...
Partnership in Social Media Communication

Partnership in Social Media Communication

We discussed use of social media in our staff meeting on Wednesday, and we acknowledged how important it is for as many members of the congregation to take part as possible.  Shelley Den Haan, our Communications Consultant, is working on developing a communications...