Announcements 10-Dec-2017

A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.

Nominations for new elders were distributed. Please pray for wisdom and vote as the church seeks new spiritual leaders to inspire and lead the church as it prepares itself for a new future. Nominations close today – Sunday December 10th.

The church building is an incredible asset that allows the church not only to worship on Sundays but to live out its purpose seven-days a week. The people who use our facilities include AA groups (3 in total), CHATS (teaching English as a second language to new immigrants), feeding programs like Martha’s Table and aurora community café, Scottish dancers, Cubs and Guides. The church has been able to develop growing relationships with some of the people who use our space. This space is a gift passed down from previous generations, but it, like any facility or home, requires care and continuous upkeep. For the past year, we are indebted to a few people who work quietly in the background to ensure that the heat is on in the winter and that the plumbing is working. However, to maintain a well-used facility like ours requires more than one or two people, it requires a team of volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about possibly getting involved with the maintenance of the church property or have any ideas about how we can be faithful stewards of our property, please attend a meeting this Thursday December 14th from 1:45pm – 2:30pm.

The aurora community café will be hosting a CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE this Wednesday December 13th. Freshly baked goods make an excellent Christmas gift for friends and family. The aurora community café is a partnership involving local churches and agencies providing job-training to adults with disabilities and creating a space to bring people together. Please note that the café will be closed on Wednesdays December 20, 27, and January 3 and re-opening January 10th.

This year’s Christmas Eve service will take place at 7:00pm. All donations will be directed toward Welcoming Arms.

Welcoming Arms is in need of donations.

  • Disposable razors (mens and womens)
  • Small containers of shaving cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Large containers of Laundry
  • Small containers of dish detergent
  • Paper towels & toilet paper
  • But please no soap

The St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain offers daily prayers for those in need of God’s help. If you would like to request our prayers for yourself or for a loved one, please call Cheryl Daddis, 905-841- 3674 or email cheryl@pathcom.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.