A warm welcome to all who come to worship this Sunday. Please join us after worship for refreshments and conversation.
The ballots for new elders were received last Sunday. We are thankful that thirty-eight members participated in this process by submitting a ballot. The session will be reviewing the ballots and be providing an update to the congregation in the coming weeks.
The Able Network – a local program that provides inclusive work and recreation opportunities for young adults with Intellectual Disabilities, will be hosting a bake sale on Wednesday December 20th from 1-4pm at the Trinity Anglican Rectory (the house located behind Trinity church) to raise funds for Martha’s Table.
This year’s Christmas Eve service will take place at 7:00pm. All donations will be directed toward Welcoming Arms.
The aurora community café will be closed on Wednesdays December 20, 27, and January 3 and re-opening January 10th. The café is a partnership involving local churches and non-profit groups providing job-training to adults with disabilities and creating a space to bring people together in a supportive environment.
Martha’s Table will be open on Thursday December 21 but closed on December 28th. It will reopen on Thursday January 4th.
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 speak to one of the elders or to Paul.
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 hand soap.
Paul will be away on study leave from December 26 – January 2nd. The Rev. Jim Newman will be offering worship leadership on Sunday December 31st.
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 email@example.com. Your prayer requests are a sacred trust and will be kept entirely confidential.