Dec 24 – Messy Church Christmas 2:00pm

On December 24 join us from 2:00-4:00pm for a family style Christmas gathering. We’ll have fun Christmas crafts,  seasonal snacks, then tell the Christmas story and sing some carols.

Our Messy Church gatherings are for families and family members of all ages (kids, parents and grandparents), whether you’ve been part of a church before or not.  Please come just as you are. To learn more about Messy Church at St. Andrew’s go here.

Dec 21 – Quiet Christmas Service

While the celebration of Christmas is a time of joy, it can also be a difficult time of year for many people.  Whether it is the shortened days, the financial stress that often comes with the holidays, or the loss of loved ones, the joy of Christmas is often accompanied by sadness.  Our Quiet Christmas service offers a space where people can find some calm and care in the middle of all the busyness.

Join us on  Saturday December 21 at 4:30pm as we reflect the good news that Christ comes as light shining in the darkness.

Advent & Christmas Events

Kids’ Choir Presentation and Band Sunday – Sun. Dec.8 at 10:30am
Join us as the Kids’ Choir share their Christmas songs and we explore how Jesus comes to bring peace.

Quiet Christmas Service – Saturday December 21, 4:30pm-5:15pm
While Christmas is a time of joy, it can also be a difficult time of year for many people. The effect of shortened days, financial stress, or the loss of loved ones can leave us feeling out of step with the seasonal cheer. A Quiet Christmas service makes space to find some calm and care in the middle of all the busyness. Join us as we reflect on the good news that Christ comes as light shining in the darkness.

Kids’ Christmas Pageant – Sun. Dec. 22 at 10:30am
Come and see the children of St. Andrew’s lead us in a creative telling of the Christmas story.

Messy Church Christmas – Tues. Dec. 24, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm
Invite your friends and neighbours to connect with other families of all ages, have some fun doing Christmas crafts and learn about how God’s love comes to us in Jesus.  All are welcome.

 Christmas Eve Service – Tues. Dec. 24 at 7:00pm
Join us for a traditional candle-lit service of lessons and carols as we celebrate God’s coming among us in Jesus Christ

Nov 9 – Textile Recycling Drive

On Saturday November 9 drop off your unusable textiles at St. Andrew’s for recycling.

Acceptable donations are: clothing, towels, curtains, linens, bedding (no pillows), socks, underwear, shoes, purses, belts. What cannot be reuses is shredded sanitized and recycled into rags and upholstery.

Thank you for caring for our environment!

Oct 26 – Next Messy Church Gathering!

 

This Saturday October 26  is our next Messy Church gathering (from 10:00am to Noon). Messy Church is way to open the door to families of all kinds who aren’t connected to a church, but would like to explore faith together with others. The basic idea is that people don’t have to have it ‘all together’ in order to come to church (to learn more go to: https://www.messychurch.org.uk/). Everyone can come excatly as they are.

It’s for all ages together (kids, parents, grandparents and other family) and involves crafts, a meal and a short time of informal worship. We’re now running Messy Church monthly, so if you can’t make it this time you’ll have another chance on Saturday November 30.

Introducing Messy Church

St. Andrew’s is introducing a new worship, learning and community gathering called Messy Church.

Messy Church has been a highly successful approach used by churches across the United Kingdom, Canada and the U.S, as a way to open the door to families who aren’t connected to a church. The basic idea is that people don’t have to have it ‘all together’ in order to come to church (to learn more go to: https://www.messychurch.org.uk/).

It’s for all ages together (kids, parents, grandparents and other family) and involves crafts, a meal and a short time of informal worship. Going forward it will run once a month on a Saturday.
September 28 will be our trial run and will be for those who are already part of our St. Andrew’s family (including adult children and grandkids of our Sunday congregation).
 
We’ll begin inviting our neighbours to come to Messy Church starting with our October gathering on Saturday October 26 (10:00am to Noon).
 
If you have any questions or would like to help with future Messy Church gatherings email: standrewsancaster@gmail.com

Sept 22 – Fair Sunday

St. Andrew’s will be taking part in the annual Ancaster Fair Service, a shared worship service organized by several local churches. Worship will be held at 9:30am at the Ancaster Fair Grounds and will be our main Sunday service. Music will be led by the St. Andrew’s Praise Band. Attendance at the service will also get you free admission to the Fall Fair for the day. For directions and more information the great Fall Fair we have here in Ancaster, go to ancasterfair.ca/

For those unable to make it to the Fair Grounds, a second service of worship will also be held at 11:00am in the St. Andrew’s sanctuary.