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.

Sept 25 – Fall Alpha Course

St. Andrew’s is offering the Alpha Course this fall. Alpha will meet on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm from September 25 to December 4.  Each week there’s a free meal, a video and discussion. Alpha is a safe, welcoming place to ask life’s big questions and a great way to develop meaningful friendships with people from all backgrounds and perspectives.

If you’re already a part of our church we encourage you to invite your friends, family and neighbours who have questions about life, faith and purpose – Alpha is a great place to explore them. Postcards with information on this fall’s Alpha will be available starting this Sunday September 8.

To learn more go to our Alpha page, watch some of the videos below, or go to: TryAlpha.ca

Sept 8 – Rally Sunday

We mark the start of another church season with a special service of worship. We will be commissioning teachers and helpers, regular Sunday School programing resumes, and worship will be led by the band. Join us for a great start to the fall season.