Ancaster Fair Service: On Sunday, September 25 St. Andrew’s will be joining the Ancaster Fair Service that is a coming together of several of the rural churches, including Alberton and Carluke Presbyterian Churches. This will take the place of our regular Sunday service. The service will be held at 9:30am at the Ancaster Fair Grounds, will have music from the St. Andrew’s Praise Band and Rev. Read will be giving the message. Session will be arranging carpools. Attendance at the service will also get your free admission to the Fall Fair for the day.
Rally Sunday: On Sunday, September 11 regular Sunday School Classes will resume and we will be commissioning the teachers for the 2016-2017 Sunday School year.
Fund Raising Team Update:
As of this week, we have raised over $1 million in donations and pledges!
WOO HOO!!! J
Thank you so much for all your support. Our campaign would not have come this far without your ongoing support and commitment.
Our goal of $1.3 million seemed unreachable to many when we started our fund raising, but we are now less than $300,000 away from our goal.
Thank you to all the volunteers on our Fund Raising Team. I appreciate the time and commitment you have made to achieve our “every home” visit with our congregation, which has resulted in great success.
Each one of you can help us reach our goal
For those of you who have pledged over 3 – 5 years … we are counting on your future pledge to meet our goal.
Please ensure you advise your family about your commitment to St. Andrew’s Church, so they are aware of your desire to fulfill your commitment.
For various reasons, some of our members were unable to donate or pledge this year, but have indicated strong support for our project.
Please consider in 2017 of making a donation or pledge over 3 years to help us reach our goal.
A pledge of $10,000 over 3 years is only $64 a week.
Also, if you have family members who grew up in our church – but have moved away …. encourage them to make a donation to the project.
We have extra booklets that I can provide to send out – just contact me. Every donor receives a tax receipt for 100% of their donation.
Future Fund Raising Events – If you have an idea of a fund raising event, please share your ideas with our Fund Raising Team.
You can email me at email@example.com.
We are hoping to have at least 2 events in 2017 to help us reach our goal.
Thank you again for your support.
Fund Raising Team
Bible Study will run through the summer Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, beginning July 6th. We’ll be studying the “Book of Nehemiah”. This is run by Don Parkinson and Cliff Andrews and promises to be really interesting. All are welcome.
The Ancaster Community Vacation Bible School runs from July 4-8 this year. Programming starts at 9am and concludes at 12 noon. This year the host church is Marshall Memorial United Church (the VBS is a partnership of St. Andrew’s, St. John’s Anglican and Marshall Memorial).
Great news! At last Sunday’s Congregational meeting the various motions to fund the access project and to proceed with construction passed. Thanks the overwhelming support of the congregation and the efforts of the committee we will see construction starting in the fall. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come to the meeting and vote in support of this vital project.
To date we have now raised $1 million of the $1.3 million cost of the project. Fundraising will continue in variety of ways. Thank you for your generosity in supporting the renewed vision of St. Andrew’s Church.
To help support the Opening Doors Accessibilty Campaign St. Andrew’s has created an online donation page at gofundme.com. You can find it here: https://www.gofundme.com/vtvwwpvd
Our goal is $10,000 to go specifically to replace the front stairs up to the sanctuary. All support is greatly appreciated as we seek to open our doors wide to our local community here in Ancaster.
Wow …. Our Fund Raising Campaign Team wants to sincerely thank all our members and friends who have contributed cash and pledges to our Fund Raising Campaign for our Accessibility Project. In three months collectively we have raised more than two thirds of our goal of $1.3 million. FANTASTIC !
If you haven’t yet been visited, you will be hearing from one of our Team members soon to set up a time to meet with you. We would like to have all the visits completed by the end of April.
With your support … we WILL reach our goal!