Festive Family Feast

Mark your calendars now for Saturday Dec. 10th.   Tickets are now available.   They are $20 per person or $40 per family.  Also there is a volunteer sign-up sheet in the gym for those wishing to help with the event.  All proceeds will go towards our building project.
Only 80 tickets available so order soon!

 

Advent Study

Advent Study: Rev. Read will be leading a study on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm through the Season of Advent (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec 14, Dec. 21). Everyone is welcome as we reflect on the significance of Jesus’ birth.

Potato Day

Potato Day: In honour of Howard Atkin’s annual mission appeal, we’ll be putting out the basket on November 27 to raise money for potatoes through Neighbour to Neighbour. Thank you to everyone who gave to this cause at Howard’s service. We’ve raised $304 so far – let’s see if we can break Howard’s old record this year!

Hymn Sing

Sunday Nov 27th

There will be a hymn sing following worship at 1:00 pm on Sunday November 27 led by Nancy McDivitt and Bob Marshall. Please submit any requests to Nancy or the church office.

Howard Atkin

I regret to inform you that Howard Atkin passed away at 10:30 on Sunday morning. A service will be held at St. Andrew’s this Thursday, Nov 27 at 11am with a reception to follow. Visitation will be at Dodsworth & Brown on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

 

Please pass this news along to those who do not get this e-mail.

 

Yours sincerely

 

David Moore

Chairman of the Board

St. Andrew’s Ancaster

Let’s Do Lunch

Let’s Do Lunch is Wed. Oct 19 at noon. While we are under construction please note the NEW LOCATION; Apostolic Christian Church at 91 Carrington Dr. off Wilson St behind TD/ Canada Trust bank.    All are welcome.  A free will offering will be gladly accepted.

 

Sunday Sept 25 – Worship Service at Ancaster Fair Grounds

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.

Funding Update

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 randyraphael@sympatico.ca.

We are hoping to have at least 2 events in 2017 to help us reach our goal.

 

Thank you again for your support.

 

Randy Raphael

Chair

Fund Raising Team

 

Summer Bible Study

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.