Weekly News

Oct 13, 2023


Proclaiming Peace

Honouring Linda Scherzinger

Tuesday Meeting

Affirming 2SLGBTQ+ Ministry

Active Hope Book Study

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AS VIOLENCE ERUPTS, we gather for PEACE. Peace is our hope, our call, our responsibility. It is so foundational ... so necessary ... so frightening.

Ben Kinsey offers a reflection this week, and we lift our prayers in presence, song, and the gospel truth: blessed are the peacemakers.

See you Sunday.

Upcoming Services you won't want to miss ....

Oct 22 Celebrating Sunday Suppers

Oct 29 Vote on Affirming 2SLGBTQ+ Ministry (when the rubber hits the road)

Nov 5 Music Guests: Polaris Choir


The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2023

The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award honours exceptional community outreach that is recognized as having provided significant benefit to the wider community.

This outreach award is given to an individual whose honoured work is driven by their religious commitment to the faith tradition to which they belong. 

One of this year's awardees is our own Linda Scherzinger!


The Brunswick Street Mission Annual Breakfast major fundraiser is fast approaching. Our congregation has always been a strong supporter of the Mission and we are hoping for a good turnout this year.

The theme for this year's breakfast is Belonging Matters.

April Howe will share her perspective on the different dimensions of belonging and how it impacts our lives. As an African Nova Scotian, she'll share her story and lived experiences with belonging and how we all can contribute to creating inclusive spaces where every part of a person can feel valued and welcomed. You will leave feeling challenged and inspired@

This year's Breakfast will be held at 7:30am at Pier 21 on Thursday, October 19. Tickets are $125, parking is provided.

To purchase your tickets, please call (902) 423-4605 ext. 6 or purchase online by clicking this link

Be sure to mention you want to be seated at the Saint Andrew’s United Church table.




As we move toward Site Development decisions, we are clarifying and consulting on the priorities and concerns of the Saint Andrew's community. Please join this 90 minute consultation meeting, so we can listen, share, and inform one another. We are aiming for a November Recommendation to Council. If you are feeling out-of-the-loop, this is how to get back in.

What we hear on Tuesday will be compiled and shared in next Friday's newsletter, along with a report on talks with our neighbouring United Churches.

Saint Andrew's will host representatives from more than 50 organizations working in Queer Community. Please offer some volunteer time to this important event. We need support with Set-up, hospitality (refreshment table), and note-takers for small group discussions. Our presence, more than our building, shows our committment to affirming and encouraging the community within and beyond our congregation.

To volunteer, contact Patricia Neves Thank you!


4 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Look at this book, written by eco-philosopher / buddhist scholar Joanna Macy and resilience specialist Dr. Chris Johnstone.  

It’s more than an interesting read, or a(nother) call to action, it’s a spiritual and intelligent look at changing ourselves to be strong enough to not only face climate disaster, but contribute to the social and ecological change urgently needed. 


At the heart of this book is an antidote to despair: the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have.


"When our responses are guided by the intention to act for the healing of our world, the mess we’re in not only becomes easier to face, our lives also become more meaningful and satisfying." Joanna Macy is quite the force.


This November, the St. Andrew’s Book Club re-activates with a series of encouraging reads.   We’ll start with Active Hope, a book study co-led by Susan Chisholm and Joanna Bull of the Ecology Action Centre.   


Looking forward reading, talking, and hoping with you!

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