Weekly News

Feb 16, 2024

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Sunday's Service

Join Us for the AGM!

Celebrating our Community

Welcome to the Family - RRANS

News from our Community!

Upcoming Shows

A Trip Down Memory Lane


Back when I observed Lent by giving up something, I was glad for the reprieve on Sundays—they aren’t counted in the forty days of fasting. One of the best results was that Sunday became particularly joyful. One of the worst was the niggling guilt when, inevitably, the fast was forgotten or abandoned. 40 days is short, but long.  


But here’s the thing: a Lenten discipline is worth doing. It will change us, and it will change Easter for us, if it is about opening up, not buckling down.  If you can slip a Lenten discipline unobtrusively into your daily life, like a pocket cross, it is less likely forgotten or abandoned along the way. Choose something for the strength and peace it will offer you: is it reading, service, prayer...? Whatever it is for you, may it transform you and your Lenten days.


This Sunday we worship guilt-free, and share in the communion of Christ.  


- Susan 


Upcoming services you won’t want to miss...

March 3 -       AGM Sunday. It’s been quite a year!

March 10 -    Check out the displays and info on the life and work of St. A’s

March 24 -    Dr. David Deane, Professor of Theology, joins us for Palm

Passion Sunday


Every Wednesday - a contemplative service from 6:00 – 6:20 pm.  Might this be your Lenten practice?


It's that time of year again!

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is our yearly invitation to everyone to come learn about and celebrate all the good things that have happened at Saint Andrew's this past year. It's also an opportunity to look forward to the coming year, and get energized about making good things happen again!

This community never rests, and we guarantee you'll learn something new and exciting about what's been happening within the church at this year's meeting.

The AGM will be held in the sanctuary immediately following a short worship service on Sunday 3 March. Copies of the Annual Report will be available for pickup the preceding Sunday, 25 Feb after worship.

We hope to see you there!


Cake, coffee, and community!

Here at Saint Andrew's we are so lucky to have such a vibrant and active community that really make this place special, and that takes a whole lot of work!

We are so grateful to the many volunteers that work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly for us, and we want to show it!

On March 10, immediately following service, we will be hosting a community festival to celebrate all the people that make Saint Andrew's 'go.' Stop by to learn about all the committees and groups that help make church happen, and grab a slice of cake while you're at it.

See you there!


This week marked the first meeting of the Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS) here at Saint Andrew's!

Formed in 2013, the RRANS is an immigration sponsorship non-profit that provides financial and social support to international 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals seeking asylum in Nova Scotia from prosecution in their countries of origin.

Canada is one of only a handful of nations globally that accepts refugee claims on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This is vital work, as over 70 countries globally (40% of all nations) still criminalize homosexuality to some extent.

RRANS has successful sponsored 41 individuals, helping them settle here in Canada while also providing support to numerous other government assisted refugees.

RRANS is constantly working to raise funds to sponsor new refugees, while never failing to continue supporting those who have already landed.

We are so excited to welcome them into our space! A very warm welcome to RRANS!

Interested in learning more about RRANS, getting involved, or providing support?

Visit their Website
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Social Justice Committee



For More information about Phoenix youth programs


Write to your Representatives

Hard copies of the letters are available at the back of church on Sunday. Sign them. We will ensure it reaches the representatives.

Visit United Church of Canada's website to write your own letter

The Welcome Project

What's the first thing you do when you get to church on Sundays? Grab your name tag, right? And there's always a smiling face there to welcome you!

The Greeting Committee is looking for volunteers to help all those who come to worship feel comfortable and welcome. You can brighten someone's day!

Click Here to Sign up!


Winter Showcase - Halifax Camerata Singers and CMHA

24 February

7:30 - 9:30 PM

An evening of musical and artistic collaboration with the Halifax Camerata Singers and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Halifax-Dartmouth Branch, will be presented at Grace United Church.

With Camerata’s Artistic Director Dr. Joel Tranquilla and pianist Lynette Wahlstrom, this event will feature individual members of Camerata in selections ranging from musical theatre, pop, and jazz, to Classical art songs and a world premiere of “Whispers of Mermaids” by Douglas Vipond.

Special musical guest for this event is Scott Kingsley, double bass. Artwork and cards will be available for sale from the Mosaic for Mental Health.

Admission is by free-will donation, with proceeds to the Halifax Camerata Singers and CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch. No tickets or reservation required.

To see the official event listing, click here.

Vibrant Vivaldi & Friends

17 March

2:00 PM

Experience virtuosic solo performances from the Nova Scotia Symphony’s own extraordinary musicians and Canadian bassoon specialist and concert leader Mathieu Lussier in this program of vibrant Baroque classics from Antonio Vivaldi, Michel Corrette, and Françoise Francoeur.

Get all the details by clicking here.

Milestones - Celebrating the 5th & 20th Anniversaries of HGMC and Nova Voce

22 March - 7:30 PM

23 March - 3:00 PM

This March, come warm up from the winter cold and join HGMC and Nova Voce as they present a joint concert “Milestones – Celebrating 20 years of Nova Voce and 5 years of HGMC”.

This ‘Best of’ performance marks the start of exciting new chapters for both choruses, each of which will perform audience favourites from past concerts.

The two choirs will join together for a grand finale, including a newly commissioned piece by Nova Voce’s Director Emeritus, Terry Hurrell.

Check out all of the HGMC's upcoming performances by clicking here!


We're all familiar with our beloved organ, always there to greet us on Sundays with its grandiose tones. But did you know that it's been in service to our church since 1952?

Before that we had a different organ - one that we're now trying to find pictures of!

If you or someone you know has photos of Saint Andrew's organ or chancel (the choir pew area) from before 1952, please email

Kevin Parks and/or Des Fennell.


There's always something happening at St. Andrew's!

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