Session Report for January 2016 (click here)

The Session of St. Andrew’s met Thursday January 6th in the Greening Room at the Church with the Interim Moderator Rev. Dr Teresa Charlton .Our discussions  included the following :
Looking beyond our walls ;  We are not here to serve ourselves  but to serve Christ . While we do need to look after the finances of the building and congregational obligations  we can also practice generosity.  What are you passionate about ?   Local, National or International Mission.? Locally we have been supporting many organizations through our “Loony Jar Offering” once a month. February donations will go to the “Coldest Night” campaign. The Women’s Shelter , Search and Rescue Unit  are two which we support. Perhaps  there is some other organization or need in our community which we could have outreach to.  Perhaps the congregational vision is farther abroad.  Let us know your thoughts and passions
We need to expand our visibility – promote events and  mission though the newspaper would be one way.
February   12th   VALENTINE’S  GAMES NIGHT ;  7PM   Lets have an evening of Fun and Laughter with  Board or other Games.  Bring  some snack type nibbles   and invite friends and neighbours  to   join   us and dispel some of those February Blues
*  Hopefully the Guideon’s Society will be taking part in one of our Services within the next month but the date is yet to be determined
In consultation with our Interim Moderator, Sunday February 28th is a good time to hold our Annual Congregational Meeting following the regular Worship Service – with Soup and Sandwich lunch of course.
Any reports which need to be included must be handed to Marlene Martens by February 7th for preparation.   These reports will be distributed to the congregation on Sunday Feb 14th
Rev.  Shirley Cochrane