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Our Annual Pancake Supper is Back!

We look forward to enjoying a wonderful evening together and supporting our neighbours through their important Phoenix Youth Projects!

When: Tuesday, 21 February, 2023 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Saint Andrew’s United Church Hall 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax

Cost: Free-Will Giving

What to expect:
- Pancakes, Ham & Beans, Maple Syrup,Refreshments;
- Entertainment with our Wandering Minstrel Banjo Player;
- Good Company and a Chance to meet Your Neighbours …

How can you support this much needed and worthwhile project?
Come and enjoy a pancake supper with family, and neighbours.
And/or: Participate in the preparation and serving of the meal!

Look for the opportunity to sign up for:
- Setting up the hall in the afternoon,
- Preparing pancakes and plating up,
- Supporting the chef, Serving guests,
- Clearing up ….

Coming Soon: Sign-up Sheets

You Made a Difference

From the Social Justice Committee & UCW

In late December, the Social Justice Committee and UCW collected warm clothing and outerwear donations from our congregation for refugee and newcomer families that were being housed at a nearby hotel. The donations were distributed and very much appreciated. We received the following deeply moving story, which let’s us all know that the Spirit of Christmas is in Sharing, Giving and Receiving.

"Thank you for your kindness, support and generosity - and the same to your wonderful congregation.

As an exemplar of the good that was done: One specific pair of boots that I know were from your church community went to a grandfather who was caring for multiple grandchildren from the Middle East. He spoke no English and was blind, being led around the room by his elementary-aged granddaughter. He slid his too-small flip flops off to try the boots on, and I noticed his sandals were size 9. When he slid the size 12 boot onto his foot, it was the perfect fit. He smiled the warmest smile, communicated his deepest thanks in the best way he could, and left the room with warm, well-fitted footwear.


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Halifax Regional Centre for Education

Advent Attentiveness

A Saint Andrew’s spiritual practice for Advent

Each week we will post a reflective piece written and read by poet Kim King. Find a moment of quiet, to centre and attend to the spiritual gift of Advent. Click on the image(s) below to watch and listen on YouTube.

Kim is Director of Halifax’s Barat Spirituality Centre, and beloved friend of Saint Andrew’s.

You’ll find more of her writing, musing and wandering at www.considerlilies.blog.

Advent I

Advent II

Advent III

Advent IV

Transgender Day of Remembrance

We joined our friends at Queer Spirit Church on the afternoon of Sunday, November 20 for a special service to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance — a day to remember trans people (particularly transfeminine people of the global majority) who have been lost to hate crimes and other forms of violence.

Part contemplation, part education, this service aimed to open the eyes and touch the hearts of all.

"Perhaps this is also Christ."

A Reflection on Burnout

On October 16th, Susan reflected on burnout, its link with isolation, and what neuroscience, social-science and religion say about it.

Click the button to find it on YouTube, or navigate to our Facebook page to find it there.


Healing Pathway Training

We are excited to be bringing Healing Pathway Ministry to Saint Andrew's - A Transformational Spiritual Practice. This practice is heart-centered, inclusive, brings community together for self-care, and restores wholeness, balance and harmony.

Phase 1 training was held October 21-22. Stay tuned for what's happening next!

Want to learn more? Watch this video or go directly to the Healing Pathway website.

*We are grateful for the generous financial support from Regional Council 15 and their New Ministries Initiatives Fund, which provided subsidies for participants.