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Welcome to St. Andrew's!

We welcome you to the virtual site of our vibrant congregation. We are a faith family that celebrates...in a warm atmosphere of inclusion and acceptance for people of all ages.

We are entering an exciting time of transition as we travel down a path, guided by the Spirit, to explore and embrace new beginnings. 

We are searching for a new minister.  If you are interested in knowing more about the profile for the full-time minister position please check out the website for London Conference of The United Church of Canada or by clicking here.

Each Sunday, the Worship Service begins at
10:30 am.

Please explore our website to find out more about us and who we are.

Thanks be to God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





  

December 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

3rd of Advent ~ Joy / Worship Leader:  Rev. Sandra Fogarty / Advent Candle Liturgy:  Faye Geddes and Kirk Smith
December 24, 2017
at 10:30 am 

4th of Advent ~ Love / Worship Leader:  Rev. Sandra Fogarty / Advent Candle Liturgy:  Roy & Judythe Cornell
December 24, 2017
at 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Early Service / Worship Leader:  Gabriella Cutler / Candle lighting / Please join us at 6:45 pm for pre-service music provided by Devon Hansen
December 24, 2017
at 10:00 pm

Christmas Eve Late Service / Worship Leader:  Rev. Curtis Marwood / Communion & Candle Lighting / Please join us at 9:30 pm for a mini-concert featuring the music ensembles of St. Andrew's United Church / Hot cider and cookies will be offered
December 31, 2017
at 10:30 am

Worship Around the Breakfast Table / Worship Leader:  Michael Smith ~ "Christmas Memoires" / Please bring your favorite dish to share and join us for a wonderful time of Christmas worship and fellowship.

 


 Second Sunday of Advent ~ Peace
Christian peace is not about the absence of chaos, noise, or war; it is more about the presence of equity,
compassion, and respect for all.
Peace is admitting that we are the sheep and that God is the Shepherd.
Peace is knowing we are not alone.

• What is your understanding of God’s peace?

• In a world filled with broken relationships, broken hearts, and broken spirits, how will you and your community build God’s dream of peace?


 

 

 The month of December has been designated to the General Operating Fund of
St. Andrew's United Church to enable us to cover the costs relating to
the many valuable activities and groups that
St. Andrew's supports.
These groups include: Friendship Meal, Kenesserie Camp, Narcotics Anonymous,
Sikh Association, and many more.

Please consider giving generously so that we can continue to fulfill our mission.





ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH CONTINUES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT TRADITION

St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham, is continuing its five year Christmas concert tradition on Saturday, December 16. The program, Comfort and Joy!, with the leadership of Music Director Devon Hansen, will feature many favourite Christmas carols in a variety of styles. This concert is part of the Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s concert series.

A highlight of the program will be a presentation of Great Joy!: A Gospel Christmas featuring St. Andrew’s Chancel Choir and a chamber orchestra. Dr. Norah Duncan IV, Chair of Music at Wayne State University, will conduct.

The program will also feature guest singers including Christine Baribeau, Andrew Dernyck and Andre Meloche as well as several instrumentalists including flute and saxophone.

This St. Andrew’s Christmas concert promises to fill audience members with fond Christmas memories while they enjoy familiar holiday tunes.

By popular demand the concert will be presented twice with an afternoon presentation at 2 pm and an evening presentation at 7 pm. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
All are welcome.
There will be a freewill offering.

 

 

Rohingya people—as many as 900,000 by some estimates—are fleeing to Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world, with little capacity to respond to their needs and numbers. The United Church works with several churches and agencies throughout Asia. Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance, in part supported by contributions from The United Church of Canada, is responding. ACT Alliance is focused on food security, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, and shelter. These needs become more urgent with each new arrival and the approach of winter.

Please include the displaced Rohingya people in your prayers. We are also accepting donations.  You may click on the image above or here to access further information. The Government of Canada has announced it will match eligible donations made between August 25 and November 28, 2017.


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Week at a glance
 December 18 - Monday
1:30 pm Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Handbell Choir
8:00 pm Cocaine Anonymous
 December 19 - Tuesday
9:30 am Benevolent Fund
9:30 am Shuffleboard
10:00 am Book Reading Group
7:00 pm Executive Council
7:30 pm Jubilee Chorus
 December 20 - Wednesday
9:00 am Victoria Avenue Pantry Program
9:00 am Quilters
 December 21 - Thursday
9:30 am Kent Presbytery Executive
6:00 pm Fusion Youth Group
7:30 pm Chancel Choir
 December 22 - Friday
Church Office Closed
 December 23 - Saturday
8:00 pm NA
 December 24 - Sunday
10:15 am Nursery Service
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am Fellowship Time following Worship
4:00 pm Friendship Meal

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