The Council of St. Andrew’s United Church in North Bay met on Sunday,March 15th to plan a way forward during the current COVID-19 situation. At that meeting, the following decisions were made in a committed effort to keep our community safe and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Sunday worship services will be suspended with the hope that they may tentatively resume on Easter Sunday. The Council will, however, actively monitor the situation and may extend the suspension as needed.
All face-to-face meetings and gatherings of church-related committees and groups will be suspended until the worship suspension is lifted.
Outside groups using the church will be permitted to continue doing so provided they take the usual preventative health precautions.
The Loaves & Fishes foodbank will continue to operate on Thursday mornings, but with special modifications in place.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, members of the St. Andrew’s faith community can still connect by phone, email, facebook, and the church website. They are encouraged to visithttps://standrews-northbay.ca/covid19/ for messages and weekly updates from the Minister. Plans are also underway for a short recorded online service each Sunday. Facebook and the church website will have details posted shortly. Tracy will be in the church daily and all phone messages will be returned promptly. She has asked folks to reach out to her with any pastoral care needs for themselves or anyone they know of.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:270
St. Andrew’s now has an INSTAGRAM page as well as a facebook page … check them out … and be faithful followers!
St. Andrew’s is fully wheelchair accessible and hearing assistance is available upon request.
St. Andrew’s is a “Blue Umbrella” church which means that we are a dementia-friendly community. Click on the umbrella symbol to learn more.
St. Andrew’s is an inclusive and affirming Christian community of faith worshiping God and serving others. Inspired by Holy Scripture and guided by tradition, reason, and experience, we share the ministry of Jesus Christ by nurturing spiritual growth, caring for creation, and being with those in need.
St. Andrew’s United Church is an Affirming congregation within the United Church of Canada. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and nurturing community where all are welcome. We delight in the goodness and grace of God as expressed through the diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, ability or economic circumstance. We give thanks for the richness of the Spirit among us and in the work we are called to do in the world.
Lenten Reflections Booklet – 2020
Lenten Reflections The 2020 Lenten Reflections booklet can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Sincere thanks to Liz and Bethany Brownlee for their work in collecting and printing this booklet of reflections by members and friends of St. Andrew’s. Let this daily guide enrich your own personal Lenten journey.