St. Andrew's United Church
Annual Report 2023

The 2023 Annual Report of St. Andrew's United Church - North Bay is now available in pdf format for viewing or downloading.

Click **HERE** and the report will open into a new window.

Upcoming Sunday service at St. Andrew's Sunday, April 28th at 10:30 am

Fifth Sunday of Easter

ONLINE WORSHIP CONTINUES

With the return to in-person worship, a video recording of the Sunday morning service will still be posted on the St. Andrew's YouTube Channel later on Sunday evening. We remind you that all our service videos remain on the channel for several months and you can watch them as often as you wish - and at anytime of the day or night. There is a link to the latest YouTube Sunday Service elsewhere on this page.

ONLINE Worship – Sunday, April 21, 2024 – St. Andrew’s, North Bay

Note re St. Andrew's Online Worship Videos

The words of all prayers, recitations, and the lyrics of hymns and all sung elements of the service are provided on-screen for all worship videos There is no need of an order-of-service to follow along! (Special thanks to Kim Delarosbel, our video titling specialist, for providing the text slides)

FLO - Faith Living OUTLoud

On March 19, our Minister Caitlin was interviewed by with Bridget Yard, Producer of Up North,  an afternoon program on CBC Radio One. Caitlin was asked questions about a program that she, Renee Michaud, Tracy Davis, and Peter Haddow have all started at OUTLoud – North Bay here in town, called FLO: Faith Living OutLoud.  Bridget asked Caitlin questions about the program, about faith, queerness, and what it means to create safe spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ people of all ages.   

The interview  (about 9 minutes long) is archived on the CBC Listen website and the descriptor reads:

Faith can be a complex topic for people who identify as queer - and church, even more so. A group in North Bay is providing guidance and safety to young people with questions about the church, God, and how they fit in. We'll get the details from United Church minister Caitlin Smithers.

Click on this link to hear the interview https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-84/clip/16050449


Kathie Smith

Canadian Shield Regional Council Appointed Supervisor to St. Andrew’s

Kathie Smith will continue serving St. Andrew's in a supervisory role, watching over the Supervised Ministry Experience  (SME) phase which will allow Caitlin Smithers to fulfil the final requirements for her ordination.

St. Andrew's Mission Statement

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.