Belfry Tower Repair Information

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NOTE: The  Congregational Meeting planned for September 22nd has been postponed. For more details click **here**.

Belfry Tower Repair Information

For information about the Belfry Tower repairs,   click **here**

Questions or concerns… or if you need help with finding out how ZOOM works, please call Karen Gooch, Secretary of St. Andrew’s United Church Council councilsecretary_standrews@cogeco.net

telephone:  705-472-0605 (home number)
mailing address: 399 Cassells St.,North Bay, Ontario P1B 3Z4

RE-OPENING & OFFERING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

  • IMPORTANT CHANGE:  Minister Tracy and the Re-opening Committee have re-assessed the offering of Sunday services and has decided that St. Andrew’s will offer only one service – on Sundays at 10:30 am. This decision was based on the fact that, with one service, we would be better utilizing our volunteer time and energy. By using the building space for just once a week, we would also be making things safer.  The Order of Service for this Sunday’s service (September 20th) can be viewed/downloaded **here**. 

    PLEASE PHONE THE CHURCH (472-7680) BEFORE 11 AM on FRIDAY to let us know if you are planning to attend the service – and if there will be any additional people in your “bubble group”. This information is important in regards to seating everybody safely. Also please be aware that you may not be able to sit where you have always sat… we appreciate your patience in this matter.

  • NOTE: The video of the Sunday service will be posted no later than 6 pm each Sunday on the St. Andrew’s YouTube Channel (barring any technical glitches!).
  • The “TOGETHER” news sheet is be returning – and will feature news, events, and happenings at St. Andrew’s.  This new sheet will be sent out weekly to all on this “Reaching Out” mailing list.  This week’s edition can be viewed/ downloaded  **here**.
  • This is a reminder that there will be a Congregational meeting Next Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm via ZOOM. There will be a further update on the church belfry situation. To see the documents about the belfry issue, click **here**. ( A reminder will be sent out next Monday, September 21). Here is the ZOOM link:  https://united-church.zoom.us/j/94994886269   Meeting ID: 949 9488 6269  By Telephone:  855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free

Click on the image above to see the September 20th, 2020 Sunday online service from St. Andrew’s via the  (available after 6pm Sunday).

The Re-Opening Committee of St. Andrew’s has made a short 4-minute video that highlights the different ways that our worship services will be made COVID-safe for those who attend. You can access that video by clicking **HERE**

  • IMPORTANT CHANGE:  Minister Tracy and the Re-opening Committee have re-assessed the offering of Sunday services and has decided that St. Andrew’s will offer only one service – on Sundays at 10:30 am. This decision was based on the fact that, with one service, we would be better utilizing our volunteer time and energy. By using the building space for just once a week, we would also be making things safer.  The Order of Service for this Sunday’s service (September 20th) can be viewed/downloaded **here**. 

    PLEASE PHONE THE CHURCH (472-7680) BEFORE 11 AM on FRIDAY to let us know if you are planning to attend the service – and if there will be any additional people in your “bubble group”. This information is important in regards to seating everybody safely. Also please be aware that you may not be able to sit where you have always sat… we appreciate your patience in this matter.

  • NOTE: The video of the Sunday service will be posted no later than 6 pm each Sunday on the St. Andrew’s YouTube Channel (barring any technical glitches!).
  • The “TOGETHER” news sheet is be returning – and will feature news, events, and happenings at St. Andrew’s.  This new sheet will be sent out weekly to all on this “Reaching Out” mailing list.  This week’s edition can be viewed/ downloaded  **here**.
  • This is a reminder that there will be a Congregational meeting Next Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm via ZOOM. There will be a further update on the church belfry situation. To see the documents about the belfry issue, click **here**. ( A reminder will be sent out next Monday, September 21). Here is the ZOOM link:  https://united-church.zoom.us/j/94994886269   Meeting ID: 949 9488 6269  By Telephone:  855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free

REACHING OUT Newsletter

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 resumein the near future. 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.
  • Any group use of the church must be arranged through the Church Office Administrator as access to the church building is limited.
  • 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 newsletter, Reaching Out. They are encouraged to visit https://standrews-northbay.ca/covid19/ for additional information.

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

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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.

Loaves & Fishes – now on facebook!

Our Loaves & Fishes Community Foodbank now has a facebook page. Click on the image below to visit!

Loaves and Fishes now has its own e-mail address:

loavesandfishes@standrews-northby.ca

 

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.

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.