About Sunday Suppers
During the pandemic, we switched to a takeout meal system for our guests and limited the number of volunteers who help each week to do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19. Even though our province will be in Phase 5 soon, we are holding off on returning to sit-down suppers for the time being to see how the lifting of restrictions affects things. We know that it would be a lot harder on our community if we were able to gather in person again but then had to return to a takeout system. If you are interested in volunteering when we are welcoming new volunteers in the future, please fill out this form. If you are interested in making sandwiches or a casserole for our guests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Andrew’s Back Story
In 1985 St. Andrew’s United Church agreed to host a Christmas Party in response to these words spoken by Jesus:
“When you give a party, don’t invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.”
Folks from St. Andrews and many other local churches came together and invited those who might be overlooked in the festive season, to a banquet. It was a great party and everyone had a good time.
In 1986 the Christmas Party continued, settling into an evening meal for up to 200 men, women and families. The party atmosphere has never left us, in fact it centers us. We come together each week from different backgrounds with the focus on being together. We serve, we eat, we visit, and we hope that we all leave blessed.