United Church Women (UCW)

The UCW is a lively group of women who gather monthly for fellowship, food, fun and service. Some meetings include a speaker from a community organization or exercise activities. New members are always welcome.

The UCW serves St. Andrew’s and the wider community. We provide hospitality at special Sunday lunches and breakfasts, and organize funeral receptions. Our fundraising allows us to support organizations such as Brunswick Street Mission, Sunday Suppers and Camp Kidston. Our major fund raiser is the Bake Sale Plus, held on a Sunday in the late fall. We also donate baby items to the IWK Layette program and personal care items to the Correctional Centre.

In 2016, we collected children’s clothing for our Syrian refugee family and donated the proceeds of a Sunday chowder lunch to the breakfast program at Joseph Howe Elementary School. Major contributions to St. Andrew’s have included funds to purchase the coffee/tea system for the Buckrell kitchen, and toward the purchase of the AV system in the sanctuary.

We usually meet in the Holmes room at 1:15 pm on the third Monday of the month. For more information, contact Charlotte Sutherland charlotte.sutherland@dal.ca or 902-422-3365 or Ruth Cordes ruth.cordes@dal.ca or 902-422-466).

UCW has been the national women’s organization of the United Church of Canada since 1962. Our purpose is:

To unite women of the congregation for the total mission of the church, and to provide a medium through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ through Christian witness, study, fellowship and service.