Welcome to the Year of Invitation
This year at St. Andrew’s is all about Invitation
invitation to participate in our congregation’s life and to go deeper into who we are as children of God
-invitation to grow closer to one another as a community
-invitation to open our doors, hearts and minds wider
-invitation to the people of Halifax to discover all that St. Andrew’s has to offer as a place to belong and grow
An Invitation to Sunday Morning
We have expanded our Sunday morning programme to give more opportunities to find sustenance for our hungry hearts, minds and bodies. Every week you are invited for Caffeine, Calories, Conversation and Community.
Wonder Café – 9:15 – 10:15 am
Get your morning started with coffee and crumbs as we engage in conversation and practice. Every Sunday will provide opportunities both to think about faith from different perspectives as well as to participate in spiritual practices that strengthen our relationship to spirit.
Beginning January 15 – Tackling Today’s Texts – a conversation about the Scripture passages of the day in preparation for worship, with the opportunity to prepare and lead the morning’s Prayers of the People
Beginning January 22 – Meditation Made Easy – a six week experience with Russell Daye
For most, worship is the focal point of life at St. Andrew’s, including in the Year of Invitation. The community gathers to open itself to the divine and where God’s Spirit may be leading. Through music, meditations, sermon reflections and prayer we find both strength and challenge to grow in our faith. We look both to our Christian tradition and to the many other ways God is present in our world including through creation and other religious traditions. We welcome all: all ages and experiences, all genders and orientations, all abilities and challenges, all seekers and questioners, all stages on the journey of faith.
AfterWorship 11:45 – 1 pm
You are invited for more community and conversation as we break bread together. This is a chance to meet new people and to catch up with old friends. For those who want more discussion, a new programme called Churchology: Explorations for the Curious and Perplexed will introduce topics of faith that you are struggling with. Do I need to believe everything to come here? Jesus: Man or Myth? Sacraments: Only Two? What happened to the other five?
An Invitation to Midweek
Beginning in 2017, small group and study opportunities will fill our schedule. In conversation with others, you will be invited to shake off old misconceptions of who God is and to penetrate deeper into living lives richer in meaning and purpose.