Just a quick reminder that Taizé is tomorrow! As always, it's here at St. Andrews, from 4pm to 5pm. Bring your friends!
Taizé
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Taizé

November 19, 2017, 4:00pm - November 19, 2017, 5:00pm

Join us here at St. Andrews for Taizé, a contemplative candlelight service with beautiful music, Taizé songs, silences, and prayer. Musicians Jocelyn Pritchard (piano), Boris Ulanowicz (violin), Pete Matthews (viola), Andrew Wilson (vocals), and Alexandra Scott (vocals) provide musical leadership. Be sure to share this wonderful event, we love seeing new faces! The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Taizé starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:00pm.

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Here's another chance to experience Taizé, coming up this Sunday 19th! Drop by St. Andrews from 4pm to 5pm, bring your friends! TaizTaizé, Vancouverncouver ...

Taizé

November 19, 2017, 4:00pm - November 19, 2017, 5:00pm

Join us here at St. Andrews for Taizé, a contemplative candlelight service with beautiful music, Taizé songs, silences, and prayer. Musicians Jocelyn Pritchard (piano), Boris Ulanowicz (violin), Pete Matthews (viola), Andrew Wilson (vocals), and Alexandra Scott (vocals) provide musical leadership. Be sure to share this wonderful event, we love seeing new faces! The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Taizé starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:00pm.

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Lots of piggies gobbling up change at St Andews these days! Just another way to support the great work done by the Mission and Service Fund. ...

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Please join us for an hour of sung prayer, poetry,Begin your Advent journey towards Christmas in St. Andrew’s candlelit Sanctuary on December 3 from 4 – 5 pm with readings, poetry, beautiful music and moments of sacred stillness. The service will be led by Cathy Hardy, a musician, retreat leader, and spiritual director who is passionate about creating services where people can experience prayer together through music. Feel free to share, we always love seeing new faces!

The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Advent starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:00pm.
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Entering Advent With Cathy Hardy

December 3, 2017, 4:00pm - December 3, 2017, 5:00pm

Please join us for an hour of sung prayer, poetry,Begin your Advent journey towards Christmas in St. Andrew’s candlelit Sanctuary on December 3 from 4 – 5 pm with readings, poetry, beautiful music and moments of sacred stillness. The service will be led by Cathy Hardy, a musician, retreat leader, and spiritual director who is passionate about creating services where people can experience prayer together through music. Feel free to share, we always love seeing new faces! The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Advent starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:00pm.

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Join us for this year's Fair Trade Christmas Market, where you'll find handcrafted gifts and decorations for the holidays. St. Andrews has partnered with Ten Thousand Villages to make this wonderful event a reality, where you can support thousands of talented artisans from around the world.

The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. The market opens at 10:00am and closes at 4:00pm.
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Fair Trade Christmas Market

November 25, 2017, 10:00am - November 25, 2017, 4:00pm

Join us for this year's Fair Trade Christmas Market, where you'll find handcrafted gifts and decorations for the holidays. St. Andrews has partnered with Ten Thousand Villages to make this wonderful event a reality, where you can support thousands of talented artisans from around the world. The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. The market opens at 10:00am and closes at 4:00pm.

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Join us once again for Jazz Vespers! Original Blend is a jazz ensemble comprised of North Shore musicians Laura Iwan (trumpet), Mike Winterbottom (alto sax), Steve Ivacko (tenor and baritone sax), (King) Roy Gould (guitar), Fiona Narod (piano and flute), Amy Lewis (bass), and Stephen Muir (drums). This is their first appearance at St. Andrew’s. There will be coffee and tea as always, and we always love seeing new faces. Be sure to share this wonderful event!

The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Jazz Vespers start at 4:00pm, and end at 5:00pm.
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Jazz Vespers

November 26, 2017, 4:00pm - November 26, 2017, 5:00pm

Join us once again for Jazz Vespers! Original Blend is a jazz ensemble comprised of North Shore musicians Laura Iwan (trumpet), Mike Winterbottom (alto sax), Steve Ivacko (tenor and baritone sax), (King) Roy Gould (guitar), Fiona Narod (piano and flute), Amy Lewis (bass), and Stephen Muir (drums). This is their first appearance at St. Andrew’s. There will be coffee and tea as always, and we always love seeing new faces. Be sure to share this wonderful event! The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Jazz Vespers start at 4:00pm, and end at 5:00pm.

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Join us for Taizé, a unique, deeply calming candlelight service. There will be beautiful music performed live by Jocelyn Pritchard on piano, Boris Ulanowicz on violin, Pete Matthews on viola, and Andrew Wilson on vocals. Plus, tea and coffee!

We'll see you then, feel free to share!
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Taizé

November 19, 2017, 4:00pm - November 19, 2017, 5:00pm

Join us here at St. Andrews for Taizé, a contemplative candlelight service with beautiful music, Taizé songs, silences, and prayer. Musicians Jocelyn Pritchard (piano), Boris Ulanowicz (violin), Pete Matthews (viola), Andrew Wilson (vocals), and Alexandra Scott (vocals) provide musical leadership. Be sure to share this wonderful event, we love seeing new faces! The address is 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver. Taizé starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:00pm.

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One hour more sleep Saturday night! Turn your clock back 1 hour before heading to bed. 🙂 ...

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Celtic Music & Dance Event

November 4, 2017, 6:00pm - November 4, 2017, 9:00pm

A lively evening of Celtic entertainment by Docs 'n' Socs, Black Bear Rebels, Vancouver Scottish Country Dancers and the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra. The evening wraps up with a good old fashioned Ceilidh group dance - all are welcome to participate! Traditional Scottish light dinner of soup, scones, cheese and dessert are included. Cash bar available. Tickets are $50 and are available through any of the seven North Shore United Churches. Event will be at Highlands United Church. We expect to sell out, so please arrange for your tickets in advance! Event proceeds will fund travel loans for the two large Syrian families sponsored by the North Shore United Refugee Response Team, a coalition of United Churches on the North Shore.

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Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks will be the featured performers at St. Andrew’s United Church’s Jazz Vespers on Sunday, October 29 at 4 pm. This four piece jazz combo will wow you with their soulful sounds and exceptional musicianship. Band members include Linda Szentes (vocals), Roy Shuyter (piano), Johan Worst (bass), and Phil Belanger (drums). Everyone welcome! ...

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As one of the coalition of North Shore United Churches sponsoring two Syrian refugee families, we invite you to go to this, have some fun, and help us with our hopefully final fundraising push! At Highlands United Church Nov 4, but tickets available through any North or West Vancouver United Church office. ...

Celtic Music & Dance Event

November 4, 2017, 6:00pm - November 4, 2017, 9:00pm

A lively evening of Celtic entertainment by Docs 'n' Socs, Black Bear Rebels, Vancouver Scottish Country Dancers and the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra. The evening wraps up with a good old fashioned Ceilidh group dance - all are welcome to participate! Traditional Scottish light dinner of soup, scones, cheese and dessert are included. Cash bar available. Tickets are $50 and are available through any of the seven North Shore United Churches. Event will be at Highlands United Church. We expect to sell out, so please arrange for your tickets in advance! Event proceeds will fund travel loans for the two large Syrian families sponsored by the North Shore United Refugee Response Team, a coalition of United Churches on the North Shore.

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A lively evening of Celtic entertainment by Docs 'n' Socs, Black Bear Rebels, Vancouver Scottish Country Dancers and the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra.
The evening wraps up with a good old fashioned Ceilidh group dance - all are welcome to participate!
Traditional Scottish light dinner of soup, scones, cheese and dessert are included. Cash bar available.
Tickets are $50 and are available through any of the seven North Shore United Churches. Event will be at Highlands United Church. We expect to sell out, so please arrange for your tickets in advance!
Event proceeds will fund travel loans for the two large Syrian families sponsored by the North Shore United Refugee Response Team, a coalition of United Churches on the North Shore.
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Celtic Music & Dance Event

November 4, 2017, 6:00pm - November 4, 2017, 9:00pm

A lively evening of Celtic entertainment by Docs 'n' Socs, Black Bear Rebels, Vancouver Scottish Country Dancers and the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra. The evening wraps up with a good old fashioned Ceilidh group dance - all are welcome to participate! Traditional Scottish light dinner of soup, scones, cheese and dessert are included. Cash bar available. Tickets are $50 and are available through any of the seven North Shore United Churches. Event will be at Highlands United Church. We expect to sell out, so please arrange for your tickets in advance! Event proceeds will fund travel loans for the two large Syrian families sponsored by the North Shore United Refugee Response Team, a coalition of United Churches on the North Shore.

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On this Thanksgiving, let us say with confidence, “Thank God!”
Thank God for our lives.
Thank God for our faith.
Thank God for Jesus, whose response to the most broken lives was always, unfailingly, “This is a new moment, and a new day, and you can be a new person.”
Thank God for our bodies, imperfect and vulnerable and fragile as they are.
Thank God for our minds, and all the growth and stimulation they experience over a lifetime, the fresh beauty of new ideas, and the holy complexity of our ability to reason.
Thank God for our particular talents, the ability to play a Bach prelude or run a marathon or cook a fabulous meal.
Thank God for loving family and friends to stand by us when our bodies and minds and talents begin to fail us and fade away.
Thank God for new lives, for new life.
Thank God for lives changed in positive ways.
Thank God for love.
Thank God for hope.
Thank God for the Holy Spirit, who is both beyond us and ever with us, claiming us for the One who was, and is, and is to come!
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Happy Thanksgiving, All! A wonderful potluck to enjoy old and new friends and to rejoice in and be thankful for the bounty of our lives. ...

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Dear friends at St. Andrew`s United Church,

I’m writing as the Executive Director of First United Church Community Ministry Society, to ask you a favour.

Would you please take a few minutes between October 10 and 19 to vote for First United’s entry in an online contest, and share my request with your congregation?

If we win, we could be awarded up to $50,000 which we will use to buy a vehicle to take folks out of the urban core and into nature.

The people we work with are deeply-entrenched in the street life of Vancouver, and seldom have the resources or opportunity to find and enjoy nature. When we are able to bring them into a natural setting – a beach, community or indigenous herbal gardens, a park – the transformation is remarkable. Tremendous healing takes place when folk connect – or in many instances, re-connect – with the natural world.

If you are not already supporting another project (through the AVIVA Community Fund Campaign), would you please take a few minutes between October 10 and 19 to vote for us? It would mean so much to me, and all of us!

VOTING IS EASY!

Start by emailing me, and I’ll send you the voting link.

carmen@firstunited.ca

THANK YOU!

The Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne

PS: Check out the video we created in support of our campaign: youtu.be/KCHwhHN8SHM
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