Ministries

EAT, PLAY, LOVE for all those young at heart

Monthly, Saturdays
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
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Lead: Jen Cunnings

St. Andrew’s-Wesley’s version of Messy Church.

Come and join this gathering for all ages that seeks to offer a time of hospitality, creativity, and fun involving the stories of our faith, song, prayer and a yummy meal shared by all!

Join us monthly: 2017 – September 16, October 14, November 18. 2018 -January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, and May 12. 

CAMP SPIRIT, for Children – ages 5 to 11

Annually in summer
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Lead: Jen Cunnings

Held at 9 different churches from Vancouver to Maple Ridge, Camp Spirit is a week-long day camp adventure of learning and fun.  Visit campspirit.ca for more information.

PICNIC CLUB – for children, and the young at heart

Monthly, Sundays
~ noon to 1:30
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Lead: Jen Cunnings

Once a month, following worship join us for a picnic in the Salons for a time of sharing and fun with the purpose of community and connection amongst families with children. A simple lunch is served, play and story for children and a gathering for parents, where resources and support are shared!  Dates for our 2017/18 season are: September 17, November 26, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 27

PARENT & TOT GATHERINGS – for newborns to preschoolers and their adults

Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30am

Lead: Jen Cunnings

Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their parents, grandparents and caregivers gather for a time of free play, story (including puppet shows), snack, parachute games and singing with their caring adult. It’s an opportunity to build community connections, offer support and encouragement for parents and caregivers.
Once a month a public health nurse from Three Bridges joins us to offer valuable resources and support, as does a librarian from Vancouver Public Library. Finished for the year of 2017, it will start up again on the second week of January, on January 10th.

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP – PRE-TEENS, Grades 4-7

Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm
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Lead: Nicole Welsford and volunteers

Community is built, questions of faith explored, opportunities to serve and seek justice happen, and lots of fun is shared in a safe, supportive community! We eat together, we pray together, we laugh and wonder together and at least once a year we go to camp together!

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

Fall 2017 Schedule —

September 14:  Welcome Back Dinner – building pizza and community

September 21:  “Love your Neighbours”

September 28:  Bowling at Commodore Lanes

October 5:  A special Scavenger Hunt

Leader: Nicole Welsford  nmorg19@hotmail.com  #604-349-2687

SENIOR YOUTH – Youth Programs Grades 8-12

Thursdays and some weekends
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Lead: Jen Cunnings

We love getting together, being in community, figuring stuff out that is relevant in our lives. Sometimes we don’t figure it out; we just have a safe place to keep on talking about it. We meet regularly during the months at our church or in our wider community and regularly participate in region-wide United Church youth events.

Fall 2017 Schedule

SEPTEMBER 14: “Welcome Back & To, Dinner and Fun”

SEPTEMBER 23-24: Walk for Reconciliation Youth Program and Sleepover

SEPTEMBER 28: Bowling at Commodore Lanes

OCTOBER 5: Loving our Neighbours

minister: Jen Cunnings | j.cunnings@standrewswesley.com | #604-260-4702

PARENTING EVENTS – All parents

Once a month on Tuesday
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Lead: Jen Cunnings

This is a time for parents to come together to discuss common issues, share, learn and be supported in their vital role. We have guest speakers, book studies and opportunities for parents to nurture their faith so they can nurture the faith of their child(ren).

Join us these Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30:
2017 – September 21, October 19, November 16.
2018 – January 18, February 15, and April 19.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER THIS FALL

Sleep Matters
With Dr. Glen Landry

Thursday, October 19
6:30 to 8:30pm

Join us for this important talk with a Professor from UBC about you, your child and sleep!

Please register through office 604-260-6106
office.assistant@standrewswesley.com