Celebrating the gift and presence of the furry, feathery, finned and scaly creatures in our lives. We gather to give thanks and to offer a blessing.
Help! Thanks! Wow!: The Three Essential Prayers
This October we’ll turn our attention to a practice that’s at the heart of our faith, yet so often I hear, “But I don’t know how to pray.” California Hall of Fame author, Anne Lamott, brings her disarming humour and honesty to the three essential prayers we all instinctively know: Help! Thanks! Wow!
This popular local band Locarno will perform some of their best hits in the wonderful setting of St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church. Locarno is a high energy mix of Mexican Folk, Columbian Son, and African rhythms played on Jaranas, Marimba, Congas, Fiddle, Trumpet and more. Led by Juno-award winner Tom Landa. Proceeds go towards the Artist in Residence program at St Andrew’s Wesley United Church.
St. Andrew’s-Wesley respectfully acknowledges that we gather on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. For thousands of years, First Nations people have walked on this land and their relationship with the land is at the centre of their lives and spirituality. As a church, and settlers on these shores, we have a life-long responsibility to unlearn our misunderstandings of history, territory, and identity through critical reflection, acknowledgement, and listening.