• Senior’s Community Lunch

    A free hot meal is served for friends and neighbours in the West End. Following the delicious hot lunch, we share stories and words of encouragement. Led by Rev Lorraine
    September 18 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Stretching & Toning for Seniors

    A weekly time of stretches and breathing exercises. With many years of teaching yoga and movement, Jackie provides a gentle, Spirit-led hour of warm hearted instruction and accompaniment. $5 suggested donation. Salons (1018 Nelson St.) Led by Jackie Minns.  
    September 19 10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Stitching Circle

    A circle of knitters gather to create prayer shawls; hats, scarves and mittens for people in the Downtown East Side; blankets for premature babies; “Izzy dolls” for children from doctors who travel to developing countries; purple hats for babies at St. Paul’s Hospital, to create awareness around Shaken Baby Syndrome...and more. All are welcome. Led by Rev Lorraine  
    September 19 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Spero’s Children’s Choir

    SPERO'S CHILDREN’S CHOIR!

    This non-audition choir teaches teamwork, music technique (using the Kodaly method) in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Sliding scale registration cost. Presentations on Sunday mornings 3 times in the fall and a concert in December.  Led by Jacob Autio, Director and Joe Tong, Accompanist. 5:30-6:15pm for Kindergarten to Grade 3 6:15-7:15pm for those grades 4 to 7

    REGISTER HERE

    Why StAW’s Children’s Choir?

    • StAW Children’s Choir kids get to be kids! Kids learn to sing and play with one another. Many other children’s choirs are performance and outcome driven while StAW choir not only provides a place for kids to learn to sing and perform, but also a place for them to learn songs and games that they can take with them though out their lives.
    • StAW Children’s Choir is based on the foundation that all children are artistic and actively help make artistic decisions. The medium we use to express our art is singing.  All children are welcome and celebrated for who they are!
    • StAW Children’s Choir is located in one of Vancouver’s premier performance venues.
    • StAW is affordable & meant to be another place to sing! If you sing in other choirs you can still sing with us. If your school has a choir you should sing your school choir as well as with StAW Children’s Choir.

    What happens in the 1-hour class with Jacob?

    • Actively using our bodies and our voices to help us discover all the possibilities and capabilities of the human voice.
    • The songs we sing come from around the world and from across time. We look into the meaning of the words we sing and how we can share the message or the story of the words and how we can use our voices to express what we want to share.
    • We play games and folk dances that require us to sing together and work together like Closet Key where we hide a key and can only help the finder by singing louder and softer (like hot and cold), echoing singing patterns and being careful to not sing back the Poison Pattern, hand clapping games and partner switching games, and many more! From these games, we will figure out little bits of reading music so that we can become more well-rounded musicians!

    Learning Outcomes

    • Healthy singing: we learn to sing beautifully by ourselves and with others. We feel the benefits of singing with energy that makes our whole bodies vibrate and connect with the vibrations of other singers. Everyone can learn to sing!
    • Healthy relationships: we learn to celebrate each other’s gifts and help one another along their musical journey. We learn to listen to one another, to share the spotlight, to lift each other up, and to work together with anyone and everyone.

    Some fun resources on the benefits of Singing and the Kodaly Method:

    Why Kodaly method?

    REGISTER HERE

     
    September 19 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    REGISTRATION

  • Parent Gathering

    Join us for a time of connection, storytelling and support.  Wine, cheese and treats will be shared! Led by Jen Cunnings. Salon (1018 Nelson St.)
    September 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Jen Cunnings

  • Family Picnic- Orange Shirt Day

    Join us for our monthly picnic for all ages following worship in the Salons (1018 Nelson St.) This month we will learn about Orange Shirt Day as part of our commitment to Reconciliation and an opportunity to get creative! Our Social Justice Ministries will also be highlighted and opportunities to serve and contribute will be offered. Led by Rev Rhian & Jen Cunnings.
    September 22 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Jazz Vespers Sep 22

    Tony Wilson & Patsy Klein Band

    *We have moved to our Salons (1018 Nelson St.)

    Patsy Klein/ Tony Wilson band have been performing as a duo for the last four years. Recently violinist Josh Zubot and bassist Russell Sholberg have joined the ensemble. The band performs original music written by Wilson and Klein as well as a variety of covers.  The band  played a well received performance at the Vancouver Jazz Festival. soundcloud link  
    September 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Candlelight Contemplative Service

    *location moved to St. Paul's Anglican Church 1130 Jervis St. Tend to your soul with this meditative and ancient practice. Set in candlelight, music and prayer, leave the stress behind and connect to the Holy. Music includes medieval chantings, classic songs and sacred world music. Chanting, burning of prayers and candle stations to help you sink into the Mystery. Questions?  Contact Rev. Rhian Walker Open. Inclusive. Sacred.
    September 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Darryl Nixon – Minister of Music

  • Healing Touch

    Healing touch is an energy-based non-invasive approach to healing. It helps to reduce pain, manage stress, speed healing, and increase well-being. By Appointment Only. Please email Roger Phelps to book an appointment.
    September 23 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Roger Phelps

  • Carter Cafe

    Tuesdays,10:30-11:30am Salons (1018 Nelson St.) A weekly informal gathering of St.AW friends and neighbours. Coffee, snacks and conversation with occasional outings and guest speakers. All are welcome. Led by Rev Lorraine.
    September 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am