• Jazz Vespers May 26

    Jen Lewin

    *location moved to First Baptist Church Vancouver pianist and vocalist Jen Lewin began her professional career in 2001, and has had the privilege of playing in hundreds of rooms (from intimate venues to spacious theatres) for thousands of happy people over this time.  Well-versed in styles ranging from jazz to pop to top 40 to rock and even including country and Afro-beat styles, Jen enjoys the novelty that every gig, every band, and every night offers. www.jenlewinmusic.com
    May 26 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.
    May 26 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Darryl Nixon – Minister of Music

  • Word is Out!

    Join us for a relaxing evening of food, fellowship, and sharing of moments in our lives with other LGBTQ people of faith. Explore your faith in a safe and supportive community over a potluck meal! This group also is involved with Pride, Spirit Pride, fun social events, and has an annual retreat for renewal and faith formation.  
    4th Tuesday of every month Lead: Rev. Curt Allison
    May 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Curt Allison

  • Parent and Tot May 29

    Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their parents, grandparents and caregivers gather for a time of free play, story, snack, games and singing.
    May 29 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Jen Cunnings

  • Abundant Compassion Series

    ABUNDANT COMPASSION |6 WEEKS STARTING WED, MAY 1| 7PM| SALONS Joyce Rupp, a much loved and admired theologian, has created a Christian response to awaken and enliven us to compassion. Please join Margie Savigny who will use Rupp’s book “Boundless Compassion” to explore how we think, feel, and respond to the suffering residing in ourselves and others, and how we interact with the differences that trouble our world. . Find a place to bring your own stories and desire to open ourselves to respond compassionately to what we see and do. We do not fix ourselves to become compassionate – we live compassionately in the face of all that we are a part of – that is not always easy. We can find our way, with each other and Joyce’s guidance, to become attentive and see all our relationship, with a compassionate soul.
    May 29 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Gentle Yoga for All Levels

    GENTLE ADULT YOGA FOR MIXED LEVELS THURSDAY STARTING MAY 9 - JUNE 13 1030AM SALONS $5 DROP-IN FEE IS SUGGESTED Jackie will lead a series of Yoga movements- breathing, relaxation and mediation exercises for all levels. Participants may stay in the chair or use a mat on the floor. Yoga is a calming and rejuvenating practice for Body, Mind and Spirit. Those who practice yoga develop greater body awareness, flexibility, calm clarity of mind-all shared in a safe and supportive environment.
    May 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • Children’s Choir May 30

    STAW CHILDREN’S CHOIR!

    Starting Thursday, January 17th, 2019, we are thrilled to welcome Jacob Autio (M.Mus., B.Ed.) the music director of BC Kodály Choir. Jacob has studied in Ottawa, England, Western Canada, Hungary and the United States. He has taught elementary and kindergarten in public schools in Campbell River, Burnaby and Surrey school districts and “works to create joyful musical experiences with his students”

    Please CLICK HERE for registration

    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?

    Some testimonials from students and families that learned with Jacob:

    Sasha – grade 11:

    “Over my 5 years in choir, I’ve been able to make so many new friends and learn so much about music and myself. When I first joined, I thought I would never be confident enough to sing in front anybody. Kodály Choir has helped me be able to erase my fears and teach me about music, while having fun with some of my closest friends.”

    Sophie – grade 11

    “I love choir because it makes me connected and lets me learn more about music while having fun. 5 years in choir has allowed me to meet so many amazing friends, expand my knowledge of music, and become more confident in my singing.” .

    Sara – grade 10

    “ Hi my name is Sara and I joined choir in the middle of last year. I’ll be honest, at first I was a bit nervous, but when I arrived, I immediately felt welcomed and at home. Joining choir was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have made so many new friends, and each rehearsal is so much fun and educational at the same time. I really hope you join us and become a part of our choir family too!”

    From a parent email:

    Vivien – “Thank you for everything. I can’t talk in English well. But Becky and i both think that you are a really good teacher: the way you teach,the love you have to choir and students.You are the first and only teacher Becky met after school in Surrey. She is a little shy and need time to decide what she likes.She really likes you. Two months,maybe not a lot progress in singing,the most important is the interest ,or love to the singing.I myself was really shocked in the final concert.I have never felt so moved by songs before.Those songs you have us sung with you together like sunshines,let me feel warm and happy.It is really lucky to meet you here,to be your student. Best wishes for you and your family.”

    Please CLICK HERE for registration

    May 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    REGISTRATION

  • Jazz Vespers Jun 2

    Don Stewart

    *location moved to First Baptist Church  
    June 2 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.
    June 2 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Darryl Nixon – Minister of Music

  • Women’s Wisdom Circle

    On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, the women of St. Andrew’s Wesley and beyond are invited to join in a Wisdom Circle. The invitation is extended to those of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist...all faith traditions. The idea is to share Wisdom Stories from a variety of faith traditions along with music, prayer, meditation and silence. All women of all ages are welcome. For more info contact Lorraine Ashdown l.ashdown@standrewswesley.com
    June 4 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm