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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.
October 14 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.
October 15 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Women’s Wisdom Circle

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month Salons (1018 Nelson St.) Gather with a community of women to share the wisdom of your life. Drawing on themes such as aging, sexuality, peace-building, faith, poetry, and current events, we discuss, challenge, sing, pray and meditate together. Led by Rev Lorraine  
October 15 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Junior Youth

*LOCATION MOVED TO 1130 Jervis Street. We love getting together, being in community, exploring faith and figuring stuff out that is relevant to our lives. Sometimes it is simply being in a safe place to talk. We seek justice and embody love through  leadership and service project. We also participate in region-wide United Church youth events. Led by Nicole Welsford  
October 15 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Senior Youth

*LOCATION MOVED TO 1130 Jervis Street. We love getting together, being in community, exploring faith and figuring stuff out that is relevant to our lives. Sometimes it is simply being in a safe place to talk. We seek justice and embody love through  leadership and service project. We also participate in region-wide United Church youth events. Led by Jen Cunnings   
October 15 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Movie Night at St.AW

Classic, foreign, Oscar nominees old or new; short or epic, local or international, if you love film, this group is for you.! Dive deep in the spiritual and theological themes of the movies that shape our time and culture. Discussion facilitated by Rev Gary    
October 15 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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
October 16 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Adult Education Series: God Can’t

October 16 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Adult Education Series: God Can’t

October 16 7:00 pm - 9:00 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.  
October 17 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  
October 17 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. 5:45-6:15pm 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

 
October 17 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
REGISTRATION

Parent Gathering

Join us for a time of connection, storytelling and support. Led by Jen Cunnings. Salon (1018 Nelson St.)
October 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jen Cunnings

Jazz Vespers Oct 20

Sanctuary All Stars

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

The band was formed in January, 1998 to provide an opportunity for some of the younger musicians in town to play with some of the more established performers. The big band milieu provides an ideal vehicle for this and provides for a real learning workshop, as well. But, not only is there a chance to learn, there is a chance to make a real contribution to the collective consciousness of the group. The success of this venture is due to everyone who has contributed. In addition to many concerts we have performed at various venues across the Lower Mainland, we have participated in many Jazz Vespers at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church over the years, and look forward to engaging with you once again. This is a fun band. We hope it shows!
 
October 20 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.
October 20 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.
October 21 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.
October 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Life Group

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month Salons (1018 Nelson St.) Build community while exploring scripture and analyzing the weekly sermons. Contact Bobbie Phillips or Lois Keebler    
October 22 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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