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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
November 12 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 
November 12 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Contemplative Prayer

Each of us can pray alone, in solitude, in our homes or out in the woods.  But there is a different kind of energy in the room when 5, 8, 12 people are praying together! This group will provide an introduction to various forms of contemplative prayer including Centering prayer; Lectio Divina; the Daily Examine and more. Learn, share and find a supportive community for your inner life. Facilitated by Rev Lorraine
November 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Parent and Tot

Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their parents, grandparents and caregivers gather for a time of free play, story, snack, parachute games and singing with their caring adult. Make new friends and find out about local resources to help support your family. Led by Jen Cunnings
November 13 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jen Cunnings

Adult Education Series: Touched by Words

We will encounter the deep humanity of many poets through the compelling artistry of their writing. The theme of each session will provide a connection between our own lived experience and the illuminating insights of all these remarkable poets, who find ways to cut to the chase with just “a splash of words’ on a page. Small group conversation, poetry reading, and personal reflection: whatever poetry has been for you up to now, come with the expectation of surprise at what is still possible in the specific delight of the well-chosen word. REGISTER HERE
November 13 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Men’s Breakfast

Join us for breakfast as we listen to the events and concerns of our lives in good company. Led by Tim Scorer.
November 14 7:15 am - 8:30 am

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.  
November 14 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

 
November 14 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
REGISTRATION

Gospel Choir Rehearsal

Love the sound of Gospel music? Come and join our no audition Gospel choir. Repertoire ranges from traditional Gospel to contemporary expressions of faith. One rehearsal a month and we perform once a month for the Sunday morning service. Led by Rev Curt.
November 14 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  
November 15 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jazz Vespers Nov 17

Wild Blue Herons

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

Wild Blue Herons (WBH) are Bill Sample and Darlene Ketchum and a whole lot of incredible musicians. As the Ketchum and Sample Quintet, they played Frankie’s Jazz Club, Pat’s Pub, Jazz Vespers at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church and the Vernon Jazz Club. WBH has recently been formed by co-writers Bill Sample and Darlene Ketchum to perform their songs. Their music, a combination of jazz, funk, soul, blues with ‘smoky’ ballads, blends groove with complex chords, rhythms, and soulful melodies. The songs are broadly accessible and are filled with themes of love and social consciousness. Bill and Darlene have been working together since 2011. Their song writing partnership grew when they both began working for the Vancouver based Marcus Mosely Chorale (MMC) as directors, composer/arrangers, and performers. They recently released their first album, “On the Outside”, which they feel describes themselves  -  “in music and life the outside is where you are when you are different.  Good things can happen there”.  They perform with a stellar group of seasoned musicians. Some of their musical influences are Earth, Wind and Fire, Nancy Wilson, Doug Riley (Dr. Music), Steely Dan and, most recently, Snarky Puppy and Jacob Collier. website
November 17 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.
November 17 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.
November 18 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.
November 19 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  
November 19 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  
November 19 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 
November 19 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.)
November 19 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jen Cunnings

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