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Senior Youth Feb 26

*LOCATION MOVED TO 1130 Jervis Street.
February 26 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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
February 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curt Allison

Surprised by Words: Poems and Epiphany

An Adult Study Group Facilitated by *Tim Scorer Six Wednesday Evenings 7:00-9:00, January 16, 23, and 30; February 13, 20, and 27 In The Salons, at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Nelson St., Vancouver   In his book ‘The Splash of Words’, Mark Oakley writes about the power of poems to bring “epiphany or surprise moments of recognition which then ask us to re-imagine the world in some fresh way, our comprehension deepened.” Would you join me in this season of Epiphany to see if Oakley is on to something? Shall we go like pilgrim Magi to be surprised, bewildered, graced, and rendered worded and wordless by the splash of words from poets out there and right here? We may have to set aside whatever poetry has been for us up to now as we open ourselves to the mystery that is waiting to be revealed if we put our belief in poetry. Tim Scorer   Please register at (office@standrewswesley.com) or signing up at the ‘Ask Me Desk’ in the Narthex (Lobby) after morning worship. Registration is free and opens Sunday, December 9th.   *Tim Scorer has facilitated adult study groups in many settings for the past four decades including at St. Andrew’s-Wesley. It seems that in every decade of his life, he is required to come to the gift of poetic language in a new way. He is excited to have this opportunity once again in this season of pilgrimage and epiphanies.
February 27 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
REGISTRATION

Children’s Choir Feb 28

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

February 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
REGISTRATION

Open Table: Spirituality + Community + Food

Spirituality + Community + Food is at the heart of this gathering for folks who want to go deeper: explore the big themes and questions of the Christian faith, share your experiences and stories, and find ways to be the change in the world! For folks in their 20s, 30s and 40s, this is a chance to build spiritual community that lasts. Had an epiphany that changed your life? We are exploring those “ah-ha!” moments in our life this month. Share a great meal, conversation, reflection and spiritual practices and build yourself a nourishing spiritual community. Space is limited so RSVP to Rhian or Curt
March 10 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Eat, Play, Love

Join us for this multi-generational worship gathering. Come for community, creativity, play, song and prayer! And for a meal shared together! All are welcome. Dinner by donation. Please RSVP so we know the numbers for dinner.  Thank you! j.cunnings@standrewswesley.com 604-206-4702      
March 16 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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
March 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curt Allison

Open Table: Spirituality + Community + Food

Spirituality + Community + Food is at the heart of this gathering for folks who want to go deeper: explore the big themes and questions of the Christian faith, share your experiences and stories, and find ways to be the change in the world! For folks in their 20s, 30s and 40s, this is a chance to build spiritual community that lasts. Had an epiphany that changed your life? We are exploring those “ah-ha!” moments in our life this month. Share a great meal, conversation, reflection and spiritual practices and build yourself a nourishing spiritual community. Space is limited so RSVP to Rhian or Curt
April 14 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Eat, Play, Love

Join us for this multi-generational worship gathering. Come for community, creativity, play, song and prayer! And for a meal shared together! All are welcome. Dinner by donation. Please RSVP so we know the numbers for dinner.  Thank you! j.cunnings@standrewswesley.com 604-206-4702      
April 20 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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
April 23 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curt Allison

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

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
June 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curt Allison

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