Ministries

EAT, PLAY, LOVE for all those young at heart

Monthly, Saturdays
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
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Lead by: Jen Cunnings

St. Andrew’s-Wesley’s version of Messy Church.

Come and join this gathering for all ages that seeks to offer a time of hospitality, creativity, and fun involving the stories of our faith, song, prayer and a yummy meal shared by all!

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CAMP SPIRIT, for Children – ages 5 to 11

Annually in summer
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Lead by: Jen Cunnings

Held at 14 different sites during the summer of 2018 including here at St. Andrew’s-Wesley, Victoria, Williams Lake and  Maple Ridge, Camp Spirit is a week-long day camp adventure of learning and fun.  Visit campspirit.ca for more information.

PICNIC CLUB – for children, and the young at heart

Monthly, Sundays
~ noon to 1:30
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Lead by: Jen Cunnings

Once a month, following worship join us for a picnic in the Salons for a time of sharing and fun with the purpose of community and connection amongst families with children. A simple lunch is served, play and story for children and a gathering for parents, where resources and support are shared!  Dates for our 2018/2019 season are: September 30, October 28, November 25 (special Teddy Bear Picnic with Elders), January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, and May 26.

PARENT & TOT GATHERINGS – for newborns to preschoolers and their adults

Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30am

Lead by: Jen Cunnings

Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their parents, grandparents and caregivers gather for a time of free play, story (including puppet shows), snack, parachute games and singing with their caring adult. It’s an opportunity to build community connections, offer support and encouragement for parents and caregivers.
Once a month a public health nurse from Three Bridges joins us to offer valuable resources and support, as does a librarian from Vancouver Public Library.

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP – PRE-TEENS, Grades 4-7

Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm
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Lead: Nicole Welsford and volunteers

Community is built, questions of faith explored, opportunities to serve and seek justice happen, and lots of fun is shared in a safe, supportive community! We eat together, we pray together, we laugh and wonder together and at least once a year we go to camp together!

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

Fall 2018 Schedule —

September 13:  Welcome Fall Fun!

September 20: Seek and Find – a scavenger hunt

September 27: Preparing the Space

October 4: Spiritual Practices

October 11: Hosting a dinner for the church family

October 18: Family Internet Safety

Leader: Nicole Welsford  nmorg19@hotmail.com  #604-349-2687

SENIOR YOUTH – Youth Programs Grades 8-12

Thursdays and some weekends
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Lead by: Jen Cunnings

We love getting together, being in community, figuring stuff out that is relevant in our lives. Sometimes we don’t figure it out; we just have a safe place to keep on talking about it. We meet regularly during the months at our church or in our wider community and regularly participate in region-wide United Church youth events.

Fall 2018 Schedule

SEPTEMBER 14: Welcome Back & To

SEPTEMBER 21: Presbytery Youth Justice Series

SEPTEMBER 27: Justice…not Just us

OCTOBER 4: Gratia Cantantes

OCTOBER 11: Community Dinner

OCTOBER 18: Safety on the Interent

minister: Jen Cunnings | j.cunnings@standrewswesley.com | #604-260-4702

PARENTING EVENTS – All parents

Once a month on Tuesday
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Lead by: Jen Cunnings

This is a time for parents to come together to discuss common issues, share, learn and be supported in their vital role. We have guest speakers, book studies and opportunities for parents to nurture their faith so they can nurture the faith of their child(ren).