Ministries

URBAN PILGRIMAGE

Ages 20's-40's
A few times/month
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Lead: Rev. Rhian Walker

Life’s a journey… Come and explore the mystical in our own ‘hood. Labyrinth walks, forest church, yoga, Soul Collage, drumming circles and more. One event a month, check here and the Events page for the event. Please RSVP so we can budget for ya! Need a ride? No problem!

OPEN TABLE

Ages 20's-40's
Once a month
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Leads: Rev. Rhian Walker
Rev. Curt Allison

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

ROOTS GROUP

Ages 30-50, A few times/month
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Lead: Rev. Curt Allison

If you are yearning for community in a place of Faith and are in your 30s to 50s, you are so welcome to join this group. Gather with others who share a common faith for fun social events, and for special events throughout the year. We hold monthly events, gather for random lunches following the service on most Sunday’s (meet at coffee time following church), and have special events like our annual retreat, Thanksgiving dinner, and the Easter potluck and vigil. Want to join or have an idea? Contact Rev Curt for coffee and conversation! 

THE WORD IS OUT

Last Tuesday of the month
(Sept to June)

Lead: Rev. Curt Allison

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. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7 to 8:30 am year round

Lead: Rev. Dan Chambers

Gathering round the table to talk, share our lives, and explore what we are wrestling with is a time-honoured tradition, and it’s made better by good food and coffee. Meet other men who are walking their faith path and practice the discipline of sharing food while listening to the events and concerns of their lives. The poetry of good conversation touches us and transforms us. If possible, please email us to say you’re coming – helpful information for the breakfast makers.

CARTER CAFE

Every Tuesday
10:30 to 11:30 am

Lead: Rev. Lorraine Ashdown

Time for Coffee, Connection & Community 
Everyone is welcome, this is a gathering geared towards older adults seeking connection during the day, as well as a space where we hear about some of the needs of the community (pastoral care) and have the ability to respond to “the parking lot” conversations before they turn into greater issues. Held at the Salons at 1018 Nelson St.

HEALING TOUCH

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month

Lead: Roger Phelps

Healing touch is an energy-based approach to healing. It is non-invasive, economical, effective and helps to promote relaxation, reduce pain, manage stress, speed healing, and increase a sense of well-being. The Healing Pathway is an educational programme, with developmental phases, that is designed to train and mentor people in developing the gift and skills of healing hands within the Christian tradition. Held in the church.  

THE STITCHING CIRCLE

1st and 3rd Thursdays
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Year round

Lead: Rev. Lorraine Ashdown

All levels of knitters, crocheters, quilters, and needlework artists are invited to join the Stitching Circle for two hours of camaraderie where projects are shared, ideas are exchanged, and help and advice cheerfully given. Make prayer shawls, clothes for babies at St Paul’s, Doctors without Boarders Izzy dolls and Pussy hats for the women’s march! Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of the month in the Salons (1018 Nelson St.).

SENIORS LUNCH

3rd Wed at noon
(Sept to June)

Lead: Rev. Lorraine Ashdown

Join us for food for the body and the soul! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, enjoy a warm welcome and a delicious free hot meal with dessert and coffee/tea, along with stories, music and words of encouragement from our ministry team. This is open to all Seniors in the West End and beyond! Held at the Salons at 1018 Nelson St.

BREAKING BREAD – a gathering for older adults

2nd Friday monthly
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lead: Rev. Lorraine Ashdown

If you’re an older adult, yearning for community in a place of Faith, you are so welcome to join this group at St. Andrew’s-Wesley. Gather with others who share a common faith for fun social events, getting to know one another, and for special events throughout the year. We hold monthly events, and gather for delicious shared lunches and outings. Held at the Salons at 1018 Nelson St.