Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements February 7, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (February 7):

Offering Receivers: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Counters: David Dell, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Will & Doris Johnson
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (February 14):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: David Dell, Dallas & Juliet Davis, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Zuidhof Family
Greeters: Juliet & Dallas Davis
Coffee Hour: Carol & Murray McEachen
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Angela Black, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver


Please join us in the hall as we celebrate birthdays. Whether it be a milestone or not we have reason to celebrate and thank God for his beautiful gift of life.  Of course we have cake but let’s not let cake be the focus, it is the people we wish to celebrate!
Margaret Sisk-McCully
Fiona Bragdon
Tamela Collrin
Douglas Blaikie
Basil Lowery
Edith Lowery
Marlene Howie
Gordon Scott
Juliet Davis
Georgia Garnhum
Roy Brostowski
Christina Blom
Stewart Page


The Finance Committee of the Board of Managers has prepared the 2016 budget.  As an opportunity for members of our congregation to learn more about the process, and provide comment on the budget, we invite you to join the members of the committee at an open meeting on Wednesday, February 10th beginning at 7pm at the church.  Location will be dependent on numbers attending.  Please advise Tara in the office of your attendance – by phone – 455-8220 or email – sapc@sapc.ca.  We look forward to seeing you.

Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Annual Meeting will be held Feb 21. Lunch will be provided.  Copies of the Annual Report will be available at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday. Please bring your copy to the meeting.

Income Tax Receipts will be available at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday.

Meet & Greet Potluck – Please join us on Saturday, February 13 at 5:30 pm in the Hall for a Meet & Greet Potluck to welcome the AlKreiz Family from Syria.  All are welcome!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, Feb 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 at St. James Presbyterian Church.  Fill your belly with pancakes, sausages, baked beans, biscuits/rolls and gingerbread cake.  Choose from regular, blueberry, and chocolate chip pancakes.  Cost: By donation.

World Day of Prayer Bible Study – The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council is having the World Day of Prayer Bible Study on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 am here at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Women of Cuba have prepared the World Day of prayer event.  All are welcome and bring a friend.

 

Announcements January 31, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (January 31):

Offering Receivers: Max & Mavis Cater, Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Max & Mavis Cater
Coffee Hour: Zuidhof Family
Nursery: Jane Murray, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (February 7):

Offering Receivers: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Counters: David Dell, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Will & Doris Johnson
Coffee Hour: Sheila & Greg Black
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Sheila Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 31, 6:30 to 9:30 at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Friday, Jan 29 if you are interested.

Meet & Greet Potluck – Please join us on Friday Saturday, February 13 at 5:30 pm for a Meet & Greet Potluck to welcome the AlKreiz Family, here in the Hall at Saint Andrew’s. All are welcome!

World Day of Prayer Bible Study – The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council is having the World Day of Prayer Bible Study on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00AM here at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Women of Cuba have prepared the World Day of prayer event.  All are welcome and bring a friend.


Our 2015 financial year ended with a substantial operating deficit, although slightly less than the operating deficit of 2014.  Our congregation had 8 less donors in 2015 than in 2014 however we saw an increase in offerings over 2014.  At the recommendation of the Board of Managers, and approved by Session, the 2015 deficit will be eliminated through a transfer from the undesignated Funds of our Church.  Following this transfer only a small amount will remain as undesignated funds.  Plan to join us on February 21 for the Annual Meeting so that together we can plan for this current year and beyond.

We will meet in the Hall following worship.  Lunch will be provided. If you require childcare please contact us. The annual reports of committees and groups, together with the 2016 proposed budget will be presented at this meeting.  Please plan to attend and witness your church at work.


 

Cancellation Policy – Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone worship service the decision will be made no later than 9:30am. Notification of cancellations will be posted on the Welcome page of the Church website, as well as on the CBC New Brunswick Storm Centre page and recorded on our telephone answering machine.

For the cost of a donation you can sponsor the weekly bulletin. Memorials, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Congratulations, etc. will be placed on the front cover the Sunday of your choice.

 

Announcements January 24, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (January 24):

Offering Receivers: Sheila & Greg Black, Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Annette Stehouwer
Greeters: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Coffee Hour: Zuidhof Family
Nursery: Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (January 31):

Offering Receivers: Max & Mavis Cater, Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: David Dell, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Max & Mavis Cater
Coffee Hour: Need a Volunteer
Nursery: Jane Murray, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Middle/High School Event – Snow Fun! Sunday, January 24th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the church. Dress warmly and bring a shovel (we will be building forts). There will also be hot chocolate and table games inside.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 31, 6:30 to 9:30 at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Friday, Jan 29 if you are interested.

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is called for February 21 in the Hall following worship service.  Lunch will be provided. If you require childcare please contact us. The annual reports of committees and groups, together with the 2016 proposed budget will be presented at this meeting.  Please plan to attend and witness your church at work.

Annual Report – All submissions should be received by the office by Jan. 24th.


International Week of Christian Unity runs from January 18-24, 2016. The services are as follows: EVERYONE WELCOME!

  • Sunday, January 24 at 4:00PM at Christian Reformed Church, with speaker Graydon Nicholas.

Alpha Campus Series at UNB – Jan 25, 6:30 to 8:30 at Marshall D’Avary Hall.  Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.  The course will focus on anyone who is receiving a type of secondary education/student.  For more information contact tpettigrew@ivcf.ca

Lecture and Open Discussion – Jan. 26, 7pm, Rev Priscilla Geisterfer, Ph.D, will offer a lecture entitled “Finding Light in Dark Spaces–An Exploration of the Presence and Absence of Women in the Hebrew Bible”. This talk will be followed by an open discussion.

Announcements January 17, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (January 17):

Offering Receivers: Brad & Nancy Nickerson, Jessie Sagawa, Stephen MacKay
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Mardi Cockburn, Bill Cockburn
Scripture Reader: Stephen MacKay
Greeters: Jessie Sagawa, Humphery Akwar
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (January 24):

Offering Receivers: Sheila & Greg Black, Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Annette Stehouwer
Greeters: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
Coffee Hour: Zuidhof Family
Nursery: Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 31st, 6:30 to 9:30 at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by Friday, Jan 29 if you are interested.

Middle/High School Event – Snow Fun! Sunday, January 24th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the church. Dress warmly and bring a shovel (we will be building forts). There will also be hot chocolate and table games inside.

Annual Report – All submissions should be received by the office by January 24, 2016.

International Week of Christian Unity runs from January 18-24,2016. The services are as follows: EVERYONE WELCOME!

  • Monday, January 18 at 7:00AM at Nashwaaksis United Church, 46 Main Street
  • Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 PM at Ste Anne des-Pays-Bas Church, corner of Priestman and Regent Street
  • Friday, January 22 at 12:00 noon at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, 1 William Street off the Royal Road
  • Sunday, January 24 at 4:00PM at Christian Reformed Church, 121 McAdam Avenue with speaker Graydon Nicholas.

We welcome our Syrian Family.  The AlKreiz Family arrived safely in Fredericton Wednesday evening and are settling in.  An opportunity to personally welcome the family will be at an evening reception and pot luck to be held in the church hall on a date to be announced.


 


Cancellation Policy – Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone worship service the decision will be made no later than 9:30am. Notification of cancellations will be posted on the Welcome page of the Church website, as well as on the CBC New Brunswick Storm Centre page and recorded on our telephone answering machine.


 

Lecture and Open Discussion – on Jan. 26th, 2016, at 7 pm, Rev Priscilla Geisterfer, Ph.D, will offer a lecture entitled “Finding Light in Dark Spaces–An Exploration of the Presence and Absence of Women in the Hebrew Bible”. This talk will be followed by an open discussion. Come and learn from the wisdom of the bible and learn from the wisdom of each other. We will meet in the Sanctuary.

 

Announcements January 10, 2016

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (January 10):

Offering Receivers: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Garry MacEwen, David Charters
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Ron & Helen McKinnon-Bagnell
Scripture Reader: Ron Bagnell
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: Brad & Nancy Nickerson
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next Week  (January 17):

Offering Receivers: Brad & Nancy Nickerson, Jessie Sagawa, Stephen MacKay
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Mardi Cockburn, Bill Cockburn
Scripture Reader: Stephen MacKay
Greeters: Jessie Sagawa, Humphery Akwar
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Holly Blaikie, Jordan & Candace Schriver

The  Women’s  Inter-Church Council of Fredericton is having The World Day of Prayer Planning  Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016  at 10:00 am here at Saint Andrew’s.  All those interested are encouraged to attend.

Annual Report – All submissions should be received by the office by Jan 24.

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Fredericton – will promote a program to mark a day within the International Week of Christian Unity on Thursday, Jan 21 at 2:00pm at Ste. Anne des-Pays-Bas Church.  Service will be in French/English. The Theme is “Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord”. Participants represent the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian and United Churches.  A free will offering will be taken up in support of the Canadian Bible Society.  Fellowship to follow. For more information call 454-3008.


Dale Woods Workshops – Dale Woods, Principal of Presbyterian College, will be in the Presbytery for workshops as a follow up to the book “Your Church Can Thrive:  Making The Connections That Build Healthy Congregations”.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, January 7. Bethel Presbyterian Church. Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB at 5:30pm for Supper followed by a 2.5 hour workshop
  • Friday, January 8. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 37 King St., Miramichi, NB, at 5:30pm for supper followed by a 2.5 hour workshop
  • Saturday, January 9 Knox Presbyterian Church 2412 Route 3, Harvey, NB at 9:am for coffee, tea, muffins followed by a 2.5 hour workshop.

Please note that these workshops are open to all congregation members in addition to Sessions and Boards of Managers and all are encouraged to attend. Participants can choose which workshop they want to attend but it would be better if groups from each congregation could attend together as this will be a workshop to discuss ministry within each of our contexts.


 

Grief Share – Beginning Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at Brunswick Street Baptist Church, a 13 week video series by Christian experts on grief and recovery, combined with support group discussions for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  Please call 458-8348 if you would like more information.