World Refugee Day Celebrated

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Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and the Multicultural Association of Fredericton celebrated World Refugee Day, Saturday, June 20, with a family Walk with Refugees.

IMG_1607As we passed by houses built by Fredericton’s first wave of refugees and their families, we stopped to hear stories about their contributions to the new community of Fredericton.

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Walk with Refugees

Please join a family Walk with Refugees starting from the Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church lawn (512 Charlotte St.) at 1:30pm on World Refugee Day, Saturday, June 20. The 1-hour walk, organized in partnership with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, will pass by houses built by Fredericton’s first wave of refugees, through the early cemetery and return to the church. Participants will learn how important refugees have been and how they continue to enrich our community. On return to Saint. Andrew’s church, we will share lemonade on the lawn. Rain date is Saturday, July 4th.

See the Walk With Refugees Poster (PDF).

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Anniversary Celebration 2015

On June 7, 2015, we celebrated 190 years of a Presbyterian presence within the city of Fredericton.

Ann2015_MurrayThe Rev. Jeff Murray, Moderator of the Atlantic Synod and Minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sackville, N.B., was the guest preacher.

Ann2015_Children Ann2015_ChoirsAnn2015_CrollSpecial music was offered by our choirs and Karon Croll.

Ann2015_Food1Ann2015_Food2Ann2015_Food3A wonderful lunch followed.

Birthdays-2015-06We celebrated not only the birthday of our congregation, but also those among us who have birthdays in June.

Anniversary Letter 2015

Dear members and friends of Saint Andrew’s congregation:

This year we celebrate the 190th anniversary of a Presbyterian presence within the city of Fredericton.  June has been designated as “Anniversary Month” and we will have a special service of worship on June 7th at 11:00 AM. The Moderator of the Atlantic Synod, the Reverend Jeff Murray, has been invited to preach. A pot-luck lunch will follow.

The Session hopes you will plan to attend as together we celebrate our heritage. Consider inviting friends and family as we give thanks for the faith and dedication of those who have influenced our lives. Many attended Sunday School, Scouts, Guides, and other programs at Saint Andrew’s. Perhaps a wedding was a significant event.

“The Church is Christ together with his people.” These words from Living Faith remind us that the church is not a building but a people. The building is where the church worships. Let us continue to build a church without boundaries; a church that welcomes and includes all people; a church that proclaims the love of God as we see it in the life of Jesus the Christ.

Let us celebrate our history and heritage as together we plan and work  for tomorrow.

Sincerely and on behalf of the Session,

 

Douglas Blaikie
Minister, Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
512 Charlotte St., Fredericton, N. B. E3B 1M2
(506) 455-8220
sapc@sapc.ca
www.sapc.ca

Fredericton, NB