Comfort Ministry: Judith Bradshaw
For receptions after a Memorial Services the Comfort ministry relieves the family of some of the work in hosting the reception. We set up the food (provided by the family), and serve the tea and coffee. We set up the tables and chairs as well and organize a place to display family memorabilia. Clean up, we do that as well.
Friendship Circle: Judith Bradshaw
Tuesdays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Church Hall. Join us for an opportunity for friendly conversation. Come once or as many times as you want Stay as long as want. Bring a friend or two. They do not need to be members of the congregation. Tea or Coffee and Goodies will be served.
Neighbours' Lunch: (click for more info)
Sandra De Luca, Ruth Howland, Judith Bradshaw;
The Soup is on! As of May 2022, 97,000 bowls served since 2003. Neighbour's Lunch is open to everyone, whether homeless, food insecure, seniors wanting to socialize or you work in a nearby business. Our volunteers prepare the soup (more that one kind). We are suported by donations if you wish to do so. Come and have a bowl, or more, bread roll, cookies and a beverage. We look forward to seeing you.
FRIENDS of St. Andrew: (click for more info)
Friends of St. Andrew outreach to the homeless and food insecure of Sidney.
The intent of the parish outreach program is to build relationships with clients in the community, whilst providing basic food items (coffee/ homemade soup/ sandwiches/ muffins, etc.) twice a week, every Monday and Friday afternoon. We have supplies of rain ponchos, survival blankets, socks and personal wipes which are given out as needed and $5 Tim Horton cards for our regulars when we encounter them on non-delivery days.
'CUPPA with FRIENDS'
Cuppa is a place of hospitality for our homeless or food insecure FRIENDS. On Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. two volunteers welcome those coming inside for conversation, a hot drink and cookie. A safe place to warm up and build relationships.
Parishioners of St. Andrew continue to be very generous in sharing what they have. Many warm coats, blankets, and sundry other items of clothing, were donated for Our Place. Our Place Society is a community service provider for the poor, disadvantaged, and homeless of Greater Victoria. They run a variety of life transforming services, including meals, housing, health and wellness, education, and practical care.
The Missions are financially supported through your
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Global and Local mission initiatives will be
highlighted at 3 month intervals.