June Kirk Session notes

  • June 5th was an opportunity to give thanks to all who give of their time, talents and treasures.
     
  • Eleven new elders were ordained June 12th.
     
  • The Memorials Committee is busy working on events to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
     
  • A decision was taken to retain the all-family subscription to the Presbyterian Record.
     
  • Thanks to Jeanie H. and Vladimir C. who have agreed to co-convene the Christian Education Committee.
     
  • The Invitations Committee has been renamed the Christian Communications Committee and it will have an expanded mandate.
     
  • The session received the report from those who attended the stewards by design conference in April. They shared the encouragement they received for building on and building up the many strengths of the St Andrew’s.
     
  • Volunteers are still needed for VBS, August 22nd – 26th.  Training date is June 19th.
  • Canada Youth 2016 will take place this July.  Malaika M., Ernest M., Melanie T. and Sana W. will be attending along with Rev. Dimock.
     
  • A bake sale fundraiser will be held June 19th to raise money for Canada Youth 2016.
     
  • There will be a Youth Day Retreat August 28th at the Rowing Club.
     
  • Gracefield Family Retreat will be September 9th – 11th.
     
  • The Women’s Guild will be using the interest from one of their funds and disbursing funds to Interval House, Bethany Hope Centre, Queen Mary Public School.
     
  • One-service Sundays (10 am) will start June 26th.
     
  • The congregational picnic will be June 26th.
     
  • The summer BBQ series will be July 6th, 13th,20th, 27th.
     
  • Rally Sunday will be September 18th.