March News from the Kirk Session

  • Winter Wednesday Evenings, dinner and study, began on March 1st and continue through to April 5th.
  • We thank Christine Ball for all her hard work over the past 18 months.  Christine’s last Sunday was March 12th, and Huda returned to work on March 20th. 
  • The first issue of Presbyterian Connection will be available March 13th. You can subscribe on-line (http://presbyterian.ca/presbyterian-connection) or by phone (1-800-619-7301 x 243).  There will also be a few copies available in Grant Hall.  This magazine is free of charge.
  • The Welcome and Announcements, during the11 am service, will now occur after the musical approach.
  • A reminder that beginning April 23rd, the early service will be starting at 9:15 and a one room Sunday school will be available at that service.
  • The Convener of Personnel, along with the Clerks met with the Minister and staff to discuss security in the building. Since then the Ottawa Police have conducted a building audit and provided a written report. Kirk Session will be working with Christian Education and Temporal Committee to implement improvements.
  • A congregational meeting will be held after worship in the sanctuary on May 8th to approve the final budget for the 2017 financial year. The Kirk Session continues to monitor and discuss our financial situation. Thank you for your continued support of the life and work of the congregation.
  • As we look to the future, the Kirk Session has begun a strategic planning exercise. We have begun by discussing our identity and exploring together our core values as a congregation, discussing what matters at St Andrew’s. In the coming months they will be visiting committees and groups seeking input from them. We will be providing opportunities for individual input as well.
  • The Children’s Choir sang in a benefit concert for CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) on March 26th. Thank you for being such wonderful ambassadors of our congregation!