May 2016, News from Kirk Session

  • Thanks was received from the students at Knox College for St. Andrew’s financial support.
     
  • Thanks was received from Gracefield for St. Andrew’s continuing support – some painting has been completed and a portion of the Jolly Roger roof has been replaced.
     
  • Centretown Emergency Food Centre sent their thanks for the summer lunch programme St. Andrew’s is helping fund.
     
  • The twice annual Special Communion was held May 7th. 
     
  • Reception of youth was May 1st.
     
  • Eleven new elders have been elected and will be ordained June 12.
     
  • A team of St. Andreans (Rev. Dimock, Craig H., Nancy J. and Don G.) attended Stewards by Design in early April and have returned to share what they learned with the congregation in the coming months.
     
  • Thanks were extended to all those who helped host Presbytery when Karen was ill:  David B. who played piano, and Noral R., Peter L. and Christine Ball who acted as hosts
     
  • Thanks were extended to Yvette and her team of volunteers for the kindness and hard work shown as they catered the funeral reception for Andrew Todd. 
     
  • Many thanks were extended to Christine Ball and Alex F. for their work and encouragement in preparing the youth for confirmation.
     
  • The Kirk Session retreat will be June 25th, at St. Andrew’s Church.
     
  • Changes to the location and form of announcements will begin May 8th and feedback is encouraged. 
     
  • The Invitations Committee will be purchasing a TV set for initial use in Grant Hall, to use for display of the Minister’s and Congregational announcements, as well as committee communications.
     
  • There will be a Synod Youth retreat May 27 – 29 at Gracefield
     
  • There will be a Christian Education appreciation lunch May 29
     
  • A number of steps were taken to reduce expenditures for the current year, and further discussions are being undertaken with the Temporal Committee.  The Administrative Clerk will be reporting fully on these to the congregation in the June issue of St. Andrew's in Action
     
  • St. Andrew’s will be providing space and the use of the sanctuary for the October 27 – 29 meetings of PWS&D.