FAQ

What is Worship like?

We have two worship services on Sunday morning.

(Please note that there is only one service at 10:30 am during the months of January & February.)

9:00 am is a simpler service with the music being led by a praise band.

10:30 am is a worship that includes choir and the pipe organ, or piano when appropriate. The second worship time may also include the use of skits or puppets or other ways to help us worship God. During this service there is the optional nursery for young children led by a trained ECE. School-aged children stay in for the first 20 minutes of worship and then are invited to join the church school program.

Music
For more information our music program, click here.

What to wear?
Please come to worship in clothes that you find comfortable. Some people come in suits or dresses, others in jeans and t-shirts.

High Tech
Both worship services make use of projection screens for words, pictures, videos and live projection at the front of the church. We also have a hearing assist system available.

What do you believe?

We are Christians, people trying to follow Jesus Christ, who believe in one triune God as revealed to us through the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit. None of us are perfect but we keep trying to live out God's love more and more. For more information, visit our Overview page.

What is there for kids?

We have a variety of programs for young people. Our regular ones include:

  • Nursery: is offered Sunday from 10 am until noon. It is run by a trained Early Childhood Educator (ECE).
  • Sunday School: two classes are offered during the 10:30 worship.
  • Fusion: is our grade 5-8 youth group. We meet two Fridays a month for games, snacks and God talk.
  • Drop-In: for grade 4-6 on Wednesdays during school from 3-5 pm. Join us for games, crafts and home-work help. (Program is not offered at this time).
  • Vacation Bible Camp: Every summer we offer a one week programme for children ages 4 – 12 based on a Bible theme.Download the form here.

How do you protect vulnerable people and are you accessible?

We have a policy called Leading with Care that was developed by the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It includes such aspects as police checks, training, and having multiple adults involved in the delivery of programs. Click here to see the complete document.

The sanctuary is accessible via a ramp on the Peter St. side of the building.

The rest of the building is accessible via a lift that is accessible through the lower Peter St. door. The lift is in the hallway.

How do I get involved?

Please see Our Ministries or Giving Back

What does St. Andrew's church look like?

Please see our gallery.

How do I arrange rentals, baptisms, weddings and funerals?

Baptisms

Presbyterians baptize children because we believe that event signifies that God’s Spirit is engaged in the life of a child even before they can comprehend or name such activity. We also offer baptism for adults who have come to know Christ and want to serve Christ in their daily lives. Baptism is usually carried out once the family of a child or the adult seeking baptism has demonstrated a commitment to serving Christ.

Rentals of space and Facilities

The blessing of having such a large building with plenty of rooms for large or small groups is that we can offer accommodation to many community groups and organizations. Feel free to contact our church office for rates and policies regarding the use of our building for charitable and non-charitable organizations. Note: parking spaces available for rental during the business week.

Weddings and Funerals

We provide ministry beyond our own membership. Our desire is to offer a loving and caring environment in which people, going through major transitions in their lives, will feel supported and encouraged whether the occasion may be happy or sad. You are welcome to call the church office or The Rev. Dr. Karen Horst to explore the next steps in proceeding with a critical event in your life.