At St. Andrew’s we enjoy a diversity of worship experiences and music. We share communion several times a year. We carefully plan many meaningful services for special occasions throughout the year and often thematic services when appropriate. The congregation enjoys playful children’s stories and also dramatic readings. There is considerable openness to try new things and all ages are welcome to take part in our worship. Throughout the year we also offer evening services for Presbytery, for those who are grieving, Taize and prayer and more.
Music Opportunities: Contact Marshall Martin (Organist) 705.325.5183 Ext 4
St. Andrew's, Orillia offers a number of wonderful opportunities for children and youth of various ages.
These opportunities include:
Visit our Facebook page. for more information.
Studying the bible in a small group, of 6 -12 people, is a more intimate setting to develop a sense of community, build relationships, and to deepen our walk with God. Interested participants are asked to sign up at the Welcome Centre. For information call the Church Office at 705-325-5183 EXT 1.
Seasonal Studies and Series
In addition to Bible Studies that run each week, we often offer 6 week studies each Winter and Fall. Often the series is thematic or about a particular book in the Bible. Recently, we ran a study on the Book of Job, for example. Other studies might be based on how to find meaning in life or how to handle crises or on what the Bible has to say about Family. If you watch our home page and our church calendar, the series is often advertised there.
St. Andrew’s is actively involved in the local community. We provide our Seniors' Centre, Social Service support, in house support of AA, NA & Al Anon, Friendship Ministry (special needs), encouragement of refugee sponsorship and support for Jubilee House (transitional housing project). As well, we are actively involved in on-going funding for the Lighthouse "Building Hope" Campaign. We provide assistance to local food banks. We also offer meals to people who are struggling and we have an active Prayer Shawl Ministry. Each Monday, the Prayer Group meet at 10 am at the Corbett residence to offer prayers of praise, petition & thanksgiving to God. Each Thanksgiving volunteers participate in the Thanksgiving Potato Give-away at 9 am on Peter Street.
Pastoral Visitation is provided by many volunteers to nursing homes and private homes for shut-ins and the bereaved.
For information about becoming a part of our Community Outreach Programs, call the Church Office at 705-325-5183 EXT 1.
We extend our assistance to a number of international participants in need of help, Including wells in Malawi, medical supplies for Nicaragua, Syrian Refugee support, Nepal relief, Paso Por Paso (PASO) support for Mayan families in Guatemala and more. For information call the Church Office at 705-325-5183 EXT 1.
Orillia Seniors' Weekly Program Director: Rev. Gordon Timbers
For information, call 705.325.5183 EXT 3 or email [email protected]
Watch for a weekly event line-up. Group meets monthly in July & August.
The elevator is available at the Peter Street entrance. Safety protocols are in place, including wearing a mask.
Typical Weekly Program:
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee, refreshments, conversation
10:20 - 10:30 Welcome and announcements
10:30 - 10:45 Exercises with Shirley
10:45 - 11:00 Music with Marshall
11:00 - 11:30 Current events discussion with Jim and Heather or Bible study with Don (in Library)
11:30 - 12:15 Guest speaker presentation and Q&A
12:15 - ---------Lunch
----------Cards & conversation
Purpose Of St. Andrew's Seniors' Weekly Program for those 50 +
a. To provide an outlet for social, physical and spiritual fellowship for Seniors and any age interested in participating in our weekly program or just lunch in the Orillia area and beyond.
b. To provide a setting for learning new skills and an opportunity to work together to help hurting people in the community and the world.
Come join us in a variety of activities starting at 10 am every Thursday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Orillia at 99 Peter Street North.
Entertainment or a speaker and discussion groups will fill the weekly program.
The daily program includes morning refreshments and a hearty lunch for $10.00.
NOTE: Orillia Seniors' News Line!
Daily Local News & Information at your fingertips. Orillia Seniors' News Line is an informative & engaging local news source for seniors. Call in daily to receive local news, health & wellness tips, trivia, insightful thoughts and more. Call 705-326-7743, press 2.
Posted by Rev. Gordon Timbers, (Orillia Seniors' Weekly Program Director at St. Andrew's).
A 'NEW' Orillia Seniors' Weekly Schedule will be announced on the Sanctuary screens and in the Web calendar.
Events in the months of July & August are scheduled on the Sanctuary screens and the web calendar.