The Latest

There's always something happening at St. Andrew's.
Here's a bit of the latest...

Healing Pathway Training

We are excited to be bringing Healing Pathway Ministry to St. Andrew's - A Transformational Spiritual Practice. This practice is heart-centered, inclusive, brings community together for self-care, and restores wholeness, balance and harmony.

Join us October 21-22 for Phase 1 training; only 20 spots available! Deadline to register is October 14.
Subsidies available to support fees*

Want to learn more? Watch this video or go directly to the Healing Pathway website.

*We are grateful for the generous financial support from Regional Council 15 and their New Ministries Initiatives Fund, which will provide subsidies for participants. 

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We Support Community

In all the myriad of ways you support St. Andrew's, you are also supporting other individuals, organizations, and causes in the community.

Ganesh Festival

St. Andrew's was the site of the Halifax Ganesh Festival this year! From August 31 to September 4, our gym was transformed to welcome the community and celebrate this Hindu festival. Saint Andrew's is a place of many people, many faiths, many backgrounds, and many experiences. This is care. This is community. This is church.

DalOUT Student Retreat

Through our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion projects, we financially supported the Dalhousie Campus Ministry and the DalOUT Student Retreat, which will bring together twelve 2SLGBTQIA+ student leaders. These students will focus on group-building, leadership development, and program planning, alongside the United Church of Canada's Chaplain on campus.

YWCA GuySpace PowerCamp

YWCA Halifax hosted their GuySpace PowerCamp here in August! GuySpace Movement camp is all about active participation based games and challenges. Campers will play sports and build a sense of teamwork, cooperation, and new friendships. GuySpace PowerCamp is completely free and open to male identifying youth aged 11-14. Fun, friends, new's all here at St. Andrew's. 

The Bangladesh Festival

The first annual Bangladesh Festival was held this year on August 6 & 7th. The hosts, the Bangladesh Canada Friendship Society, reached out to us to rent our kitchen to prepare food for all the food stalls. It is an HRM requirement that food served is made in a commercial kitchen, and we have dedicated non-profit rental pricing, which means we can support organizations like this with their needs by sharing our resources without breaking the budget.

The Youth Project Camp

We were happy to be able to provide a last minute summer camp space for The Youth Project, a local organization for youth 25 and under, providing support and services around issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. Camps bring together 2SLGBTQIA+ peers, where they can meet new people, try new activities, learn new things, and have fun. No homophobia, no bullying, all acceptance! You help make St. Andrew's a safe, inclusive, and accepting space so that The Youth Project feels welcome here.

Parkinson Canada SuperWalk

Coming up in September, we are supporting the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk in Halifax by lending some needed supplies. Their walk Coordinator reached out to us with an ask to borrow some supplies, since their operations were deeply impacted by the Covid pandemic and they simply cannot afford to rent tables, chairs, etc. for the event. Without hesitation, we said YES! This is a small, but impactful, way we can support a fellow charitable organization, and in turn, support folks living with Parkinson's.

St. Andrew's Celebrates Pride

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the Pride Parade on July 16th to walk with our rainbow banner and show support for our 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Halifax and beyond. What a way to celebrate with 30,000 other people!

Our banner was the feature photo in a news article. Click the button below to read it.

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What else can we be doing?

Celebrating diversity and inclusion is not a one time thing during Pride. We keep working at it all the time to make sure St. Andrew's is a safe place.

Tell us - what else can we be doing? Do you have an idea or vision for our community?

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