At the heart of faith formation and all we do at St. Andrew’s United Church rests our love of God and neighbour. We’re committed to environmental stewardship and believe everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy and inexpensive food.
Poverty can happen to anyone. St. Andrew’s has been working with other United Churches to advocate for a federally-instituted guaranteed livable income (GLI) for over a year. We’ve taken part in nation-wide vigils, and with St. Andrew’s-Wesley we organized a town-hall discussion on GLI with the Pacific Mountain Regional Council.
Learn more about GLI and the United Church of Canada’s work on it, as well as steps you can take to help, here.
St. Andrew’s continues to host two free meal programs weekly. Community Express Lunch and Bread Ministry operate on Thursdays from 12 – 1 pm, and Meal-to-Go on Fridays from 2 – 3 pm. Food is distributed from the middle door along St. George’s Avenue near the park bench. All meals are ‘to go’. Please wear a mask. Everyone is welcome!
We are grateful to the City of North Vancouver, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the New Horizons for Seniors Program for their generous financial support of our food program. Thank you, too, to Cobs Bread, Westlynn Bakery, and the Salvation Army for donating food every week for distribution.
St. Andrew’s United Church Community Garden fosters fun in community as residents of North Vancouver and members of St. Andrew’s tend 18 garden beds and a communal herb garden along St. George’s Avenue between 11th Street and the alleyway adjacent to the church. If you would like to be part of our gardening cooperative, please call the church office for more information.
Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service: together, we support global partnerships, community outreach, and human rights across Canada and around the world. Your gifts for the Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada make a better world possible and bring hope for the future.
We are committed to living and working in sustainable, earth-friendly ways because we recognize that caring for our planet is indivisible from caring for each other. Measures undertaken by the Green Team will include greening our buildings and supporting zero-waste and food sustainability activities.