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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.

  • Fair Trade purchasing
  • Zero-waste
  • Energy conservation
  • Food sustainability

Open Sanctuary

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Prayer

Meditation

Drop-in Mindfulness Awareness Meditation is back! Paul Belserene and/or Greg Sutton lead an hour of Mindfulness Awareness Meditation in our Sanctuary every Monday at 7 pm. Co-sponsored by St. Andrew’s United Church and the Vancouver Shambhala Centre.

All are welcome! By donation.

Bible Study

Livable Income

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.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Scroll through the photos below for a snapshot of the 2022 15th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic held at St. Andrew’s. A very successful event, and a lot of happy faces!

Community Meals

Thursdays, 12 – 1 pm
Fridays, 12 – 1 pm

St. Andrew’s continues to host two free meal programs weekly. Community Express Lunch and Bread Ministry operate on Thursdays, and Meal-to-Go on Fridays. 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.

Emergency Food Program

Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friendship Room at St. Andrew’s

Co-sponsored by St. Andrew’s and Harvest Project. At this two-hour drop-in program, volunteers will welcome folks to share a cup of coffee and discuss their immediate food needs. Volunteers will then provide information about available resources for food, shelter, assistance and engagement in North Vancouver. A free bag of emergency groceries will be provided to everyone, provided by Harvest Project.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church.

Community Garden

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. Among other plots, our gardeners built and now maintain a communal herb garden and a butterfly & bee garden, to attract and nourish the sweet pollinators. The gardens are on the land adjacent to the Christian Education Building at 1046 St. George’s Avenue.

If you would like to be part of our gardening cooperative, please call the church office for more information.

Mission & Service

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.

Green Team

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.

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Urban Beehive

We’ve partnered with Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company, to build a honey bee hive on the east side of the church, near the ramp. Urban beekeeping is an excellent way to educate the community on the importance of bees while helping to protect these essential members of the ecosystem (and get some honey from it, to boot!).

Check out the link below to visit our Alvéole MyHive page.

MyHive Page