The Anna Blair Circle invites all women of the congregation to their Christmas potluck dinner and social evening on Monday, November 25 at 6:00pm in the lounge. Of course, friends are welcome, too. Cash donations for Oak Table will be accepted to help make someone else’s Christmas brighter.
Save the Date! “The Cookie Walk Bake Sale and Boutique” will take place at St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church in the Auditorium on Saturday December 7, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00am. This sale features fancy, fresh baked Christmas cookies that are delicious and beautiful. Upon arriving at the sale, you will pay for an empty box and will then proceed on the cookie walk through the auditorium choosing your favorites among large trays laden with fancy decorated holiday cookies. When the box is full it will be tied with ribbon and voila – your holiday baking is “in the box”. The Boutique will feature beautifully presented cello wrapped gifts of cookies, fudge, and a variety of other items perfect for hostess and teacher gifts, gift draws and stocking stuffers. Prices range from $2.00 to $20.00. Everyone welcome! Watch out for sign-up sheets in the Narthex to donate some baking for the sale!
Be part of the Memory Tree Tradition at St. Andrew’s this Advent season. For those who are not familiar with the Memory Tree, memorial lights are sold at a cost of $10 per light per person. You can purchase as many lights as you like, one light per name, and you can also buy multiple lights for one person. Names of those remembered will be permanently recorded in our Memory Book in the back of the church. Plan to come to a special gathering on December 15, 2019 for an informal reception in the Lounge (255 Oak St. entrance) from 4:00 to 5:00pm. As darkness falls at 5:00pm, the Memory Tree will be lit up and will stay continuously lit through the Advent and Christmas season until the New Year. This is very heart-warming to all of us who participate and remember, but it also warms the grounds of St. Andrew’s and the neighbourhood. Most proceeds from the Memory Tree are donated to Jocelyn House Palliative Care Home. Forms are due by Monday, December 9, 2019 to have the names of your loved ones printed in the 2019 Memory Book. You will find forms in the Narthex, the church office or on our website.