St. Andrew’s is a very active and vibrant congregation within the community of Hanover. We feel strongly that God has called us to reach out and show love and compassion to all people, therefore, our outreach goes well beyond Sunday mornings.
NEw ministry: Monthly open mic night
St. Andrew’s is starting a new ministry this summer: a free all-ages open mic night to happen on the 2nd Friday of every month. Beginning on July 13 from 7pm-10pm come and share music, poetry, stories or even some jokes in a welcoming and encouraging environment. There will also be coffee and treats shared during an intermission. We hope to encourage and build community among people of all abilities, showing God’s hospitality and building one another up. Come to share, or come to listen! All are welcome!
Find us on Facebook at “Hanover Community Open Mic.”
St. Andrew’s has a small and mighty choir who prepare pieces for special worship services such as Christmas Eve, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Led by Liam Clarke, they hope to share the message of Christ through music, and the simple joy that singing can bring. All are welcome to join us in this ministry.
St. Andrew’s Women
The Women of St. Andrew’s meet once a month and fundraise throughout the year. Each meeting focuses on a special religious theme and often includes a guest speaker. The devotions and fellowship enjoyed by the group all help to provide spiritual growth for the ladies. There is an average of 20–25 enthusiastic women who meet to plan various activities within the congregation and support many worthwhile causes in the community and around the world. Part of their outreach is the good cheer committee, which diligently sends out cards with a caring message and arranges visits, as a way to show the love and support that connects us as a Church family. They are a vital part of St. Andrew’s.
Meals on Wheels
St. Andrew’s has an average of 12 volunteers who are involved in Meals on Wheels program.
A member of St. Andrew’s takes pictures of special events and records the information in order to keep an up to date history of our church. He is also responsible for displaying pictures of baptisms, organizational leaders and current events.
The Session meets once a month with the exception of July and August. Session members are responsible for the direction, Christian education and pastoral care of the congregation.
Board of Managers
The board meets once a month with the exception of July and August. Managers are responsible for the everyday structural needs of the church and oversee the financial and budgetary needs of the church and its employees. Their traditional fundraiser is on Canada Day with a pie sale in Heritage Square that accompanies other town festivities.