We are very proud of our building and are pleased to offer it as hub for reaching out in the Marpole neighbourhood.
Community Meal – St. A’s partners with the Eburne Society and a number of community volunteers to host a dinner for all who are hungry. Come on down at 5:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month from September to June.
Food Bank – The Food Bank uses our hall every Thursday morning (except cheque week) to distribute fresh vegetables and other food items to those in need.
Storytime – In conjuction with the Food Bank and in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and the Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, St. A’s hosts a time for mothers, fathers, grandparents, etc. with young children to gather, sing songs, read stories, learn, and play together. This program runs September to June on Thursday when the Food Bank is operating.
Thrift Shop – Second Hand Rows is the name of the shop staffed by members of our family in the basement of the church. There are all kinds of items available from clothing to toys to select electronics, all for extremely accessible prices. We are open on Food Bank Days (Thursdays) from 11am to 1pm, and again on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.
Prayer Shawl Group – Love of knitting and crocheting has been combined into a prayer ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and care as they undergo medical procedures, suffer through loss, or celebrate. Many blessing are worked into each shawl, scarf, or lap robe produced. Each article is blessed as part of one of our Sunday servcies before it is sent out. We meet the second Wednesday of each moth in the Parish Centre at 10am until noon. Come for knitting and fellowship.