About St. Andrew’s.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Picton is a Circle of Friends from diverse place drawn together by our quest to understand and to practice the radical love of Jesus.
This journey has demanded that we become curious, creative, and courageous.
With curiosity, we explore the lifestyle of Jesus and his friends that contributed to growing healthier communities and we appreciate other faith traditions that do the same.
With creativity, we shape our worship to include provocative preaching, healing contemplation, and great music that represents many genres such as Celtic, folk, jazz, classical, and gospel.
With courage, we pursue a vision for justice that compels us to partner with others to establish projects such as Reaching for Rainbows, an after-school program to empower girls.
Those who participate in our Circle of Friends come from a variety of faith traditions and share a commitment to caring for one another and the community in which we live. Together we face the challenges of our era in the spirit of openness and compassion.
St. Andrew’s is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. As Presbyterians we belong to the Reformed tradition. In the spirit of the Reformers, we have transformed our building, our music, the way we relate to the larger community, and the way that we relate to creation.
“In an age of profound cultural transition, religion itself appears to be going through its own rite of passage. For some it is a time of crisis, for others a period of vibrant change. I see religion moving toward a diminishing of dogma, authority, membership and belief, and an increase in everyday ritual, poetic theology, social engagement, guidance in contemplation, and care of the soul.”Thomas Moore (Meditation, 1994)
Rev. Lynne Donovan
Lynne Donovan grew up in Western Canada in a clergy household where her understanding of the gospel vision included hospitality, inclusivity, justice, and political participation.
After finishing high school, she completed a B.A. Honours in Political Science because of her passion for participating in the facilitation of the common good.
Lynne graduated at the top of her class in the Bachelor of Theology program at McGill University.
She received her Masters in Divinity from Presbyterian College and was awarded the Calvin Gold Medal—an award given periodically by the College to exceptional students from the graduating class.
She also completed a M.A. in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School for Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.
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