Grace St. Andrew's United Church (GSA) is a congregation with a welcoming, family feel. Members and adherents of GSA are encouraged to participate as much or as little as they want or need as they are called by God. The church and it's buildings have had a long, solid history in Arnprior. The "Stone Church," as St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was known, was built in about 1890. The Wesleyan Methodists constructed the brick building called Grace Methodist next to that building in 1894. The two denominations were amalgamated into the United Church in 1925. As with any church, the most important history is about its people rather than its buildings. The fabric of Grace St. Andrew's historical past has been woven by people of all walks of life and has always been enriched by our youth. From Royal visits to spaghetti suppers and spring clean-ups, our congregation has risen, and continues to rise to the challenges it faces in serving our community year after year. GSA's current congregation is building on that history, by taking our message out to God's people in ways that relate to them and suit their lifestyles right now. We have amenities for our members and guests, such as wheelchair access and pillows for our pews. Our services include a Nursery/Sunday School that benefits both parent and child. We outreach to community through our radio and television services. GSA also connects to others through participation with NeighbourLink Fountain, our community dinners and through our pastoral care team. No matter where you are in your life's journey, we welcome you to Grace St. Andrew's and hope that you will discover for yourself the meaning of your life through service to God and community at our Church. Our hours of operation can be found on our Contact Us page. We hope to see you soon!
Rev. Ronnie Magno:
Following completion of his Bachelor of Theology degree in 1998, Rev. Magno was ordained into the United Church of Christ, a Christian denomination recognized by the United Church of Canada. Rev. Magno’s experience in ministry spans 19 years, including 2 terms as an outreach minister, and over 10 years leading a pastoral charge. He has had a variety of experience in in-church service, as well as considerable involvement in the wider Christian community. Rev. Magno, his wife Shirley and their three children arrived in Canada from the Philippines in 2018. We look forward to knowing Rev. Magno and his family, and to work with him as he leads us in this new chapter in the life of Grace-St. Andrews.