News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
It was exactly one year ago this week, that I packed a small suitcase and travelled to the city of Calgary for an in-person interview at St. Andrew’s United Church. It was an action packed three days beginning with meeting Barb and Wendy at the airport and then days...read more
By Jim Dennis St. Andrew's Jim Dennis recalls a farmer's gift of kindness that he was encouraged to payback. My parents lived in the village of Mirror, east of Lacombe, AB. To celebrate Christmas with them in 1964, my wife and I took our eight-month-old daughter and...read more
Friends, I began writing this blog from the comforts of my family home in London ON. The home my grandfather built, my Dad was raised, and myself along with my three siblings grew-up. The snow was falling, the fireplace was crackling and my glass of water was cold. I...read more
St. Andrew's Healing Touch team has expanded their schedule to three Mondays per month with one Monday now being offered at Deer Park United Church in addition to sessions at Lakeview United. Sessions take place at Lakeview United Church on the first and third Monday...read more
This Sunday we celebrate Transfiguration Sunday: The story of Peter, James, and John accompanying Jesus to the top of a holy mountain. There, before their eyes, Jesus is transformed into a dazzling brightness. Imagine how their lives and faith were changed in that...read more
On February 3 in worship, we unveiled The Big Picture -- a new fundraising initiative from both Deer Park and St. Andrew’s Church Councils. Note on March 8: The Big Picture Fundraiser wraps up on this Sunday, March 10. Your last opportunity to take an envelope. The...read more
Update on February 6: With an extreme cold weather forecast for Saturday February 9, 2019, we have decided to postpone our anniversary celebration event until Springtime. Please stay tuned for more information. For now, bundle up and keep warm! We've reached a new...read more
In the regular worship service on Sunday, January 27, 2019, the youth from St. Andrew's and Deer Park United Churches led worship. The message was delivered by Hunter Reboul reflecting on his experience last summer travelling coast to coast with a group of young...read more
Emily has grown up at St. Andrew's United Church and will be travelling to Ecuador this summer. With the support of the congregation's youth group, Emily is hosting a Soup luncheon on Sunday, January 27 after worship at Deer Park Church to raise funds for her trip....read more
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Contact / LocationsSt. Andrew's Centre (Office, Programs) and Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship location: Deer Park United Church Join us for worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as we join the congregation of Deer Park United Church.77 Deerpoint Rd. SE Calgary, AB T2J 6W5 Phone: (403) 278-8263 Website: Deer Park UC Website
St. Andrew's Centre - Office and Program Space
Sunday Worship location: Deer Park United Church
A Ministry Beyond WallsIn many locations in South Calgary... and beyond.
A vital and healthy congregation, St. Andrew’s United Church chose to sell its building in the Fall of 2013 to expand its outreach work in Calgary. This amazing mission all began five years earlier when elder Lloyd Flood suggested that their building at Heritage and Elbow in Calgary be sold so that the congregation could have a wider ministry. Ironically, Lloyd was a founding member of the congregation who helped build the church in the 1950s. Through much prayer, discernment, planning and work, Flood’s idea took shape through the congregation and beyond. The congregation’s programs have begun to spread throughout the south end of the city in partnership with other agencies and churches. The building was sold. The church’s office and program space moved to 1-10601 Southport RD SW, now called St. Andrew’s Centre. The congregation now worships Sunday mornings together with Deer Park United Church. Programing takes place at St. Andrew’s Centre and locations throughout southern Calgary. Lloyd, 83 died in March 2011, but his vision continued to take shape. Yet it was one the congregation took hold of and understood. Congregation members gathered in the old building for a final feast on October 29, 2013. One of the younger members, Annalee, led those gathered in grace. She said she was sad to leave her church building behind but she was happy she would continue to be with her church family in a new place. The ministry of St. Andrew’s United, Calgary, continues in a new way and in new places. Join us for one of those adventures of a lifetime!
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Acts 1:17