St. Andrew’s anticipates the coming of Christmas with much exuberance, joining with others to celebrate. A few of December’s events in photos below:
• We joined with our partner, Calgary Downs Syndrome Association, to welcome the CPR Holiday Train to Calgary in support of Calgary’s Inter-Faith Food Bank on December 11. About 75 folks came together for a chili and hot dog meal at St. Andrew’s Centre and then headed over to the Anderson C-Train station for the beautifully lit train’s arrival and concert. Thank you to all who were part of the evening: Ups and Downs Teens and Young Adults, Ups and Downs volunteers and Deer Park and St. Andrew’s Church volunteers.
• Sunday morning’s Christmas Pageant with Deer Park Church happened on Sunday, December 13. The whole pageant will be presented again on Christmas Eve at 5 pm.
• St. Andrew’s Coffee House presented Marie Lewin and Friends for a night of festive carols as well as good food and beverages from the Willow Park Merchants.
• More than 70 youth and their leaders participated in the St. Andrew’s Regional Youth Ministries Christmas Retreat at Red Deer Lake United Church, December 18-20.
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