Out of Zambia: Presentation from Youth

Out of Zambia: Presentation from Youth By Andrew Nicholson On Sunday, October 22, the worship service at Deer Park was led by members of the Zambia Youth Exposure Tour 2017 team. This was a group of 16 youth/young adults and 7 adult leaders from Calgary area United...

A Report on Messy Church

The Messy Church Conference at Wycliffe College in Toronto last week was interesting, and stories I heard there have implications for potential and current ministry at St. Andrew's and, possibly, for Deer Park. Holy Trinity Anglican on White Avenue in Edmonton is one...

An Apparent Future for Religious Institutions

The following article provides insight into trends in the United States regarding religious institutions, especially Christian ones.  In the short term, St. Andrew's seeking ways to prolong its effectiveness at serving our mission in the world through traditional form...

SEA SCAPES FOR ALBERTANS

 Joyce Moore is a part of St. Andrew's congregation and for the past 27 years, her column called Outdoor Journal has appeared in the regional section of six weekly newspapers south of Calgary.  So that more people can enjoy Joyce's insights and musings, we look...

Slogging for Our Goal

A challenge for any person or organization is to keep slogging for a goal for long periods of time. Rev. Jim Kenney's blog is based on Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. In the fall of 1982, we decided to build our dream home on an acreage we had purchased the...

Cross Connections October 19: Dementia

Cross Connections Lunch and Learn October 19, 2017:  Dementia           Start Time: 11:30 am Location:  Lakeview United Church For this Lunch and Learn, I will lead a presentation and discussion on Dementia.  The first part will be a discussion about how it frightens...

Ignorance, Growth, and Success

I am reading Sapiens, a history of humanity, and read the chapter on the relationship between science and empire.  In 1500 AD, the European economy was probably less than 1/0 the economy of China, was far less important than several of the empires in the near and far...

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