Joint Needs Assessment now online

Congregational Meeting on May 7       A St. Andrew's United Church Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 7 immediately following the worship service at Deer Park Church. The purpose of this meeting is present, discuss and approve the report of the Joint...

Stewardship of Followership

Resilient organizations have leaders that respect and work with their followers.  The relationship between leaders and followers supports the followers/doers as they gain a sense of ownership of the goals and work of the organization. This relationship provides...

Stewardship and Salvation

I am finishing my blogs this week with the relationship between stewardship and salvation. Salvation is a condition of wholeness or wellness and the word comes from the same root as salves that are used to treat skin and muscle issues.  In the preaching of Jesus,...

Stewardship of Relationships

For me, the centre of the ministry practiced by Jesus was relationship.  He describes his mission as restoring right relationships between us and God, with a special emphasis on people marginalized by health, poverty, and social status. Large parts of his preaching...

Stewardship of Faith

Our lives are most productive and satisfying when how we live fits with what we believe.  Good lives are helped by clarity and confidence in what we believe.  Taking time for faith development by adults has been an area of weakness for the United Church for quite a...

Stewardship of Our Christian Story

As the Israelites were preparing to enter the promised land, Moses gave them many instructions.  In Deuteronomy 11:18-21, he tells them to tell their story of liberation to their children, and to do so every generation.  This instruction is still followed today in...

Stewardship in Wholeness

In churches for the past few generations, stewardship equals donations for the work of the church.  This narrow view of stewardship has bothered me since my first year of seminary, and bothers me more each year since.  Stewardship is the work of a steward, someone who...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the staff and consultants of St. Andrew's United Church and Regional Ministries: Jim Kenney, Brenda McKellar, Joel Den Haan, Lisa Penzo, Andrew Drew-Scott and Shelley Den Haan. Looking for an Easter service to attend?  Check out our service times!  8...

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