Upcoming Community Events for Parents and Others

Community Educational Services offers a variety of events related to health and wellness issues.  The following are coming relatively close to St. Andrew's Centre: Wednesday May 2 1:15 PM - 2 PM Fish Creek Library 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary Introduction to...

To Love Enough: Message for April 22 2018

To Love Enough was Rev. Jim Kenney's message in worship on Sunday, April 22, based on the Scripture passage of 1 John 3:16-24. My message today is to love enough is to be close enough to God to have enough power to do incredible things.  Before I begin, here is what I...

Qualities of Leadership

Top leadership of most organizations share a few common qualities. Carey Nieuwhof, part of leadership team for a large church, Connexus, in Barrie Ontario with satellite churches in Orillia and Midland, posts  blogs about leadership and church growth.  His theology is...

Vexatious Verses: Creeping through Revelations

For the next few weeks, we will creep through the most troubling parts of the Book of Revelations.   It will be a time to wonder about what we should do, if anything, with many of these passages while we consider what circumstances and feelings were behind their...

HALT and Good Decision-Making

I attended a webinar which was a boundaries refresher course for United Church ministers with a focus on the use of social media.  There were many useful parts in the webinar, but there was one near the end about HALT which is very pertinent to making good decisions....

Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership Part 2

The first four pillars for servant leadership are basics that could also be requirements for most leadership, and for basic servant leadership.  The next three pillars are marks of exceptional servant leadership. The fifth pillar is foresight: "having a sense for the...

Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership, Part 1

There are many kinds of leaders and ways to use power.  Jesus showed us using great power for others in contrast to the religious and secular leaders focused in his time on using power over others.  Some leaders lead in pursuit of their own well-being and some leaders...

Introducing Hillary MacDonald

St. Andrew's United Church has voted to call Hillary MacDonald as Coordinating Minister, effective June 24, 2018 and pending approval of Calgary Presbytery later this month.  This introduction of Hillary MacDonald was written by Donna Betts who presented the Search...

Stewardship, Mission and Service, and Freedom

During our Stewardship and Finance meeting this morning, the task of completing the goal-setting form for M&S resulted in a discussion about Mission and Service and communication.  To me, stewardship is part of exercising our freedom from slavery.  One common form of...

No Fear: Message March 18 2018

My message for Sunday, March 18, titled,"No Fear" used Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33 as its starting point.  Like a deer caught in headlights, any organization that allows fear to control its decision-making will lose.  It is important in a rapidly changing...

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