Thank you, Jim Kenney!

Rev. Jim Kenney wraps up his time with St. Andrew's around Thursday, June 28. His last Sunday Worship with St. Andrew's and Deer Park will be June 17. A special celebration will be held with cake following worship on that day.  When Jim came to St. Andrew’s in early...

Congratulations To Hillary MacDonald!

Rev. Hillary MacDonald was ordained by London Conference of The United Church of Canada on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Donna and Richard Betts were in Ontario and were able to attend the ordination service. Thank you to Richard Betts for sending photos. Hillary will join...

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...

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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