News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
When I read the Gospel passage, the humanness of Jesus struck me. Pervasive prejudice is part of our human condition. Our challenge is to work past that prejudice. What follows includes my original text plus revisions and additions. August 20, 2017 Pervasive...read more
Bonnie, my wife, likes to celebrate those life events where I hit important age milestones. For my 70th, she wanted us to have a special party, and we decided to host a party on September 2 at the Calgary Horseshoe Club from 2 pm to 8 pm, with the pot-luck supper to...read more
I am currently on the Needs Assessment Committee regarding a potential position of Affirming Ministries Coordinator, and brought it to the Planning and Administration Commission meeting last evening. Recent discussions and my past research and discussions prompted me...read more
I am still trying to remember the rhythm of meetings for St. Andrew's. I am currently working on my planning calendar for the fall and need to put in the dates for all the meetings which I usually or might attend as well as church events. Please let Andrew or me...read more
God willing, I will be attending the Messy Church Conference at Wycliff College in Toronto on October 26 and 27. Messy Church is an international organization that promotes a kind of activity very similar to Pathways. While I hope to apply some of what I will learn...read more
I arrived at St. Andrew's determined to help develop new and expanded ministries for St. Andrew's. Reality, reflection on my experiences so far, helpful reading, and conversations with members and friends of St. Andrew's brought my attention to more important tasks. ...read more
"I first posted this on my Facebook page, and believe it is appropriate to post here. While this post is not directly related to church, it does relate to the importance of relationships and the role of economic issues in social conflicts. The Alt-Right is not a...read more
St. Andrew's Community Gardeners By Don Stiles A generous harvest was done on Thursday, Aug 3, with produce from the community gardens of Bow Bottom and Cedarbrae as well as the back yard gardens in Douglasdale, Parkland and Midnapore. All produce was put on a...read more
Check out the fun video that Rev. Chelsea Masterman put together of Camp Caravan in Medicine Hat last week. Spaces available in our Calgary Camps in August. More information on our website: https://andychurch.org/campcaravan/...read more
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Contact / LocationsSt. Andrew's Centre (Office, Programs) and Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship location: Deer Park United Church Join us for worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as we join the congregation of Deer Park United Church.77 Deerpoint Rd. SE Calgary, AB T2J 6W5 Phone: (403) 278-8263 Website: Deer Park UC Website
St. Andrew's Centre - Office and Program Space
Sunday Worship location: Deer Park United Church
A Ministry Beyond WallsIn many locations in South Calgary... and beyond.
A vital and healthy congregation, St. Andrew’s United Church chose to sell its building in the Fall of 2013 to expand its outreach work in Calgary. This amazing mission all began five years earlier when elder Lloyd Flood suggested that their building at Heritage and Elbow in Calgary be sold so that the congregation could have a wider ministry. Ironically, Lloyd was a founding member of the congregation who helped build the church in the 1950s. Through much prayer, discernment, planning and work, Flood’s idea took shape through the congregation and beyond. The congregation’s programs have begun to spread throughout the south end of the city in partnership with other agencies and churches. The building was sold. The church’s office and program space moved to 1-10601 Southport RD SW, now called St. Andrew’s Centre. The congregation now worships Sunday mornings together with Deer Park United Church. Programing takes place at St. Andrew’s Centre and locations throughout southern Calgary. Lloyd, 83 died in March 2011, but his vision continued to take shape. Yet it was one the congregation took hold of and understood. Congregation members gathered in the old building for a final feast on October 29, 2013. One of the younger members, Annalee, led those gathered in grace. She said she was sad to leave her church building behind but she was happy she would continue to be with her church family in a new place. The ministry of St. Andrew’s United, Calgary, continues in a new way and in new places. Join us for one of those adventures of a lifetime!
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Acts 1:17