News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
It is 13 days until Christmas Day, and we are supposed to feel Christmasy, but it is not always easy. The year has had a series of difficult challenges. The international scene has new and old problems. Trying to comply with what our culture seems to demand for...read more
It was a busy and significant time at St. Andrew's Centre on Saturday, December 9. Approximately 25 children and their leaders took part in the Elves Workshop during the day. For many of the children, it was a reunion from last summer's Camp Caravan. Then at supper...read more
By John Palmer This is one of the questions considered by the Joint Needs Assessment Committee (JNAC) that recommended St. Andrew’s begin the search for a new Co-coordinating Minister. We felt it was vital to review St. Andrew’s Vision, Mission and Values to ensure...read more
Sunday, December 3. Advent Potluck and All-Ages Event following morning worship. Deer Park Church. Tuesday, December 5. Women’s Candle Light Service 7:30 pm. Deer Park Church. Tuesday mornings in December. My Own Thing. 9:30 am to noon. Time to work on preparations...read more
The following are my notes with a few reflections from attending an evening lecture with Brandan Robertson called The Next Reformation at St. Laurence Anglican on November 17. Brandon's lecture was sponsored by The Wisdom Centre in Calgary. What is the future of...read more
This time of year, many people post about Jesus being the reason for the season, and they are sort of right, and sort of wrong. While the focus is on the birth of Jesus, the season of Advent is actually about anticipation of the reason for his birth and life,...read more
On Thursday at Lakeview, a speaker from the Calgary Seniors Resource Centre will make a presentation on Be Safe, Be Aware. The presentation will begin shortly after 11:30 am with lunch to follow.read more
We're seeking a new Coordinating Minister! St. Andrew’s United Church, Calgary, ministers to its congregation and to the wider community through its Regional Ministries in multiple locations after giving up its church building in 2013. We are seeking a full-time,...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