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The movie, Hidden Figures, tells the story of three African-American women breaking gender and racial at NASA in the 1960s. It stars Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and Kevin Costner. Join us on Saturday June 17th at 7pm for this inspiring film. St....read more
Trinity Sunday, 2017:05:11 92 Anniversary of the UCC Matthew 28:16-20 Story: A Little Church That Was When I was serving the Daysland Pastoral Charge, I visited every residence in Ohaton, leaving a leaflet about the pastoral charge with an invitation to starting...read more
Naked Faith is an alternative worship experience aimed at youth and young adults but open to all. The FINAL Naked Faith before the Summer Break takes place on Friday, June 16th @ Red Deer Lake United Church. Naked Faith begins with dinner @ 6 pm, service @ 7 pm, and...read more
"Evolutionary Christianity" builds on what science is learning about evolution in in terms of the universe and life. The following blog provides some insight into discussions and learning at our Wednesday Spirituality discussions. Teilhard de Chardin was one of the...read more
I started planning and discussing options for new ministry this fall that fill gaps -- ministry that will connect with the needs of more of our members and others. Like many congregations, financial support for St. Andrew's has declined a bit from last year, and...read more
My training in science and in the history of science confirm that, while we know a great deal, we still have much to discover and understand. The book, Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership (Paulist Press, Revised edition 2015) includes some interesting research about...read more
It is 2 days until Pentecost, an event with many different edges. It was originally a harvest festival, a time of hopefulness and gratitude. I thank Pentecost for prompting lots of fun activities and events related to Pentecost. There used to be a You Tube video of...read more
Here is my story and message for Cross Connections, June 1, 2017 (A sad note about Walt: while he was an exceptional leader in many ways, his antipathy to homosexuality and to critical examination of scripture spurred him to lead his congregation from the ELCA to the...read more
I just posted information about this on the Andychurch Outdoors Facebook page. I would like to do a 1 day canoe trip on either the Bow River (between the Graves Bridge and a pick-up point at Fish Creek Park or further south and east) or the Sheep River (between...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