News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
On Friday evening, Javan Bernakevitch, the keynote speaker, spoke on Right Livelihood. This blog links Right Livelihood and the church; the next blog explores many of his key points in his presentation. The heart of right livelihood is living free from cognitive...read more
Report on the Southern Alberta Permaculture Convergence Part 1: Permaculture, Spirituality, and the Church “The market for something to believe in is infinite.” Hugh McLeod On Friday and Saturday, I attended the Southern Alberta Permaculture Convergence in Turner...read more
At this time many or most people are either doing something special for the summer or planning it, whether it is travel, camping, home projects, or local exploration. All of these activities are chosen for future-oriented purposes. It is a time when we can also...read more
Story and Message for July 2 Whycogomagh The summer we moved to Halifax, we drove to Cape Breton to visit Bonnie’s grandmother’s cousin in Whycogomagh. The person who sold and rented fishing tackle offered to lend me salmon-fishing gear and Frank’s neighbour offered...read more
I seem to have chosen a poor weekend for canoeing. The proposed trip for July 15 is postponed indefinitely. The following Saturdays are days for which I am open to hiking or canoeing or cycling upon request: July 8, 15, 22; August 12, 19, 26. If there is interest...read more
With Saturday as the 150th anniversary of Canada, there have been, are, and will be many events celebrating this anniversary. One constant over the past 150 years has been our preoccupation with the United States of America. Part of the reason Canada exists is the...read more
I transplanted 2 strawberry plants, a rhubarb plant, and a blackberry bush 2 weeks ago into the same plot of ground. The strawberries and rhubarb are doing well and the blackberry is struggling. Last week on a noon-hour gardening program, I heard how our alkaline...read more
There is more media coverage of the Senate investigation of potential links between the Trump election team and Russia than most other events in the world, and this is unfortunate. Most of the news looks more like entertainment and distraction than useful...read more
The Annual Regional Youth Ministries Camp took place on June 2-4 with 90 participants from Calgary, Calgary, Okotoks, Vermillion, Grimshaw, Edmonton, Leduc and Red Deer. The Camp took place at Rivers Edge Camp near Sundre and was presented by the Regional Youth...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