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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
Community Ministry Fund In Genesis, God is reported as making us in God’s image. Above everything else, God is self-giving, and it when we give of ourselves that we are most like God. One of my favourite offertory hymns, ”Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands”, has the...read more
I was asked today for the first time for a copy of my message on Sunday. Here is my story and message. God or Idols 2017 05 21 Acts 17:16-34 Paul at the Areopagus Story: A Strange Dream I take the 2nd Commandment, do not make images of any created thing and worship...read more
I have been a bit preoccupied with other projects, and left my favourite project on the side. After reviewing my calendar for June, I would like to have Andychurch Outdoors events on Saturdays, June 3, 10, and 17. The outing on June 3 needs to finish early enough...read more
Victoria Day approaches and irony reigns supreme. The first camping weekend for many families arrives with its promise of a special kind of freedom and escape from the busy life of the city. I remember how many First Nations people treasure promises made to their...read more
A critical issue today in all parts of our society is leadership. Organizations need two kinds of leaders: those who lead and those who manage. Leaders who lead carve out new paths forward and equip others to share in this work. Leaders who manage help ensure the...read more
Michael Foss, in his book Power Surge, included the following story from czarist Russia on page 128. A priest walking along minding his own business was stopped by a royal guard who stopped him at gunpoint. The guard demanded, “What is your name? Why are you here,...read more
Re-reading Michael Foss's Power Surge, and found this statement on page 4 very relevant. "Christian faith is not an accessory to life. Rather it is a coherent way of life, a way of being in the world. It is the task of the church to teach and support this way of...read more
I hope we will be able to have a vision and mission working group meeting sometime the week of May 15 to May 19. If you want to contribute to this working group or offer ideas or comments, please send them to me. There are thousands of things we could be doing,...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