News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
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
I hope to start a group for outdoor activities that can organize and lead group adventures from canoeing to biking and hiking. I created a Facebook page to provide a meeting place for this group. The link for this site is:...read more
Of the many ministries congregations can pursue, a few focus on developing relationships in a spiritual context. Two of those are house churches and table groups.read more
St. Andrew's will be planning and providing a stewardship campaign this year, and I hope to help in both parts of that process. As I was riding the train to work this morning, I reflected on stewardship and on membership. The membership of a congregation can be...read more
Stewardship of money is one of the touchy subjects in churches. It includes faithfulness, gratitude, freedom vs captivity, and fairness. I will begin with a Ralph Milton story. He was at a gathering of young people from different denominations, and one group was...read more
While driving this morning, I listened to a mother's story of her son's mental health issues that culminated in his suicide. She spoke about how she was in denial about the change in his behaviour and what it might mean, and her error in telling him he can get his...read more
In this Spring's Spirituality Discussions: Jim will be presenting a variety of spiritual disciplines for discussion and some will include practice. Some of the disciplines will include prayer with and to the body, discussions of spiritual understandings from Buddhism...read more
Congregational Meeting on May 7 A St. Andrew's United Church Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 7 immediately following the worship service at Deer Park Church. The purpose of this meeting is present, discuss and approve the report of the Joint...read more
Resilient organizations have leaders that respect and work with their followers. The relationship between leaders and followers supports the followers/doers as they gain a sense of ownership of the goals and work of the organization. This relationship provides...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