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By: Andrew Davies-Scott For most of us war is only seen through the eye of a lens. Terrible things happening on the other side of the world, never really becoming embedded into our subconscious. No, for most of us war is a thought, an imaginary place where the good...read more
Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and many people will be attending one of the many ceremonies. Where is the value in this day? For some it will be saying thanks to the soldiers who were injured or killed in one of the wars or in peacekeeping, thanks for their sacrifices...read more
By Donna Marchak The new Community Hub program on Wednesdays at St. Andrew’s Centre offers a wide assortment of programs for clients seeking advice and direction in managing their careers, personal & family finances and accessing community services. Marce El-Husseini,...read more
Ever the musician and great orchestrator, Carle Duguid with the Finance and Stewardship folks have several items in the works for the annual Stewardship Campaign this coming month. Beginning this weekend, there will be some good faith storytelling from different St....read more
The Tuesday morning lectionary study will finish for now on November 28. December is reserved for Christmas and other preparations and activities. The new schedule of readings for study is as follows: Nov 14 Matthew 25:1-13; 25:14-30; 31-46 ( Parables of the...read more
Before going to Toronto for Messy Church Conference, I did some preliminary work on inviting people to join in a study of Bruce Sanguin's Darwin, Divinity, and Dance of the Cosmos. Since my best attended discussion group was on Monday evenings last winter, I opted...read more
The Messy Church Conference at Wycliffe College in Toronto last week was interesting, and stories I heard there have implications for potential and current ministry at St. Andrew's and, possibly, for Deer Park. Holy Trinity Anglican on White Avenue in Edmonton is one...read more
The following article provides insight into trends in the United States regarding religious institutions, especially Christian ones. In the short term, St. Andrew's seeking ways to prolong its effectiveness at serving our mission in the world through traditional form...read more
The success of our camp falls to many individuals and a big thank you goes to all the Camp Leaders, volunteers, donors, and participants of this year’s Camp Caravan. A very fun and successful summer this one turned out to be. The caravan staff would like to also thank...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