News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
I went to a website article about 10 Reasons Why Churches do not Grow, and one line caught my eye "The greatest enemy of your future success is your current success." I first heard this theme watching a Peter Drucker video back in 2001. Peter Drucker, in his video,...read more
I was just looking at the Mission and Service Goal-Setting form for St. Andrew's and remembered some of my past thoughts on stewardship. One is a misunderstanding many people have about giving. When we give to family, these are not true gifts as our family members...read more
Maundy Thursday, March 29 at St. Andrew’s Centre. Finger food Potluck at 6:00pm and Service at 7:00pm Good Friday, March 30. Potluck and evening service, beginning at 6pm. Easter Sunday Services, April 1 • 8:00 am at St. Andrew’s Centre. Will be live streamed on...read more
I returned to We Refused to Lead A Dying Church on an impulse when looking for a devotional for the staff meeting last week, and have been rereading the stories in this book about congregations with near-death experiences. Paul Nixon, the author, set out the following...read more
“Live Your Dash” YOUTH CAMP RETREAT 2018 led by Regional Youth Council from Calgary EARLY-BIRD COST (by April 30th): $175 LATE-REGISTRATION COST (absolutely no later than May 20th): $225 Subsidies available if needed CAMP BEGINS: Friday, June 8th at 7 pm CAMP ENDS:...read more
On this International Women's Day, here are some reflections on the history of women in the church and their experiences of equality and inequality. During his ministry, Jesus relied on financial support from a group of women. During the first 20 to 30 years after...read more
Improving weather means it might be worthwhile trying discussion groups again on Tuesday mornings at 10. What I would like to host are discussions of vexatious verses like Luke 14:26 and Ecclesiastes 3:9 and 3:18-22. We continue meeting in the Great Room. If you...read more
Here is more information about the Milk River Trip, June 22 to 24. The following plans are subject to negotiation. Day 1 of the proposed Milk River Trip: First encounter with an incredible landscape. Bonnie and I will leave Friday morning with our Camper Van and Car...read more
I appreciated Tom's messaged March 4 about the ten commandments, and, reflecting on his message in scanning our society today, I realized the tenth commandment is extremely relevant. Covetousness is a major driver for good and for ill in our world today. It plays out...read more
Calendar of EventsWhat's happening in the St. Andrew's United Church community.
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