News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
The Annual Youth Camp took place the first weekend of June with beautiful summer-like weather. Some 60 teenagers took part in the annual weekend camp held at River's Edge camp northwest of Cochrane. The Regional Ministries Dream Team, made up of youth from United...read more
Calgary Senior reporter Gary Gee sat down with Wendy Campbell and Marion Wolff last month and his report was published this past week. Wendy and Marion's words reflect the compelling reasons so many in St. Andrew's, McDougall, Deer Park and Scarboro United Churches...read more
We are A Community that Cares! By Lisa Penzo Whether the need is at a time of joy and celebration, illness or bereavement, whether it is in a time of crisis, job loss, loneliness or simply a need to connect with our church community, we are here for you. Our Heart...read more
Sermon by Rev. Lois Punton Scripture: Psalm 23 and John 10:22-30 We don’t often hear Psalm 23 on a Sunday. We might sing it once in a while or hear it sung as we did today, but many pastors frequently read it to hospital patients, the dying, and...read more
Do you have a back yard garden that you are not using that could grow food for the Food Bank? St. Andrew’s Gardeners can help. Call Don Stiles. There are 10’ X 10’ plots available behind Deer Park United Church available at $50 per season. Sign up at the Deer Park...read more
By Marion Wolff Over 25 people attended the Refugee Sponsorship Initiative information meeting at Scarboro United Church on April 13 to hear Sam Nammoura share information on the Syrian Refugee Support Group Calgary (www.yycsyr.ca) as well as to receive the latest...read more
Plans for this Summer's Camp Caravan 2016 are well underway and we'd like to introduce our Camp Coordinator who has been at work since January in preparation for July and August. Caravan Coordinator Elizabeth Gray has more than 10 years’ experience working with summer...read more
By Rev. Lois Punton I enjoyed the St. Andrew’s weekly walks and conversations that took place leading up to Easter. Those participating have shared profound insights into scripture and faith. We have told stories of life, experience and faith as we have journeyed...read more
By Marion Wolff One month ago, our Syrian family arrived in Calgary. For over two years, the family of six had lived in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, and now they are living in a new home in a new country. What a culture shock they must be experiencing: a new...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