News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
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
Early last week, the four-church Refugee Committee learned the Syrian family of six that it was anticipating would arrive Saturday night. The committee of Scarboro, McDougall, St. Andrew's and Deer Park United Churches' representatives went into high-gear. Final items...read more
By Jim Dennis When The Common Cup Company was in Calgary last fall, I bought some CDs. I have been listening to them and particularly to the unique and appropriate piano stylings of Jim Uhrich (Uhrich is a former St. Andrew's minister and founding member of Common...read more
And now to prepare and wait.... By Marion Wolff and Wendy Campbell For over a year, a young Syrian family in a refugee camp in Jordan has been waiting and hoping for refugee resettlement. This week our Syrian Refugee Initiative learned that our sponsorship...read more
Long-time St. Andrew's member and former Treasurer Les Oling passed away in late December and the celebration of his life was held on Monday, January 4. We will remember Les' commitment to family, his work and church. Below is part of Rev. Lois Punton's meditation...read more
St. Andrew's anticipates the coming of Christmas with much exuberance, joining with others to celebrate. A few of December's events in photos below: • We joined with our partner, Calgary Downs Syndrome Association, to welcome the CPR Holiday Train to Calgary in...read more
Good News on Refugee Sponsorship! The St. Andrew’s Church in Community committee and friends are embarking on a new outreach project. We are providing leadership to sponsor a Syrian refugee family in 2016. Last week St. Andrew’s Council approved a motion that St....read more
By Shelley Den Haan As we move towards the third week of Advent -- Joy -- I recalled an article written for The United Church Observer, re-discovered while cleaning files last summer. Based on Mary's Song in Luke 1:46-55, it was originally published 16 years ago. ...read more
In an article from our Remembrance Day e-newsletter, Bonnie Bailey tells about coming to know her Great Uncle, who fought in World War I, through researching family history. Bonnie is part of St. Andrew's Healing Touch Team. In my search for family history, I was...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