News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
By Rev. Catherine Elsdon. (Sermon preached at 8 am Easter Sunday, April 5) In the gospel of John, we hear the Easter story told through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ most faithful followers. Mary had been there for the highs and lows. She had heard...read more
Happy Easter from Catherine Elsdon, Joel Den Haan, Brenda McKellar, Lisa Penzo, Pat Stuart, Karen Nell-Bennett and Shelley Den Haan (behind the 'video camera')! https://youtu.be/te6H6szAyKYread more
A lot can happen in 16 months! Last week, Council Chair Richard Betts told St. Andrew's story in words and photos for the Executive of the United Church's Alberta and Northwest Conference which met at St. Andrew's Centre on March 13 and 14. Above you'll find the...read more
St. Andrew's Council meetings begin with prayer and last February's meeting started with these 400+ old words, still relevant...read more
The seventeen youth and young adults taking confirmation spent February 27 to March 3 in Canmore for their retreat. Leaders are Rev. Catherine Elsdon and Youth Minister Brenda McKellar. The youth and their leaders stayed in condos and prepared meals while continuing...read more
The culinary creations of Rev. Danah Cox are a wonderful part of the Palates program and were also a key part of last weekend's Robbie Burns Training Event. Below, Dana shares his roast beef recipe from last weekend. The next section of Palates will begin next month....read more
By Rev. Catherine Elsdon (Sermon from Sunday, January 18, 2015) Scripture: 1 Samuel 3 In my reflection today I’d like to explore three points for your consideration: I believe that God is still speaking, calling us to follow. Listening for God in our lives requires...read more
The Robbie Burns Training Night took place at St. Andrew's Centre on January 17 featuring much celebration that included the goodness of Scotland, Burns' poetry and the fine cooking of Rev. Danah Cox (recipe here). Peter Lewin read Burns poetry, finishing one...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