News, Events, Updates and BlogThe latest from St. Andrew's United Church and St. Andrew's Regional Ministries
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
Did you know? ...that the St. Andrews Healing Touch team is made up of five dedicated individuals who make themselves available to you the first and third Monday evenings (except on holidays) at 7:00 at Lakeview United Church? They are all Healing Touch Practitioners...read more
Each week during Summer 2015, the VBS Caravan Day Camp was offered in different churches throughout the Calgary area. Thank you to our hosts: St. Gerard Parish and Airdrie, Woodcliffe, Symons Valley, St. Thomas, Deer Park, Robert McClure and St. Andrew's United...read more
Pentecost -- the celebration of when the Spirit descended upon the first disciples -- was marked last Sunday with much colour, singing, dancing and story-telling. Linda Wilkins joined Rev. Tom Melvin in the pulpit. Linda spoke about going through surgery earlier this...read more
St. Andrew's and Deer Park Churches celebrated Baptisms and Confirmations of Faith, many times over on Sunday, May 10. Baptized were Faith Pauly, Carmelle Pauly, Andrew Nicholson and Hamish McKellar. Welcomed by Renewal of Baptismal Faith were: Josh Carr, Emma...read more
The monthly St. Andrew's Family potluck was an extra special occasion on Sunday, May 3, as we celebrated our graduates, dedicated the St. Andrew's Centre and also marked becoming an Affirming congregation. Our musicians provided amazingly beautiful and fun music and...read more
Recently St. Andrew’s Centre hosted fun and helpful guests who filled the space with laughter for a day. The guests were neighbours -- a periodontal office from the same building who used the Board Room for staff education. Along with their facilitator, the dental...read more
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
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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