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I attended a webinar which was a boundaries refresher course for United Church ministers with a focus on the use of social media. There were many useful parts in the webinar, but there was one near the end about HALT which is very pertinent to making good decisions....read more
The first four pillars for servant leadership are basics that could also be requirements for most leadership, and for basic servant leadership. The next three pillars are marks of exceptional servant leadership. The fifth pillar is foresight: "having a sense for the...read more
There are many kinds of leaders and ways to use power. Jesus showed us using great power for others in contrast to the religious and secular leaders focused in his time on using power over others. Some leaders lead in pursuit of their own well-being and some leaders...read more
St. Andrew's United Church has voted to call Hillary MacDonald as Coordinating Minister, effective June 24, 2018 and pending approval of Calgary Presbytery later this month. This introduction of Hillary MacDonald was written by Donna Betts who presented the Search...read more
During our Stewardship and Finance meeting this morning, the task of completing the goal-setting form for M&S resulted in a discussion about Mission and Service and communication. To me, stewardship is part of exercising our freedom from slavery. One common form of...read more
St. Andrew’s Coffee House Series is pleased to present the Johanna Silanpaa Jazz Band Ensemble on Saturday, April 28 at St. Andrew’s Centre. Doors open at 7pm and concert begins at 7:30pm. Here’s a bit about Johanna Silanpaa’s latest Album called From this Side:...read more
By Libby Brownell This Thursday, March 22, Sharon Butala will attend the Connections Ministry Luncheon since it will take place after the Book Club’s discussion on her latest book called Where I Live Now. Butala is a prolific Canadian author whose first book, The...read more
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
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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