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Our All Ages Event for June will be combined with the Movie Night on Saturday, June 16. The theme will be Race into Summer. The movie, Race, will be shown at 7 pm and followed by a time for discussion. The movie is about Jesse Owens at the 1936 Summer Olympics in...read more
Change is essential to anything that is alive, including faith communities. Managing change is the challenge and essential task of faith communities that put faith first. As followers of Jesus, our faith calls us to grow our relationship with God and with others...read more
A friend sent me a link to an interview of Pam Rocker by Illuminate at the Conference for Youth in London Conference. it is an excellent interview worth listening to. The link to her website is http://www.pamrocker.com/media/. Go towards the bottom of that page to...read more
Just a brief note to alert people that the All Ages Event for June will be combined with Movie Night on June 16. Planning is still tentative, but Jim is planning on a variety of fun activities related to summer and to the movie between 5 and 6 pm. There will be a...read more
As I prepare to attend the last meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference, I am making a list of things I hope to do there. First is to find an opportunity to ask everyone present to not use restructuring as an excuse not to do the work many of us have neglected...read more
Important conversations are those that lead to: destruction or healing; death or new life. Margaret J. Wheatley, in her book, Turning to One Another, promotes personal and community healing through our relationships with one another. On page 24, in a section on the...read more
We had an interesting discussion of 1 Timothy this morning, but only men were present. We are hoping some women will be present next Tuesday for Vexatious Verses as we look at more of 1 Timothy and possibly a couple of other similar letters. 1 Timothy is jarring in...read more
I feel like a grumpy old man this evening. While walking to South Centre Mall for supper and then back to the office for an evening meeting, I reflected on stories I have heard over the past couple of years and my own experiences. I ended up feeling angry about how...read more
A recent post by Carey Nieuwhof from Barrie, Ontario, offered seven things that will drive future church growth. None of them are new, and I preached on some of these already, but I believe it is helpful to post an excerpt of the post. The whole post is accessible...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