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I am reading a book about the history of humans called Sapiens which is interesting, challenging and painful. Our past as a species is a bloody one. As Christians we feel called to be something quite different. As we pursue the future we want for ourselves, we need...read more
Wednesday is International Peace Day and people around the world are asked to have a moment of silence at noon to think about or pray for peace. On Friday, there will be a celebration of Treaty 7 day from 10 am until 3:00 pm at Fort Calgary. There will be a ceremony...read more
This Saturday evening (September 23rd) is St. Matthew's first “Walk-in Movie” featuring the recent Pixar film “Cars 3” which will be shown on an enormous screen that will be set up in the middle of 26a St., right outside the church. They have even received permission...read more
David McKee, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Better Business Bureau, is presenting a seminar this evening, Monday, September 18, at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew's UC on 21st Avenue and 26A St. SW. The seminar, "Pyramid Dreams and Microsoft Schemes," is on learning...read more
The Lectionary Study sessions on Tuesday mornings at 10 am will include the reading and discussion of each reading, a discussion of how those readings connect to the story of the Christian Church, and how those readings connect to our individual lives as well as to...read more
When the building was sold, the promise was made that no one would be left behind. Circumstances and events resulted in some people feeling left behind, and you and I can work together to ensure that this promise is more than words. I made a lot of phone calls this...read more
While reflecting on conflicts and other issues in the media, I realized that how people define and prioritize the characteristics of "People like me" shapes how they and we relate to others. Some characteristics can build community, and priorities for other...read more
By Andrew Davies-Scott This past Sunday was the Pride Parade. In our staff meeting this week, we talked about how the long weekend can make it difficult for people to attend the Pride Parade. I would like to say, however, that we were thankful for those St. Andrew's...read more
We discussed use of social media in our staff meeting on Wednesday, and we acknowledged how important it is for as many members of the congregation to take part as possible. Shelley Den Haan, our Communications Consultant, is working on developing a communications...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