Newsletter Spring 2017

  The United Church Of Canada   St. Andrew’s United Church 60 Athabasca East, Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 0L2 Phone 306-692-0533 – Fax 306-692-0534 E-Mail: st.andrew’smj@sasktel.net Website: http://standrewsmoose jaw.ca Facebook: www.facebook.com/StAnrewsUnitedChurch MooseJaw/   Spring 2017 Newsletter #17 From Jim’s Desk: Many, many hands! In any church there’s a tremendous amount of work to be done. … Read more

The Legend of the Rainbow Feet

A long long time ago there was a girl who had the most amazing birthmark.  It was on her feet and it looked like a rainbow.  It started on her toes, then wrapped around and swirled until it faded out at her ankles.  She loved her birthmark and she walked around the house barefoot whenever … Read more

Council Minutes for March 26, 2017

Page 2017 – 1 ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH COUNCIL MINUTES Sunday, March 19, 2017 “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.  Call to Order: … Read more

Press Release: February 28

  The congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church is thrilled to announce that they have voted overwhelmingly in favour of officially becoming an “Affirming” congregation.  The affirming designation is a recognition of those churches that intentionally and publicly remove all barriers to full inclusion for all people, regardless of “age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic … Read more

Council Minutes for February 14, 2017

Page 2017 – 1 ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH COUNCIL MINUTES Tuesday, February 14, 2017  “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.  Call to Order: … Read more

All Are Welcome (and we mean all!)

James 2:1-8 Luke 14:12-14 Reflection A while ago, I was poking around in my office and I came across an envelope I didn’t recognize – it’s a big office. Inside was a pile of pieces of paper with ideas for St. Andrew’s. It was interesting to look through the stack. There were of course, lots … Read more

Called To Be Poor In Spirit

Matthew 5:1–12  Reflection Back when I lived in Vancouver, I used to work in community support, working to re-integrate people who had previously lived in institutions like Valley View.  There was one young man that I would pick up at 9:00 every morning but he was never ready.  I’d end up waiting for 15 minutes … Read more

Council Minutes for January 17, 2017

Page 2017 – 1 St. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH COUNCIL MINUTES FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017 “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.  Call … Read more

Council Minutes for December 20, 2016

Page 2016 – 1 ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH COUNCIL MINUTES Tuesday, December 20, 2016  “Treaty People” We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4. A.      Call to Order: Marlene … Read more

Joseph’s Story

Matthew 1:18-25 Reflection My father always promised me, “Joseph, I’m going to get you a good wife.  She’ll be able to have lots of children, cook well and will do nothing to threaten your honour.”  I had no doubt that he was sincere, after all, it was in his best interest as well that a … Read more