Author Archives: St. Andrew's United, Cochrane

About St. Andrew's United, Cochrane

The downtown church in Cochrane, Alberta, for over a century.

Live Nativity at Light Up 2017


Our St. Andrew’s Live Nativity and Cochrane Light Up on Saturday evening were both so enjoyable. Light Up organizers estimated up to 15,000 people in attendance. The Live Nativity was well attended, with cute donkeys, costumes for kids, great conversation, and hearty carol singing, with three campfires for warmth around the “stable”, all of which imparted a warm spirit of the season. St. Andrew’s also offered free hot chocolate and cookies, as well as restroom facilities and a place to warm up. And our east parking lot provided a superb view of the windup fireworks! Downtown had lots of activities, including a wide selection of free hotdogs, with quite the array of condiments, from good old mustard, relish, & Ketchup, to cotton candy (? – really), sugar sprinkles, non-peanut peanut butter, bacon bits, sauerkraut, jalapeños, banana peppers and more, plus hot chocolate. Give a big thank you shout out to all the volunteers who made this community event a success!Live Nativity 2017Live Nativity 2017 singingLight Up 2017, looking westLight Up 2017, looking eastLight Up fireworks 2017, from SAUCLight Up 2017 fireworks, from SAUC


Our 3rd Annual Gospel-ish Concert, July 2, 2017

Our 3rd Annual Gospel-ish Concert was quite the event on Sunday, July 2nd, a day after Canada’s 150th! Our regular service was moved outside for this day, and began at 11:00 a.m., and the concert began at 12 noon. Great weather, great entertainment, free food and drinks. Thanks so much to all those people who helped make it happen – the musicians, and the volunteers, those preparing and cooking the food, taking the photos, 4Good for providing the sound system and tech work, and to Wineglass for loaning us their “stage”. Team work!