The Top 10 Spiritual Stories of 2014 in Review

I’m sure you have noticed it. As we draw nearer to the end of a calendar year, almost every news organization in the country takes time to generate a Top Ten list of people, stories and events that have occurred in the previous months of that year.  I have always been intrigued by this exercise […]

‘Twas the night before Christmas …

As we steadily travel toward Christmas Eve, it is sometimes difficult to stay balanced and serene in the midst of the frenzied pace all around us.  Here, then, are some useful tips for staying calm while those all around you are staging a last minute dash to the shopping malls.  These are in no particular […]

Knox Adventure Tours Goes to Winnipeg

Join us on our first out-of-province tour to the ever more exciting city of Winnipeg. When:  June 01 – 05, 2015  (Monday to Friday) We will see: Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin – “The gods and goddesses are coming to the Winnipeg Art Gallery.  Winnipeg is one of only two North America stops on […]

The Local Veterans Food Bank is Asking for Donations

I have been conducting some research recently, leading up to our Remembrance Day services across the country and around the world.  For example, did you know that over 37 million people died in World War I, some 80 million died in World War II (which represented 2.5% of the world’s population at the time), 1.2 […]

The Day After… We are Still Canadians

The day after the horrific events on Parliament Hill unfolded, a group of people from Knox met with two representatives from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, known around the world for its motto, “Love for All – Hatred for None.”  This encounter had been planned for weeks before the violence in Ottawa had occurred, but it […]

I Am Malala …

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out.  Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education, writing secretly on a blog that was transmitted back to the BBC in England. On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid […]

Creating peace through the sharing of gifts

Coming to Knox, October 19th. Event Happenings Preserve Sale: in gym at 12 noon, proceeds to the Child Well Being Initiative Pot Luck Meal: in gym at noon Group Discussion on Child Poverty in Alberta: in the gym following our meal. Lead by Lillian Stewart from the Child Well Being Incentive. Baking Apple Crisp: in […]

Calgary Carol Festival 2014

Calgary Carol Festival is Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. @ 7 p.m. nightly. Here is the program for all three nights. This is the registration page. The application deadline has passed. Hosted by Knox United Church Download the registration form here. Saturday, November 29 Sunday, November 30 Monday, December 1, 7:00 pm Calling all […]

Road Trip to Kitimat – Monday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Eye of the Store, a social justice group sponsored by Knox United Church, features discussion about the oil and gas industry, sustainability, and climate change. Many members are employed in the oil and gas industry, so our talks face the difficulty of knowing what to do in the midst of complicated and conflicting scenarios. We […]

An Icy Shower

Many have asked why I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the first place.  Wouldn’t it have been easier just to place a cheque in an envelope and take a lovely warm shower instead?  Yes, it would have been easier, but not nearly as much fun!  Check out the video! And why did I […]