Opportunity Knox – Communications Assistant

Knox United Church is seeking a Communications Assistant. Duties include: Help Knox present a consistent and compelling image in all our communications within the church and in the community. Maintain Knox visual identity in print and online – everything from weekly communications to special event marketing – Quarterly newsletter, Weekly bulletin design, Brochures Writing the […]

Tough Mudder – By Dave Holmes

Scripture: Mark 8: 27-37 This Scripture asks two key questions of us. The first is a religious one:  who is Jesus?  We might prefer to reserve judgment, but Jesus presses us for an answer that will get us off the fence. The second question is an existential one:  How do we find life that is […]

Calgary Carol Festival 2015 – Info and Registration

2015 Dates: Saturday November 28 Sunday November 29 Monday November 30 7:00 pm each night Calling all Calgary Choirs With the festive season right around the corner, start prepping those pipes and practice hitting those high notes as the Calgary Carol Festival is quickly approaching. Once again proceeds from the festival will help the Calgary […]

Office Hours with Dave and Greg

Let’s meet over coffee. Beginning September 30, Dave and Greg are holding “office hours.” Greg’s Office Hours You can find Greg on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DeVille Coffee at 600 6th Ave. SW (two blocks west of Knox). Dave’s Office Hours You can find Dave on Thursdays from noon to 2 […]

The right tools for the job – By Dave Holmes

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 In our struggle to build a better society, against what are we struggling? This is actually not a rhetorical question – I want you to think of an answer.  If we are struggling to live into the Kingdom of God, God’s government, who or what is our enemy?  What’s holding us back? […]

Why it’s important to be visibly “out” at church

As Calgary Pride Week is on right now, I thought I’d share a story about why it’s really good to be visibly out as an LGBTQ person in church. But first, the backstory. When I was figuring out what “gay” was back in the early ‘80s, and not even knowing what words to use for […]

Strengthened by Kindness – By Dave Holmes

Scripture reading: 1 Kings 19: 4-8 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Elijah has just had one of his greatest triumphs.  If you’re a church person, you may remember the story from childhood.  Gathered on the top of Mt. Carmel for a great challenge.  It’s Elijah versus the prophets of Ba’al.  Two sacrifices, two piles of wood – […]

Surprise! You are included! – By Dave Holmes

Scripture reading: John 6: 1-15 and Ephesians 3: 14-21 Our son spent a couple of years in Boston, and while he was there, somewhat to my surprise, he joined a church!  The story’s a good one. He was working to develop a social circle in a new city, and he decided to try going to church.  […]

Hello from Rev. Dr. David Holmes

Hello! Now that I have been here almost a month, I thought I would introduce myself a bit.  I’m the “local boy,” more or less – I have been in Calgary since 1992, serving Robert McClure United in the Northeast for 16 years, followed by 7 years in a team ministry with my wife Karen […]

The Soul Food Diet – By Greg Glatz

True confession: I love soul food I’m not claiming it’s good FOR you–I’m just saying it’s good: fried chicken–GOOD! brisket–GOOD! grits–GOOD! collard greens–GOOD! black-eyed peas–GOOD! IT’S ALL GOOD! Talia Syrie and Steve Ackerman run The Tallest Poppy in Winnipeg. They serve the best fried chicken and collard greens north of St Louis. And on Wednesdays, […]