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. Go to our Events page for more info. When the schedule is ready, we will post it on our Events page.   This is the registration page. The application deadline has passed. Hosted by Knox United Church Download the registration form […]

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 […]

Drumming Awakens the Heart

On Sunday, September 7th, hours before a huge snowfall came to Calgary and shattered our trees, Knox United Church hosted a drumming workshop, offered by Bruce and Cheryl Harding.  We were grateful they arrived before the snow did!  The names of these two talented, gentle and extraordinary musicians are well known in United Church circles.  […]

Knox Lunch September 14th

Come one, come all to a party on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 where as a congregation we pause to connect with one another. Our theme is Linking Together within our Diversity. To celebrate our diversity we will share in a multi-ethnic meal. We will then have the opportunity to discuss differences within our community, and […]

There’s lots of work left to do…

In case you missed it, the Labour Day weekend played out on the streets of Calgary to the sights and sounds of joyful participants and onlookers, marching and carrying rainbow coloured flags.  Thousands showed up for Calgary’s Annual Pride Parade.  And because this event unfolds, usually without incident, year after year, we have become rather […]