Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Great Halloween Organ SpookTacular

The Great Halloween Organ SpookTacular (also known as G.H.O.S.T.) is returning to Knox for another spooky evening of fun. We are featuring the 1925 SILENT MOVIE, The Phantom of the Opera (Lon Chaney), with live organ accompaniment by Calgary’s own Carlos Foggin. Bring out your costumes, your ghoulish friends and your zombies. 

Tickets are $20/adults, and $5/child (12 and under). 

Co-presented by Knox United Church and the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

CACG's First Action Assembly

Time to stand up and be counted!

As you know, Knox is a founding member of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good (formerly the Metro Alliance for the Common Good, MACG).  We have been working in the background for over a year now, building the organization and developing relationships across the city, and doing research and action plans in our chosen issue areas of reconciliation and seniors' support.  Now the research has borne some fruit, we have refined plans by talking with city councilors, staff, and nonprofits, and now we're ready for some action.  

CACG's first action assembly will be October 16, 7-9 pm, at Temple B'nai Tikvah.  City Councilors will be present, perhaps even the Mayor.  We have a proposal for a city-wide program to help provide supports to enable seniors to stay in their homes and communities longer, a program that has been tested and proven.  But in this time of budgetary restraint, it is difficult for city council to find even the modest funds for this program.  That's where we come in.  

We need our members to show up at this Assembly, to show city council that we represent a significant number of Calgarians.  We need to show the councilors who are working with us that we can offer real support, and we need to show the councilors who are reluctant to fund this program that it is important.  We are asking for at least 20 people from Knox to stand up and be counted.  Do you care about helping seniors stay in their homes and communities?  Do you want a system in Calgary where people and businesses can be co-ordinated to make communities more supportive to seniors?  Come and show Calgary that this matters!  

We'll also hear more about CACG and community organizing, we likely will hear from Chief Lee Crowchild about progress on building relationships and support towards better relations between indigenous and settler peoples, and we'll get a chance to meet some of the other religious, community and labour groups who are a part of this movement.  

If you'd like to stand up and be counted, please sign up with Dave after worship, or call in to the church office (403) 269-8382And if you'd like to know more, contact Dave (or Doreen Orman, Susan Wood, Ellen Lang, or Gillian Ranson).  

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Write to Reconcile: a Workshop of Exploration

Carolyn Pogue will coach participants in their exploration of themes of reconciliation, from 10:00 till 4:00. To register, contact Carolyn Pogue, cpogue@shaw.ca or 403-228-1791. Cost is $60. This workshop is open to all interested folks, whether new, seasoned, timid and brave writers and explorers. See the poster on display for more information.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Damisch Concert

American concert pianist and philanthropist, Mark Damisch, will be performing at Knox on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 pm. Mr. Damisch performs worldwide, all on his own dime, all for charitable causes! He has performed in more than 40 countries, including Japan, Russia, Israel, Egypt, China, to mention only a few. He makes his career in Chicago as a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, and is a former criminal prosecutor with the Cook County state attorney’s office. Donations for this concert will be devoted to the Inn from the Cold Child Care Centre at Knox. This is a concert not to be missed!

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Jul
8
10:15 AM10:15

Stampede Sunday Service

Join us for some country, gospel, folk, and fiddle music on Sunday, July 8, as we worship together during the annual Calgary Stampede celebrations. Don’t miss the special prelude starting at 10:15 – featuring fiddle music by Gwen Gillespie. Gwen has been singing with the Knox Choir since 1946, and she’s been playing the fiddle for just as long! Bring your friends to the worship service, and don’t forget to wear your western duds! 

Here's an excerpt from our Stampede Sunday service of 2015 so you can get an idea of what to expect -- on YouTube

 

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Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

RCCO Calgary Organ Festival – Earth Mass MISSA GAIA

Earth Mass MISSA GAIA - Knox choir members join a 60-voice choir, and CAROL JOHNSON is a featured soloist! Paul Halley plays piano, Chellan Hoffman on organ, and a groovy band of percussionists, guitar, bass, cello, oboe, sax will make this a memorable concert!

Knox is hosting three evening concerts July 2, 3, 4 @ 8 PM. For more information about the Calgary Organ Festival, visit their website: calgaryorganfestival.ca

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Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

RCCO Calgary Organ Festival – Paul Halley

Paul Halley, Grammy award winning composer and performer, will play solo organ, as well as feature duets and trios he has composed. Moving to the piano for these gems, he will be joined by his son, Nick Halley on harpsichord, and Knox Music Director, Chellan Hoffman on organ! 

Knox is hosting three evening concerts July 2, 3, 4 @ 8 PM. For more information about the Calgary Organ Festival, visit their website: calgaryorganfestival.ca

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Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

Canada Day Service

We welcome Angelique Po, organist from Richmond, BC, to our service. Angelique is part of the Student Academy that is scheduled this weekend, in front of the Organ Festival. Students from across Canada will be playing at churches around Calgary on July 1, and we are thrilled to welcome Angelique to Knox United!

Support Angelique and 6 other students who will play in the STUDENT ACADEMY RECITAL on Monday, July 2 @ 3 pm - CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH, 131 7th Ave SW.

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