Along with our usual work of connecting with faith communities in the Calgary area, and working alongside LGBTQ2S+ organizations, here’s the latest news!
City Wide Pride Service!
Sunday September 1, 9am
Knox United Church, along with Affirming Connections, Calgary Queer Church, and the Affirming Faith Community Network, are proud to present the first ever City Wide Pride Service!
On Pride Parade Sunday, September 1 at 9am, come one and all for a morning full of pride themed music, reflections, and more.
Join us before the parade to eat muffins, drink coffee, sing, worship, get blessed, and you can even stay to watch the parade as it flows right past the doors of Knox United.
Service will be led by Pam Rocker and Stéphane Youdom, featuring a solo by Chantal Stormsong Chagnon and participation by many other faith and community leaders!
Invite your friends to join along! All people of all faiths, or no faith, are welcome!
Attendance and refreshments are free but donations will be accepted that will go solely towards costs of the service.
Location and parking details!
Parking won't be allowed on 6th Ave, but street parking is free everywhere else. Knox has an agreement with Barclay Parkade on the corner of 6th Ave and 3rd St S.W. Entrance and exit is on 6th Ave. Choose the Knox United Church option on the pay station and pay one dollar for the day. All other parkades charge between $2 and $3 for the day. We are just one block away from the LRT.
Annual Affirm United Conference in Calgary!
On July 26-28, we helped present the Annual Affirming United/S’affirmer Ensemble Conference at Hillhurst United Church!
The theme was: DISRUPTIVE FAITH: Forging Brave & Inclusive Communities in Divided Times.
It was a great success! We are pleased to provide a link to some of the Live streams from the conference, provided by Hillhurst United.
Watch for the location of the conference next year and see if you can join in with other affirming movers and shakers from across the country!
Resource Page and Free Lending Library!
On our resources page, you’ll find a list of book, website, and podcast recommendations that was curated with the intersections of faith and LGBTQ2S+ identity in mind. Whether you are part of the queer community, a parent, faith leader, or are looking for books that help your child explore all different types of people and families, we’re here to help!
We also have a list of books that are free to lend in our Affirming Connections Library located at St. Andrews Centre in Calgary. Here’s the current list with all of the details, and we’ll be adding more!
If you have a resource suggestion, contact Pam - we love hearing from you!