Coming events AT knox!

 
 

Weekly worship info, bulletin, and announcement are posted on Worship Calendar.


Next Brunch - May 6th, following the church service


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Brandon Men’s Ecumenical Potluck Supper

Friday, May 13th at 6:30pm

Trinity United Church


Guest Speaker: Sherri Splett, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. For more information, contact: Keith Levenick (729-0934) or Ken Nairne (726-4162).


Iridesce: The Living Apology Project

May 11-14 at Knox!


What is it? In 1988, The United Church of Canada did something historic when it voted not to exclude gay and lesbian (and, a little later) bisexual, trans, and 2-Spirit people in full participation and ministry in the Church. Before, then and now… how welcoming has our welcome been? You are invited to learn, remember, and share about this important time in our history.


FRIDAY: Youth Dinner & Guided Discussion for LGBTQ & Allies 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Dinner and discussion around inclusivity, how to be an ally. Share your stories and be part of listening to others. For more information and to RSVP please email/contact Antoinette or Knox office.


SATURDAY: Iridesce Workshop (all ages) 9:30 am Registration, Workshop is 10am - 2pm. Lunch included. All are welcome to participate in this national dialogue project -- sharing and listening to our experiences and LGBTQ struggle and welcome in our communities of faith, from 1988 to today.

The Iridesce workshop is a compassionate and engaging time to learn, share and respond, regarding “the issue” of the United Church’s 1988 vote. This is a process of faith and healing from these times – all stories from all sides of “the issue” are welcome and need to be preserved for our church. We will consider the need for making an apology as a national sign of reconciliation with people who are gay, lesbian, bi and transgender. Our goals include having brave conversations and becoming a stronger church together. The workshop is a safe-space to share and be heard, or to simply listen and be present.


SUNDAY: Iridesce Worship & Reflection 10:30 a.m.


MONDAY: Availability for one-on-one conversations, by appointment. National Coordinator Contact: livingapology@gmail.com


Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, May 16th 11:30am-1:00pm

Knox Auditorium


Reservations are being accepted by calling the church office, 727-6975, but these are not necessary. Fresh salads, variety of sandwiches and delicious homemade desserts are on the menu for $8.00. All are welcome – bring a friend or maybe your husband or children or grandchildren. As one little boy expressed, “I LOVE church sandwiches”!! Come and see what you think!!!


The Marquis Project Event

Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm at the Evans Theatre


Photojournalist, Wendell Phillips is going to give a photographic presentation that explores the human condition in six dozen countries that include Madagascar, Greenland, Iraq, Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Tickets are $15 and you can get them from me or from the website: www.marquisproject.com.


Brandon Men’s Ecumenical Fellowship Potluck Supper

Friday, May 11th, 6:30 pm

Trinity United Church (6th & Richmond)


Guest Speaker: Jamie Tompkins, ED of the John Howard Society

Topic: History, mission and work of the John Howard Society in Brandon and area.

For more information, contact Keith Levenick (729-0934) or Ken Nairne (726-4162).


Outreach Brown Bag Lunch

May 23th at 12:00pm


Brandy Robertson of the Women’s Resource Centre presents


Presentation: Myanmar & the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

May 27th after Worship


Aaron Gunson and Melania Cannon will talk about their experiences in Myanmar in 2017, with a focus on the Rohingya people and the ongoing refugee crisis. Since August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following a military crackdown described as ethnic cleansing by the UN.

This is a brown bag lunch event, hosted by the Outreach Committee.


Canned Food Sunday

May 27th


More info to follow...

 
Council Meeting
May 15th


Fight the Phobias

May 17th

11:00am-1:30pm

Panel discussion presentation by SERC and the City of Brandon. Location to be announced.


Queer Prom

7:00pm-10:00pm

McDiarmid Complex, 638 Princess Ave. Presented by SERC. All youth are welcome (LGBTQ & straight). For more info, contact Jason at jasonf@serc.mb.ca. or call (204) 571-3282.