Sanctuary Coffee now carries three local coffee suppliers: Monogram, Rosso, and now Phil & Sebastian! The inclusion of these local businesses into our cafe not only further establishes us as a local business and social enterprise in Calgary, it also brings in more customers who have favour for each company's uniquely roasted beans.
In addition, Sanctuary Coffee has begun advertising in the +15 network by placing posters in the surrounding connections to Knox. Advertising through these posters will further prompt our target demographic to enter the sanctuary doors to taste our wares!
Cheers to that!
Thank you for attending our Annual General Meeting!
Continuing to make Knox a mission-driven church
I want to thank everyone who attended and participated in our Annual General Meeting (AGM) that occurred last Sunday on March 24th. This year, for the first time, we decided to hold the AGM in Knox Sanctuary, bookended between our two Knox services. We started off with a shortened version of our 10:30 service, then moved into our AGM and ended with a shortened version of our new, noon PAX service. We came together in worship and ended in worship, which reminded us that the business of the church flows from why we gather to worship, why we seek to be part of God’s mission of reconnections and what we believe we are called to do and be in the world.
The business on the agenda reflected the work, the significant cost and the many challenges of the commitment we made as a congregation, almost three years ago, to create and organize our worship and our activity at Knox around the mission-driven vision articulated in The Next 1110 Days. Knox wants to be part of God’s mission by making connections and reconnections for the greater good of all people in the downtown and greater Calgary area.
The business and activity that we have organized ourselves around is not easy or without worry and concern. We faced a significant budget deficit last year and will face another one in 2019 as we work to maintain Knox’s beautiful historic building and invest in mission-driven opportunities to become a self-sustaining church. That is why your presence and participation continues to be so very important.
After the service I had an opportunity to chat with some people about their experience of having the AGM in the middle of worship. The responses that I heard were all very positive. Maybe this will be the beginning of a new tradition at Knox.
Thank for your attending last Sunday. Thank for your participation, for listening, for asking good questions, for identifying concerns and worries and for your continued support of energy, time and money as we move forward.
Janet Dargie, Council Chair
PAX continues this Sunday at noon.
This upcoming week, PAX will be featuring musician Jess Werner! PAX at Knox is explicitly designed to connect with adults age 25-54 who are not connected with a church community, or rethinking their connection to an existing community or church service. If you have friends or family in this target demo, please let them know. It will take time to build a new core community for this new service and word of mouth is an excellent way to promote this new ministry.
Jess Werner will be playing music this Sunday, March 31st
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