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April 12, 2019 – Issue #18

Sanctuary Coffee 


Sanctuary Coffee has been busy this month! With the introduction of our extended hours and daily drink specials, we have seen another increase in foot traffic into the cafe! Extending our hours (as of April 1st) from 7am -2 pm to 7 am- 4pm has allowed our target demographic to access our cafe with more ease. We have been advertising our social enterprise to the offices surrounding the cafe by means of flyers, of which display our daily drink specials. These advertisements, coupled with our extended hours, have caused a notable and defined increase in sales and in the creation of community. 



Mad Max Ride YYC

Blessing our bikes and connecting with our community on June 22!


Knox will be participating in the cycling event: Mad Max Ride YYC! What is the Mad Max Ride YYC? 

The Mad Max Ride is a FREE critical mass, post-apocalyptic themed ride featuring music, art, costume and motion.

The ride is inclusive so all ages who ride bikes, rollerblade, use a scooter or skateboard are invited. This ride is particularly timely in light of new safety rules approved by City Council allowing more types of users on the cycle tracks. The post apocalyptic theme is a fun way to encourage participants to make creative costumes and decorate their wheels from reclaimed materials.

Leading up to the ride, ReWorks will be hosting a number of workshops where participants will be able to make their own costumes and decorations with instruction from local artists and makers. The ride will roll through the inner city utilizing pathways all while showcasing our active transport parade to Calgarians. Finally, the ride will end at Sled Island’s Block Party in Inglewood – an all ages, free music event. We’re getting local businesses to participate too and encouraging them to sponsor entries. There will be prizes for best costumes and best decorated wheels, best engineered entry, best musical entry, etc!

Knox will be giving blessings to the bikes in this ride as a way to connect with our broader community, and to advocate for safety for all!

For more information about this event, visit either ReWork's website, or Cyclepalooza's website!

Stay tuned for more information about our participation in this fantastic community event!


Dirty Theology

Continues this Sunday


Dirty Theology continues this month on Sunday, April 14th at 6 pm! Run by YYC Campus Ministry and held at Sanctuary Coffee, this program allows young adults to discuss the difficult and dirty parts of the bible in a safe, inclusive space. We are overjoyed about the community-creating aspects of this program!

Dirty Theology is based out of three post-secondary institutions in Calgary, and is affirming and open to anyone who wants to explore spirituality in a safe place. If you'd like to learn more about this ministry, visit their website!



PAX has a new format!

Connect with your neighbour


This weekend, we're launching PAX.Connect as part of the PAX experience. PAX.Connect is a small group experience for PAX peeps that's focused on making connections. Our main activity in this very first round of PAX.Connect group will be reading and prayer. We'll be discussing excerpts from Brian McLaren's The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian. After our discussion, we'll take some time to hear any prayer requests you have.

Here's a link to this week's discussion material (not required reading): Introduction to The Great Spiritual Migration.

This connect group is the first of what we hope will be many connect groups–all focused on making connections through a variety of activities (we'll be looking for connect group leaders to coordinate activities in the months ahead).

PAX.Connect starts this Sunday, April 14, at 10:30AM. Grab a coffee from 10:00AM to 10:30AM at Sanctuary Coffee, then head to the labyrinth for the connect group. Questions? Send Greg an email!

PAX is for everyone, but especially people who identify as nones (no religious affiliation), dones (done with church), and shuns (been shunned by church). It’s a safe and inclusive place for people to make connections with God, with each other, with their own true selves, and with all creation. 

For those who want a copy of Brian McLaren's The Great Spiritual Migration, we'll have them for sale at Sanctuary Coffee for $22 (available April 14 onward).

Limited copies available.

You can pay for the book at the coffee counter when you order a latte!

Heather Adam at PAX this week

Great music, great message

 This upcoming week, PAX will be featuring musician Heather Adam! 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.

Read more about Heather by clicking this link.

Heather will be playing music this Sunday, April 14th

Listen to Heather's music by clicking the icons below!

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