October 14: 11 a.m. Pentecost 21 with Pastor Deborah Kerr at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at 8007 Bowness Road N.W. and special German Choir, the Sing ge me in schaft. Gospel of Mark: Jesus says, “But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” Afterwards share in fellowship and a huge potluck.
October 20: Robert McClure United Church presents An Appetite for Music: Food For the Body; Music for the Soul. Featuring The BarberEllas, a Capella group that brings joy and barbershop to old standards, and The Pigs & Blues Band, local Calgary musicians from When Pigs Fly, and 4Achers Blues Band. The beef dinner is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:45 p.m. Advanced tickets adults $30, seniors $25. At the door: adults $35, Seniors $30; 5510 - 26 Ave N.E.; 403-280-9500.
October 20: Have questions about Unitarian Universalist faith and history? Attend this interactive workshop and explore your aspirations for spiritual growth and opportunities for community connection and furthering social justice. Choosing a church community that fits you and your family is an important decision. Come see if Calgary Unitarians is a good fit. Rev. Debra Faulk and the membership committee will facilitate the workshop. 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (lunch provided) at 1703 - 1 St N.W. Childcare available, advance notice required. For information, email membership@ unitarianscalgary.org.
October 28: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1311 - 5 Street S.W. Amazing Grace is possibly one of the most well known hymns of all time. But do you know the story of its composer, Anglican minister John Newton? Through drama and music with the Core Celebration Choir, we will feature the story of how a slave trader became transformed by the love of God (and his wife) to become a popular Anglican minister, author, hymn writer, mentor and an outspoken advocate against slavery. This drama, written and performed by Deanna Storfie of Acting Up! Drama will inspire and encourage your faith, while challenging you to engage with and influence your world for Christ. Contact information: 403-796-3603 or www.corecelebration.org