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Swedish Easter Tradition

As if ABBA wasn’t terrific enough, the Swedes lay claim to the coolest Easter tradition of all: Påskris, better known as Easter feather trees. The custom goes back hundreds of years and involves tying colorful... Read More


February 28, 2016 ~ Lent III

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space Lent III February 28, 2016    *Please rise as you are able.  +Please remain seated   Prelude:  "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"   J.S. Bach Introduction to the Service and Gathering Prayer... Read More

Current needs

Current Needs

First United Church…. CURRENT NEEDS: For February, our top priorities are: •          Towels •          Polysporin •          Sleeping bags •          Socks •          T-shirts If you’ve been collecting based on... Read More


Easter Appeal

Our Lenten/Easter Appeal this year will support the Community Lunch held at Knox on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September to June. If you would like to support this worthwhile event, there are envelopes in... Read More


February 21, 2016 ~ LENT II

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space         Lent II and             Annual Congregational Meeting    February 21, 2016 *Please rise as you are able.  +Please remain seated Prelude:  Variations on "O Sacred Head",   hymn... Read More

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Syria 101 Night

On Saturday Night, February 13th, 2016, Knox hosted a gathering called "Syria 101".  Together with our partner churches in the West Side (Dunbar Heights United, Knox United, Ryerson United, University Hill United,... Read More


2016 Thrift Sale Digest, Vol. 2

We’re so pleased to report that the Knox Brownie and Scout troops will join us this year in preparing for the thrift sale. The Cubs are excited to help on the Tuesday night before the sale when we unload the bin and... Read More

Shaving cream easter eggs

Shaving Cream Easter Egg Roll

Check out this video for a fun way to dye eggs by rolling them in marbeled shaving cream.  Hint:  use a wire rack to let them dry on - we left them overnight before wiping the shaving cream off with very vibrant... Read More

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February 14, 2016

Knox United ≈ a Sacred Space 1st Sunday in Lent February 14, 2016   Lenten Practice Fast from criticism, and feast on praise. Fast from self-pity, and feast on joy. Fast from ill-temper, and feast on peace. Fast... Read More



For over twelve hundred years – so dating way back to the middle ages - on the dies cinerum (day of ashes) faithful followers have approached the altar and received ashes upon their foreheads. Present day several... Read More