Hillhurst in the News


Two spirit activist speaks reconciliation at Calgary church

Brittany Rosen, 660 City News, Oct 28, 2018

Activist says recognition of two spirit identity a crucial part of reconciliation conversation

CBC News, Sarah Rieger, Oct 28 2018

Two spirit awareness the goal at weekend session

660 City News, Audrey Whelan, Oct 26, 2018

Two spirit leader visiting Calgary

Global News Radio, Danielle Smith, Oct 26, 2018

Calgary church asks minister of border security to prevent sermons by visiting homophobic pastor

StarMetro, Evan Radford; Sept 17 2018

Calgary’s Pride Parade is an important symbol of solidarity

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; Aug 31 2018

New Pride flag at Calgary church celebrates inclusion, representation

Global News, Kaylen Small; Aug 26 2018

Calgary Church Unveils New Style for Pride Flag

CTV News; Aug 26 2018

Using the Bible to justify America’s separation of families was ‘abhorrent’

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; June 21 2018

Calgary church’s bells to toll 49 times for Orlando shooting victims

Calgary Herald, Vanessa Hrvatin; June 11 2018

Every day is Earth Day

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; April 21 2018

Calgary minister drafts plan to convert church gym into microbrewery

CTV News; April 6 2018

Pastor’s Pilsner: Minister pitches microbrewery as social lubricant to connect with Calgarians

CBC News, Rachel Ward; April 4 2018

Christians aren’t foolish for celebrating Easter

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; March 31 2018

Oscars are an opportunity to ponder deeper questions

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; Feb 17 2018


Christmas reminds us to reject complicity

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; Dec 23 2017

Affirming Coordinator Pam Rocker wins Top 40 Under 40

Avenue Magazine; Oct 30 2017

150 Ways to Reconcile

The Globe and Mail letters, John Pentland; Aug 14 2017

Making Hillhurst United Church a sanctuary for LGBTQ worshippers

Swerve Magazine, Erika Stark; April 28 2017

Easter Reminds Us Death Has to Come for Resurrection to Happen

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; April 2017

A Boy Named Paul

AM Newstalk 770, March 17 2017


When it comes to Garland, we are called to forgive and remember

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; Feb 23 2017


Plenty to ponder at Christmas

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; Dec 24 2016

Biblical, evangelical and progressive

The Christian Century, Jason Byassee; Oct 28 2016

Olympics have a lot in common with faith

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; Aug 13 2016

Unexpected acts of compassion for fire victims

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; May 14 2016


Photo Essay: The Hillhurst Effect – Inside a United Church Success Story

United Church Observer, Lyle Aspinall; Nov 2015

How a forward-thinking minister built a vibrant, growing and important community in Calgary

Calgary Herald, Annalise Klingbeil; Aug 2015 (pdf)

Interfaith Conference Pushes for LGBTQ Inclusion

Calgary Herald, John Pentland; May 2015 (pdf)

Human RITES Conference Aims to Grow Relationship Between Religion and the LGBTQ Community

Global TV Calgary; May 2015

Coming Out In Faith Monologues bring new perspective to LGBTQ Showcase

Global TV Calgary; March 2015

Coming Out Monologues Comes Into Their Own

Gay Calgary, March 2015

Hillhurst United Church Aims for Relevance Through Reel Theology Series

Newscoop; Feb 2015  (pdf)


Hillhurst United Church Hosts Architectural Contest

The Calgary Journal; Dec 2014

Alberta's Catholic Bishops Speak out on GSAs

Global News; Dec 2014 (pdf)

Calgary Church gets Radically Hospitable with Weekly Community Meal

Newscoop; Dec 2014 (pdf)

Restoring Balance

United Church Observer, Terry Rock; Nov 2014 (pdf)

Sexism is Scary (Take Back Halloween event)

FFWD Weekly; Oct 2014 (pdf)

Calgary United Churches keen to 'affirm' support for LGBTQ

Calgary Metro; Oct 2014 (pdf)

Should Sunday School Teachers be Paid?

United Church Observer; Sept 2014 (pdf)

Silence a Key Spiritual Practice on the Spiritual Journey

Calgary Herald; July 2014 (pdf)

Sundrops Spreads its Sunshine to Hollywood

Calgary Herald; July 2014 (pdf)

Kensington Church Stars in Heritage Minute Shoot

Calgary Herald; May 2014 (pdf)

The Cross in the Closet - Author Timothy Kurek comes to Hillhurst United

Calgary Herald; April 2014 (pdf)

Lent Unplugged for Some Hillhurst United Church Members

Calgary Herald; March 2014 (pdf)

Vigil Supports Gay Olympians

Calgary Herald; Feb 2014 (pdf)

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and United Church Moderator Gary Paterson have each sent us a letter in support of the Vigil for Sochi.

Read them here: Naheed Nenshi (pdf) | Gary Paterson (pdf)

Pentland Urges: Join us on the Journey

Insight; Jan-Feb 2014 (pdf)

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