This Week at Knox

Sunday, May 14

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nicaragua Mission Team)

Tuesday, May 16

  • 6:30 p.m. Diversity Training Workshop
  • 7:00 p.m. Finance committee

Thursday, May 18

  • 9:45 a.m. Fitness and Fellowship
  • 7: 45 p.m. Chancel choir

Sunday, May 21         

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship

Bulletin announcements due Tuesday @ 10 a.m. and are edited.


Please pick up your Elder Election ballot.

Please pick up the pamphlet that is being handed out today. This vision brochure speaks about Knox’s Capital Campaign “brightening our future”. As we renegotiate our mortgage this fall we hope to be able to pay down a significant part of the principal of this loan. Inside you will find a magnet to place somewhere at work or at home. We hope you will cut off the portion indicated, fold it in half and place it somewhere nearby. On one side is the logo and question “Lord what do you want to do through me?” and the other side has the lovely prayer written by our generosity team.  As we begin talking about how we can “brighten our future” here at Knox, the first thing we ask is that you pray. Thank you!

Have you noticed the “Coin Collector” at church yet? The children in Sunday school are learning about being generous and showing gratitude. They are collecting coins and bringing them on Sundays to put into the Coin Collector so we can make a donation to the church. If you want to put a coin into the collector, you can go upstairs after worship and drop it down from the second floor!

“More Than Just Words”: Diversity Training Workshop Our Inclusion Initiatives Committee is sponsoring a Diversity Training Workshop for the congregation [all persons over the age of 15]. Two professional facilitators will be here at Knox to help us put our words of welcome to all into action. Please attend even if you have done similar training in your workplace or school. Your experience will help to enrich conversations and learnings for all participants at Knox. There is NO COST to participate. Snacks will also be provided and a certificate & pin presented to all who complete the 3 hour training. Sign up on the bulletin board, online or call the church office, for the final workshop: Tues. May 16 (6:30pm–9:30pm). Questions? Contact Lawrie Carter, Linda Ashfield or Sue Senior.

Vacation Bible Camp “Baobab Blast! Be a part of God’s Great Get-Together” July 17-21, 8:45-noon for kids finished JK-Gr 8. Register online NOW at www.knoxwaterloo.ca Payment can be made at the church office.

Would your family or household consider being a Coffee Hour Refreshment Host for one Sunday?  The signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board.

“Brightening our Future” poster contest is open to everyone in Sunday school! Draw a picture titled: “I am grateful for” or “I love my church because”. Bring your finished poster to your Sunday school teacher by June 11. Judging begins June 12 and all posters will receive an award.

Mark your calendars: June 11 is Grade 6, 8 and 12 graduation. We will also be commissioning our camp staff that day during worship.

Fair Trade Coffee Come to the Global Partners Table during coffee hour and order your summer supply of coffee.  We’ll be taking a break over the summer months, so plan ahead and we’ll try to make sure you don’t run out!

The June and summer edition of “Across the Pews” deadline is due Monday, May 15th. If you would like to have an article in our summer newsletter please send it in to acrossthepews@gmail.com by that date.

Receiving Emails from the Church: Knox sends out weekly notices and reminders of events, programs and worship themes, sermons and music each week. If you would like to receive them, please send your email address to Ruth.Song@knoxwaterloo.ca or knox@knoxwaterloo.ca

Knox is providing a meal for the local Habitat for Humanity build here in KW this summer. We have been asked to make lunch on Tuesday, June 6th. If you can support this endeavor with a financial gift (we hope to have a BBQ) and possibly make a dessert, or help in any way please speak with Lynelle Purdy, Tom McBride, Femmy Birks or email the church at knox@knoxwaterloo.ca by May 30th. Thank you!

Swingin’ Gospel and Jazz Hymns! Here at Knox on Sunday June 4th, 7:30 pm with Mary-Catharine Pazzano and Don Buchanan on piano with the Knox Choir. Free will donation.

The 143rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada meets June 4-7 in Kingston. Rev. Brooke Ashfield will be attending as a Commissioner. For those interested, you can read the reports on the PCC home page.


Church Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phone: (519) 886-4150
Website: www.knoxwaterloo.ca

Email: Office: knox[at]knoxwaterloo.ca
Brooke: brooke[at]knoxwaterloo.ca
Linda: linda[at] knoxwaterloo.ca

Radio: CKWR FM-98.5 on at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings
Also on Rogers Digital Cable channel 945 and live streaming at: www.itshappeningrightnow.com/knoxwaterloo