This Week at Knox
Sunday, December 2
- 10:00 a.m. Advent 1 – Candle of Hope – Communion
Monday, December 3
- 7:30 p.m. Women Together
Tuesday, December 4
- 10:00 a.m. Knox Quilters
- 1:00 p.m. Daughters of Christ – Grace Ibrahima
- 7:00 p.m. Praise Band
Wednesday, December 5
- 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Knox – Amy Zavitz: Life Under Occupation – Calling the Church into Costly Solidarity
Thursday, December 6
- 9:45 a.m. Fitness & Fellowship
- 4:30 p.m. Logos – “Frosty the Snowman/Ugly Sweater”
- 7:45 p.m. Chancel Choir
Sunday, December 9
- 10:00 a.m. Advent 2 – Candle of Peace – Children’s Christmas Pageant
Bulletin announcements due Tuesday @ 10 a.m. and are edited.
CHRISTMAS LETTERS are ready! Pick up your letter today!
WELCOME TO SACRED SPACE: You are invited to be still and slow down in the Prayer Room during Advent. How can you take time to prepare your heart and home for Christmas? Experience 7 stations which will help you to wait, make room in your heart, confess, pray, connect with the story and ‘live in it’. This is a wonderful place for your family to visit and experience together. Room 106, Monday to Friday and Sundays before and after worship beginning Dec 2nd.
ADVENT DEVOTIONALS: Rev. Linda Ashfield will be sending daily devotions for Advent on the theme of “wonder” by email. If you would like to receive them, please make sure that Charlene Janes our Assistant Administrator has your email.
WOMEN TOGETHER is tomorrow, Monday, Dec 3rd, 7:30-9 pm. Make and take a fresh arrangement for your Christmas table. Cost is $25. Sign up in advance on the Knox bulletin board.
WED@KNOXDEC 5th–Amy Zavitz: Life Under Occupation – Calling the Church Into Costly Solidarity
A graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Global Governance program, Amy is currently working at the Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel. Most recently, Amy participated in an accompaniment program through the World Council of Churches in Palestine/Israel (EAPPI Ecumenical Accompaniment program in Palestine and Israel), that monitors human rights abuses and international law violations. Back home, Amy continues to advocate for justice and peace through community presentations and workshop facilitation. Amy worships at Knox Waterloo.
COOKS NEEDED FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT (JAN-MAR) — If you can provide a meal on a Sunday evening, please sign up on the sheet on the Knox bulletin board. Hungry students will thank you!
WHITE GIFTS Global Partners Committee are supporting Reception House whose programmes and services assist refugees throughout their first year in Canada. Items needed are new unwrapped personal hygiene items and toiletries, diapers, children’s games and colouring supplies, basic cleaning supplies and cooking utensils. Bring gifts through to Dec 16th. Place them in the box near the Caroline Street entrance.
ALTERNATIVE GIFTS This year give gifts with meaning. By making a donation in honour of a friend, teacher, or loved one, you can help to support the many programs here at Knox, contribute to the Knox refugee fund, or donate through the PWS&D Gifts of Change catalogue. Come to the Global Partners table at coffee hour to find out more about these 3 alternative gift options. We can provide a card insert describing your gift to give to your honouree.
WED@KNOX DEC 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON (turkey dinner) and the singing of carols, with John Riddell on the piano. Tickets are $12; available until December 10th.
LOGOS CHRISTMAS DINNER & CHRISTMAS GALA On Thursday, Dec 13thmembers of the Knox Community are invited to join us for a HAM dinner at 6 pm! Cost is $5. Contact Liz Fryer (logosknox [at] gmail.com] by Dec 6thif you plan on coming so that we can make sure we have enough food. Christmas Gala will be in the sanctuaryat 6:40 to 7:25 pm. All are welcome to join us for this lovely evening of Worship!
SENIOR HIGH CHRISTMAS PARTY is Saturday December 15 hosted by the McLean family (Davna, Kathryn & Chima) Please reply to your email invite so we know how many will be attending.
We are updating our PHOTO DIRECTORY to celebrate our 130thanniversary. We will be telling our story and updating photos for our members and adherents. We want everyone included! Photos will be taken at the church Jan 21st– Jan 26th(no charge) and all you have to do is sign up using the online link posted on our website at knoxwaterloo.ca. If you do not have a computer, contact Charlene in the office and she will sign up for you.
Do we have your EMAIL ADDRESS? Please ensure that we have your current email address so that we can email you your official tax receipt. Emailing receipts saves us lots of time and money! Contact Charlene with your updated email address at charlene.janes [at] knoxwaterloo.ca.
2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES – If you do not have offering envelopes and would like a set for 2019, please let the office know. Envelopes for those who are currently using them are available today.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED – Please sign up for one Sunday if you, your family or household can help. Thank You!
Please refrain from using SCENTED PRODUCTS and perfume so everyone can safely visit and worship at Knox. Thank You! Alcohol free, scent free pocket size hand sanitizers are available to purchase for $3 each at the Welcome desk.
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
Email: Office: knox[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