Welcome back for our eighth Wakkie year!!! Invite friends, and enjoy our amazing lineup of speakers and presentations! We’d also like to welcome Gloria Roberts to our steering committee! Gloria will be part of the team that arranges for our many wonderful presentations over the year.
Wednesdays At Knox is a weekly event, from September to May, and open to everyone (although we don’t provide child care), so if you find you have a lunch hour free, please join us in the church hall, starting at 11:30 on Wednesdays, for coffee and fellowship, followed by devotions, lunch for $5, and a different presentation each week. We adjourn at 1:00.
As in previous years, we’ll advertise the dates and presentations on the bulletin board near the Lounge, in the weekly bulletin, in the Saturday KW record (on the faith news page) and we’ll also have sheets that can be picked up at the Welcome Desk. If you have any questions or comments about the programme, phone (519-497‐9534) or e‐mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ellen McIntosh.
Oct 17 Shannyn Stevens: The Stonehenge Chronic Addiction Programme
The Stonehenge Therapeutic Community provides a continuum of not-for-profit treatment services to men and women with chronic and acute drug and alcohol addictions including co-occurring mental health issues.
Oct 24 Deb Schlichter: Update on Ending Homelessness in Waterloo Region
Deb is Director of Housing Services for the Region of Waterloo. She talks about the changes needed and the work to be done before “everyone has a place to call home.”
Oct 31 Det. Tracy Schnarr, Wat. Regional Police: Fraud Prevention
Detective Tracy Schnarr, from the Fraud Unit at Waterloo Region Police Services, will report on prevalent frauds in our region affecting seniors, for example grandparent scams, Canada Revenue, relationship and employment scams, also identity theft. Bring your questions!
Nov 7 Sue Dickieson: Gratitude
Sue has a very short walk to work. She lives on a farm and, next door, she and her family run Mosborough Market. For one year, each day as Sue walked to work, she used her phone to take a picture of something/someone that helped her to focus on gratitude. It was in some ways a spiritual practice – to practice gratitude and to take the few minutes to notice what was around her. Sue will share some of her gratitude photos and how it helped during times when there is much to be thankful for, and times when gratitude can, at first, feel far away. Sue is an Elder at Knox Waterloo.
Nov 14 Jenny Weickert: Farming for Food at KW Habilitation Service Homes
Jenny is Farm Coordinator at KW Habilitation, a nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. She will speak about “Our Farm Program” where she leads residents in growing their own food.
Nov 21 Walter McLean: Namibia: – Post-Aparteid Employment Empowerment
Walter McLean, M.D., D.D., is a former minister at Knox, and former MP for Waterloo, when he served as Sec. of State for Canada and Minister of Immigration. He and Barbara, their sons and families all attend Knox. In his very active retirement, Walter has maintained interest in African development issues. He will report on current Canadian efforts to strengthen partnerships that work to empower industrial development to aid previously disadvantaged workers in Namibia.
Nov 28 David Gascoigne: Birds of Waterloo Region
David will continue his entertaining and informative talk on birds of Waterloo region featuring a whole range of species.
Dec 5 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 Church 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.
Dec 12 Christmas Luncheon and Carols with John Riddell
Tickets are $12-, and will be sold from Wednesday, Nov. 28th to Sunday, Dec. 9th at the Welcome Desk.
If you have any questions about the programme, phone (519-497‐9534) or e‐mail (email@example.com) Ellen McIntosh