Invite friends and enjoy our amazing lineup of speakers and presentations!
Wednesdays @ Knox is a weekly event, from September to May, and open to everyone (although we don’t provide child care), so if 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.
Look for details on the bulletin board near the lounge, in the weekly bulletin, in the Saturday Waterloo Region Record (in the Faith News section) and on handouts at the Welcome Desk.
Contact Ellen McIntosh with questions or comments: 519-497-9534 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 5 Life Under Occupation – Calling the Church into Costly Solidarity | Amy Zavitz
A graduate of the UW’s Global Governance program, Amy is currently working at the Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel. She recently participated in an accompaniment program through the World Council of Churches in Palestine/Israel that monitors human rights abuses and international law violations. Back home, Amy continues to advocate for justice and peace through community presentations and workshops. Amy worships at Knox Waterloo.
Dec 12 Christmas Luncheon and Carols | John Riddell
Tickets are $12 and will be sold from Wed. Nov. 28th to Sun. Dec. 9th at the Welcome Desk.
Jan 9 Waterloo During Prohibition | Libby Walker
The year is 1920 and Prohibition has been in enacted in the States. Here in Ontario, making alcohol is legal but selling it is tightly restricted. Libby Walker from the City of Waterloo Museum will talk about life in the brewery and distillery town of Waterloo during the time of Prohibition.
Jan16 Gardening For Butterflies | Thelma Beaubien
Thelma will be presenting ways that her gardens have evolved over the years into a butterfly haven. In fact, Beau’s Butterfly Garden became the inspiration for her book. She has recorded 28 different species of butterflies in her garden and will show you how you, too, can garden through the eyes of a butterfly.
Jan 23 Rockway Gardens | Bruce MacNeil
gardenKitchener, or more formally the Kitchener Horticultural Society (KHS), was established in 1872 and is now 146 years old. Since 1928, the Society has had the privilege of managing Rockway Gardens for the City of Kitchener. Rockway Gardens is described as the picture perfect heart of Kitchener often used as a backdrop for special occasion photos.
Jan 30 Waterloo Poorhouse | Laura Cockley
“In the late 1800s, if you had the misfortune of being penniless, elderly, pregnant, disabled, homeless or mentally ill, you might have wound up at the poorhouse.” (The Record) Laura will give us some history about the Poorhouse, or Waterloo County House of Refuge as it was formally known, which in its 81-year history, saw 3200 people come through its doors.
Feb 6 TBA
Feb 13 Valentine’s Luncheon
Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the Welcome Desk from Wed. Jan. 23rd to Sun. Feb. 10th.