This Week at Knox

Sunday, Jan 5

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship

Monday, Jan 6

  • 7:00 p.m. Global Partners

Tuesday, Jan 7

  • 1:30 a.m. Daughters of Christ
  • 6:00 p.m. Praise Band

Wednesday, Jan 8

  • 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Knox: Karen Ball-Pyatt: A Conestoga Wagon Stopped Here

Thursday, Jan 9

  • 9:30 a.m. Fitness & Fellowship
  • 7:45 p.m. Chancel Choir

Sunday, Jan 12

  • 10:00 a.m. Worship

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


The 2020 offering envelopes are available for you to pick up. If you have not ordered envelopes and would like to have a set, contact Charlene (charlene.janes@knoxwaterloo.ca).

Please refrain from using Scented Products so everyone can safely visit and worship at Knox. Thank You!

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board! This is a great way for you/family/friends to get involved and meet people. It’s easy. Coffee is made for you and you just need to refill and clean up after the service!

Wed@Knox, Jan 8th Karen Ball-Pyatt: A Conestoga Wagon Stopped Here – Karen, a Librarian at the Kitchener Public Library will introduce and comment on this very interesting local local history video that traces the history of Waterloo County and the area’s industrial development and was shot in 1947 by local filmmaker John Colombo for the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. It will be interesting to see the changes in the last 70 years.

Fitness and Fellowship resumes Thursday, January 9th at 9:45 a.m. Do join us for physical activity and fellowship.

Calling all adults and teens interested in handbells or tone chimes! We are planning an introductory handbell play-in with some of the members of St Andrew’s Presbyterian, Kitchener, on Sunday, January 19th from 1:30-2:30 pm. We’ll meet at St Andrew’s and learn some handbell music, and then discuss the possibilities of playing at both churches periodically. The ability to read music is not required, but would be helpful. We can teach you what you need to know! For more information, and to RSVP, send a message to Deb Lacoste (debra.lacoste@gmail.com or 519-807-9687).

Cooks Needed for Food for Thought – if you can provide a meal on February 9th, March 8th, or 15th, please sign up on the sheet on the Knox bulletin board. Thanks for sharing your gift of hospitality with hungry and veryappreciative students!

ARE YOU COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY-AGE (a student, working or in-between)? Food for Thought meets on Sunday nights, beginning with a FREE DINNER & GAME NIGHT on Jan. 12th, 6:30 pm, at the Matthews’ (774 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener). Our regular dinner, study, and discussion starts Jan. 19th. Check www.knoxwaterloo.ca/fft for details.

Brooke & Linda Ashfield Retirement Celebration (June 20-21, 2020) – save the dates in your calendar as we plan to celebrate the Ashfields 30+ years at Knox Waterloo during a weekend celebration in June. There will be many ways to participate. See the bulletin board for more details!

2019 Annual Meeting is on Sunday, February 23rd, at 2 pm in the Knox room. Please send your reports to Ruth Song (ruth.song@knoxwaterloo.ca) by January 19th.

PWS&D Empowering rural women: In Africa, women comprise about 60 per cent of the agricultural labour force. And yet, structural barriers and social norms prevent many women farmers from making decisions about agricultural practices on their farms. So that vulnerable communities can rise above hunger, it is essential that women are able to make choices about land, resources and which crops to grow. With the help of PWS&D, this transformation is taking place in Kamisimbi County of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a place where many farming families struggle to meet their food needs, PWS&D is providing seeds and training in conservation agriculture and encouraging women to take the lead in agricultural decision-making. Empowering rural women translates to better food security and the improved well-being of households and communities.

Presbyterians Sharing Suppoorts Partnerships – Understanding the past to light the way forward: The Rev. Robinson Christian is a Doctoral student and a pastor in the Church of North India, a PCC partner. While researching material on the impact of the colonial legacy on preaching in India today, Robinson came across the Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis of Knox College in Toronto, author of “Decolonizing Preaching.” Robinson and Sarah began to correspond, and International Ministries invited Robinson to study in Toronto for two months. This is what mission is all about. Together we learn from the past, and God illumines a new understanding today. As partners in the Global Church, how can we not engage in these challenging conversations, learning from one another how God works through us?


Church Office Hours:

Monday – 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