This Sunday, January 26th is the last Sunday of the month. For some years now, this Sunday has been set aside for a special worship service – Community Connection Sunday! Thanks once again to the Global Partners Committee who have invited agencies and organizations from the Kitchener Waterloo Region to join us.

The theme this year is “Close to Home” and we are delighted to welcome our guest speaker John Neufeld, Executive Director at The House of Friendship.

After worship the congregation is invited to stay for refreshments and an opportunity to view the displays and visit with our other guests. You will meet people from “Christian Horizons”, “The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region”, “Habitat for Humanity”, “Homelessness Housing Umbrella Group”, “House of Friendship”, “Marillac Place”, “Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support”, “Menno Homes”, “One ROOF”, “Reception House”, “Ray of Hope” and “Supportive Housing of Waterloo”. Please plan on staying after worship to welcome our guests and learn more about the wonderful ministry that is happening in our region.

Senior High Youth are invited to stay in worship this Sunday.

The Annual Potato Blitz is Saturday, February 8th. Knox covers Valu Mart Uptown Waterloo and Freshco at University and Bridge St. There are two shifts – 9-11 am and 1-3 pm to choose from. If you can help out with this, please let Sharon Feldmann know (sharonfel@gmail.com)

Our goodbye party for Terry English is Sunday, February 9th. There will be special music and presentations during worship and we hope everyone can stay for a reception afterwards. We are collecting money for a thankyou gift. Please be in touch with the church office if you would like to donate towards this.

Ashfield Retirement Celebration (June 20-21, 2020) Share your special stories and photos of Brooke, Linda and Knox highlights from the past 30 years, to be included in events and communications for the celebration weekend. You can send photos and/or written comments to Dawn Charlton at dawncharlton1@gmail.com, (519) 577-5406 or leave in the church office, Attention: Ashfield Retirement Celebration Steering Team. Photos are due by February 3.

Jesus invites us to reach out in love. We grow and thrive when we connect with the community. God’s peace and grace be with you.

See you Sunday!

Linda Ashfield, Associate Minister