The texts for this Sunday are Matthew 22:34-40 and Mark 12:28-34, the story of the greatest commandment told by two different storytellers. Deb Schlichter will be participating in worship. Seating is still available for Sunday service: https://www.ticketor.com/knoxwaterloo

Anniversary Sunday

We will be celebrating Anniversary Sunday this year on November 15. It will include a celebration of the Knox’s Music Scholars program, with performances by all 5 of our present Music Scholars. More information will be included in a special anniversary letter which will be circulated soon.  

Arrival & Induction of Associate Minister

The Rev. Courtney Crawford has begun to set up in her office at Knox. Her first service at Knox will be on November 1. We welcome her to the community! The Presbytery is planning to hold an induction service at Knox on Sunday, November 8 at 3PM. Details to come.

Theological Study – First Light

Hugh is planning a 12-week theological study on the historical Jesus and the kingdom of God. Details on this program, written by J.D. Crossan and Marcus Borg, can be found at this link: https://livingthequestions.com/product/first-light/  

Sample video can be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wp9fPTepD44

The program will include video presentations and breakout conversations (small groups in separate Zoom rooms). Preparatory material on each topic will be emailed in advance to all participants. Fall meeting dates are November 11, 18, and 25 at 7PM, via Zoom. The remaining sessions will be held in 2021: Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, April 7, April 14, April 21. You may join in for some or all of the sessions.

Prerequisite: the ability to use the video feature on Zoom

Questions? Contact hugh@knoxwaterloo.ca

Register by sending an email to Hugh.

There is no cost for the program.

Raking Fundraiser

Do you want your leaves raked up? Bagged up? Sign up with  Carole at carole@knoxwaterloo.ca and let her know. For a donation to the Food Bank, a team of 2-5 youth (plus an adult) will come to your home to rake. Masks will be worn during this event. Dates set are Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Times can be 10am-noon or noon-2pm. Please provide your address and choose which date is best for you and the best time. Please also indicate whether your property is large or small so Carole can send the right size of team. If you want your leaves bagged, you must provide the bags. The youth will bring rakes, however, if  you have one to use, please ensure it has sat for at least 3 days without being touched or used before the raking date. Thank you for participation in this fundraiser! 

Calling all Youth

Calling all youth Gr. 7-12! Join in a raking fundraiser to raise money for the Food Bank in the spirit of thanksgiving! Sign up with Carole at carole@knoxwaterloo.ca if you can offer your services to rake leaves for others in the congregation (and any parents who would like to supervise a team). Dates set are Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Carole will provide details. Please register here in order to participate: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhx59T-FSrvfLu6ptgR61wgCUNruTpbWOsR7SB0nwGopCJXw/viewform

House of Friendship

This Saturday, 7PM, House of Friendship is holding its first virtual event, Sweet Beginnings, to tell us all the impact of our support, including the (sweet!) story that ShelterCare has been transformational to those experiencing homelessness in our Region. Register for this free event here: click here to register. Donations welcome.

Final Thought

“Autumn leaves don’t fall; they fly. They take their time and wander on this, their only chance to soar.” – Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Hugh Donnelly, Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo