Anniversary

We hope you can attend this Sunday’s anniversary celebration. Knox Waterloo marks 132 years of ministry and mission! It will include performances by all 5 of Knox’s present Music Scholars. The text this week is Matthew 25:14-30, a story about taking (or the consequences of failing to take) risks. Seating is still available for the service: https://www.ticketor.com/knoxwaterloo

Generosity

Please consider making an extra donation to in support of the ministries of Knox Waterloo. Offerings these past months have been well below expected. Your generosity is what keeps Knox touching lives! Please respond as you are able.

Did you know…

…that members of Knox are participating in Rainbow Pathways, an online learning program designed to help equip congregations to be more welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQI2+ people and families. You can read more here: https://presbyterian.ca/2020/10/13/rainbow-pathways-online-course/

Cookies in a Jar

Like many other traditions in our congregation, Cookies in a Jar will look a bit different this year. This Jr High fundraiser is an important part of the Logos community: the grade 7 and 8 youth work hard to raise money for Toy Mountain. We will only be doing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this year and will follow carefully COVID protocols to keep it safe for everyone. Please contact Vaughn Sauve (vaughnsauve@gmail.com) to place your order by November 23. Details will follow; pick up will be in early December.

Women Together – Be the Light

How can we Be the Light when we’re feeling depleted? We’re always stronger together, so let’s connect virtually and explore resilience. Glenda Ribey Rozomiak and Sue Dickieson will lead us in a devotional and prayer. Kathy Sauve will help us to explore ideas around how we can build resilience. This will include ideas from the book Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. We also want to hear from you! How can we update our name to be inclusive? What would you like to see in the new year to keep us connected? We’ll take some time to gather ideas when we meet. Hope you can join us on Monday Nov 23 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. For Zoom info or for any questions, contact Kathy Sauve (kathy.sauve@sunlife.com).

Calling all Dreamers…

Advent is coming…What’s your dream?

On November 22ndKnox will begin the journey through Advent. This year, the Advent theme will be Those Who Dream, and we will be using wonderful, creative resources developed by A Sanctified Art. What does it look like to live as those who dream? In worship throughout Advent, we will be sharing our dreams with one another. We invite you to share your dreams for our congregation, the wider church, our community, or our world. What’s your dream? Record your answer on video (one or two sentences) and email it to Courtney (courtney@knoxwaterloo.ca). If you are not able to record a video, you may submit an audio file, or simply type out your response by email. We will include some of you dreams in worship throughout Advent. Please submit your dreams by Wednesday, November 18th.

Final Thought

“The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.” ? Author Unknown

Hugh Donnelly, Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo