THIS WEEK AT KNOX
- This week we will spend some time wondering what it means To Dream. The service will include a meditation on Psalm 126, with music by Mary Steele & Beth Culp, and Mary-Catherine Pazzano.
- On Sunday mornings, worshippers have been extremely cooperative in following COVID health and safety protocols, including the wearing of cloth masks at all times. Thank you! We all have a role to play in making Knox safe space for everyone.
- Seating is still available for Sunday: https://www.ticketor.com/knoxwaterloo
Hand-made shawls are created by members of the Knox Community and given to those in our midst who could use a special measure of love and peace. If you are making shawls and wish to include them in the upcoming dedication, please bring drop them off at Knox by December 2. They will be dedicated in worship on December 6.
Calling all Potential Christmas Choir Singers!
Do you want to join our Christmas Choir? Do you want to learn new ways of making music, from the comfort of your own home? Have you missed singing, and want to be involved in the Knox community in a new, exciting way? Joyfully, we’ve had a few new additions to our virtual Chancel Choir for Christmastime, and we would gladly welcome more folks. Contact Mary-Catherine (MC) at email@example.com, and she’ll walk you through everything you need to do and everything you need to know.
Net Café with Courtney – November 25
Courtney is hosting another café, and you are invited! This gathering will provide you with an opportunity to get to know her better, and to reflect with others on the November 22nd worship service, Psalm 126 and the theme of dreaming. Make a coffee, enjoy a chat. November 25, 11AM. Limited to 15 participants. Register by checking the box at this link and leaving your email.
Calling all Dreamers…we still want to hear your dreams!
Advent is coming…What’s your dream?
Knox is about to 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. We are hoping to gather dreams from all ages – children, youth, university students, and adults of all ages. Record your answer on video (one or two sentences) and email it to Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 25th.
This year, because of Covid-19, Global Partners will neither collect items for White Gift Sunday nor provide an Alternative Gifts program. Instead, we would like to encourage everyone to visit the following websites and make donations there:
- Our White Gift recipient will be Ray of Hope. You may donate directly to them at this website: https://www.rayofhope.net/how-you-can-help/donate/
- PWS&D still has a Gifts of Change catalogue (online) and we encourage you to find a meaningful gift by visiting the following website: https://www.gifttool.com/shop/ShopDepartment?ID=2034&VER=1&LNG=EN&DID=1248
Speaking of Gifts…
Through their recent leaf-raking project, Knox Kids and Youth raised over $765 to support the Food Bank. And thanks to a generous donor from Knox who offered to double the amount raised, the total is $1530 – enough for 4590 meals. Amazing! Thank you for giving back to your community!
Parents of Knox Kids & Youth
Would you like to share Christmas joy with some of our Knox Seniors? Knox Kids are invited to make Christmas pictures and cards for our Pastoral Care team. Organizers are hoping to deliver at least 25 cards, and would like to have them by Dec. 7th. Please bring your cards to the church or contact Helen to make arrangements for pick-up. If you are interested, please contact Helen Fagan (text 226-606-4619 or email email@example.com).
Advent at Home with Children
Check out the Advent resources online at cnob.org. These resources, created by Tori Smit, Regional Faith Formation Director for our Synod, provide some great ways to help families and individuals mark this time of waiting for the Christ Child. Be sure to pop into the ADVENT ROOM, a Bitmoji Classroom with icons that open up to various surprises such as devotionals, songs, family crafts and recipes (resources provided for each Sunday in Advent). As well, check out the family-friendly devotional. If you would like the devotional mailed to you, let Carole know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies in a Jar
Because of health and safety concerns related to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the Region, Cookies in a Jar will not take take place this year. We look forward to the day when we will be able to resume this and other Knox programs and ministries.
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. For Zoom info, contact Kathy Sauve (email@example.com).
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” – Vincent Willem van Gogh
Hugh Donnelly, Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo