Do you know someone who is living alone or unable to be with family this Christmas?

Why not give them a phone call, today? Nothing can beat an actual in-person visit but hearing the voice of another is the next best thing. That is a gift you can give.

Worship

  • This week we light the Candle of Peace on our Advent wreath as we dream dreams of peace and justice for all creation.  We will hear stories about dreamers like Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, John the baptizer and those who went into the wilderness to hear his message (Mark 1:1-8).
  • Mary-Catherine Pazzano Quartet will perform two jazz pieces: A Child is Born (Thad Jones/Alex Wilder) and Lost in the Stars(Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill).
  • We will dedicate the Prayer Shawls which have been donated in support of our ministry of pastoral care.
  • Livestream the service here: https://watch.nowmediaservices.com/knoxwaterloo
  • Listen by radio on the FM dial at 98.5 CKWR.
  • Knox YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4TPrWnvz4luhVquJR0nzw

Weekly Online Advent Conversation (on Zoom)

Courtney invites you to join her for a weekly online Advent Conversation on Zoom as we journey through Advent. The conversation will be based on the Advent worship services & the “Those Who Dream Advent Devotional.” Two time slots are offered per week: Sundays at 1pm (Dec 6th, Dec 13th, Dec 20th) and Wednesdays at 11am (Dec 9th, 16th, 23rd). Each time slot is limited to 24 participants. You can register for any one of the two time slots each week. Register using the following links:

Week 2: https://doodle.com/poll/4cc4wtbx5f7ev553?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Week 3: https://doodle.com/poll/ivhmg9fndukhyxxd?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Week 4:  https://doodle.com/poll/uzpzamf8sab6v5ci?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Longest Night

On December 21, the longest night of the year, Knoxwill host a quiet service of prayer and reflection, bringing before God the places in our lives and in our world where pain needs to be named. This service is for anyone who finds Christmas difficult, or who just needs a quiet place of calm in a stressful season. Join us on December 21, 7:30PM. The Longest Nightservice will be livestreamed and will be broadcast on 98.5 CKWR radio. Guest speaker for this service will be Adele Halliday. Adele is an elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Humber Heights, Toronto, and works as an anti-racism and equity officer within The United Church of Canada.

Our Daily Bread

Copies of the latest issue of Our Daily Bread are available for pick-up. You can find them in the outdoor mailbox by the main doors of the church building.

Global Partners

This year, the Global Partners team at Knox would like to encourage everyone to consider making a gift to one or both of the following organizations:

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/

The PWS&D Gifts of Change catalogue is online: https://www.gifttool.com/shop/ShopDepartment?ID=2034&VER=1&LNG=EN&DID=1248

Connecting Together

Join in the virtual Christmas flower arrangement event on Dec 14, 7-9PM. Supplies will be available for pick up or delivery during the day. Chat-time at 7:00, and flower arranging at 7:30. Instructions will be given through Zoom. It will be fun and easy! Everyone welcome; there’s a cost of $25 for those who are able. Contact kathy.sauve@sunlife.com

Final Thought

“I knew then and I know now that, when it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugar-coat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’”
—Claudette Colvin, from the book Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

 


Rev. Hugh Donnelly
Lead Minister at Knox Waterloo