ACTIVITIES at a GLANCE

Feb 28, 10:00AM: Worship – Lent 2
Feb 28, 1:00PM: Q&A
Feb 28, 6:30PM: Food For Thought
March 3, 12:00noon: Lenten Conversation
March 3, 7:00PM: First Light #8
March 4, 4:30PM: LOGOS (Srs.)

We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral Peoples.

WORSHIP

ANNUAL REPORT and 2021 BUDGET Q&A – Sunday, 1PM

In order to help prepare for the smooth running of our Annual Meeting on March 7, Knox is holding a Q&A on February 28, 1PM, for everyone who has questions or comments about the Annual Report for 2020 or the budget for 2021.

    • Questions may be submitted in advance by email to Hugh Donnelly or Sue Senior.
    • The 2020 Annual Report is available now on the Knox Website. Printed copies can be made available by calling the office at 519-886-4150.
    • On Sunday, Feb 28, after 12:50PM, use this green button to log in to the Q&A:
      Q&A Login

Donations were about $12K below expectations while expenses came in $2K less than budget, resulting in a net shortfall of $10K below budget.

KNOX LIBRARY

Knox Library is open, and has a selection of Lent and Easter books. Click on the image to learn more about some of the good material on the shelves. Contact the office by email or phone (519-886-4150) to arrange for access to the library.

INQUIRER’S CLASSES

Would you like to become a professing member of Knox Waterloo? Or are you curious about what church membership even means? Join Hugh for two Sunday afternoon classes on “everything you ever wanted to know about membership”! No strings attached. Click on the question mark image to register. Contact Hugh for more information.

LENTEN LINKS INITIATIVE

Do you yearn to feel more connected?
During the pandemic, Knox has been trying to find ways to keep people connected, particularly those who are feeling alone. This initiative will pair-up participants for mutual support. We can all make a difference in the life of another! For more information, to get involved or to suggest a person who might benefit from this initiative, please click here or on the image.

WALK-A-THON

Support the Sunday School Challenge! Sponsor a class or donate to PWS&D via etransfer at knox@knoxwaterloo.ca. Together we can help work against food insecurity. Questions? Contact Carole.

COMMUNITY CARE AND PRAYER

Knox learned recently of the death of Enid Maize, a member of Knox for many years. She had many friends in the church, and is remembered with fondness. Read Enid’s obituary here.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

The Session of Knox is trying something new: the circulation of a short summary of Session highlights after each monthly meeting. What follows is a summary of January and February Session meetings:

    • Planning “New Leader Integration and Onboarding” event for Session on April 11, to assist Courtney and the Session in our new relationship.
    • Approved a new committee – Faith Formation Committee – to support and advise our Faith Formation Coordinator and related activities.
    • Confirmed Session Executive of both Ministers, Clerk of Session and one Session representative – Jennifer Yessis. This group helps to plan Session agendas and activities.
    • Reviewed the COVID Health & Safety Team’s recommendations to follow provincial and public health guidelines and continue to remain closed to the public.
    • Reviewed and gave support to Building Committee’s proposal to replace the Uninterrupted Power Source (UPS).
    • Reviewed 2020 year-end financial results and proposed 2021 budget, and approved 2021 budget to present to Annual Meeting on March 7.
    • Pastoral updates and reports from both Ministers.
    • Session changes approving the resignations of two members: Rob Broberg and Marg Johnston.
    • Preparing for Elder Elections in 2021.

Over the past months, there have been changes in the makeup of Session. Both Session and Ministers believe this to be an expected and very normal process of the transition in which we as a church have been immersed. It takes time for new momentum to emerge. As your leadership team, Session is feeling very positive about developing plans for Knox, and is committed to the ministries of our church. We look forward to adding new Elders later this year, and continuing to build a new leadership team.
– Deb Schlichter, Clerk of Session