ACTIVITIES at a GLANCE:
May 20 7:00PM Faith Formation Team
May 23 10:00AM Pentecost Worship & Communion
May 26 7:00PM Eldership Q&A
May 30 10:00AM Worship
June 1 7:00PM Session
June 6-9 General Assembly of the PCC
We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral Peoples.
SUNDAY WORSHIP & COMMUNION
YOU STILL HAVE TIME to BE A PART OF PENTECOST
Send Knox a one sentence (short!) video of YOU answering this question: How do you experience the presence of the holy spirit in your life or in the world?
Videos will be used for Pentecost worship. Submit today!
Questions? Contact Courtney
Year-to-date Donations through April are about $36K below expectations while expenses are running $16K less than budget, resulting in a net shortfall of $20K below budget.
Thank you for your generous donations during the Easter season.
ELDER ELECTION Q&A
- WHAT? A Q&A for ANYONE who would like to learn more about the Session or Eldership within Knox
- WHEN? Wednesday, May 26, 7PM
- WHERE? Zoom room
- WHY? To help educate the Knox Community about governance within the church, and to help you in your discernment as we elect new elders
- HOW? Register at this site
RAINBOW COMMUNION REPORT
Rainbow Communion is a special committee formed by the 2017 General Assembly. This committee had been empowered to invite LGBTQI people and others to tell stories of harm done to them within and by the church, and to share their stories of God’s grace experienced by them in Christian ministry. The completed report, written by committee conveners Sue Senior and the Rev. Dr. Bob Faris, will be presented to the 2021 General Assembly, June 6-9. The report–in full or in summary–is available in text and audio formats at this site. The whole church is invited to hear the stories shared, and to respond to the call to confession and healing for harm done.
VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE CAMP 2021
Theme: Great Big Beautiful World (exploring creation and nature)
When: July 12-16th
Format: VBC in a BOX and Interactive Google Classroom
Who: Grade 6 & under
Cost: $10 per child
Registration Deadline: June 25th
Email Carole for more information.
This year’s Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) will be VIRTUAL. Each registration will include “VBC in a BOX” with all the supplies, ideas and craft material you will need for a fun week, as well as access to a themed Interactive Google Classroom with songs, crafts, activities, scriptures, and stories. Registration allows you to access the material at a time that suits you and your child’s schedule and will remain accessible until mid-August. VBC is a partnership between Knox Waterloo, Erb St. Mennonite, Waterloo North Mennonite, and Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Churches. These churches have a long history of working together for VBC and this year, they have teamed up again to bring you a safe, virtual VBC.
India is currently in the midst of a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, threatening its healthcare system and leaving already vulnerable families in crisis.
For more than a week, over 300,000 cases have been diagnosed daily. So far over 220,000 people have died in India and the crisis is only worsening. PWS&D is preparing to respond with its partners and ACT Alliance members in India to support people who are sick or quarantined at home with provisions to buy medicines and for other emergency needs. Additionally, they will work with communities to share messages on infection prevention and control, as well as information on vaccines.
“Whatever ember of love for goodness flickers within us, however feeble or small… that’s what the Spirit works with, until that spark glows warmer and brighter. From the tiniest beginning, our whole lives—our whole hearts, minds, souls, and strength—can be set aflame with love for God.”
― Brian D. McLaren, We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation