ACTIVITIES at a GLANCE:
June 20 10AM – Indigenous Peoples Sunday
June 20 – Elder Election Ends
June 21 7PM – Connecting Together
June 27 10AM – Pride Sunday
We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral Peoples.
SUNDAY WORSHIP – NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
On Sunday, we welcome the Rev. Mary Fontaine, Presbyterian minister and director of Hummingbird Ministries, a ministry of healing and reconciliation of the Presbytery of Westminster, BC.
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Year-to-date Donations through May are about $35K below expectations while expenses are running $31K less than budget, resulting in a net shortfall of $4K below budget. Thank you for your generous contributions in May helping to greatly reduce our 2021 deficit.
STILL TIME: As Knox Waterloo grieves with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation at the discovery of the unidentified graves of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, we invite everyone to paint a rock orange–or decorate it using the colour orange–to symbolize our solidarity with Indigenous siblings. You may drop your rock off at the church (in a box under the mailbox, parking lot entrance) by 9AM Sunday. They will be used in worship and later arranged into a public display of our grief and solidarity.
Read a statement by the Ministers of Knox regarding the discovery the unidentified graves of 215 children found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, B.C.
Read a joint statement from the current and former Moderator of the PCC regarding residential schools.
From the KNOX LIBRARY – UPDATED!
You may be wanting to learn more about Residential Schools, a very sad chapter in Canadian history and in the history of the church. Click on the image to see what books on this subject can be found in the Knox library.
SEND KNOX YOUR PRIDE PICTURES!
Next Sunday Knox celebrates Pride. Send Knox pictures of you with rainbow colours or symbols of Pride or Allyship. Some of them will be used in worship on June 27th.
Email your pictures to Hugh 🙂
The final Connecting Together event of the season will be held on Monday, June 21, 7PM. It will be an evening of song with Stacy Guse and her group The Unraveling. If you would like a link to this Zoom event, please email Liz. The Connecting Together leadership wishes to extend thanks for everyone who has been involved in and supported this ministry, and they hope to continue connecting again in the fall.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY
While Knox will be marking Indigenous Peoples Sunday this week, the Global Partners Team at Knox also wants us to remember World Refugee Day, June 20. You can find more information at this site.
Professing Members of Knox Waterloo are encouraged to submit their online or paper ballots for Elders. Deadline is Sunday, June 20. Ballots were distributed last month to members. If you have any questions, email Ruth Song.
“The land is sacred; it belongs to the countless numbers who are dead, the few who are living, and the multitudes of those yet to be born.” – A quote by a member of the Penan people, Sarawak state, Malaysia
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