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


This Sunday in worship we will wonder about the ordinariness of Jesus. Mary-Catherine Pazzano will be leading music, together with Cassidy and Tabitha Ward.

The scripture readings this week are:

John 6:35-42. Read it here.
John 6:60-69. Read it here.

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Listen on 98.5 CKWR FM radio.
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Walter & Barbara McLean have made a donation in support of Knox Radio ministry in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, August 19th.

Both Hugh and Courtney will be on vacation during August. In the event of pastoral emergency August 8-26, please contact the Rev. Janice Hamalainen, at janice.hamalainen@bell.net, 519-954-3537, or the Knox Office at knox@knoxwaterloo.ca, 519-886-4150.

Ride for Refuge

Join Team Knox Waterloo
 to Ride for Refuge (i.e., from hunger) by supporting PWS&D on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations reports that in 2020 close to 811 million people went hungry due to climate change, conflict and the economic fallout from COVID-19. PWS&D hopes to raise $20,000 for their food security programs around the world. The Knox congregation can participate by either joining Team Knox to fund raise or by donating in support of the team. For details, click here.


In the spring of this year, Knox held an elder election. Voting forms were circulated to all professing members of Knox Waterloo. Submitted names were gathered, and a committee of Session met to discern the will of the congregation.
The Session of Knox Waterloo is pleased to announce that the eight persons called to serve terms on Session are: Lawrie Carter, Kathleen Forde, Sean Jackson, Kathy Sauve, Deb Schlichter, Sue Senior, Greg Sennema, and Jen Yessis. A service of ordination is being planned for a worship service in September.


Have you noticed?  Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear, or read, a media report about climate change and how its effects are being felt locally and around the world.  Many of us are concerned, even experiencing ecological grief.
In response, For the Love of Creation is suggesting a series of “faithful climate conversations” which allow for a safe space for us to listen to one another as we share our experiences and concerns about the state of the planet and our care for it.
The Global Partners Committee of Knox Waterloo will be hosting a number of these climate conversations in the month of September.  We invite and encourage people of all ages to sign up to join us. Register here. Space is limited.


September 12 is the target date for reopening Knox for in-person worship. The Knox COVID Health & Safety Team will provide more details closer to the date. All health and safety protocols required at that time will be followed.


“Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house as a shepherd.”  – Rumi


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