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

SUNDAY WORSHIP – 10AM

This Sunday we will wonder what following Jesus may demand from us.
The scripture reading this week is Mark 8:31-38. Read it here.

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Knox Reopening Date


Knox is reopening on September 12 for in-person worship! All health and safety protocols required at that time will be followed. Once again, we will need you to reserve your seat online. Registration is now open for Sunday, September 12th. If you have difficulties with the online registration system, give the office a call.

Knox Community News

Service of Ordination for Three New Ruling Elders of Knox Waterloo will take place during worship on September 19. Kathleen Forde, Sean Jackson, and Kathy Sauve will be ordained into Ruling Eldership. Lawrie Carter, Deb Schlichter, Sue Senior, and Jen Yessis have been elected to continue their service on Session, and Greg Sennema will return to active service.

In memory of Bruce Simpson the family has donated funds to Global Partner Refugee Initiative and the Memorial fund.

Condolences to the family of Bob Thorn (1958-2021). Bob was a long-time member of Knox and an active volunteer with Logos. The memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 12th. Read ObituaryRSVP for visitationRSVP for service, View livestream service.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Welcome back!

We will be starting our new curriculum this fall – reform by Sparkhouse for the Gr. 7-12 and Feasting on the Word enhanced by Sparkhouse for the children! We will be staying on Zoom until October and will re-assess any new protocols at that time. We are hoping for a safe return to school, church, and soon to Sunday School!

If you are in Gr. 7-12, come and join Amy at 11:30am over Zoom and talk about your hopes and dreams for this year and hear about some of the topics from the new curriculum.

If you are in Gr. 3-6, join Carole at 11:15am over Zoom and let’s reconnect! Who do you say Jesus is?

If you are in Preschool-Gr. 2, join Carole and Christine at 9:15am over Zoom and tell us about your summer! We will talk about who Jesus is!

Zoom links are emailed out along with any announcements and information. If you are not on any of the email lists and would like to be, please email Carole, our Faith Formation Coordinator.
LOGOS 2021-22

Email logos@knoxwaterloo.ca or visit the LOGOS website for more information.
New Young Adult Ministry Opportunity

Initial In-person Gathering Monday, October 4th at 7:30pm at Knox Waterloo. 
Hugh & Courtney are hosting this new ministry striving to create new ways to connect with high school grads and a range of young adults, especially those who are local to the KW area currently.
We hope to create a safe and brave space where no questions are off limits, and where together we can engage in progressive and inclusive theological conversation.
Reach out to Courtney or Hugh if you are interested or have any questions.

Climate Conversations


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.

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 fundraise or by donating in support of the team. For details, click here.

Connecting Together – Save the dates!

Month 
Theme/Guest  
Oct 18
Molly Guse is teaching us to paint rocks! Molly is a high school student at Knox who is very talented and will be teaching us how we can make beautiful rocks (sample of Molly’s painted rocks below). Supplies will be provided.
   
Nov 15
Calm within the Storm (Dr Robyne Hanley Dafoe)
We’re thrilled to have Dr Robyne, who is an expert on resilience, join us.  This is one for the whole family. She’s a professor, professional speaker and author with a great message. Want to check her out? Here’s a link to her website.
Dec 6
Christmas flower arrangement.  There will be a charge for supplies for this night for those who are able.
2022 dates
Please also save these dates – Jan 17, Feb 21, and March 21!  More info to come.
There is no cost to participate. For those of you who are able and want to pay $25 to help cover costs, please contact the church office. This is not a donation and no tax receipt will be issued.
If you’re planning to participate in the fall events, please send a message to Kathy Sauve.

FINAL THOUGHT…

“Worship of Jesus is rather harmless and risk-free; actually following Jesus changes everything.”
– Richard Rohr


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