We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral Peoples. Read the full Territorial Acknowledgement.
Worship @ Knox- October 24th @ 10 am
In-Person Gr. 7-12 Youth Sunday School has begun!
Monthly Expenses in September exceeded Monthly Income by $14.6K.
Year-to-date donations through Sept are about $57K below expectations
while expenses are running $54K less than budget (due to receiving
$64K of government subsidies which come to an end this month).
Thank you for your generous donations.
Knox is facing almost $90K in capital expenditures in Oct/Nov
due to the planned Emergency Lighting and Backup Power Supply (UPS)
project as well as the recent water damage
due to a malfunction of the boiler. More details next week.
Contributions to help cover these capital expenses are greatly appreciated.
Food For Thought
Food For Thought meets online on Sunday nights at 6:30 pm. If you’re university-age (a student, working, or in-between), join others for study, discussion, and prayer, as we dive into this fall’s theme, Feasting & Faith: A Look at Meals in Scripture. Contact Nancy Matthews for the Zoom link or questions.
We welcome new members until October 21st to join the Christmas Chancel Choir (rehearsals on Zoom). Email MC for all the information you need to get started.
The Knox Praise Band – Looking for Musicians
Are you in Jr high, Sr high, or university? Do you like to make music and have fun together?
Whether you sing, play the guitar, drums, violin, ukulele, piano or any other instrument, we’d love to have you join! The praise band usually meets on Tuesday evenings, but as we remain online for the fall we are able to accommodate all schedules. If you are interested, contact Jotham.
As an expression of gratitude for the vaccines that Canadians will receive in 2021, we are joining Love My Neighbour, a national movement for global vaccine equity inspired by Millennium Kids and Canadian faith communities, to gift forward vaccines to vulnerable populations around the world.To learn more, and make a donation, click here. (As Hallowe’en draws near, it is appropriate that donations are made through UNICEF.)
“. . . I am doing a new thing” Isaiah 43:19
Change! We live in a world defined by change: accelerating technological change, globalization, climate change, growing awareness of systemic inequities, increasing political polarization. Moreover, we are just beginning to emerge from a world-wide pandemic whose repercussions we will be living with for a long time.
This is a time of challenge as well as opportunity. How can we at Knox respond both proactively and creatively to this “new normal” in which we find ourselves? What is the direction in which the Spirit may be calling us?
Each of you has something meaningful to add to this conversation. Check out the time slots below.
You can sign up for the Conversation Group of your choice by following the link provided to the Doodle Polls or if that doesn’t work for you, just email Lawrie Carter with your desired time and he will add your name to the poll.
Zoom Conversation Groups – https://doodle.com/poll/iaeepmap9vgzf3ts
Monday, November 8 at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Thursday, November 11 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17 at 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
In-Person Conversation Groups – https://doodle.com/poll/tn9nyiymz8f5t4a6
Wednesday, November 10 at 2:00 pm-3:30 pm at Knox (with masks and social distancing)
Sunday, November 14 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm at Knox (with masks and social distancing)
Food for the Residents of A Better Tent City
Portion 1: https://mealtrain.com/nk320o
Portion 2: https://mealtrain.com/4q6w76
Portion 3: https://mealtrain.com/nk3747
Halloween Gathering for Families with Young Children!
October 30th, 10 -11:30 am in the Knox Hall! Email Carole to book your table! Each family will sit at its own table safely distanced from others. Masks and self-screening required. Costumes encouraged!
Donations for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region
Teams of youth are being assembled to rake your lawn! Please email Carole to indicate your interest. We have a limited number of teams this year so customers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please indicate the size of your lot and if you will have extra rakes available. If you would like your leaves bagged, you must provide the bags. Together, let’s help address food insecurity in our region!
They’re back – Cookies in a Jar!!
This awesome fundraiser is back for 2021, after getting approval from the Knox Health & Safety Team. The LOGO’s Jr High will be making and selling cookies in a jar at a cost of $10. Donations are also welcome. We are only making oatmeal chocolate chip jars this year with a cap of 150 jars so order soon, so you don’t miss out!
While we hope to be shopping and donating to the Tree of Angels, we have not yet confirmed this due to potential Covid restrictions. Rest assured there are numerous worthy causes we can consider; PWS&D and Ray of Hope are just two of several options.
You can pre-order up to Friday, November 5th by sending an email to Vaughn, the Knox office, or calling (519) 886-4150. Please provide your name and how many jars you would like to order. Jars will be available for pick up at the church starting on Monday, November 29th (watch for further details on this).
Thank you in advance for your support!!
Vaughn, Kathy, Jeff and the LOGO’s Junior High youth!
November 13th @ 3 pm
Jazz for Adults is a community music program directed by Knox’s music director, Mary-Catherine Pazzano. Back in-person for the first time since 2019, its amateur singer participants with a fabulous jazz band are back for a fall showcase concert at Knox on Saturday, November 13th at 3 pm. The concert will be live-streamed with an option to attend in-person. The concert will be pay-what-you-like, and proceeds will go towards the Knox Music Scholar Program. More details coming next week!!
If you would like to make an announcement, please send your submissions to Charlene.
Deadline for announcements: Wednesday @ 11:00 am.
We reserve the right to edit!
Knox In-Person Worship
Knox is open for in-person worship! You will need to reserve your seat online and follow health and safety protocols. Once again, if you have difficulties with the online registration system, give the office a call.
” Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” — Rumi