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 about the end times.

The scripture reading for this week is
Mark 13:1-8

Download this week’s bulletin.

Livestream the service.
Listen on 98.5 CKWR FM radio.
Access the Knox YouTube channel.

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Just a reminder to sign up for the Knox Futures Initiative Conversations that will be happening at Knox over the next two weeks (between Nov 8th to Nov 17th)!

As we emerge from the pandemic, this is a time of both challenge and opportunity. How can the Knox community 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?

We believe that each of YOU has something meaningful to add to this conversation that will help shape our future.  

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 or call the church office 519.886.4150 with your desired time and we will add your name to the poll.

Thanks,
Your Session

Zoom Conversation Groups –  https://doodle.com/poll/iaeepmap9vgzf3ts
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 pm-9:00 pm 
Wednesday, November 17 at 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

In-Person Conversation Groups –  https://doodle.com/poll/tn9nyiymz8f5t4a6
Sunday, November 14 at 1:30 pm-3:00 pm at Knox (with masks and social distancing)

“.  .  . I am doing a new thing” Isaiah 43:19

Conversation “Comment Board”
In parallel with these congregational conversations, we have also set up a virtual “comment board” where anyone can add a comment. So if you think of something you’d like to add to this discussion, just  to access the Comment Board.  Then press the “+” in the bottom corner to open up a comment box.  Feel free to also just visit the Comment Board to see what others have written.”
Advent: Close to Home, What does home feel like to you?

The season of Advent is just around the corner and we will be starting to explore our Advent theme “Close to Home” on Sunday, November 21st in worship. What is home? Home is where you claim it. It may be a home in relationship. It may be the foundation in life that was built by family or friends. It may be the structure in which you dwell. It may be within our church and faith community. This Advent, may we be comforted by the One who dwells intimately with us. May we expand safety and sanctuary for everyone wandering far from home. May we come home—wherever home is found—to live fully with joy, hope, and courage.
By November 18thCourtney invites you to email a short video, written words, a photo of a drawing, etc., expressing what home feels like to you. We invite people of all ages to participate in this.
 

Knox Music Scholars – Fundraiser – 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 jazz vocalists along with a fabulous jazz band will dazzle you with a fall showcase concert at Knox on Saturday, November 13th at 3 pm. The concert will be live-streamed or you can attend in-person by reserving your seat online. The concert will be pay-what-you-like, and proceeds will go towards the Knox Music Scholar Program.

COVID Health & Safety Update

Effective November 21, 2021, Knox Waterloo is requiring proof of full vaccination for those wishing to attend worship and programs at Knox.
Congregants must be able to provide proof of identification, plus proof of vaccination.
Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a paper copy of a COVID-19 vaccination receipt (final dose), or a QR code on a mobile device.
Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated or are not able to provide proof of full vaccination may be admitted access provided a negative result of an on-site rapid test which will be administered by a volunteer. Tests require 15 minutes to complete.
Other important information:

    • will be required to be worn at all times by congregants.
    • Social distancing in the building will be maintained.
    • Seating reservation procedures will continue.

These measures will permit congregational singing during services.
The Session of Knox Waterloo believes these measures reflect our call to be both a safe and an inclusive community.

In-Person Gr. 7-12 Youth Sunday School has begun!

RSVP to Carole each week so we can plan and setup for social distancing. You do not need to book a seat in the sanctuary unless you are attending the Worship service for the entire time. When you arrive, please give your name to the usher and head straight upstairs to the Knox Room where your teacher(s) will be waiting for you!

Pre-school to grade 6 will remain online until further notice.

Food For Thought 

Food For Thought meets online Sunday at 6:30 pm. If you’re university-age (a student, working, or in-between), join others for study, discussion, and prayer. This fall’s theme, Feasting & Faith: A Look at Meals in Scripture. Contact Nancy Matthews for the Zoom link or questions.

Connecting Together 

Connecting Together meets on November 15th at 7:00 pm. We have a great speaker joining us: Dr Robyne Hanley Dafoe, an award-winning psychology and education instructor specializing in resilience, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness. LEARN MORE!

Advent Gifts

The Healing of the Seven Generations assists First Peoples residing in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas. They work with individuals and families who are suffering the inter-generational impacts of the residential school system. This includes growing up in dysfunctional families; emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuses; poor self-esteem or poor self-image as a First Peoples person; loss of culture; lack of awareness of cultural identity, teachings, values, and traditions; poverty, and addictions.
To provide financial donations, call 519-570-9118 or send an e-transfer to: donnadubie@healingofthesevengenerations.ca. Be sure to include in the notes of your e-transfer that it is intended as a donation.
Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at Knox in the Advent Gifts Box until December 19th. Storage space is tight so donations are limited to the following:

    • Toiletry products
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Household toiletries and cleaning supplies
    • Personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, shields, sanitizer)
    • Snacks, treats, and small activity packs for kids
    • Sanitary products for menstruation

Alternative Gifts

This year, give gifts with meaning. By making a donation in honour of a friend, teacher, or loved one, you can help to make a difference in the world through the PWS&D Gifts of Change catalogue. Giving a gift through these options is a unique way to carry out life-changing programs that are responding to needs both here at home and worlds away. Complete your online donation and fill out the ‘In Tribute’ section and a card will be sent on your behalf.

Gifts of Change

For the Love of Creation and the United Church of Canada have a virtual joint ecumenical delegation  that is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26. You can follow the delegation on Facebook and Instagram at #UCCanCOP26 and #FLCCOP26. Updates and stories will be posted as they share their virtual experience of this high-level international gathering. You can also check out the FLC website blog to see who the members of the delegation are and to read their personal reflections.

This Week @ Knox – Deadline for Announcements
We do our best to ensure that TW@K goes out on Thursday.
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.

FINAL THOUGHT…

 Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
— Rumi


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