We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral Peoples. Read the full Territorial Acknowledgement.
COVID Health & Safety Requirements & Masking Reminders
Knox Waterloo requires proof of full vaccination for those wishing to attend worship and programs at Knox. Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated or are not able to provide proof of full vaccination may be admitted access to Sunday worship only 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:
- Masks will be required to be worn at all times by congregants.
- Social distancing in the building will be maintained.
- Seating reservation procedures will continue.
The Session of Knox Waterloo believes these measures reflect our call to be both a safe and inclusive community.
We were saddened to learn of the death of Edi Stevens on December 3rd. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 am. You are welcome to join the family for Edi’s service via live stream. Please remember Bill and their families in your prayers as they experience this deep loss.
Advent Conversations through zoom; 2 options weekly throughout Advent: Tuesdays at 10:30 am OR Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Click HERE to register for the online Advent Conversations.
Longest Night Worship Service – Tuesday, December 21st at 7 pm
Homelessness in Waterloo Region has skyrocketed in recent years. A regional report states that 1,085 people are experiencing homelessness in Waterloo region, up from 333 people in 2018.
Last Sunday, The Working Centre, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, launched an overnight shelter at St. Andrew’s which can accommodate up to 50 people, 7 nights a week. Here is an article on the initiative.
Hot meals are being provided by The Working Centre on weekdays, which leaves a need for local congregations and supporters to provide dinner on weekends.
The minister of St. Andrew’s, the Rev. Marty Molengraaf, reached out to Knox Waterloo asking for help with this ministry. On Tuesday, December 7, the Session of Knox Waterloo expressed support for this initiative. Knox has committed to provide hot food, one day per weekend, for the duration of the project. Enthusiastic Knox volunteers got to work and provided the first meal last Sunday evening, on the opening night of the centre.
- Volunteer to be a part of the Caring Kitchen at Knox by shopping for, preparing, or delivering meals. Email Vaughn if you are interested.
- Volunteer to work on-site at St. Andrew’s for the 6-9 AM or 6-9 PM shifts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Sponsor a meal! Donate $100 to Knox, marking your donation Caring Kitchen. But any donation amount will be accepted gratefully.
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” ― Teresa of Avila (16th cent.)
In-Person Gr. 7-12 Youth Sunday School @ 10 am
RSVP to Carole and come straight up to the Knox Room when you arrive
Pre-school to grade 6 will remain online until further notice.
Good news! We have a few extra jars available for sale at $10/jar. Contact Vaughn, the Knox office, or call (519) 886-4150 to place an order. Vaughn, Kathy, Jeff and the LOGO’s Junior High youth thank you for supporting this initiative!
This year we are supporting The Healing of the Seven Generations. To provide financial donations, call 519-570-9118 or send an e-transfer to: email@example.com (be sure to specify in your e-transfer that it is a donation). Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at Knox in the Advent Gifts Box until December 19th. Donations accepted 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
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
If you would like to make an announcement, please send your submissions to Charlene.
Deadline for announcements: Wednesday @ 11:00 am.
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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.
“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” — Maya Angelou