PRIDE SUNDAY WORSHIP
June 12th at 10am
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Pride Sunday. This is an opportunity to acknowledge the harm done by the church towards our LGBTQI+ siblings as well as to celebrate the progress that The Presbyterian Church in Canada has made toward being a more inclusive church. We honour together that God’s expansive love is expressed in a diversity of ways through our human relationships. We look forward to welcoming Peter Kinch as our guest preacher (see Peter’s Bio below) and for the worship leadership of Knox’s Inclusion Initiatives Team.
Peter Kinch’s Biography:
Peter Kinch is a lifelong Presbyterian serving as an elder and trustee at Armour Heights. In 2020 Peter completed a 40 year career with Ernst & Young (EY) where he had professional responsibilities as a chartered professional accountant. He was also an executive leader of Unity, EY’s internal network for sexual and gender minorities and their allies.
As a Christian who is gay, Peter provided submissions to the Rainbow Communion and for other church consultations that occurred for the sexuality overtures during the past eight years. Peter shares his many gifts with the Presbyterian Church in Canada, including his queer identity, as a member of Assembly Council and its executive committee, convenor of several of the council’s committees; commissioner at the 2018 General Assembly and member of the Presbytery of East Toronto’s inclusion committee.
Peter lives in Toronto with his partner, Frank, close to family members including three adult children. In spare time they like to travel, attend film festivals and cultural events and discover cuisine, wines and restaurants.

Scriptures:
John 16:12-15
Romans 5:1-5

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JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
Knox believes that God’s love includes everyone.

Inclusion is a core value of the Knox Waterloo congregation.
Show us your pride!
Email Courtney photos of your pride flags and rainbows (clothing, artwork, etc.) to be included in worship in June.

SO WHAT DOES THE FLAG MEAN?

Have you ever wondered what the different colours and types of pride flags mean? Knox is currently transitioning to using the newer Progressive Pride Flag. Read more about the meaning and history of Pride flags!
KNOX COMMUNITY NEWS
Post Worship Social Time – Beginning this Sunday, June 5th and continuing through to the end of August, Knox Waterloo will begin to have a post worship social time outdoors — weather permitting — with lemonade, juice and conversation. A space will be set up at the north end (Dupont side) of the building. If there is inclement weather, congregants can remain indoors and gather in the Hall for a post worship social time with masks and no food/drink.
Knox Seat Reservation System Update!
Knox has lifted its seat reservation requirement and the reservation system has been taken off line. If you prefer to be social distanced, an Usher will escort you to the Streetside of the sanctuary.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
…and YOU are INVITED to MARCH WITH US in the
PRIDE PARADE SUNDAY, JUNE 26th
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Recent Additions from the KNOX LIBRARY

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to Advocate for Afghanistan

Google Meet = Preschool-Gr. 2
In-Person Sunday School for JK-Gr. 6 Pride themed
No Youth Sunday School

VBC – July 11-15, 2022
Volunteer cutters and leaders needed!
Ask Carole how you can help!

KNOX REFUGEE MINISTRY UPDATE
The world’s refugee numbers continue to grow…
Knox is responding!

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This Week @ Knox
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KNOX HEALTH & SAFETY COVID UPDATE

Knox has lifted its seating reservation requirement.
Prefer to have social distanced seating? Ushers will direct you to the streetside section of the sanctuary.
Masks are mandatory while in church building.
Congregational singing is permitted. 

Post Worship Social Time –
outside with juice provided weather permitting.
indoor in the Hall – masks mandatory; no food/drink.

Please stay home if you are feeling ill the morning of worship.

Passive screening is employed. Do not attend if you are unwell. Read the online screening tool.

Knox COVID Health & Safety Team: Hugh Donnelly (Chair), Courtney Crawford, Elizabeth Denbeigh, Vaughn Sauvé, Ruth Song

FINAL THOUGHT…

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”
— George Takei
We acknowledge that Knox Waterloo is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral Peoples. Read the full Territorial Acknowledgement.
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