If you have been thinking and praying about joining Knox Oakville, here’s your chance! We will be receiving new members (as well as members by transfer of certificate from another church) on Sunday, September 30th. If you are interested, please speak to Rev. Jacqui no later than next Sunday (September 16th).
The Knox Knitters’ Sale and Luncheon and Doors Open Halton will be running in parallel again this year. Come on out on Saturday, September 29th to browse the handmade knitted wares and jewellery starting at 10:30 a.m., and stay for some lunch between 12:00 and 2:30 p.m. The funds raised from the Knox Knitters’ sale will support our New Roads Project. Please also consider volunteering to welcome visitors who come to see our church as part of the region’s Doors Open event. We welcome hundreds of visitors each year.
Our various weekly Bible studies will be starting up again throughout the month of September.
The Morning Glory Bible study will begin on Sunday, September 16th at 8:30 a.m. and we will be looking at the book of Acts.
The Word on Thursday Bible study will begin its weekly meetings on September 27th at 7:30 p.m. and we will be exploring the final chapters of Romans, and then the book of Micah.
Women and the Word will start up on Tuesday, September 25th at 10 a.m., and we will be reading Romans 12-15, and then looking at some key passages from the prophets.
New members are always welcome at any of our studies.
During the month of September, the Chancel Choir will be holding welcoming practices to encourage new members to join our choir. During the welcoming practice, you will be paired with an existing member who will show you the ropes, and time will be provided so you can become familiar with the music and the flow of the practice. The anthems and introits chosen for September are mostly sung in unison, which means everyone sings the same tune. The first practice is Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m. to prepare for Rally Sunday. On September 12th, the practice begins at 8 p.m. following Dinner Church. Please speak to Brian Turnbull or any member of the choir and we will have a folder ready for you. This is a great time to join us—our aim is the fill the chancel this year.
This 13-week recovery support group is a way to seek solace and healing after the death of a loved one. The next series begins on Wednesday, September 12th, and will run weekly until December 5th. You can join the program at any point. This time the series will be hosted at ClearView Church (2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville)
This fall our intrepid choir director, Brian Turnbull, will be starting up a children’s choir to sing on special Sundays. Our own Knox kids are welcome, but so are their friends from the wider community. Practices will begin on Sept. 12th, and will run Wednesdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m. with a snack afterward. The choir is geared toward kids from kindergarten to grade 6, but children a little older or a little younger are welcome as well. We look forward to hearing your beautiful voices!
Compassion fatigue can affect any caregiver, and can cause spiritual, emotional and physical exhaustion. On Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join us for a seminar on this important topic, led by Karen Hill, a certified compassion fatigue educator and therapist. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up on the sheet on the doors of the church hall.
A new breastfeeding support group is starting up this summer, and they’ll be meeting on the first Thursday of every month right here at Knox. New and experienced moms are all welcome! The first meeting will be Thursday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To learn more about La Leche League or the drop-ins here at the church, visit the local group’s Facebook page.