The Knox Knitters’ Mitten Tree will be going up in the church hall in December. Please be generous with your donations of hats, scarves, mitts, socks, and even cash if you wish. We deliver the items to local schools, Kerr Street Mission, Evangel Hall, and the Jane Finch Reaching Up program, the after school program that Rev. Jan chairs in Toronto.
Thank you to everyone who stuck around after worship on Oct. 22nd to see the presentation by Tye Farrow and the members of the New Roads Team. If you missed it, or if you’d like to refresh your memory, you can download the PowerPoint presentation as a pdf right here. All the changes being proposed for the church building will be contained in the current structure, and every one of them is a practical step to help make our building more useful to our ministries and more welcoming to our community.
If you have any questions, or would like to get more details on something, just flag down one of the members of the New Roads Team. They are: Matthew Foxall, David Platt, Connie Wardle, George Farrow, Warren Browne, Angus Kennedy, and Louise Fortier. If they don’t know the answer to your question, they’ll find out for you.
Join fellow parents and kids for a pizza dinner and an evening of fun Christmas-themed crafts on Nov. 17th. We’ll be decorating Christmas cards and creating some ornaments to be sold at the “Treats & Treasures” sale on November 25th. Please contact Katy Saunders by email or phone (647-876-1790) to let her know you plan to come so we can make sure there’s pizza for all. We are asking for help in collecting pine cones, Christmas ribbons and scrap fabrics to be used in our Family Craft Night creations. Your donations would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
A heartfelt congratulations and thank you to the Tweens and the congregation! Together we raised $210 at the bake table. These funds will allow the Musa children to enjoy special nutritious school lunches this year. If you missed this event, but would like to help the Tweens on their faith journey, please keep an eye out for their next Outreach activity.
Knox is seeking a leader for our Finance Team. We have three dedicated and talented individuals on the team already. We are now seeking a talented and engaged person with professional accounting and/or finance skills to be the Finance Team leader (sometimes called the Treasurer). Knox’s session and the Memorial Trust’s trustees envision that this new finance role would not only support Knox’s operations but would also provide finance leadership to the Memorial Trust. The previous finance leaders, Keith McKay and Gerhardt Samwell, have done an outstanding job but have now retired from the roles. If you are interested in learning more about this new role and how you could contribute, or could recommend someone who might be interested, please contact the Clerk of Session, Don Dinnan by email, by phone at 289-400-7553, or leave a note for Don in the church office.
The Knox session is excited to announce that Knox has chosen Brian Turnbull as our new Director of Music. Brian is well known in Oakville as the Director of the Tempus Choral Society and the Tempus~4~Us Children’s Choir. We look forward to welcoming Brian, who will be on the organ starting October 22nd.