The Town of Oakville has informed us that the municipal parking lot located just behind Knox at the corner of Robinson St. and Dunn St. (Lot 5), will be closed for about a week for repairs and resurfacing beginning on August 23rd. This means it won’t be available for parking on Sunday, August 26th. Street parking will still be available, however, and the municipal parking lots at the corners of Robinson and Navy St. (Lot 15) and Robinson and Thomas St. (Lot 16) will be open and operating. You can find a map of all the downtown parking lots right here. You can also park on residential side streets where signs permit.
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)
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.
Save the date: Friday, Sept. 14th at 6:15 p.m. We are having a FUNdraiser! Join us for an evening comedy/mystery dinner theatre! If you can’t make this date, you could buy tickets as a gift for a family member or close friend. Details and ticket information to come soon! Contact Jan Carnall at 905-844-8776 or email@example.com if you’d like to be a part of it. We will need lots of help before and on this date. Please share your talents!
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!
Our nation-wide denominational youth conference will be taking place this summer at Brock University from July 2-7, 2018. Perhaps you’d like to attend! There are 4 tracks to choose from. The cost of the conference ($565) covers housing, meals, and conference supplies, and will be offset by funds our congregation has been setting aside annually to support those wishing to attend our national youth conferences. Please speak to Rev. Jacqui or Monika Platt if you are interested in attending. More information is available at: presbyterian.ca/canada-youth-2018
Each year the Chancel Guild places Easter plants at the front of the church to beautify the sanctuary on Easter Sunday. After the service, with the assistance of members of the Session, these memorial plants are delivered to members of our church who are unable to attend Knox on a regular basis. These plants that have brought so much joy to us in the sanctuary go on to bring great pleasure to those who receive them. They realize that we at Knox are still thinking of them.
The memorial plants are made possible thanks to the monetary donations made by members of our Knox community. Starting this Sunday, and then again on March 25th, members of the Chancel Guild will be in the church hall and will gladly accept your donation. A special addition in the bulletin on Easter Sunday will acknowledge loved ones you wish to remember. Thanks for considering your involvement in this special outreach project.