“Camp In Your Own Backyard” (CYOB), is a week-long, full-day, camp ministry held jointly by Knox Oakville and Trafalgar Presbyterian Churches, being held July 10-14, 2017. This year’s camp is taking place in (the air-conditioned) Trafalgar Presbyterian Church, 354 Upper Middle Rd E. (off Trafalgar & Litchfield Road). Volunteers are still needed to sit by the door […]
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Easter Sunday Worship is for all ages! Just a reminder that our Son_rise service will take place on the Lakeshore Road front lawn of Knox Oakville (weather permitting). All are welcome, and please dress for the weather. A warm breakfast follows in the church hall, and then a grand service of worship will be held in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.
While there will be toddler and nursery care available, families are encouraged to worship together in the sanctuary. (There will be no church school.) The Christian Education cluster will be offering Easter-themed activity books at varying age levels for children to enjoy during the service and to take home with them afterwards.
Knox is the title sponsor of Oakville Parent-Child Centre’s annual Learn and Grow Together Parenting Conference. As such, Knox-goers can attend this special event for FREE!! Because of this perk, Knox needs to compile its own list of interested people, and send it directly to the conference organizers (rather than registering online through Eventbrite).
You are not going to want to miss Dr. Gordon Neufeld, author of Hold On to To Your Kids, as he speaks about “What Children Need to Thrive and Flourish.”
If you would like to attend the conference on May 13th, please speak with Rev. Jacqui.
Rooted in Love, an event presented by the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering, will take place May 19th to 22nd at Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Richmond Hill. One day registration is available for Saturday, May 20th from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $100 and the registration deadline is April 15th. Learn more on the conference website.
Yum yum. A very special thank you to Sue McBay who organized our annual pancake and sausage dinner to start off the Lenten season. It was our most extravagant ever, and everyone who attended enjoyed the food, friendship and FUN! Thanks to all the awesome volunteers who made and served delicious pancakes, sausages, drinks and goodies, and to all those who came early and stayed late to set up and clean up for the event. Thank you also to everyone who came out to eat! Our annual event was another great success.
On Saturday, April 1st from 3-6, join Oakville Parent-Child Centre’s parent educator, Nikki Taylor, for a lively discussion about why children engage us in power struggles, the benefits for our children, and some not-so-common ways to respond that will help optimize your child’s growth and development in the long term.
Child care will be provided for the duration of the workshop (from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.). A pizza dinner will be served at 5 p.m.
Venue: Erindale Presbyterian Church (1560 Dundas Street West, Mississauga).
Cost: Tickets are $10 for individuals (including children) and $25 for famililes. Additional freewill donations are also gladly accepted.
This workshop was planned in partnership between Erindale Presbyterian Church in Mississauga and Knox Presbyterian Church in Oakville.
Heads up for Knox’s Annual General Meeting and international potluck: This year our AGM will take place on Sunday, March 5th, following our single service at 10:30 a.m. Like last year, we are inviting everyone to bring something to share for our potluck lunch. Sign up on the door to the church hall.
Rev. Jacqui opened the church on Monday night to give people place to pray for the lives lost and the people hurt in the shooting at a mosque in Quebec City. On Wednesday night, we held a special vigil and prayer service. Thank you to everyone who came out to pray and lament together, to remember those whose lives were taken away, and to hold our Muslim brothers and sisters before God in prayer. News of the service was shared widely on social media, and many members of the community, including a representative from the MP’s office, were in attendance.
Thank you so much to all the people who came out to Kerr Street Mission on Monday to help cook, serve dinner, and clean up. With so many helpers the work was easy, and our Moroccan soup was a big hit with the dinner crowd. Several people asked for the recipe! In fact it went so well we’re thinking of doing it more often.