Take some time to learn more this Lent. Every Wednesday from March 1st to April 12th, bring your lunch and join us at noon for a time of learning, reflection and prayer. All are welcome, and you don’t need to come every week. Fair trade tea, coffee and goodies will be provided.
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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.
The Word on Thursday Bible study (a mixed group of 12-14 people) will re-convene Thursday, January 12th in the church parlour at 7:30pm (but we begin to come shortly after 7 because it is good to fellowship first!). We will be continuing our study of Mark’s gospel, starting on Chapter 9. (The study is very loosely based on Timothy Keller’s book Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God.) For more info, call Sue Thacker at 905-842-3872.
Nearly 50 women gathered on November 26th for breakfast and to learn, discuss and share ideas around The 12 Keys to an Effective Church. We began by each making a survey of our own Knox experience using a scale from 1-10, and based on 12 indicators such as worship, mission, facility, programming, groupings etc.