At a congregational meeting on December 3rd, the congregation of Knox voted overwhelmingly in favour of moving forward on the New Roads facility upgrade. The meeting was an exciting and inspiring time (and let’s be honest, we don’t always get to say that about meetings.) A big thank you to the members of the New Roads team who continue to do amazing work on this project. You can learn more about New Roads on this newly created webpage.
We’re back and looking forward to making some wonderful music as part of the Christmas season. We’re pleased to welcome our new music director, Brian Turnbull, to lead the practices with our little ones in preparation for singing during the 4 p.m. carol service on Dec. 17th and the children’s Christmas pageant on Dec. 24th. We’ll be rehearsing downstairs after Sunday worship from 11:15 to 11:45. All kids are welcome to come sing with us! Please contact Brian Turnbull, Duncan Low or Dawn Robinson for more information.
It’s time to sign up to our annual travelling nativity set! Be a part of this amazing tradition, meet people from our church you’ve never met before, read stories of the travelling nativity set from years before…. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with Christ and with your church this Advent season.
It’s the time of year when Knox once again shows our generous spirit by contributing mightily to Kerr Street Ministries’ Christmas Wonders program for families living below the poverty line right here in Oakville. We are a big part of providing Christmas for these families. Starting on Sunday, Nov. 26th, there will be a table at which you can make donations, so prayerfully consider a generous gift!
A word from the Property Management Team: “Time for a Refresh.” Due to increasing difficulties securing the main Lakeshore and Dunn Street doors, the Property Team is undertaking a project to renovate and restore their operation and paint. A firm from Hamilton (Lower City Joinery) has been selected to undertake this important and highly visible maintenance project.
Starting with the Lakeshore Doors, they will be removed and taken to the firm’s workshop in Hamilton. Dry rot will be repaired, paint stripped and hardware replaced and polished. While the doors are away being repaired, temporary painted plywood will be installed over the door openings. Access to the Narthex will still be maintained through the Dunn Street tower doors.
The cost of the project is approximately $20,000 and is being funded by a very generous family wishing to stay anonymous! Praise the Lord for their generous spirit! If you have any questions please speak to Duncan Low or Barbara Browne. Exciting times at Knox!
On Nov. 9-12, 2017, Rev. Jacqui and six members of our congregation headed to Stewards by Design, a national conference designed to help congregations expand their ministry and nurture generous giving. Participants explored how stewardship is not just a financial matter, but is a spiritual matter concerned with all aspects of life and ministry. In partnership with the keynote speaker, Dr. Kennon Callahan, and a mentor personally assigned to each congregation, the team began to develop a plan designed for our unique congregation. Check out some photos from the event in this post!