We invite you to help supply our tree with donations of socks, hats, mitts, underwear, and scarves. These will be distributed to local schools, Evangel Hall Mission, Kerr Street Mission, and Jane-Finch Reaching Up.
Kerr Street Mission’s “Christmas Wonders” campaign, or as we know it at Knox, “Christmas on Lakeshore,” helps many of Oakville’s 26,000+ individuals and families living below the poverty line. A donation of $50 will purchase two food certificates, $100 will purchase a gift card for food and a Christmas gift, $500 will provide gift cards for food and Christmas gifts for a larger family, and $1,500 will provide “Christmas & Beyond” support to a struggling family for one year. Please make your cheques payable to Knox and we will purchase the gift cards on your behalf. Pick up an envelope at either set of doors to the sanctuary and put them on the offering plate on or give them to Ann Millard. Donations can also be dropped off at the church office. Ann can be reached by email or 905-469-1330.
Each year families are invited to take home our traveling nativity set, to share the story of Jesus’s birth together, and children are welcome to take a sheep or angel to keep as a reminder. If you’d like to take the nativity set home this year, please sign up for a time slot on the sheet in the church hall, and make sure to provide contact details so you can make arrangements to pass the set along to the next family.
On Monday, December 10th at 7 p.m., we’re holding an evening of support for those who have lost a loved one, and for whom grief is a companion through the holiday season. This GriefShare session will provide help and hope. Please contact Lynne Hieminga, our Caring Coordinator, if you’d like to learn more.
In December the kids will be starting each service upstairs in the sanctuary, so they can enjoy the pre-service recitals, participate in the lighting of the Advent wreath, and occasionally sing with or listen to the Knox4Us choir. They’ll be dismissed to go downstairs for their children’s program. Parents are invited to come downstairs and find their kids once worship is done.
At the congregational meeting after our worship service last Sunday, members chose eight people to join the session. We’re so grateful we had such an amazing ballot of names to choose from; every person whose name appeared on the ballot is incredibly gifted by God, and we’re grateful they agreed to let their names stand as nominees to the eldership. Here are the names of those chosen to serve this term. Our next eldership election will be at the end of 2020.