Stick around after church on April 7th to learn from Karen Plater, the associate secretary of Stewardship and Planned Giving with The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Karen will be leading an engaging workshop all about opportunities for giving, including lots of ways you may not have considered before. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up on the doors to MacMillan Hall so we know how many people are planning to attend.
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Maplegrove United Church has invited Knox to participate as a partner in their 59th annual lawn and garden products sale. The products are competitively priced, excellent quality, tax-free and will be delivered to your door. Several organic options are available. Here’s the gift: For advertising the sale, Knox will receive $50. For every one of our orders, Maplegrove will give 15% of the order total back to Knox. This is such an easy way for you to support our New Roads project and have a great looking lawn and garden this summer. Please pick up an order form from Louise Fortier after the service, or visit the sale website at https://maplegroveunitedchurch.org/fertilizer/index.html. (If you order online, make sure to note in the general comments field that this is an order from Knox Oakville) If you order with a print order form, bring the form and payment back to the Knox office before April 8th. Thanks, Maplegrove! Thanks, Knox!
In the wake of the heartbreaking mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, we feel a need for lament and prayer. Our doors are open today to other members of our community who wish to come and pray, too.
Places of worship should never, ever be places of violence or fear. We agree wholeheartedly with the words expressed by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches: “This terrible crime against women, men and children at the time of their prayers is an attack on all believers and an assault on the bonds of shared humanity and peaceful coexistence which unite us all.”
We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters. We are praying for justice and peace, and for the victims, families, and communities shattered by this violence.
Are you an older child or young adult who might be interested in being confirmed as a member of Knox? Are you the parent of such a child or young adult? Are you not sure what any of that even means? Then we’ve got a handy info session for you! Following worship on March 17th, Monika Platt will be hosting an information session in the Parlour to gauge interest in confirmation classes for Knox’s older children and young adults. All are welcome to attend.
The scripture reading for next Sunday is the story of Jesus feeding many people with just a bit of food. One of our elders had a great suggestion for a collective piece of “art” to adorn the front of our sanctuary. Next Sunday, let’s all bring in some non-perishable food items or monetary donations for our friends at Kerr Street Mission, and we’ll create a version of Jesus’s miracle in our own community. KSM has told us they could use the following things in particular: peanut butter, canned fruit, dry bagged beans/legumes, and rice.