Community Notes



Community BBQ  Knox will be hosting a neighbourhood BBQ on Saturday July 6th as an outreach event for our community. If you’d like to help flip burgers and meet our neighbours, please see           Rev. Heather for the details.

PA Day VBC – PA days occur about five times throughout the school year and can sometimes be challenging for families to find care for their children. In response to this challenge, and to connect with our community, Knox will be hosting PA Day Vacation Bible Camp during the next school year. We invite you to let Rev. Heather know if you’d like to be part of this exciting new outreach ministry.

Nickle & Dime us to Death!  Members of the congregation are asked to save small change for our annual Vacation Bible School Mission — plastic jars are available for this; each year the monies collected go to children’s mission within the church at home or abroad.  Speak to or call Janice Barnes 645-5354

Pies for Sale  The Ladies’ Auxiliary have raspberry pies for sale—$9 each, speak to Carolyn Dickie if interested in purchasing a pie.

Send Kids to Camp  Once again we are asking the congregation for donations that will help send local kids to Camp Cairn.  Without our assistance these children would not experience the joy of being able to attend summer camp for a week.  Mark your envelope “Camp Fund” if you wish to support this worthy cause.

Knox Presbyterian Church Prayer Shawl Ministry:  The Bracebridge hospital is looking to expand its prayer shawl ministry, which provides shawls and blankets to those in palliative care. If you like to knit or crochet, this is a wonderful way to share your gift and provide comfort to someone in need. If you’re not into needlework, you can still help out by donating yarn. and praying! If this interests you, information packages with instructions and materials needed can be found in the Narthex or speak to Elizabeth Northey for more information.

Rainbow Communion  A special LGBTQI Listening Committee of the Presbyterian Church of Canada has been assembled to offer a safe and respectful environment in order to encourage people to tell their stories of harm done to them within and by the church because f homophobia, heterosexism and transphobia and to share their stories of God’s grace experienced by them.  They will be collecting stories and accounts between May 15th and June 15th.  To share your story or book a listening space please visit the webpage or contact  More information about this committee can be found in the Narthex.

Don’t Forget  to remember the Manna Food Bank Baskets in the Narthex, Canadian Tire Money for the animal shelter an stamps for the Leprosy Mission.

Communication  Rev. Heather sends out a weekly email with information about our upcoming worship services along with details about other activities taking place at Knox. If you are not on her email list, and would like to be, please contact Heather after the service or simply email your request to

The Coffee is on  letting the congregation know we brew a pot of coffee in the morning so drop by, say hi and help yourself to a cup.


Lifelong Learning at St. Andrew’s, Barrie Church Spring 2019 Speaker Series,  May 22 (Kirk Dunn-The Knitting Pilgrim).  Hosted by the Lifelong Learning Team–Email or call 705-728-3991 for more information.

Hospice Muskoka  Butterfly Release Day  Save the date—Sunday, July 14th — 12:30 to 2:30 pm — Memorial Park, Bracebridge.  Come out and celebrate the life of a loved one by releasing your own live Monarch butterfly!  Donate $30 / butterfly or $100 for 4.  Cut-off date is June 8th.

Muskoka Men of Song  Annual Spring Concert.  “Music For everyone” will be held Friday, June 7th at 7:07 pm—Rene Caisse Theatre.  Tickets at $25 / adult and children $12.  If interested, Ken H, Ken V, Henry or Jorg have tickets for sale.

Walk a mile in her shoes  Sunday, May 26th at 11am—Rotary Centre for Youth followed by a BBQ at the Bracebridge Lions Club.  Register at

The Bracebridge Indigenous Advocacy Group presents—30 Days in Attawapiskat with David Franks.  Monday May 27th at 7pm—Bracebridge United Church.  Admission is by donation.

Bracebridge Centre for Active Living Monday Jun 3rd at 10:15 am.  Decoration theme: Strawberry Social—June’s theme—Fire Prevention and Safety.

You are Invited  to an evening of Worship and Praise at the New Hope Free Methodist Church on Sunday June 23rd—6:30pm.































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