Community Notes



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.

Elder Elections  On November 25th, we will be holding an elder election at Knox and your input is greatly valued. During the weeks of November 11th, 18th, and 25th, election packages will be available which will include a ballot, a letter of instruction, along with a list of “members in good standing” who are eligible to serve as elders. While everyone is invited to participation in the election process, only members are able to serve as elders, according to The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Book of Forms. If you’d like to consider becoming a member at Knox please speak with Rev. Heather at any time.

Requests from the Decorating Committee!  If you have agreed to donate artwork or loan a nativity scene could you please bring it to the church on Sunday, November 25.  Our committee will meet at the church at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 29 to arrange these displays.

Pies for Sale  The Ladies’ have Apple Pies for sale—$9.00 each.  Speak to on of the Ladies if interested in purchasing a pie.

Memorial Service  The dedication of Memorial Plaques will take place on Sunday, November 18th.

Grandma’s Christmas Goodies Sale  Knox Ladies’ present a home baking and Christmas Treasures sale on Saturday, December 8th between 9 am and 11:30.

Knox Connex  The first Wednesday of every month is an opportunity to connect with one another and the community.  Join us for one — two — or all three of the Wednesday connection points.                                                                                                                                                    Coffee and Chat, 3 – 5pm  A time of informal conversation, coffee, tea, muffins, and friendship — Dec 5th — discussing the background of our favourite Christmas Carols.                        Family Night, 5 – 7pm  Pot luck supper followed by intergenerational activities and fun!  Dec 5th — Advent Event! Making advent wreaths to take home.                                                      Faith and Fellowship, 7 – 8:30pm  guided conversation using multi-media, curriculum, and scripture on matters pertaining to faith and life.  Dec 5th — examining Mary’s Song, the magnificat, and what it means for us today.



Muskoka Men of Song  Presents “:Love Came Down at Christmas”. Featuring Sean Kelly Bursary Recipients: Somer Graves, Gavin Graves, Gabrielle White, the FOGG, MenFolk, Monsignor Michael O’Leary Catholic School Youth Choir — Saturday, December 8th — 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 pm — Rene Caisse Theatre.  See flyer in the Narthex for cost and where to purchase tickets if interested in attending.

2018 Fall Speaker Series   Recognizing Changes —Wednesday Evenings, 7:30 to 9pm at St. Andrew’s Church, 47 Owen St., Barrie.   November 28th Speakers will be Kim Greenwood, Chief of Police—Barrie and Rebecca Dupuis from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit discussing Legalization of Cannabis.  If Interested view the flyer posted in the Narthex for more details regarding details and purchasing tickets.

Sunday, November 25th  you are invited to a special Restorative Justice Week event at Bracebridge United Church: “THE PROMISE OF HEALING THROUGH RESTORATIVE JUSTICE” with the Rev. Dr. Jamie Scott.  Rev. Scott will speak at the 9:00 am and 10:30 am Worship Services, followed at 12:00 pm by a Ladles & Learning conversation in the seminar room where a light lunch will be provided.

Christmas Marketplace  Saturday, November 17th at Bracebridge United Church.  Christmas Shopping made easy with unique crafts, home baked goodies, homemade preserves, fresh evergreen wreaths etc.

It’s Christmas time!  Trinity United Church’s, Gravenhurst will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 24th between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Community Pot Luck Dinner  Brighten up a cold November with a Hot Dinner hosted by St. David’s Missionary Society at the Vankoughnet Village Square on Friday, November 16th at 6:00pm.  Bring a favourite dish to share and gather with friends and neighbours at this annual event.  Special Music provided by Gwen Dunlop and Brian Sachs.  Guest Speaker is Jeff Bradshaw, owner of Camp Wenonah.  Contact Irene Boyes at 705-645-5534 for Reservations.