Outreach

BASKETRY & BURSERY – The basketry group meets on weekly on Tuesdays at 10am. Our projects are varied from beginner to advanced. basketry2We welcome newcomers who will experience a warm supportive workshop in a positive skill building environment .  A five dollar per week fee is collected and dispersed to applicants who are involved in post secondary courses.  Now open to all crafters! bring your craft and join the camaraderie!

 

MANNA FOOD BANK: – Link to  Manna Food Bank website   Each week members of Knox Church donate food to the local Manna Food bank. Monetary donations are also accepted.

foodbank knox

BBOOTC – Bracebridge Out of the Cold: Dinners are offered all through the winter months on Tuesdays at the Bracebridge United Church and Wednesdays at the Lions Club.  There is also a drop-in held at St. Joe’s Catholic church from 1-4pm on Tuesdays November to April.

SEND KIDS TO CAMP:   Every Year we raise money to send kids to camp who may not get a chance to go to camp otherwise….  Camp Cairn – a Presbyterian Summer Camp – Link to Camp Cairn website

MUSKOKA CHAPLAINCY –  Link to Muskoka Chaplaincy website  Members of Knox Church Bracebridge donate time and finances to the continuing work of the Chaplaincy program in Muskoka;  caring for the human spirit.   The mission of the Muskoka Chaplaincy Association is to promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for the religious and spiritual care needs of patients and residents in the hospital and long-term care facilities throughout Muskoka.   Spiritual care acknowledges that we are more than physical bodies that require medical care.  Spiritual care helps us maintain health and cope with illnesses, traumas, losses and life transitions by integrating mind, body and spirit.  Financial donations can be mailed to: The Muskoka Chaplaincy Association, P.O. Box 156, Bracebridge, On P1L 1T6.  Call 705-646-1697 for further information.                                                 

PRESBYTERIAN WORLD SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT —Link to PWSD website

January 20: Serving vulnerable people in Romania

Life is difficult in Romania. The monthly salary of a school teacher is the equivalent of about $250 USD, so many people feel forced to leave in search of work in other EU countries. This economic migration is creating new challenges for the Romanian society. There are over 300,000 migration orphans and a growing number of elderly people who are left behind. The good news is that they are not left alone. Since 2011, Diakonia Christian Foundation for Social Work of the Reformed Church in Romania has been reaching out to Roma children, people living with disabilities, and the elderly. In 2017, the foundation’s social workers and volunteers made over 8,200 visits to the elderly, providing services such as helping with personal hygiene, cleaning and providing medical care or devices. Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing are helping to accompany and care for vulnerable people in Romania.

Presbyterians Sharing cares for vulnerable people