BASKETRY & BURSERY – The basketry group meets on weekly on Tuesdays at 10am. Our projects are varied from beginner to advanced. We 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.
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
October 13: World Food Day (Oct. 16)
Yemen’s four-year civil war has produced the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet and put thousands at risk of famine. Instability has disrupted food production and access, leaving women and men trapped in cycles of hunger, and children facing acute malnutrition. Staggeringly, conflict is named as the cause of acute food insecurity in 18 countries around the world. PWS&D responds to hunger by delivering food and nutrition assistance in times of conflict or disaster. In Yemen, PWS&D is supporting members of Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide 1,100 hungry families with packages of flour, beans, oil, sugar and salt. “Hope has started to appear over the horizon,” says Wardan, who is relieved to be able to feed her daughters again.
PWS&D meets food needs in time of conflict