Community Notes

 

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 In Person Worship –SESSION HAS MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISSION TO SUSPEND IN-PERSON WORSHIP TILL THE END OF JANUARY DUE TO THE OMICRON VARIANT.   Our services will still be available online from our website and YouTube channel.

Request for donations of Non-Perishable Food items can be dropped of in the baskets found in the Narthex.  The food donations will be disbursed between the Manna Food Bank and our Emergency Food Box Program

HELP GET CAMP CAIRN BACK ON TRAC(TOR)  Bob The Bobcat has been a part of our camper’s, staff and alumni’s camp journey for the past 17 years and has        decided to retire.  This is where we need your help:  Starting today, we are kicking off the “Back On Trac(tor)” campaign with the target of raising $30,000 to put towards the purchase of the tractor.  We are inviting you to be a part of the next 17+ years of camp projects and memories.

REFUGEE PARTNERSHIP FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

The BUC-Knox Refugee Partnership is inviting crafters to create birdhouses which will then be painted by local artists as a fundraiser for our refugee project. Knox and the Bracebridge United Church are working together to bring Syrian refugees, the Janbali family, to safety in Canada. If you’re interested in participating in this first fundraiser, please speak with Ann Swan – co-chair of the refugee partnership, Elaine Heron – committee secretary, or Rev. Heather – committee member.

BUY A BAR AND/OR BOOK —  Help bring the Janbali Family to Bracebridge                     Who doesn’t like chocolate? Join with us and be a part of the story to help the Janbali family relocate from war-torn Syria to a safe haven in Bracebridge. We have purchased chocolate bars and books from “Peace by Chocolate” the company created by another Syrian refugee family to Canada as part of our fundraising.

Dark Chocolate bars with cherries and pistachios are just $10.00 per bar.

Peace by Chocolate books are $25.00 each

You can purchase chocolate bars or books at Bracebridge United Church or Knox Presbyterian Church. It’s a win-win situation “as the efforts of many joining as one.”      Don’t delay, supplies are limited – they make excellent Christmas gifts!

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 heatheratknoxpres@gmail.com

Knox Presbyterian Church follows the “Leading With Care” requirements of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, providing a safe and encouraging environment for children and vulnerable adults.

Donate Now  If you have visited the website recently you may have noticed a “Donate Now” feature allowing individuals to contribute to Knox electronically. We have partnered with Canada Helps to provide this service, for a small fee.  One more way to contribute to the ministry and mission at Knox!  Note–there is a small fee to the church for this service as Canada Helps will be processing the tax receipts for donations.

E-Transfers  You are now able to donate to Knox electronically.  If you are set up to bank online you are able to set up Knox as a “Payee” and e-transfer your donation using Knox’s email (knoxbb@muskoka.com).

 

COMMUNITY NOTES

WISE  Mobile Active Living Centre — offers programs for older adults 55+ across Muskoka.  We offer a variety of programs topics including: art, culture, financial, technology, fitness, health education, general interest topics, games activities, and much more.  WISE  Mobile Active Living Centre will continue to offer a variety of virtual programs and in-person events.  All participants are required to register for programs and events by calling our information line at 705-645-2100 ext 4199.    A full list of virtual and in person events can be found on the bulletin board found in the Narthex.