Community Notes/Announcements

Rev. Heather will host a Lent Mid-Week Study based on “The Chosen” series depicting the life of Jesus. We will watch an episode, read the corresponding scripture passages, and share our thoughts. The study will begin on Thursday, February 29th at 1 PM in the Library and will continue each Thursday at the same time until March 21st. Everyone is most welcome.

 ATTENTION:  You are all invited to our Shrove Tuesday “Pancake Supper” which will be held at the Church on Tuesday, February 13th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  There will be a free-will offering with proceeds going to Presbyterians Sharing.  Please mark your calendars and plan on coming.  It will be fun.

After serving our congregation for 12 years, our custodian, Laurie Kennedy, is retiring. We are so thankful for her years of faithfully and diligently caring for our church home. The Board of Managers is now receiving applications for the position. A job description is available from Rev. Heather or Board Chair, Alex Malcolm. Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in this position.

Secretary out of office.  Jody will be away between February 13th to the 23rd, returning Tuesday, February 27th.  Please call ahead if you do not have keys to the building as Rev. Heather may be out of office.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Envelopes  The Board and Session made the decision to reduce the number of  Box Envelopes purchased for the 2024 year. Congregation members who had a number greater than 50 will notice a new #.  Congregation members who use the PAR Program or contribute by e transfer may not have been assigned a Envelope number but are welcome to use one of the visitor envelope if you wish to contribute to a fund raiser, just remember to include your name on the visitor envelope.  If you have OLD ENVELOPES hanging around, please-please-please, throw them out, your number may not be valid any longer.

Congregational Breakfast  will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 8am.  Guest Speaker TBA.

In 2025 our congregation will be 150 years old!  Session is looking for volunteers interested in forming a “150th Anniversary Committee” to make plans to celebrate this special occasion. Please speak with Rev. Heather or Elaine Heron, Clerk of Session, if you would like to be on this committee.

A Message from the Mission Committee: We are looking for donations of plastic grocery bags and/or the larger plastic milk bags to help deliver our Emergency Food Boxes. Thanks.

The BUC-Knox Refugee Partnership is pleased to announce that the fundraising goal to sponsor the Janbali Family has been met! Thank you to everyone for your generosity and prayers. We continue to await an arrival date for the family, which could still be several months away.

Become a member of Cairn Cornerstone Crew  The Cairn Cornerstone Crew is a community of monthly donors which provide a consistent “cornerstone” of support that is critical to help sustain Cairn through the year.  Monthly donations can be made through CanadaHelps.

Help choose the songs we sing at Knox! You’re invited to write down your hymn requests in the purple binder at the back of the sanctuary and our Worship Planning Committee will endeavour to include your suggestions in our coming worship services.

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