Community Notes

 

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 In Person Worship Has Resumed.  MASKS must be worn while attending the worship service.

Volunteers Needed  Knox is looking to reinstate the Nursery Program at Knox and are looking for volunteers to assist.  We are looking for individuals to look after the most vulnerable members of the church during the morning worship.  If interested speak to either Heather or Jody to put your name forward to add your name to the roster.

Send Kids to Camp  Once again we are asking the congregation for donations that will help send kids to Camp Cairn.  Without our assistance these children would not experience the oy of being able to attend summer camp for a week.  Marks your envelope “Camp Fund” if you wish to support the worthy cause.

Easy Worship/Audio Volunteers needed  We are in need of volunteers to work the audio board (really easy) and the Easy Worship Program, (also very easy).   Right now we are down to a couple of very dedicated individuals and would like to give them a break.  Speak with Heather or Jody and let them your interested, so that we can get you trained.  The more volunteers we have the lighter load it becomes.

Mark your calendars! We will gather for a congregational picnic on Sunday, June 26th at Kerr Park following the worship service.  Lunch will be provided at noon, but remember to bring a lawn chair.

 

 

BUC/Knox Refugee Partnership Update

Thanks to our many donors and gifts for loved ones, we are happy to report that we have reached our original goal of $60,000 to bring the Janbali family  to Muskoka from Syria. We are also very grateful to all who have supported our varied fundraising endeavours, from scrap metal to chocolate bars.

However, we did not anticipate that we would need to pay for six airfares to bring the Janbalis to Canada  and with the increasing cost of everyday items we have amended our fundraising target to $80,000. Your ongoing financial support is greatly appreciated.  As well, the local woodworkers and artists continue to create the unique one-of-a-kind birdhouses which will be sold at the Bracebridge United Summer Marketplace on June 11, at local Farmers Markets ( date and markets to be confirmed) and through our website at www.buc-knoxrefugees.ca. We will also let you know if other fundraising initiatives are planned.

Janbali Update – we have sent our documentation to the United Church of Canada  indicating we have reached our original targeted amount.  At this time, with the world situation,  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is unable to give us any indication of when we might expect the Janbalis to arrive. Berivan reports that at present the Janbali family is comfortable and not in danger.

Thank you for your continuing support.

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.

Volunteers Needed  Bracebridge & Muskoka Lakes Secondary School is looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve Breakfast in their cafeteria—Monday to Friday from 7:15 am to 9:15 am.  If you can volunteer one day a week, one day a month, please contact Sandra MacDonald 705-645-4496 or email sandra.macdonald@tldsb.on.ca