Community Notes/Announcements

Our Come to the Table sermon series will conclude with a congregational luncheon after church on Sunday, October 1st, which is World Communion Sunday. Lunch will be provided and a free will offering will be collected to support our Emergency Food Box ministry. Everyone is invited to come to the table!

Rev. Heather will be offering a four-week course in October called “Forward in Faith.” This course would be helpful for anyone considering church membership, confirmation, or simply learning more about the Christian faith in general and about The Presbyterian Church in Canada specifically. We will meet each Wednesday during October at 7 PM in the church library. A Zoom option will be available.

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.

After sharing his music ministry with Knox for 39th years, our organist, Paul Gockel, has announced his retirement. We are planning a special day to celebrate Paul and will keep you informed of the details. We are thankful for the music Paul has shared with us over these many years and wish him every blessing for the future. We will soon begin the search for a new Music Director. The job description is available from Rev. Heather.

Metal Fundraising Drive  The Board of Manages have decided to bring the bin back, this time in support of the General Fund.  As we clean up our homes and yards before the snow flies, now is the time to go through our properties and see what could be donated.  Spread the word and help keep the metal out of our land fill.

Congregational Breakfast  will resume on November 4th following the summer break.  Stay tuned for upcoming Guest Speakers.

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

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 (


Men of Song  Are you a guy who lives to sing? Is the shower too small a venue for you? Then come out to a Muskoka Men of Song practice – held every Monday evening at 6:30pm at New Hope Methodist Church (17 Queen Street, Bracebridge) starting September 11th. Give it a try. We would love to have you join in the music and camaraderie of our men’s choir.