Groups and Ministries

Christian Education Committee:

Chair : Liz McKeen 705-645-3310  —

Committee Members : Michael Barnes, Liz McKeen, Diana McDonald, Rev. Dr. Heather Malnick

Responsible for the planning and implementation of the educational programs of the church. Currently these are:

Cradle Roll (infant baptisms & follow-up)

Nursery Care (during Sunday morning worship for infants, toddlers  & children up to JK)

Knox Rox (aka Church School SK – 8   Children go to class after the  2nd hymn on Sunday mornings)

Youth Group (Grade 7 & up – meet periodically for special activities & fellowship)

Bible Studies- Vacation Bible School- Church Library

We welcome new members to the committee and people willing to help with the programs as teachers or leaders. Please contact any of the committee members if you would like to help in any way.

Ladies and Gents of Knox:   Team leaders

Co-Chairs: Liz McKeen, Elaine Heron, Ann Forman

Members:  All the ladies and Gents from the congregation wishing to come out

The ladies and Gents of Knox do a lot of different functions in our congregation. During the year we have a spring and Christmas potluck luncheons, with meetings if needed and sometimes entertainment. We do catering for our own congregation and donate monies to various organizations, including our own church.    We enjoy a great camaraderie amongst us all!

Leading With Care: 

Team members: Michael Barnes   phone: 705-645-5354,

It is the policy of The Presbyterian Church in Canada that all persons, and in particular all children, youth and vulnerable adults, who participate in the denomination’s programs/ministries and/or use the denomination’s facilities will be cared for with Christian compassion and will be safe.

We require anyone in a volunteer position who works with children, youth and vulnerable adults to have a police records check.

Pastoral care committee:

Chair: Carolyn Dickie – 705-645-4292

Committee Members:     Janice Barnes 645-5354,  Ann Forman 646-7610,                                Betty Watt ( 645-5153 ) and Rev. Heather Malnick (645-4521).

The Pastoral Care Committee attends to the needs of our Church Family. We provide visits to those in the hospital or shut-ins, along with sending cards to members with special anniversaries, birthdays get well and bereavements.  We help families in need at Christmas with money or gifts.  Coffee hour is an important part of our Church Life and we make sure it is signed up for each week. We depend on the congregation to let us know of situations where we could be doing these things or more.

Mission Committee: 

Chair: Cindy Chilton, 705-645-4338

Committee Members:  Cindy Childton, Paul and Ingrid Van Schyndel, Sharon Veitch, Barb Rigby, Gail Parks, Janet Carswell, Rev. Dr. Heather Malnick

Overseeing the Emergency Food Box ministry and Community Garden program, as well as promoting local, national, and global mission opportunities.

Worship Planning Team: 

Chair: Elaine Heron, 705-645-9710

Committee Members: Elaine Heron, Frances Balodis, Crystal Ilcynza,                                         Rev. Dr. Heather Malnick

The Worship Planning Team meets regularly to choose the music and other elements to enhance the worship life of Knox. The team explores various styles of music along with multi-media elements to allow worshippers to access God through a variety of learning styles.  A binder is located at the back of our sanctuary for you to add your favourite hymn or worship song which the Team will incorporate into a Sunday service. If you are interested in becoming involved, or have an idea or suggestion, please speak to a committee member.