BASKETRY & BURSERY – The basketry group meets on weekly on Tuesdays at 10am. Our projects are varied from beginner to advanced. We welcome newcomers who will experience a warm supportive workshop in a positive skill building environment . A five dollar per week fee is collected and dispersed to applicants who are involved in post secondary courses. Now open to all crafters! bring your craft and join the camaraderie!
MANNA FOOD BANK: – Link to Manna Food Bank website Each week members of Knox Church donate food to the local Manna Food bank. Monetary donations are also accepted.
BBOOTC – Bracebridge Out of the Cold: Dinners are offered all through the winter months on Tuesdays at the Bracebridge United Church and Wednesdays at the Lions Club. There is also a drop-in held at St. Joe’s Catholic church from 1-4pm on Tuesdays November to April.
SEND KIDS TO CAMP: Every Year we raise money to send kids to camp who may not get a chance to go to camp otherwise…. Camp Cairn – a Presbyterian Summer Camp – Link to Camp Cairn website
MUSKOKA CHAPLAINCY – Link to Muskoka Chaplaincy website Members of Knox Church Bracebridge donate time and finances to the continuing work of the Chaplaincy program in Muskoka; caring for the human spirit. The mission of the Muskoka Chaplaincy Association is to promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for the religious and spiritual care needs of patients and residents in the hospital and long-term care facilities throughout Muskoka. Spiritual care acknowledges that we are more than physical bodies that require medical care. Spiritual care helps us maintain health and cope with illnesses, traumas, losses and life transitions by integrating mind, body and spirit. Financial donations can be mailed to: The Muskoka Chaplaincy Association, P.O. Box 156, Bracebridge, On P1L 1T6. Call 705-646-1697 for further information.
PRESBYTERIAN WORLD SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT —Link to PWSD website
March 22: Restoration and rehabilitation after Cyclone Idai
In Malawi, eating raw maize, a grain usually dried to make the traditional food nsima, is a sign of pressing hunger. After Cyclone Idai stormed into Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe one year ago, many people were left with only this option—or worse, with no food at all. After the cyclone, Katherine Chiphwayna’s lost crops meant her family of four often went to bed hungry. Then Katherine began receiving support through PWS&D and Canadian Foodgrains Bank. She is now able to work more and provide her children with fish, eggplants and tomatoes, in addition to the nsima they like. “The kids are happy to eat the food. It’s very tasty.”
PWS&D responds to crises around the world
March 29: Saturday helpers
In Toronto’s downtown inner city, as many as 150 people enter the doors of Evangel Hall Mission every day for meals, showers, toiletries and clothing. The desire to help people in need draws hundreds of volunteers from the Presbyterian Church community every year. A new program called Saturday Helpers will provide volunteer opportunities that are accessible to families with young children, seniors and people with mobility issues. It allows for small groups to come onsite and support ministry work outside the busyness of the Drop-In Centre. Activities include preparing sandwiches and meal items, assembling toiletry kits, knitting and crocheting cold weather items, and making special-occasion crafts. Please pray that this ministry will bless everyone who enters Evangel Hall’s doors—both those in need and those with a heart to serve.
Presbyterians Sharing supports inner-city missions