Knox Presbyterian Church

A community fully alive in Jesus Christ

80 Mill St. North, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0
905 689-8115

KNOX HAPPENINGS

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THIS SUNDAY & BEYOND

This Sunday Pastor Grant starts a new series on the Sermon on the Mount with his first sermon of the series titled the same. Scripture will be taken from Matthew 5: 1-12. As we go through this series we will read through Matthew 5, 6, and 7.

February 9th: We continue our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Pastor Grant’s sermon is titled Christians’ Witness in the World (Matthew 5: 13-16).

IN OUR PRAYERS

We extend our prayers and sympathies to the Matter family, including Peter, Shannon, Lucas, and Ava, on the passing of Peter's sister Emily on Wednesday January 29th. Please remember in your prayers Emily's husband, Alex, Peter's parents Luke and Hennie, siblings Elissa and Kyle, their spouses, Sean and Melisa, and their children, Eli, Cohen, Jackson, and Max.

KNOX HAPPENINGS

Book Study: We are reading a book each month through 2020. Our book for February is Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human by John Mark Comer. The study with Pastor Grant takes place the last Wednesday of each month at the Royal Coachman at 7pm. This month’s meeting is on February 26th. The study with Konnie Vissers takes place the last Sunday of each month at the Copper Kettle at 8am. Konnie’s session is February 23rd. It is not too late to take part! If interested, please sign up on the sheet available on Sunday.

9am Nursery Help Needed: We are looking for 2 to 3 more people in partnered rotation to help out once a month. Awesome kids and parents are already involved! And… how else can you build forts and have snacks WHILE the sermon is going on? Contact Susan Kerr (905-690-4983).

Super Bowl Sunday: Unfortunately, Grant and Konnie have had to CANCEL the gathering at their house scheduled for February 2nd. Grant, Konnie, and Ana have all been diagnosed with influenza and both Konnie and Ana will still be contagious come Sunday.

Awesome Night of Worship: Come on out to the church on Friday February 7th at 7pm to worship with music led by Christian artists from the Hamilton Christian music scene, including our own Knox Praise Band (IHS). Other artists include Vili V, Cheryl Blackwood-Dueck, and Michelle Sim (a Juno Award Winner). This event is FREE!

PYPS Winter Weekend: Calling all Senior Highs and Young Adults aged 14 to 25. This year’s winter weekend takes place February 7th to 9th at West Flamboro Church (262 Middletown Road in Hamilton). The theme is Agree to Disagree: Using the Bible to Debate in Love and the cost is $85. To register visit www.swopyps.ca/register.html. The weekend will be packed with theme speaks, discussions, singing, participating during Sunday service as well as fun, games, and making memories to last a lifetime!

Knox Family Game Night: All are invited to the church on Friday February 14th starting at 6pm to share and play your favourite board games! There will also be a FREE pizza dinner and snacks. Questions? Connect with Bob Maull, Bob Lalonde, or Blair McLachlan.

Save the Date: We are having a Can We Help? session here at the church on Saturday February 22nd from 10am to 12pm. The topic is Cell Phones. As always, please e-mail the church office if you are interested in attending and also specify the type of phone you own. There will likely be two groups - those with iPhones and those with other types of phones.

Knox Book Club: The next meeting will be Friday February 28th at 7:30pm in the Gathering Hall. Our book of the month is Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey. All welcome. Contact Brenda Marriott (905-690-9408) for further information.

Mission Moments:Please remember February’s Item-of-the-month for the Flamborough Food Bank is CANNED FRUIT. Also, did you know that we collect used Devotional Materials and used/cancelled stamps? For example, Daily Breads, Bibles, and Hymn books (with music in them) are donated to Christian Salvage Mission (CSM) in Hamilton. CSM then sells the collected stamps by the pound, thus creating funds to ship the collected Christian resources to missionaries who ask for them worldwide. Both collection boxes are located outside the church office.  

Welcome Bars from Peace by Chocolate: are still available for purchase. Peace by Chocolate is owned and operated by a Syrian Refugee family who came to Canada in 2015 and settled in Antigonish, NS where they started a successful chocolate company. Tareq Hadhad, the founder of Peace by Chocolate, recently became a Canadian citizen! To purchase a bar ($5.00 each) contact George Bulmer, Ann Lalonde, or Brenda Marriott.  Remember these bars are part of a fundraising effort by the Refugee Sponsorship Group.

Last Chance: to join the Save the Mothers Vision Trip in Uganda from February 21st to March 1st2020 (and optional Safari). Can’t join us to see their work, meet the Masters of Public Health Leadership (MPHL) students and game changers (grads), and visit the Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals (MBFH)? You can still be part of our Vision Trip! We’ll be visiting several of the MBFH that Knox has helped, and have learned that they’d welcome lightweight baby blankets as gifts for the new mothers & babies. There's also a great MPHL candidate, Chaplain at a future MBFH, that desperately needs a grant to continue his training. Contact Diane Jones, dianerjones@xplornet.ca or 905-335-1688, for further information to come or help Save the Mothers.

OUR COMMUNITY & BEYOND

Traditional Turkey Dinner: on February 15th at 6pm at Carlisle United Church (1432 Centre Rd). Seating is limited. For tickets call 905-689-7293 or 905-689-8630. See the poster in the Gathering Hall for all the details.

A Day with Shane Claiborne: on February 29th from 8:30am to 3pm at Tyndale University College and Seminary. Come be inspired, challenged, and refreshed as Shane invites us to explore the transforming power of downward mobility. When we allow God to open our eyes to the suffering around us, God can move us to powerful acts of compassion and inclusion. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.ca. For more info visit https://henrinouwen.org/a-day-with-shane-claiborne-feb-29-2020/.

Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown: has lots of programs coming up for the spring - Boundaries, Positive Parenting, Wellness Workshop, and Discovering My World Through Art. To register call 905-689-8721 or e-mail programs@eaglesnestwaterdown.ca. See the posters in the Gathering Hall.

This Saturday February 1st from 1:30 to 4:30pm there is a FREE furniture painting demo at Rescued and Restored (248 Freelton Rd in Freelton) by Cait Geddes owner of House & Canvas.

Also, Coldest Night of the Year is February 22nd. This is Eagles Nest biggest fundraiser. To participate click on… Coldest Night of the Year Event

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