© Copyright 2019 - Knox United Church, 567 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Who We Are
We are a church community that seeks to follow Jesus, welcoming and reaching out in the community as the love of God in action.
We are glad that God brought you here. If you are looking for a place to rest, to grow, to heal, to be challenged, to offer your gifts, there is a place for you in Knox United Church and this pamphlet offers a snapshot of who we are and what we do.
Knox is a vibrant community - there is always lots happening! Look for updates on activities through Sunday morning announcements. This Week at Knox (weekly), Reflections (monthly), our website, and the church signs.
We would love to get to know you over coffee or tea after our 10:30 a.m. service in our gathering hall, which is also called the narthex. We invite you to be part of our church family.
"For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them"
Matthew!18:20 Good News Bible
What We Do
Our worship services connect us to God, our mission, and each other. We have two services each Sunday, September -‐ June:
The Service @10:30 a.m.
This is our regular weekly service, with a blend of music styles, often with choir or vocal group leadership. Jesus and Me (J.A.M.) classes for children are offered during this service.
Special services take place during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
Audio tapes are available for some worship services and sermons are streamed on our website.
Baptism / Blessing / Confirmation
The Baptism / Blessing of infants and children is held during Sunday worship throughout the year. Baptism and / or Confirmation of youth and adults takes place prior to Easter.
All who seek the presence of Christ are welcome to share at the table. Holy Communion is celebrated at the Late Service a number of times throughout the year and at the Early Service on the first Sunday of the month.
Sunday School is for children ages 3-‐11 offers a blend of creative and fun learning methods. Children have a time with the minister during worship before heading to class.
Youth Group, for grades 6 and up, meets on Sunday evenings 7 -‐ 8:30 pm. We are a diverse group of amazing people who gather to have fun!
Ministry of Music
The Adult Choir leads in music at most of the 10:30 a.m. services. Practice is Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Programs, Outreach, and Activities
Outreach Ministries extend our love and works beyond the church doors. Our largest outreach program is Freedom Kitchen where we provide free, hot meals to approximately 400 people each Monday night. You can find out more about Freedom Kitchen by visiting FreedomKitchenSackville.ca. We also support the UCC Mission and Service Fund, Adsum House, Beacon House, Brunswick St. Mission, Christian Blind Mission, Elizabeth Fry Society, Hope Cottage, Metro Turning Point, Phoenix House, Street Connections, and many more.
Adult Education programs are offered throughout the year in various styles and formats. They are great opportunities to explore our faith, scripture, and callings as followers of Christ.
Bible Fellowships are a great way to meet people and learn more about the Word. Discussion Groups meet weekly.
Christian Men in Fellowship get together around meals or outings. They welcome you to join them on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at Tom's Restaurant, Sackville Dr. for breakfast.
Pastoral Care team members offer care and support through listening, prayers, drives to church, and visiting in hospital, at home, and in nursing homes.
United Church Women (UCW) is open to all women of the congregation. They meet monthly and provide service and support to the church and community.
If you like to deliver food or eat, there is a place for you! Take outs are delivered to local schools and businesses.
We also have:
- Annual Turkey Supper
- Dinner Theatre
- Funeral Visitation & Services
- Spiritual Yoga
- Time Out for Ladies Craft Group
- Yard, Craft & Bakes Sales
- Other FUNdraising Events
Lower Sackville Nursery School a licensed nursery school operating at Knox. For more than 30 years, it has been providing programs for children ages 3 and 4. For more information, please visit: lsnurseryschool.wixsite.com
Our Church Structure
Church Council is our model of governance. The Council includes the minister and representatives from committees and groups: Spiritual Oversight, Ministry & Personnel, Fellowship, Outreach, Finance, Property, Communication, Presbytery, UCW and Youth.
The Spiritual Oversight Committee is composed of Elders, elected by the Congregation. Elders help to meet the spiritual needs of the members of the congregation. Each Elder cares for and acts as liaison between the Minister and the people. The Elders also serve on a variety of teams: Baptism, Communion, Worship, Christian Life and Growth, Pastoral Care, Districts, Duty, Funeral Ministry, New Families, Memorial, and Healing Pathway.
Trustees are elected by the congregation and authorized to carry out legal transactions on behalf of the congregation.
If you would like to talk with someone about your faith, our congregation, the United Church of Canada, joining a group, or offering your gifts please speak to the Minister or an Elder on Sunday morning or contact the church during office hours.
We are here to help!
After hours ' urgent pastoral care 902.865.2617
Mary-Beth Fancy 902.865.9216
Lower Sackville Nursery School
Director Chelsey VanRossum 902.865.9765
You are always welcomed to drop by the church office, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
September - June. Office hours are reduced in the summer so please call ahead.
A Congregation of The United Church of Canada
TO SHARE GOD'S LOVE BY LIVING THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS:
showing mercy, promoting justice, offering forgiveness, acceptance, and hope.
567 Sackville Drive (P.O. Box 210) Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9