Knox Welcome

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. The weekly E-Blast, This Week at Knox (weekly), 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 leadership. Classes for children are offered during this service.
Special services take place during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

Audio recordings of our worship services are available on our website and services are streamed on Facebook

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.

Holy Communion
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
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, (soon to be restartedfor 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 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 gaher together occasionally for breakfast. They welcome you to join them at Creating Futures Restaurant on Glendale Avenuve...check the announcements for the next 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 when conditions permit.

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
  • Receptions
  • Spiritual Yoga
  • Time Out for Ladies Craft Group
  • Yard, Craft & Bakes Sales
  • Other FUNdraising Events

Lower Sackville Nursery School a licensed nursery school operated at Knox for more than 30 years. OVer the lastcople of years it has evloved into a DayCare.

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.


Have questions?

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!


Key Contacts

After hours ' urgent pastoral care 902.865.2617

Rev. Tom Woods  902.865.9216
Music Director: John Lindsay-­Botten  902.448.4574

Office Administrator
Mary-Beth Fancy 902.865.9216

Lower Sackville Nursery School
Director Chelsey VanRossum 902.865.9765

Property /Building
Sandra Braye

Prayer Chain

Pastoral Care Team

Youth Group

(soon to be restarted)

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

Welcome !

showing mercy, promoting justice, offering forgiveness, acceptance, and hope.

 567 Sackville Drive (P.O. Box 210) Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9
Office: 902.865.9216
Fax: 902.865.0599



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