This Week at KNOX

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE,

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COVID 19: 

FACE MASKS
NOW RECOMMENDED
AT ALL KNOX CHURCH
SERVICES, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Knox United Church Council met June 28, 2022 and a decision was made to change our position on face masks from mandatory to recommended for individuals attending Worship Services and events at Knox United.

We continue to make our decisions with the utmost concern for the health and safety of our congregation and visitors.

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Join us for worship ONLINE ONLY at 10:30 am each Sunday   

online - join us on our Facebook page. 
 Click HERE.
Full audio is also available on our website  click HERE
AFTER the service is up on Facebook we can post a direct link to the service
- so that it can be VIEWED  WITHOUT HAVING TO JOIN Facebook.
The link will be posted along with the audio file.
When we return to in-person services and live streaming the link will be posted after the service.
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Office hours 
The office is open Mon - Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Currently, we are still operating with COVID 19 restrictions in place. 

Appointments are required to meet with our Minster, and we ask that you call ahead to schedule a meeting in advance.

Please call our office (902) 865-9216 or emai: admin@knoxsackville.ca

For pastoral emergencies after hours, please leave a message at 902.865.9216 or emailadmin@knoxsackville.ca

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HEARTS & HANDS ICE CREAM

YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!
Our Hearts & Hands Ice Cream Stand is now open.

Our hours are:
Tuesday - Sunday   1 pm - 8 pm


Wacky Wednesdays!
Enjoy special pricing on Wednesdays for the rest of the Summer!

Single cones for the price of a mini           $2.25
Sugar & Lactose free cones                      $4.00
 
That’s a savings of $1.00 on each!
Share with your friends and family!


Prices:
$5.00 scoop lactose/sugar free ice cream
$5.00 milkshake
$4.25 double scoop
$3.25 single scoop
$2.25 mini scoop
$0.50 waffle cone


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MEN OF THE DEEPS - COMING TO KNOX!
SEPTEMBER 10 & 11, 2022
North America's only Coal Miner Chorus is coming back to Knox! This Nova Scotian legendary chorus is set to perform two concerts celebrating and remembering life in Cape Breton's coal mines. Superb singing and story-telling along with a few tongue-in-cheek jokes combine to provide a special event loved by all.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Saturday, September 10 @ 7 pm click HERE 
Sunday, September 11 @ 2 pm click HERE 

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HELP THE PEOPLE OF THE UKRAINE

On February 24 the armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine erupted, costing precious lives and creating a humanitarian crisis as people flee from the conflict. The United Nations estimates that hundreds of thousands of people, displaced from their homes, are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Many have lost friends and loved ones, struggle to meet their basic needs, and face an uncertain future.
United Church Mission & Service partners are responding to the rapidly unfolding crisis.

You can help. Right now, people urgently need shelter, clean water, food, and medical attention.

Please show your support by making a gift today. Go to Conflict in Ukraine | The United Church of Canada (united-church.ca) to find out more.

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GROCERY CARD FUNDRAISER!
Knox United/Sobeys Grocery Card Program

Orders are due by July 26, 2022
Payments are due by July 27, 2022

If paying by e-transfer or cheque please write in the comment or memo section "Grocery Card".
 
Payment may be made by cash, cheque (leave in envelope in office or collection plate addressed to Knox Grocery cards)  cheques should be made out to Knox United Church, please put in the memo section Grocery Card.
 
Knox United/Sobeys Grocery Card Program
Here is a new and easy way to help raise funds for Knox! You can now purchase Sobeys gift cards through Knox and Knox receives a percentage back from each card as earnings. It's an easy way to turn a mundane chore into a great donation to Knox!
PLEASE - Ask your friends and neighbors if they would like to participate.

When you purchase the card at Knox United, you receive the full face-value of the card.  We are selling $25, $50 and $100 denomination cards. 

We take cash, cheques, or you can e-transfer to grocerycards@knoxsackville.ca (preferable).
Cheques can be sent to our church office.  The address is:                           
567 Sackville Drive
Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 2S9
 
Grocery Card reminders will be sent out in each week’s email blast. You will order your gift cards when convenient for you, but they will be available once a month for pickup. Typically, cards will be available by the 1st of the following month.
 
For more information, please contact Sandra Braye at grocerycards@knoxsackville.ca
 
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AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEM VOLUNTEERS!
We are looking for volunteers to help with the live-streaming and sound system for Sunday Worship Services! We are hoping to establish a rotating schedule so that you would only need to "work" one worship service every six weeks(ish).
Training will be provided! 

It is actually far easier than you might think! If you are interested please contact the office.

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DONATIONS NEEDED!
The Den Youth Centre (operated by HRM) is a safe and inclusive space for youth located in the lower level of the Acadia Centre/Sackville Library at 636 Sackville Drive. After a long closure due to COVID 19, the Centre is now reopening and needs donations for the youth that will be attending. Please drop donations in the container in the Narthex marked The Den. Please find below the list of food items they have requested. Thank you for supporting the youth in our Community!

ALL ITEMS MUST BE NUT FREE! (NO PEANUTBUTTER OR NUT PRODUCTS PLEASE)

Food items
- Crackers of any kind   - Goldfish    - Fruit cups   - Applesauce    - Pudding cups- Cookies    - Popcorn    - Cereal bar    - Oatmeal    - Kraft dinner boxes/cups

- Instant ramen noodles    - Cereal    - Soup    - Chips    - Bread    - Baked goods    - Raisin boxes    - Granola bars    - Cheese sticks    - Mac and cheese boxes
- Any fruits or vegetables    - Any type of breads    - Rice krispie squares    - Pancake mix    - Syrup- Pasta    - Pasta Sauce    - Canned fruit    - Soup    - Jam/Jelly     - Rice    

Drinks
- Bottled water   -  Water enhancer liquid    
- Juice boxes    - Tea    - Individually packaged drinks    - Hot chocolate    

Dairy
- Small milk cartons    - Yogurt tubes    - Cheese    - Eggs    - Cream   - Butter    

Toiletries and Other Items
- Tampons/pads    - Deodorant    - Toothpaste   -  Socks    - Body Soap
- Shampoo    - Conditioner    - Toothbrushes    - Sunscreen    - Chapstick
- Hand sanitizer

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OUTREACH
Outreach is collecting empty pharmacy plastic pill bottles (Please remove labels). These are being collected by the 1st Sackville Cub Scouts to send with medical supplies to low income countries where they will be used many times. A tote basket will be in the narthex for donations (next to Beacon House box).

Thanks to all who can support!

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PRAYER SHAWLS
Prayer Shawls Needed
 
The Pastoral Care Team gives prayer shawls to bring warmth, comfort, love, and hope to those who are ill, grieving. or facing a difficult situation. If you love to knit or crochet, you can use your talent to help us with this special ministry. As you make your shawl simply pray that the person receiving it will find peace. Shawls will be received with thanks at the church during office hours.
For more information please contact the church office 902 865 9216.

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KNOX UNITED PRAYER CHAIN
Did you know that we have a prayer chain team here at Knox? If you are feeling lonely, are going through a difficult time, or know of someone who is going through a time of trial; let Knox's prayer chain know and a prayer will be said asking for God's assistance.

Please contact Cathy Heighton

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SECURITY
We are looking for people to help with security at Knox.
If you are interested and for more information please contact the church office at 902 865 9216 

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Mondays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


OUR SHELVES NEED YOUR HELP



We could use your help with donations of:
Macaroni, canned tomatoes, beans in tomato sauce, beans in molasses, rice, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned ham, pasta sauce, peanut butter, Kraft Dinner, juice boxes, instant oatmeal, canned soup, fruit cups, fruit squeezies, individual puddings, individual applesauce.


Interested in becoming a volunteer? You can now sign up on our website! Freedomkitchensackville.com 

We are in need of drivers (must have an SUV/truck) to assist with bread pickup from COBS Bakery on Saturday evenings. It only takes from 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm and is lots of fun too!

 

There are lots of ways to help and even an hour of your time would make a huge difference! For more information, email freedomkitchencares@gmail.com

Check out all the lastest happenings at Freedom Kitchen on our FaceBook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ freedomkitchensackville/
 

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Fader's Bottle Exchange:
Help support Knox by taking your recyclable cans and bottles to Fader's Bottle Exchange on Old Sackville Crossroad. Simply tell the employees that they are for Knox and they will apply your bottles to our account! 

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PAST KNOX COUNCIL MINUTES
NOW POSTED TO WEBSITE

In accordance with our governance document, past minutes from Knox Council meetings are to be posted as general information for the congregation.
We are pleased to announce that this feature has now been added to our Church Reports section of the website and can be viewed 
HERE.
The March 23, 2021 minutes are the first to be posted and we will keep the site updated as minutes as approved.

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Lower Sackville Nursery School

Did you know that LSNS has now expanded to a full-time daycare?

Spaces are still available and we look forward to meeting your family and taking care of your little ones.

Our daycare is a safe and inclusive place offering a dedicated, loving and educational environment.
 
Click 
here to register your littles

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YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED
Knox needs your continued support during these challenging times. There are several ways that you can continue to contribute to Knox's work:

E-transfer:
Send funds to: donations@knoxsackville.ca

CanadaHelps.org: 
Click HERE to make an online contribution and receive a tax receipt immediately.

Pre-authorized Remittance (PAR):
Sign up to have regular donations sent directly from your bank account. It's the same  process as paying your bills every pay/month.

To join PAR, contact David Moore (902) 864-0447
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www.knoxsackville.ca 
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Did you know that you can listen to services online:
Visit http://www.knoxsackville.ca/Audio services.  ( the most recent service is usually also on the sliders on the home page) 

KNOX UNITED CHURCH:
WWW.KNOXSACKVILLE.CA
Minister:Rev. Sandra Cox 902.865.2617 minister@knoxsackville.ca
Minister of Music & Dramatic Arts:
John Lindsay-Botten 902.448.4574 music@knoxsackville.ca
Sunday School: Lynn Stewart   lynn.stewart@ns.sympatico.ca
Office Administrator: Mary-Beth Fancy admin@knoxsackville.ca

Office: 902.865.9216

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri 9 am – 1 pm

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