This Week at KNOX

 

 SUNDAY

September 14th, 2020
Join us for worship each Sunday at 10:30 am online 
 

The Building is closed but we can Worship together in spirit

It’s  continues to be easy to keep worshiping 
and engaging with our Knox Faith Family. 
 
Services are pre-recorded in a safe environment and are streamed every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
If you have a Facebook account, you can join us on our Facebook page. 
 Click HERE.

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Rev Sandra is back !
Knox United Church thanks Mr. Brian Botten for acting as worship supply while Rev. Sandra was on a much-needed vacation.
 
You will remember Brian leading services here last summer.

 He’ll be delivering his messages from his home church, Harrisville United Church in Moncton, while the music is recorded and shared from Knox.  

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Office hours - Tracey is working from home

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for latest infomation check the twice weekly E-mail Blast

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Latest info on Knox Reopening

KNOX RE-OPENING SERVICE, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
We are excited to welcome you back to Knox in person on Sunday, September 27, 2020. We have
worked diligently to prepare a safe and responsible plan to bring us back together to continue to
worship God and live our mission to share God’s love by living the Teachings of Jesus: showing mercy,
promoting justice, offering forgiveness, acceptance, and hope.
We trust that every parishioner will make a prayerful decision regarding attending in person or
continuing to attend by viewing online services based on their own personal circumstances and safety
without any feelings of guilt or obligation to attend in person.
Please understand that our in-person service will look considerably different than you are used to; we
are working to worship with the health and safety of our congregation as our top priority and in
compliance with all current COVID-19 health restrictions and regulations.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
 We will be limiting the number of people in the Sanctuary to 50 people for the first couple of
weeks. This includes our Minister, our Musical Director and other service participants.
Therefore, we are expecting that we will have roughly 45 seats available for each service.
 You will need to register ahead of time to attend the Sunday Service. To register, either call the
office (902) 865-9216 or email: admin@knoxunited.ca
 If the Sunday you are registering for is already full, you will be asked if you would like to have
seats at the next available Sunday.
 You will be asked how many people you are registering for. Note: at this time, only families will
be seated together.
 MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE KNOX BUILDING.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
 You may enter by either the main entrance from the parking lot facing Florence Street, or from
the back entrance located by the office.
 You must have a mask on to attend Sunday service. If you forget yours, we will have masks
available.
 When you enter the building, you will be met by a member of our welcoming team who will go
through the below procedure with you:
o Take your temperature through a non-contact thermometer. If you are running a fever,
you will be asked to come to another Sunday service.
o You will be asked a series of questions related to COVID-19 precautions:
 Have you been outside of the Atlantic Bubble?
 Have you experienced any of the COVID-19 symptoms?
 Have you been in close proximity to anyone exhibiting COVID-10 symptoms?
 What is your name and phone number (for contact tracing purposes)?
o If you answer yes to any of these questions, you will be asked to come another Sunday.
 You will be asked to sanitize your hands and if you did not bring a mask, one will be provided to
you. MASKS MUST BE WORN FOR THE ENTIRE SERVICE AND WHILE YOU ARE IN THE KNOX
BUILDING.

 You will be taken to an assigned seat by a member of our welcoming team. Once you are seated,
you are not permitted to move around the sanctuary. You will be seated so that you are 6 ft.
away from the next person to you in the pew.
DURING THE SERVICE:
 MASKS MUST REMAIN IN PLACE DURING THE ENTIRE SERVICE AND WHILE YOU ARE IN THE
KNOX BUILDING.
 There will be no hymnals, bibles, offering envelopes or any other information in the pews.
 NO SINGING IS PERMITTED DURING THE SERVICE. Humming along with the music is permitted.
 Congregants will be permitted to respond to prayers but are asked to do so in a low voice.
 Offering will not be collected during the service. There will be an offering plate located near the
entrance to the sanctuary and you can place your offering in it while entering/exiting the
sanctuary. Congregants are encouraged to use e-transfer or Pre-Approved Remittance (PAR)
instead of cash.
 Once the service is over, you must stay seated until a member of our welcoming team comes to
escort you from your seat. You will be escorted to the exit and must leave the building
immediately. When you are in the parking lot, social distancing practices must be maintained.


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 2020 Outreach Meal Event 

A L L  A R E  W E L C O M E

Freedom Kitchen News

Freedom Kitchen Free Supper.    Monday 4 -6pm Sackville Library parking lot
As of this past week Freedom Kitchen to date has served 10,012 meals since loading up the truck last fall.

This could not have happened without all of your help! Thank you to everyone who has supported us, and we look forward to our next chapter.

August 24th will be our last Monday for this season, as we will be temporarily closing.

We want to thank everyone for their generosity and support.  

We will be back! We look forward to next season starting September 14th!

A few changes are coming for the new season/year, the biggest change will be is that we will not be open on holidays as our numbers are too low. It was very hard to secure volunteers during the holidays. To keep informed about Freedom Kitchen visit our new website:  clicHERE   You can also find us on Facebook click HERE.

Interested in a volunteer position next season? You can now sign up on our website! 
Freedomkitchensackville.com 
Interested in being a delivery driver? You can sign up there as well!!!

For all the details, visit Facebook INFO: or Rainie Murphy or Tara Forhan 902.400.2028

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Keeping in Touch with one another
During this time of crisis, keeping in touch with one another, our faith family, our friends, our families, is more important then ever. Please reach out to those that you think of; someone who makes you smile, someone who you think might be isolated and you might be able to make smile, anyone who might be lonely. If you are wanting a phone call, need assistance of any kind, reach out to another member of Knox or feel free to leave a message on the Church phone line (902) 865-9216.
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Prayer Chain
Have you heard about Knox’s prayer chain? It’s a unique ministry where you can request a prayer to be said for you, for someone you know, or someone you love. Prayers are requested for a variety of reasons; to seek comfort, to make a request, ask for guidance, to heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy, give thanks to name a few.
 
If you would like to request a prayer, please call Cathy Heighton at 902-865-0001

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Maintaining Your Support of Knox

E-transfer now available! 

Knox continues to operate its outreach programs, its food ministries and most importantly our faith ministries during this time of global crisis. Your donations and continued support are needed now more than ever. Please continue with your regular financial contributions as you are able and consider making us a regular part of your budget in the future. It’s easy!
 

  • E-transfers - We now accept etransfers!  
          Knox Donations click HERE 
          donations@knoxsackville.ca

          Freedom Kitchen Donations click HERE  
         
 freedomkitchendonations@knoxsackville.ca
  • Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR): We will get your application started for you just click HERE 
  • CanadaHelps.Org: You can now support Knox with the click of a button! Click HERE to donate now. You can donate once or set up regular payments.
  • Weekly Envelopes: If you use an offering envelope, please continue to put your offering in the envelope each week. Keep them in a safe place and bring them to Knox when we re-open.
  • Mail a cheque to Knox: We are still operating our office and can accept payments through the mail.
     What is PAR?  (Pre-Authorized Remittance)
If you have automatic withdrawals from your bank account to pay your bills,taxes, cable TV, or mortgage, then you already understand the PAR principle. Besides being convenient, using PAR for your offering ensures regular monthly givings to help our church's ministry even when you are away. You will be providing your congregation a dependable flow of contributions, which increases our overall financial stability. We have many Knox members who chose this option.
     Why not participate in PAR?
Current PAR participants can easily increase their monthly commitment by contacting the envelope secretary, David Moore, at 902-864-0447. 

Many thanks to everyone who has been able to continue to support our ministry during this uncertain time. 
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www.knoxsackville.ca 
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Attendance: 118 on March 8th, 2020

Looking for information about PAR?
Information brochures and application forms are available in the pews and the narthex. INFO: David Moore 902.864.0447

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
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
Youth Group: jen_rye_jaybabs@eastlink.ca
Office Administrator: Tracey Miller admin@knoxsackville.ca Facebook.com/knoxunited
Office: 902.865.9216
Hall/Kitchen: 902.865.1603
Office Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am – 1pm
Tues 11am – 1pm

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