This Week at KNOX

 

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE,

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COVID 19: 

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

As health regulations relax in Nova Scotia and we are learning to live with Covid 19; as of July 3, 2022 we now encourage the wearing of face masks by those worshipping with us, or attending events.

We continue to monitor Nova Scotia Government health regulations and our decisions continue to be made 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 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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MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
KNOX TURKEY SUPPER IS BACK
                       NOV 26, 2022                                  

We are currently planning the return of the infamous Knox Turkey Supper! We have chosen Saturday, November 26, 2022 as the date and are looking at both eat-in and take-out options.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the church office or email admin@knoxsackville.ca

More information to follow!

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FREEDOM KITCHEN SEES INCREASE IN NEED
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

We are starting to see more clients at Freedom Kitchen with specialized dietary needs such as gluten free, lactose free, and nut free diets. As these foods are often more expensive to purchase from the grocery store and are harder to find at food banks, we are trying to provide more selection in our food hampers for the clients who have specialized dietary needs. We are currently in need of these items:

  • gluten-free cereals, pasta, crackers, cookies, granola bars
  • nut free granola bars
  • lactose-free butter, cheese, margarine, milk
  • eggs
  • fresh fruit and vegetables

There will be a plug-in cooler in the narthex for the month of November for refrigerable items such as eggs, fruit, and vegetables and lactose-free dairy items, and a donation box for all shelf-stable donations.

Thank you for your support of this Knox Outreach program!

For more information, please contact Caroline Gallop or Beth Martin

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OUR MUSIC MINISTRY CONTINUES...
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT!

 

Dancing Queen Halifax
Sat Nov 12            7:00pm
 POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR
Here We Glow Again
TICKETS GO ON SALE Monday, Oct. 31, 2022
eventbrite.ca

Aeolian Singers

Sun Nov 20.          2.30pm

click here for ticket info

Scotia Brass (Rod MacGillivray, director)
& Knox United Church Choir (John Lindsay-Botten, music director)
Thu Dec 8             7:00pm 
Holiday Harmonies
General Admission at the Door

Bedford Leisure Orchestra (Bob Bauer, conductor)
with the East Coast Carolling Company
Fri Dec 16            7:00pm

Seasonal Selections from the Silver Screen
General Admission at the Door

Sackville Concert Band (Jim Forde, director)
Sat Dec 17           2:00pm 

Back in the Swing of Christmas
General Admission at the Door

Innapinch + Collage  
Sun Dec 18          2:00pm           
In Concert for Christmas
General Admission at the Door

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
                                  

Our Sunday School is planning on presenting a Christmas pageant on White Gift Sunday, December 4, 2022. To fill the full cast of characters we would like to have more children participate in Sunday School.  If your child or grandchild would be interested in participating please contact Lynne Stewart or Jennifer Williams.
All practices would be held during the Sunday School time.


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KNOX FUTURES
PROPERTY UPDATE

On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Knox congregation voted to carry the motion to sign the letter of intent. The former Knox Futures Redevelopment Team now transitions to be the Knox Futures Development Team. The next update from this team is expected within 3 - 6 months.

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OUR CONDOLENCES
We regret to inform our congregation of the passing of Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman. Rev. Dr. Crozsman was the minister at Knox from 1986 - 1990. Our sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends. Further information and his obituary can be found by clicking HERE.

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HURRICANE FIONA 
Hurricane Fiona has caused devastating damage across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec. The United Church of Canada Foundation is accepting donations to help support the areas rebuild as the longer-term needs become clear. Your donation to the Ann Baker Estate Trust for Emergency Relief in Canada will continue to provide flexible, reliable funding even after the media coverage wanes and as need for resources fluctuates. Click here to donate now.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex for live-streaming help on Sunday mornings from now until the end of December. If you have already been trained and are willing to run the camera/YOLO, PowerPoint slides, or audio on a given Sunday, please sign up! If you haven't been trained and are interested in learning how to do any of these things, please contact the Church Office.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School teachers still needed!


We are looking forward to having our children return to Sunday School and we need help to make this happen

and be a great experience for our youth!

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BIBLE FELLOWSHIP TIME
The Bible Fellowship Time group meets Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm in the parlour.
Everyone is welcome!  This is a lay-lead Bible fellowship time.
For more information please contact Donna Ashton-Ward or Judy Hayes.

 

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SCRIPTURE READERS NEEDED
WE NEED VOLUNTEER SCRIPTURE READERS!
We'd love to have different voices of Knox help us with our Sunday worship. If you would like to read scripture. Please give your name and contact information to Florence Carman or there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.


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VOLUNTEERS
There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex for live-streaming help on Sunday mornings from now until the end of December. If you have already been trained and are willing to run the camera/YOLO, PowerPoint slides, or audio on a given Sunday, please sign up! If you haven't been trained and are interested in learning how to do any of these things, please contact the Church Office.
 

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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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DO YOU BUY GROCERIES?
here's how you can and help Knox too!

You can now purchase Sobeys gift cards through Knox and we receive a percentage back from each card as earnings. It's an easy way to turn a mundane chore into a great donation to Knox!


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 or dropped off at our church office. 
                       
567 Sackville Drive
Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 2S9
 
For more information, please contact email 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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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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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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