Knox church currently sponsors 3 children in Haiti through the Star Thrower foundation https://starthrowerfoundation.org/
Funds are raised throughout the year to keep these children supplied with school tuition, supplies and shelter. This organization was created by Sharon Gaskell. We are grateful for the opportunity to keep in touch with Sharon for reports and updates from Haiti. We pray for those in places that deserve and need our support and acknowledge their resilience.
Our kitchen has been certified by Peel Region as a Community Kitchen which provides an ideal place to prepare food for individual home support needs, funeral luncheons, church and community dinners, community functions and banquets. The kitchen is also available for rental. Contact the church with inquiries.
We are proud to declare that we have begun our journey to become an Affirming church and we value relationships built with all communities regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability or faith. Our energy is focused on the work of welcoming the stranger, sitting with the vulnerable and loving our neighbour just as they are. We are energized by music, outreach, gathering and fellowship. With Jesus as our teacher we strive to remember ‘the story’ and the Spirit working joyfully and faithfully.
Our community of faith strives to:
- Be open to all people no matter what faith journey they are on
- Be welcoming to all, regardless of race, faith, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, age or experience.
- Continue to be aware and respond to the needs of the wider community and to engage in community as the voice of love and hope in the world.
Knox church has a vibrant music ministry lead by Music Director, Dennis Hahn. The music ministry includes a senior choir, a gospel group, a bell choir and seasonal children's choir. There are many musical performances by special guests throughout the year as well. Choir practices are held Thursday evenings, 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm for the Gospel Group, 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm for the senior choir. Bells meet Wednesday mornings and are lead by Sharon Lambert. Any inquiries about the music ministry can be directed to Dennis Hahn at email@example.com
(Currently not operational due to COVID-19. ) Sunday school runs Sunday mornings during the worship service for children and youth. Children participate in fun activities where they learn about our Christian faith, how to be followers of Christ in our modern age and learn to fully embrace God's love. Sunday school is a very safe, welcoming and inclusive place. Many friendships are made here!
Prayer shawls have the remarkable capacity to give a person in need comfort and encouragement; a sign of care and the friendship of the Knox Caledon Village congregation. It is used to empower, to empathize, to celebrate together, to mark accomplishments or for special happy or sad times. If you, or someone you know could use the warmth of a prayer shawl or you wish to make a prayer shawl or get more information on a pattern...please contact Elizabeth Glassford at (519) 941-1109 or the church.
We honour the United Church’s commitment to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and seek ways to live out our part in creating right relations. We continue to find ways to lift up Indigenous, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit voices/stories in our time together. One way we do this is by acknowledging the territorial lands we occupy for worship. Our Sunday School undertook a month long study of the meaning of the Aboriginal Medicine Circle. The children participated in a worship service that shared their learning in both word and song. During one Sunday morning, the minister led the congregation in a blanket exercise created for worship. We have taken part in are Orange Shirt Day, The KAIROS Blanket Exercise and hope to do more.
As a caring community, pastoral care is high priority at Knox United Church. Rev Emma Pipes is available for pastoral visits as are many many members of the congregation. Right now we are working on creating a group to be part of this ministry. If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Rev. Emma Pipes
We have entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Caledon East United Church, located within a 15 minute drive, to share a full time ministry personnel and a half time ministry personnel.
We have shared in summer service for two years now during the month of July and August. This has been an important way to share and create community together.
The church Zoom account is open every Wednesday morning at 10:00AM -11:00AM for fellowship. Community coffee is open to everyone and is a great time to catch up and stay up to date on what is happening in the community. If you would like to join in, 'but are not sure what to expect' please contact us! (See Events)
Knox welcomes residents from Oliver House, a quiet living residence for adults living with various mental health realities in our community. We are always learning about how we can create safer space for any who have a variety of experiences and understandings of life. We enjoy having these community members join on Sunday mornings and for our Halloween Open House. We also celebrate Christmas with anonymous gift donations for every resident.
Headwaters Health Centre serves much of our community. We are supporters of and participants in the chaplaincy program at Headwaters Hospital.
The community collects items for the local food banks. This is an ongoing program. We collect non-perishable food items. At times, we do focused drives for local food banks. We also donate to surrounding area food bank such as Orangeville and Bolton, ON. If you or someone you know are in need please contact us.
A program of low impact, no floor exercise that promotes muscle strength, increased range of motion and higher breathing capacity. This is a great opportunity for fellowship while keeping fit! Contact Jessica Ruth at (519) 942-9777 for more details of when the next session begins
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