Welcome to Wesley-Knox!
Moving in the Spirit...
A diverse, welcoming, caring and active faith community
A place to learn, grow, build a relationship with God and make a difference in the world
Thank you for visiting our website. If you are a Wesley-Knox member looking for information, we hope you will find it here. If you are a visitor, we hope you will take time to look around and learn about our church. For additional information, please contact us, or better yet, visit us on a Sunday morning. You will receive a warm welcome!
Come this Sunday at 10:30 am!
We’re at 91 Askin Street in Old South London...
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You will receive a warm welcome.
News and Events...
This Weekend at Wesley-Knox
• Join us on Sunday, May at 10:30 am for worship led by Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler, the Senior Choir, and soloist Christian Haworth. Service bulletin available here.
• Special note: The Easter KSC Newsletter continues to be available, both around the church and also in the Centennial Parlour for distribution by District Visitors. You can also view it online here. A new KSC is in preparation. Deadline for submitting material is Sunday, May 20. It will be available for distribution by the end of the month.
New Creative Workshops and Summer Daycamps!
This is for kids and other young people! This year, Kim Stark and Wesley-Knox are offering an exciting series of Creative Workshops and Summer Daycamp Programs:
Weekend Creative Workshops
• Animation Station-Flipbook Fun!—Saturday, April 7
• Puppet Palooza! Make your own Muppet-style puppet—Saturday, April 14
• Honey, I Shrunk Monet! Creative Arts workshop—Saturday, April 28
• Make a Mod! Toy Design Workshop—Saturday, May 5
• The Great Invention Challenge! Mini-maker Workshop— Saturday, May 12
• Animation Station-Zoetropes!— Saturday, May 19
• Klee for Me! Paul Klee Style Puppet-making Workshop)— Saturday, May 26
Adventure Camp—July 9–13
Creative Arts Camps
• Animation Station—July 16–20 • Puppet Palooza—July 23–27
• Arts Alive!—Juy 30–August 3 • Imagie That! Tinker Camp—August 13–17
New Photo Directory
Yes, a new Wesley-Knox Photo Directory is being produced. Wesley-Knox members and their families will have a chance to book a personal appointment online or by telephone. Watch for instructions on how to do this. The booking calendar will also be available at coffee hour on Sunday, May 13. Here is the schedule.
Monday, May 28, 2:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 30, 11 am-5 pm
Thursday, May 31, 2:30-8:30 pm
Monday, June 4, 2:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 5, 2:30-8:30 pm
Wed. June 6, 12 noon-6 pm
Saturday June 9 - 10 am-4:30 pm
The finished directory is expected to be ready by September 10.
Challenge of Paul Study Group
1) If you want to understand Paul, you need to put his words into 1st-century context.
2) Paul was not anti-Semitic. He was a proud Jew. Paul was homophobic, but so was everyone else in his day—and he was wrong. Paul was anti-slavery, at least to the extent that he believed Christians should not own slaves. Paul believed in equality—especially when it came to celebrating communion.
3) Not everything commonly attributed to Paul was actually written by Paul. His authentic letters include Romans, Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, 1 Thessalonians, Phillipians and Philemon. Later letters, written in Paul’s name, often softened his radical views to make them more acceptable to prevailing culture.
4) Acts is actually an extension of Luke and was written well after Paul was executed. It is the story of how Paul and the early Christian movement moved from Jerusalem to Rome where the future of Christianity would be.
5) Jesus taught in the countryside. Paul headed for cities. His first converts were likely “God-worshipers”—gentiles who supported a synagogue but were not Jews.
6) There’s lots more to learn. Why not join this group, 3 pm on Sunday afternoons, when it resumes in the fall? You will receive a warm welcome!
Notes from All Over
• At the end of January, the five Wesley-Knox members who were part of the team that took part in the 2018 trip to Gordhim, South Sudan—Glen Pearson, Jane Roy, Maggie Logan, Mary Bee Haworth and Hannah Haworth—all returned home safely. Along with the other work that was done, members, led by Denise Pelley, conducted an arts and music camp that attracted some 600 children. To catch the flavour of what went on, click here, here, and here to watch some short videos provided by Glen Pearson. More in Glen Pearson’s London Free Press article reproduced in the Spring Easter KSC available here.
• Friday Movie Nights are a great way to unwind after a busy week and spend some time with new friends and old. Free popcorn and beverages during the movie, decaf and dessert afterwards. The Spring Schedule is available here.
• Wesley-Knox is proud to be the home venue of the 50-voice Karen Schuessler Singers, this year celebrating 25th years of great music. In January, KSS launched a totally new website. Please take a few moments to check it out here!
Photographers’ Picks and Videofiles...
• Over 180 from London, all over Southwestern Ontario and as far away as Ottawa; Akron, Ohio; and even Lanaconing, Maryland (she flew in!) attended the John Dominic Crossan lectures on God, Empire and Violence offered at Wesley-Knox on the weekend of October 20-22. A full report appeared in a recent Kindred Spirit Connection newsletter.
• All of our photographers were either out-of-town or singing in the Senior Choir at our 2018 Easter service, so we’ll continue to show you this picture of the Wesley-Knox Annual Christmas Concert with Denise Pelley, the Wesley-Knox Senior, Mysterium and Junior choirs, Stephen Holowitz on piano, Ron Fox on organ, and band, all directed by Karen Schuessler! Below, a panoramic shot taken during a quieter number. Click on photo for full screen. For more photos, click here, here, here, here and here! Christmas joy—and a testament to the fact that our church really does have an impact on our London community! (Saharsh Cherian/Pixelesque Photography photos)
More photos of these events and other recent events on the Wesley-Knox Facebook page here.
Throughout the year, at almost every Wesley-Knox event, you’ll find Brian Dalton, Brian Mackinnon, John McFall and sometimes others taking photos. Often, within minutes, they are posted to a Wesley-Knox Facebook page. The photos are also archived on Flickr and, once a year, John McFall dives into this vast archive to produce a comprehensive and much-appreciated pictorial review for the Annual General Meeting. Here is John’s 2017 Pictorial Review, music is by our Wesley-Knox choirs. To view, click on the image below. You will be taken to a YouTube site. Choose full screen, turn up the sound and enjoy!