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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
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News and Events...
This Weekend at Wesley-Knox
• A busy Sunday. At 10:30 am, join us for Palm Sunday worship with Children’s Palm Parade and holy Communion led by Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler and the Senior Choir. Service bulletin available here. A 3–4:30 pm, our DSpring Study Group continues to meet in the Centennial Parlour to watch and discuss a video in our new series, The Challenge of Paul with speaker John Dominic Crossan. The at 5–7 pm, the Out-of-the-Cold team offers its monthly hospitality mean for those in need.
• The new Spring-Easter KSC Newsletter is now available, both around the church and and in the Centennial Parlour for distribution by District Visitors. You can also view it online here.
Our Wesley-Knox Governance Structure
On Sunday, November 5, Wesley-Knox voted to adopt the much-discussed report that will reform the Governance Model of the church. Some highlights:
• The previous structure of ”Council and Official Board“ will be phased out.
• A nine-member Leadership Council plus the Minister, will replace the previous Board and Council structure.
• The number of Standing Committees will be reduced from eleven to six.
• The six Committees will play an expanded role in the “day-to-day activities” of the church.
• The new structure will take effect on February 11—date of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Congregation—and be given a one-year trial.
Last month, the nine members of the Leadership Council and the chairs of the six Standing Committees (plus Trustees and UCW reps) were chosen. To see who they are, please click here and here. A copy of the Wesley-Knox Working Constitution reflecting the changes brought about by the restructuring may be read here.
Our New Director of Child and Youth Ministry
The Wesley-Knox Ministry and Personnel Committee recently announced it had hired Kim Stark to be our new Director of Child and Youth Ministry. While her main focus will be the Sunday School, Kim has also agreed to coordinate a monthly Junior Youth Group and organize a family activity once each quarter. Kim brings a joyous outlook and a wealth of skills and experience—both in education and in the arts—to her job. Please take a moment to welcome her and wish her well. More information soon.
Notes from All Over
• The five Wesley-Knox members who were part of the team that took part in the 2018 trip to Gordheim, South Sudan—Glen Pearson, Jane Roy, Maggie Logan, Mary Bee Haworth and Hannah Haworth—have 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.
• 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. New Winter 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. Recently, KSS launched its totally new website. Take a few moments and check it out here.
• Congratulations to Kennedy Kimber-Johnson and Owen Spicer who were each awarded a $250 Spirit Organ Scholarship to assist them in their ongoing studies. Kennedy attends Western University and is currently organ scholar at Metropolitan United Church, London. Owen is in secondary school and is organ scholar at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Anglican Church, London. Both scholarships were provided by the Wesley-Knox Senior Choir.
• Cathie Banks advises that there is lots of wool at the back of the sanctuary. Knitters! Please take wool home and do your magic! Knitted articles can be left on the large table at the back of the sanctuary or hung on the Mitten Tree. They will be distributed at Community Breakfasts and Out-of-the-Cold Dinners throughout the remaining winter months.
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 will appear in an upcoming Kindred Spirit Connection newsletter.
• Once again, it was a full house at the Wesley-Knox Annual Christmas Concert, this year Feliz Navidad! 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! (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!