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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News and Events...
The Sunday Ahead
Join us for worship at 10:30 am led by Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler and the Senior Choirs. Service bulletin is available here.
Special note for Sunday School/Children’s Worship parents: The latest In the Loop newsletter is available here.
Annual Pancake Supper
here. New this year. Wesley-Knox will be offerin a short Ash Wednesday Eve service at 7 pm immediately following the supper. A meaningful way to mark the beginning of Lent...Has winter and all the problems of the world got you down? Take an evening off and come to Wesley-Knox’s Annual Pancake Supper offered by Wesley-Knox Men and the Community Breakfast team. 5-6:45 pm, Tuesday, February 28. Supper features all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, baked beans, choice of beverage and do-it-yourself sundaes for dessert. Adults only $6, children 12 and under only $3. Proceeds support the Community Breakfast program. See poster
The Shine Program
A number of parents have been asking about the Shine Creative Arts Program for children of all abilities. Winter sessions have begun, but some places are still available. Information, a PDF of the Shine brochure and registration forms can be found on the Children-Youth page of this website. To visit, please click here.
• Friday Movie Nights are a fun way to spend a Friday evening. Movies are shown in the Centennial Parlour at 7:30 pm. Popcorn and soft drinks are free and there’s decaf and dessert after the movie. Here’s the remaining winter lineup:
• February 24 - Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant
• March 10 - Chariots of Fire with Ian Charleston and Ben Cross, winner of four Academy awards
• March 24 - Hunt for the Wilderpeople adventure
• March 31 - Hop starring (wait for it...) the Easter Bunny! This Family Movie Night starts at 7 pm. Wear PJs, bring blankies and teddy bears and plan to get comfy!
Hand Drumming Classes at Wesley-Knox!
Explore Hand Drumming with percussionist Rob Larose! Rob is no stranger to the Wesley-Knox Choir and the Karen Schuessler Singers. He plays djembe, congas and bongos, and now you can too. Rob offers hand drum lessons in group settings on Monday afternoons and early evenings:
Session 2, 8 weeks, Mondays, March 20–May 8
4:00-4:50 pm class for teens and adults
5:00-5:30 pm class for children ages 8-12
Cost: $70 for the teens and adults for this 8-week session, $50 for the children ages 8-12 for this 8-week session
No prior experience needed. Hand drums are provided but bring your own if you have them. Music of Africa, Cuba, Jamaica and the Middle East will be explored. Super Fun!
Notes from All Over
here!• Wesley-Knox recently sponsored the resettlement of a family from Syria. They all arrived safely on Thanksgiving Day weekend! They are grateful to be here and have been coming to Sunday worship regularly. More information on the Syrian Family page
• To suport our Children’s and Youth Community Choir Program, the choirs continue to sell Rheo Thompson Mint Cocolate Smooties during choir rehearsals, after Sunday services, and throughout the week from the church office. Only $2.50 each, no tax. Always a wonderful treat—especially as Valentine’s Day approaches!
• From Linda Woods and Laurel Kenney, co-chairs, Bread not Stones, London and Middlesex County…
Our Bread not Stones visit to the legislature at Queen's Park on Thursday, November 24, was a great success! We couldn't have asked for more. We had invited 13 from across the province and from General Council of the United Church of Canada to join us. We were welcomed in the legislature by Chris Ballard, Minister for Poverty Reduction Strategy and Minister of Housing. Seated in the Visitor's Gallery, we watched as our 107 Dolls of Hope were delivered to every MPP’s desk. The dolls truly made an impact—as we knew they would. A CD of Kevin White's new Bread not Stones song was also presented, to Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and the two other party leaders, and to Minister Ballard and MPP Sophie Kiwala.
After Question Period, an official photo of the Liberal Caucus with all of their dolls and our group included, was taken. After lunch, we listened as Sophie Kiwala, Liberal MPP for Kingston and the Islands, read a statement about our project in the legislature. She is passionate about ending child poverty. Five of us then had a half hour meeting with Minister Ballard to discuss our mission and ask related questions. Included in that group were UCW Executives and General Council representatives from the United Church of Canada. Minister Ballard was very genuine in answering our questions and asked us to direct any further concerns or questions directly to him and Camille Gooden, his amazing Advisor on Poverty and Housing. Following the meeting, our entire group was given a private tour of Queen's Park.
Upon returning home, we were able to see some of the coverage of Question Period on the Ontario Legislature Channel. The dolls could be seen everywhere! See the photo of our dolls captured by our lead doll-maker, Ann Stokes, of Wesley-Knox, here. Click on the main photo for a full-size version. Many thanks to all for your support of this critical initiative.—LW/LK
Photographers’ Picks and Videofiles...
More photos of recent events on the Wesley-Knox Facebook page here.
Throughout the year, at almost every Wesley-Knox event, you’ll find Brian Dalton, Brian MscKinnon and John McFall and sometimes others taking photos. Often, within minutes, they are posted to a Wesley-Knox Facebook page. Photos are also archived on a Flickr website and, once each year, John McFall dives into this archive to produce a comprehensive and much-appreciated pictorial review for the Annual General Meeting. Here is John’s 2015 offering, music is by our Wesley-Knox choirs. To view, click on the image below and you will be taken to a YouTube site. Choose full screen, turn up the sound and enjoy!
More videos on the new Wesley-Knox Videos page here.