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!
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News and Events...
Upcoming at Wesley-Knox
Summer Sunday Services
Come and worship Sundays at 10:30 am. All services with Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler unless noted otherwise below. Service bulletins are available here.
July 31: Barbara McGill leading worship
August 14: Summer Holy Communion, Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler leading worship
August 21: Chris Mortlock leading worship
August 28: Maggie Walker leading worship (to be confirmed)
September 4: Karlene Kimber leading worship
The June issue of the In the Loop newsletter for Sunday School parents and their friends is now available here. The Pentecost edition if the Kindred Spirit Connection newsletter continues to be available at various locations around the church. It may also be read online here. Deadline for the next KSC? Sunday, September 11. Send the KSC editor lots of great material!
Summer Drop-in Program!
Our Wesley-Knox summer staff is running a Summer Drop-in Program for kids in Grade 3-8! To date, events have included a walk to Belvedere Park and a cooking and games evening. Remaining events include an art activity (August 2, 10 am – 12 noon), and a muffin baking and a craft activity (August 4, 6–8 pm). Coordinator Barb McGill says, “Hope to see you there!”
From the Syrian Refugee Family Support Team
June 8, 2016 Update
A Registry for our Syrian Refugee Family has now been set up to allow Wesley-Knox people and friends to donate furniture, household goods and other items to help our family make the transition to their new life in Canada. You can access the Registry here.
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Wesley-Knox continues to Move in the Spirit! The Syrian Refugee Support Team, a branch of the Wesley-Knox Faith in Action Committee, has committed to a year-long private sponsorship of a young Syrian refugee family consisting a professional dad, a mom who is a teacher and their ten-month old daughter. For original post and latest information, visit the new Our Syrian Family page using the link in the left sidebar or click here.
The Building our Future Growth Campaign
On Sunday, October 18, Wesley-Knox launched its new Building our Future Growth Campaign. What’s it all about? Click on the image below to view the YouTube video that was screened during Sunday service.
Click on the audio player below to hear Sheila LeClair, chair of the Building our Future committee, speak about the campaign and share some hopes and possibilities for our church.
Goal of the campaign is $850,000 over regular givings, spread over five years. By Sunday of the announcement, $174,000—just over 20% of campaign goal—had already been pledged. (Update: The figure is now over $220,000 and a donor has come forward who will match all monies raised through 2016 findraising projects to a maximun of $25,000. Time to get to work!)
What Happens When You Give to Your Church...
The following information comes to us from Islington United Church, Toronto, one of the most vibrant and successful United churches in Canada.
A church member, we’ll call him David, lives in Ontario, Canada, and donated $400 to his church.
• On the first $200 donated, the federal charitable tax credit rate is 15% and the provincial charitable tax credit is 6.05%.
• On amounts greater than $200 donated, the federal charitable tax rate is 29% and the provincial charitable tax credit is 11.16%
• For his $400 donation, David got a total tax credit of $120.42. That means that the actual cost of David’s $400 gift was $279.58.
Well worth thinking about...
Bread not Stones
“If a child asks for bread, who among us would give that child a stone?’
—from Matthew 7:9
Bread not Stones (BnS) is an initiative of the United Church of Canada working to raise awareness, among the public and political leaders, of the widespread child poverty still found in Canada. Members of Wesley-Knox United Church Women (UCW) members are among those active. Read about the Canada-wide initiative here and here. (Note that the second link is a PDF. if you are using a mobile device, it may want to download.) Then, to learn what Wesley-Knox women are doing, visit the Wesley-Knox UCW page here, and the BnS site here. Of special interest, the new Wesley-Knox End Child Poverty website here.
Notes from All Over
• 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. There’s decaf and dessert after the movie and, for night owls, often a second feature. New schedule available late August.
• Our Seniors’ Connection program continues to run through the summer. Come and join the fun, usually on Wednesdays at 1 pm, but somtimes at other times when a special speaker or trip has been planned. Check the left sidebar or Google calendar every week for latest information.
• Re the Five Oaks Learning and Retreat Centre near Paris, Ontario, some sad news. Five Oaks will be wrapping up all activities and closing in November. Read about this development here and here. More information on Five Oaks available in the June Five Oaks Newsletter here.
For more photos of recent events, visit the Wesley-Knox Facebook page here.
Throughout the year, at almost every Wesley-Knox event, you’ll find Brian Dalton, John McFall and others taking photos. Often, sometimes within minutes, they are posted to a Wesley-Knox Facebook page. Photos are also archived on the Flickr website and, once each year, John McFall dives into the 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. 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.