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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 Weekendat Wesley-Knox
• Join us at 10:30 am on Advent 3, Sunday, December 17, for All Choirs Sunday with the Wesley-Knox Primary, Junior, Mysterium and Senior choirs. Service bulletin available here soon.
• here.Two important notes: Wesley-Knox welcomes Kim Stark as interim Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry. Kim has an extensive background in education and theatre arts and is familar to many at Wesley-Knox through her work in the Shine program. Yes, on very short notice, she organized and assembled a wonderful Christmas Pageant! Finally, the Advent-Christmas KSC newsletter is still available for District Visitors to pick up and distribute. It can also be read online
Wesley-Knox Blood Donor Clinic
Blood is a gift only you can give. This Advent, as we reflect on the gifts that come to us through Jesus, what are the gifts we can share with God's world as we work to make Jesus's presence known? Invite someone to worship. Offer someone a ride to church during this Christmas Season. Sign up for the Salvation Army Kettle. Give from a "Gifts with Vision" catalogue. Take part in a "Forget-Me-Not" program by sending notes to those who are on our hearts this Christmas. Knit mittens. Donate your gently-used coats and boots to Mission Services. Pray for those seeking hope and peace this year. And help give life as you donate blood. See the poster here for details. You have so much to give...
Governance Model Update
On Sunday, November 5, the people of Wesley-Knox voted to adopt the much-discussed report that will reform the Governance Model of the church. Some highlights:
• The current structure of ”Council and Official Board“ will be phased out. A Transition Team will lead the congregation through this process.
• A nine-member Leadership Council plus the Minister, will replace the current 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 2018 February and be given a one-year trial.
Also approved on November 5: The addition of Cathie Banks and Ian Hardy to the Transition Team. This team will act as a nominating committee for the new Leadership Council. View the full Amended Governance Report as a doc.x here. or a .pdf here. View a related Organizational Chart here
Notes from All Over
• November was Cheese Month! A reminder that delivery will be on Thursday, December 7, with pickup in the Centennial Parlour, 4–7 pm.
• 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. There’s more Friday Movie Night—a Family Movie Night—before Christmas at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 8: The Muppets’ Christmas Carol with—the Muppets!
• 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 the organ scholar at Metropolitan United Church, London. Owen is in secondary school and is the organ scholar at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Anglican Church, London. Both scholarships were provided by the Wesley-Knox Senior Choir.
• Last year, Wesley-Knox sponsored a family from Syria. They continue grateful to be in Canada and come to Sunday worship regularly. More information on our Syrian Family page here.
• With Christmas coming, 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.
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 2016 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!