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...
This Weekend at Wesley-Knox
here soon.• Join us on Sunday, August 12, at 10:30 am for Summer Holy Communion led by our very own Rev. Tracy Crick-Butler. This will be the third test of our new sound system! Service bulletin available
• The Pentecost-Summer edition of the KSC (Kindred Spirit Connection) newsletter remains available. Copies are set out for general distribution in the at the back of the Sanctuary and in the Social Hall after Sunday service. It may also be read online here.
• A number of people have been asking, “Where’s Karen, our Director of Music?” Right now, Karen is in China, the Shangai area to be more exact, examining young piano students as part of a new program created in collaboration with Conservatory Canada. She will be back at Wesley-Knox at the end of August.
• Congratulations to Kennedy Kimber-Johnson and Own Spicer! Both recently played a noonhour organ recital at St. James (Anglican) Cathedral in Toronto. Wesley-Knox music people are making a mark far beyond the walls of our church! Something we can be proud of...
• Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam are still available for purchase. Large jar $5, small jar $3. See Merry Wester in the Social Hall after Sunday service.
New 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:
Wesley-Knox 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
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 the 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. Look for a new schedule in the fall.
• Wesley-Knox is proud to be the home venue of the 50-voice Karen Schuessler Singers, this year celebrating 25th years of great music. This year, KSS launched a totally new website. Please take a few moments to check it out here!
• Announcing a new Fall Book Study: Re-designing Your Life—A Practical Spirituality for the Second Half of Life by Rev. Sheila McGregor of Siloam United Church, London, offers a wonderful opportunity to engage in conversation and reflection on living the second half our lives with spiritual integrity, richness and what Jesus described as the abundant life. Members of the book study will meet on eight Tuesday evenings 7–8:30 pm, pm, beginning September 25. Books are now available in the office for those would like to add this title to their summer reading list.
Photographers’ Picks and Videofiles...
• Over 450 attended the Saturday, April 21, Karen Schuessler Singers performance of Missa Gaia/Earth Mass with Denise Pelley, Paul Grambo, the Wesley-Knox organ, Steve Holowitz and band, and a total of 91 singers from KSS, the Wesley-Knox Senior Choir, the Wesley-Knox Mysterium youth choir, and New Celebration Dancers. This was a special benefit concert to thank Wesley-Knox for providing KSS with rehearsal and performance space for the over 25 years. Missa Gaia/Earth Mass has become KSS’s signature work. Besides in London, the choir has performed Missa Gaia/Earth Mass in Detroit (Christ Church Episcopal, three times), and in St. Thomas, Woodstock, Fergus (Hamilton Conference UCC weekend) and Hamilton. On Sunday, May 6, the choir performed it again at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine. That was its 21st performance! (Saharsh Cherian/Pixelesque Photography photo)
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 the 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!