God's love is expressed in our ministry to anyone who needs love and support.
At Knox we strive to be a caring community for our members, friends, and neighbours. Please call the church office when you are aware of a family member or friend that has been admitted or will be admitted to the hospital. Dr. Shirley Gale visits the Guelph General Hospital twice a week even when we have nobody known to be admitted, just to be certain we haven’t missed anyone.
The Rev. Dr. Shirley Gale
Phone: Knox office 519-821-0141
PASTOR’S AID VISITORS
A MINISTRY OF
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
serving the church family and community for
over 110 years
The PASTORS' AID VISITORS provide friendly, caring visits in person, by phone, birthday cards, seasonal greeting cards and letters to seniors and those unable to attend church services and fellowship events.
These visits remind those visited that they are important and valued sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus. We seek to keep each one meaningfully included in the Knox family. These visits provide opportunities to hear from them, respond to their needs, and share with them the news regarding the life and ministries of Knox Church. Each Christmas season, the Pastors' Aid Visitors deliver to each one, a Poinsettia or an appropriate gift.
The experience of being a Pastors' Aid Visitor is summed up in the words of one of our Visitors: "these visits are some of the most meaningful experiences I have as a member of the church family and as a way of expressing my faith."
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THIS MINISTRY
If you are interesting in participating in this ministry either as an in-person visitor or phone-visitor, please contact
Dr. Shirley Gale at 519-821-0141 (Knox Church) or email at: email@example.com
Facing Tough Times??
Need an ‘after’ caregiver??
Stephen Ministers are there...
- After the doctors have said there is nothing more they can do
- After the relationship ends but the wound is still raw
- After you’ve received a pink slip with your final pay cheque
- After you have been an accident victim
- After family and friends have heard your story one too many times but you still need to talk
- After it seems everyone has gone and you are all alone
- After a spiritual crisis and you feel hopeless
- After any loss that is important to you
Now is the time to email/telephone Arnold Bethune:
Church Office: 519-821-0141
Stephen Ministers Training:
Stephen Ministers have 50 hours of training in active listening, responding to feelings, maintaining confidentiality, dealing with crises and many other topics important to care giving. They meet for supervision and take advantage of continuing education when available. Stephen Ministers have police checks. This service is free to members of the community of Guelph as well as members of the congregation.
If you feel you would like to serve as a Stephen Minister, please contact as indicated above.
For more information on this Internationally recognized care giving service, go to
Pneumonia Prevention Vests For Infants
Knitted Pneumonia prevention vests and hats reduce pneumonia deaths of children in India.
To date, our knitters have produced over 400 sets of liFe-saving garments
Pneumonia Prevention Vests and Hats are shipped to India by the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
If you wish to participate in this ministry'
Patterns for Vests & Hats are available from Dr. Shirley Gale
On September 17, we will again be sponsoring an "ALZEIMER'S COFFEE BREAK EVENT: IN METCALF HALL following the worship service.
You can enjoy refreshments and pick up information regarding the various services provided by the Alzheimer Society in Guelph.
Donation boxes will be available (tax receipts will be provided for donations $20. & over if name and address are included).
All funds donated will be used in Guelph to aid our neighbours dealing with some form of dementia.
If you cannot attend on September 17, you can submit your donation to the Knox office before or after that date. Your help is one way to "love your neighbour" and will be greatly appreciated.
And Jesus said,
"What you do to even the least of these, my brothers and sisters , you do as to me."
A dementia-friendly community is a community that:
UNDERSTANDS dementia and the challenges that people living with dementia face in their community.
ENCOURAGES the inclusion and independence of people living with dementia.
ASSISTS people living with dementia in the most appropriate and helpful ways.
VALUES and welcomes people living with dementia in their businesses and establishments.