The youth ministry at Knox serves 13-19 year-olds, and consists of 4 components: Faith, Fellowship, Service, and Support.
Faith: All the activities we do are rooted in our faith and in service of God and others. Youth are often looking for meaning, and asking big life questions. We at Knox Youth offer a weekly Youth Night, on Mondays from 6:30- 8:00pm in the Parlour (excluding holidays). This is a time where youth can explore their faith, ask questions, and dig into scripture to learn more about who God is and how He is relevant to their lives. We also take some time to pray for each other, worship, and play games. All are welcome, and snacks are provided!
Fellowship: We believe that an integral part of our faith community is fellowship. Knox Youth offers a monthly event, where youth can come together for some fun and fellowship. Whether it be tobogganing, a movie night, or a trip to Wonderland, fun is sure to be had by all! Check the Knox calendar on our website for upcoming events!
Service: Serving others with our gifts and talents is one way we can share our faith in practical ways, and serve our community. Knox Youth serves in a variety of ways through outreach or service projects, on a monthly basis. We believe that having a servant heart, is something that is put into practice through ongoing acts of service. Check our website for upcoming service projects.
Support: Adolescence can be a difficult time. We know that youth benefit from having trusting, caring adults in their lives to help them navigate life’s challenges. We offer individual support to youth through counseling, spiritual care, and mentorship. Contact Laurie Trace if you would like to receive more information.
Laurie Trace BA, MSWc., RSW
Knox Youth has social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram) where you can connect, stay up to date on upcoming events, and view photos.
At Knox, our Church School strives to bring the message of God's love and Christ's teachings to children and youth. We want children to discover, develop and rely on their relationship with God.
We offer classes for all children from Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 8. Children and leaders meet in the Sanctuary at Children's Time during Sunday morning worship. Church School at Knox endeavours to encourage all age groups on their faith journey.
PRESCHOOLERS are full of wonder and open to discovery. They also have a need for security. At Knox they can feel secure in the depth of God's love.
GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN are beginning their self discovery. At Knox, we help them to work out their connections to others, to their world, and most importantly to God.
We are all Children of God. We are all part of the Knox Family. We all have gifts to share with each other... children with old members of our church family and in turn, older members with our children and youth.
All ages are welcome at Knox in worship, at Communion, celebrating Baptisms and in class rooms.
For more information about our Church School Programs please contact Karen Bellamy, Church School Coordinator.
Summer Sunday School
Joint classes will be held during the summer months.
The material and curriculum is provided for those interested in teaching. Please sign the sign-up sheet in Metcalf Hall or contact Karen.
Monday July 8 – Friday July 12, 2019
Pack your Bags! Grab your Camera! Buckle up your seatbelt!
It’s time to Zoom in! Focus on Jesus!
Vacation Bible School 2019 at Knox Church is about to take us all on an adventure to the WILD... with Elephants, Tigers, Polar Bears and more!
As our Explorers seek out these animals and others, they will also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture!
Our explorers will start the morning at Panoramic Point with songs and skits and stories. Through the morning, they will visit The Watering Hole for Bible study; learn about Missions at Pachyderm Park; create cool crafts at Cockatoo Canopy; play games at Beluga Bay; experience awesome science experiments at Bullfrog Bog and enjoy great snacks at the Grizzly Gulch.
Registration form for you... feel free to copy and fill in one per child.
Our space is limited as we keep growing each year. We would hate for your child to miss out on this adventure, so return your form as soon as you can! Contact Karen at 519-822-0193 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information!
Here are the details!!
DATE: Monday July 8 – Friday July 12, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 daily
PLACE: “In the Wild” ... at Knox Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph
AGES: For all kids 4 years old by July 8 to kids finished grade 6 in June 2019
COST: No charge (a free will offering will be accepted)
Mark your calendar NOW... Your child won’t want to be left behind!!
NEEDED FOR VBS!
- Jute twine 1 roll
- Heavy duty hole punch (single hole)
- Hole punch (single hole)
- Bags of play sand
- Non-toxic paints to paint thumbprints onto plastic ornament
- Paintbrushes assorted sizes... dollar store
- Assorted colours acrylic / craft / non toxic paint
- Many assorted small seashells
- Paint pens/paint markers
- 1 empty paper towel roll per child
- Rice (max 1 cup per child)
- Aluminum foil 2-3 rolls
- Scissors (adult)
- Pencils & pencil sharpeners
- Package of 8.5x11 WHITE cardstock
- Package of 8.5 x 11 COLOURED cardstock
- Stickers, gems,
- Sharpies ... black and coloured
- Masking tape, wide and narrow
- Painters tape, wide and narrow
- Glue, white, (small bottles)
- glue sticks for warm glue guns
- Plastic tablecloths... assorted colours, round or rectangle (dollar store)
- Water balloons
- 3-4 pair toy binoculars (dollar store)
TO BORROW FOR THE WEEK OF VBS!
- 1-2 weigh scales (to weigh baskets of cans
- 2-3 tricycles
- 2-3 pair of LARGE men’s rubber boots
ALSO NEEDED FOR VBS!!
- Strong bodies to help move furniture on Sunday July 7 following morning worship
- Strong bodies to help move furniture after lunch on Friday July 12
- Help to “dismantle” the sanctuary on Sunday July 14
- Some people to help with advanced prep (speak with Karen)
- Donations of snack items and supplies for the participants and staff of VBS (speak with Karen /
- Lots of prayer!!
See the Photo Gallery for some 2018 pics
65 Children were enrolled in RAGING RIVER RAMPAGE Vacation Bible School at Knox from July 9 - 13, 2018
2018 MISSION OUTREACH PROJECT
We partnered with “Start2finish”, to stuff backpacks which will be distributed to families who might not otherwise be able to afford some of the necessary tools for their child’s success at school.
With your support and the support of our VBS families, we stuffed 41 backpacks! And also a box of extra supplies.
The Start2Finish Backpack Program provides vital school supplies to thousands of kids who begin the school year without the proper essentials. Each September, Start2Finish, in cooperation with school boards and local administrators, identifies children with the greatest needs in low-income communities across the nation. The program equips students with the tools needed to help “even the playing field” and prepare them for a successful school year and beyond. The S2F Backpack Program distributes backpacks to the most at-risk children in schools locally and nationwide.