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.
Laurie Trace BA, MSW, RSW
Laurie Trace has resigned and taken another position.
Christian Education will start the search process for a youth worker in September, 2019.
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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.
VBS is cancelled for July 2020 due to COVID-19
Report from the 2019 VBS
50 children and 40 volunteers participated in “Into the Wild” VBS this year. They did Science at Polar Bear Point, Mission at Pachyderm Path, Bible Times at the Gathering Place, Crafts at Cockatoo Canopy, Rec/Play at Beluga Bay as well as enjoying snacks at Grizzly Gulch.
The study on food security began on Monday with a visit from Pauline, Guelph Food Bank, who explained why people needed to access a food bank. Through games and activities children learned about food banks and building food security locally, nationally, and internationally.
VBS families, volunteers and all of the Knox family exceeded all expectations and donated over 500 lbs. of canned goods to the Guelph Food Bank.
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.