As disciples of Christ we are called to contribute our gifts and resources in our local church family.
Through the St. Andrew's, Knox, Two Rivers partnership you may help Ukrainian Refugees in the following ways:
We are providing financial support for three Ukrainian families.
Pray for these families and their family members and friends who still live in Ukraine.
Questions: Rachel Fishback, Chair, Mission and Outreach Committee
November 2023 Update
When the war in Ukraine began, Knox, along with St. Andrew's and Two Rivers, came together to successfully raise funds to support 3 families who found themselves suddenly uprooted from their homes and lives and fleeing to the peace of our community here in Guelph. At that time, no one knew what the duration of the war would be, and consequently, what the needs of the Ukrainian families would be.
Tragically as we are aware, the war in Ukraine continues and at this point there is no end in sight. Our support of these families is still needed. The funds that we originally raised have been well used and as of September the shared refugee fund was very near depletion. Since September, Knox has contributed $3,467.32 to the Refugee Fund through our Mission and Outreach Committee budget, the special Thanksgiving offering, and chocolate sales (thank you to everyone who supported these initiatives!) That's a great start, but more is needed.
Your financial support is crucial to our efforts to help support these families while they take refuge in our community. All donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.
Landscaping frequently contributes greatly to a sense of welcome and invitation and a spirit of openness and spaciousness.
Liz and Mary renewed the garden areas surrounding the church in 2020.
Ministry Opportunities at Knox
At Knox there are many ways for you to use your gifts in service to God;s work within the congregation.
Here are some Ministry opportunities at Knox for you to consider.
Greeters: Welcome people (new and old) as they enter the church, give directions as needed, answer questions and generally make them feel comfortable.
Two greeters are needed each Sunday at our two entrances, Quebec St. and Chapel Lane. Scheduling is done each quarter and trades can be done between greeters as necessary.
Training will be provided to new greeters.
Ushers: Join an ushering team. There are four people on each team who assist people with special needs, hand out the church bulletins and take up the offering.
Elevator Attendant: Accompany those who need the elevator.
Live Stream Operator: Live stream worship services, schedule live stream on YouTube.
Nursery: Help take care of our littlest children – adult and high school workers.
Scripture Readers: Read the Sunday service Scripture reading on a Sunday convenient for you.
Soundboard Help for Church Service: Setup and work the soundboard. Training provided.
Seasonal Decorations: Assist in enhancing our church at Advent.
Coffee Team Member: Help on Sunday morning for set-up, serving and cleaning up. You will work with other members who will help train you. Signup sheet is on the wall in Metcalf Hall beside the kitchen door.
Sanctuary Choir: Sing in our adult choir. No auditions. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Handbell Choir: Perform with a group of adult ringers throughout the year. Training is provided. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Praise Team: Bring your instrument and play with our Praise Team.
Any questions, contact our Music Director, Chris Fisher at the office.
Church School: Teach or assist with teaching a unit of the curriculum in our Church School during the Church Service.
LOGOS: Become a volunteer who works with children or assists in the supper preparation.
Small Group: Lead a small group. Training is provided.
Seniors Connecting: Help at our monthly gatherings by becoming a greeter, server, table host/hostess, kitchen assistant, driver.
Library: Set up the library display
Archives: Help organize and preserve the records of Knox Church.
Pastor’s Aid: Support the pastoral ministry of the church by visiting
Contact Rev. Shirley Gale at the office.
Stephen Ministry: Train to be a Stephen Minister.
Contact Rev. Arnold Bethune:
Funeral Receptions: Join the Funeral Committee and organize nourishment and comfort to families who have lost a loved one by preparing a beautiful reception of sandwiches, cookies, coffee and tea.
Prayer: This team provides prayer for anyone who seeks it.
Building & Grounds Ministry
Knox Gardens: Put your green thumb and gardening skills to work outside in the gardens in the spring.
CORE: Become a member of the CORE Emergency Assistance group.