As disciples of Christ we are called to contribute our gifts and resources in our community.
Chalmers Community Service Centre (CCSC) provides food, clothing and household items at two different locations in Guelph, Chalmers Downtown and Chalmers West. Knox supports them in this service by collecting food donations monthly.
Chalmers Vision: A world without poverty, where communities are flourishing with dignity, equality and food security for all.
Thank you to all who continue to generously give to this program.
Each month Chalmers advises Knox about the item(s) that they would like us to collect.
Jan -- High fibre cereal or instant oatmeal, peanut butter
Feb -- Canned tomatoes or pasta sauce, peanut butter
March -- Kidney beans or baked beans, peanut butter
April -- Pasta or brown rice, peanut butter (See COVID-19 below)
May -- Canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken), peanut butter
June -- Canned vegetables, peanut butter
Please note: We are also always in need of skim milk powder and toilet paper.
To learn more about Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC), please visit their website.
Since food donations can no longer be collected in the church building, Chalmers has the following appeal on their website.
For NON-GUESTS: We ask that you please consider our community’s most vulnerable during these unpredictable times. For many, visiting Chalmers to receive food is an absolute necessity. At this time, we are asking for financial donations only to reduce the amount of traffic to our locations and potential contamination.
Please consider donating by clicking the Chalmers website above.
As followers of Jesus, our goal is to assist in caring for people in our local community who are facing poverty issues. Knox, along with some other churches in Guelph joined together to form Churches’ OutREach Guelph (CORE) Emergency Assistance. Currently there are 16 churches participating providing a wide range of services and assistance.
Knox provides Prescriptions (non-narcotic) on an emergency basis. Assistance is available at the Church Office on Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm. Knox also contributes to the Chalmers Community Services Food Shelf.
For other services available in Guelph, ask at the office for the CORE Emergency Assistance brochure or Click Here
Royal City Christian Life Centre at 50 Quebec St. provides up to 600 meals, and a variety of programs at no charge each week. This provides a safe and loving environment for anyone who is in need. Knox Church contributes financially to this important service that helps to build community in Guelph through our annual donation from the Endowment Fund and a certain percentage from our Lenten offering.
Meals are: Monday – Thursday at 7 pm
Friday – 1 pm
Saturday 6 pm
Robyn Ferrier, Fundraising
The word means "time" in the sense of the opportune time, the right time, or the fullness of time.
In KAIROS thirteen Canadian churches,including The Presbyterian Church in Canada, work together to promote social justice- that is, fairness for all peoples.
KAIROS Guelph promotes and attends events to educate ourselves about social justice issues. We heard women from Grassy Narrows Reserve speak about their hopes for the lives of their grandchildren; we heard Marty Molengraff and members of Duff's Prespyterian Church tell about how they are becoming engaged with the people of a northern reserve; we participated in a weekend seminar on Spirituality and Native Wisdom.
We care about all Creation- the water, the air, the earth matter to us.
If you have a heart for social justice work, come on out!
2018 GUELPH-WELLINGTON POINT-IN-TIME COUNT RE HOMELESSNESS IN GUELPH
In April, our community supported a Point-in-Time Count. This enumeration of families and individuals experiencing homelessness includes those living unsheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), emergency sheltered, and in unknown locations. The count was conducted over a three-day period in Guelph and over a seven-day period in Wellington County.
We are pleased to share with you the results of the count, including information on specific sub-populations. The information is meant to provide a snapshot of homelessness in our community at a specific point-in-time and should be used to inform service provision, resource allocation, and target setting toward ending homelessness.
Read the full report here: 2018 Guelph-Wellington Point-in-Time Count
The LOGOS ministry provides children with an opportunity to participate in outreach to the community.
The Crosses were made by the boys.
The Empty tomb was made by the girls.
All of the children built the bridge of 400 cans. This was a mission project that was to be donated to Royal City Church.