As disciples of Christ we are called to contribute our gifts and resources in our world.
Christmas Mission Outreach through Presbyterian World Service & Development Christmas Catalogue
November 4 - December 3
Knox Youth have chosen to help a vulnerable woman in Guatemala purchase a cow ($650)
Partnering with the Mission Committee, the Youth welcome participation from the whole congregation.
The youth will be holding a silent auction in Metcalf Hall during coffee hour after the church service.
They will be auctioning off their talents and services in order to reach their goal.
Also, Donations can be given from November 4 to December 3 through the Sunday offering.
Please mark your envelope/cheque as "Cow Fund."
For more information Click on the PWS&D Gifts of Change Catalogue.
Knox Church contributes to Presbyterians Sharing, the national church fund that supports the national office and the overall mission of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Every congregation across Canada commits to give a suggested allocation from their Presbytery (Waterloo-Wellington) each year and these contributions are pooled at the national church offices and distributed to all of the ministries.
The ministries include mission staff at home and around the world, inner city, aboriginal peoples and refugees, and theological colleges.
For further information on all ministries, please click on: http://presbyterian.ca/ministry/
March 2017 Update
The accepted allocation by Knox Church for Presbyterians Sharing in 2017 is $35,147.00
Presbyterian World Service & Development is responsible for development, emergency and refugee needs around the world.
PWS&D works with partners such as local churches and organizations around the world to educate and help overcome poverty as well as to respond to emergency situations.
PWS&D raises funding from Presbyterian churches, individuals, government matching funds. Thanks to their partners at Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance, PWS&D is able to greatly expand their reach and coverage in response to emergency situations.
Individuals and congregations can get involved in many ways to help.
Check out the work of PWS&D at: http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/resources-2/
July 1 : Presbyterians Join Interfaith Appeal to End Famines in Four Countries: South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen
August 8, 2017: Responding to the Wildfires in British Columbia
As wildfires remain active in British Columbia, please pray for affected communities and first responders. Donations may be made to PWS&D in support of physical and emotional recovery for those impacted by the fires. You may give through your weekly offering (please mark your offering, "PWS&D -- BCFires", donate on line at http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/2017/07/18/bc-wildfires/ , or call 1-800-619-7301 and donate over the phone via credit card.
You Can Help!
We need your help! Help change lives for the better at home and around the world! Please save your nickels (or pennies if you still have some) all year and pray for peace and reconciliation as you do so for The Fellowship of the Least Coin. The Mission Committee will collect your nickels in September. These will be taken to the Ingathering Service for all the churches in Guelph in October.
What Does The Fellowship of the Least Coin Do?
It is amazing what Least Coins are able to accomplish in the world. God uses them for God’s plan of life for the world.
Funds are collected nationally/regionally. People in 80 countries participate in prayer and saving the least coin of their country.
As contributions annually come in, Grants are distributed through the International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin to individual project.
The Committee supports opportunities for:
- awareness-raising and/or education for women on gender issues;
- programs on literacy, health, social concerns and leadership development
- promoting justice, peace and reconciliation in families, communities and the environment; and
- gathering women to meet ecumenically, regionally, nationally and worldwide.
For more information on this organization and their projects, please click on: http://www.flc.net.ph/
The Mission Committee