Friday April 24, 2015 - Knox United Church, Ayr

Friday April 24, 2015
From the Minister’s Desk
Friday April 24, 2015
Good morning Knox friends.
Inside this issue:
I have a very brief file for this week.
I have had some interest in getting together to discuss some
of the issues around declining church attendance in the mainline
denominations. This topic was suggested in response to an
article in the Kitchener record featuring Rev. Randy Banks from
Roseville and Olivet United Churches. I would hope that a part
of our conversation would include Biblical references, personal
and communal histories and some positive ideas about moving
I have had meeting with Randy Banks and he would like to
join us if the time is convenient.
I would like to have a meeting of anyone interested in this 4
week discussion to join with me after church in the Hall on
May 3. We can set some times and possible topics.
Treasurer’s Update
The Council Corner
Council Update
New Announcements
New Announcements 4
This Week at Knox
Your Spiritual Corner
Scripture Readings
The Observer Club
See you in Church
Food Bank Sunday - April 26th
Knox United Church, Ayr
For Food Bank Sunday, the Food
Bank is in need of juice, canned
fruit and pasta sauce this month.
Church office Tel: 519-632-7461
Secretary: [email protected]
Minister: Rev.Terry Dunseith
Supply Minister: Rev. Randy MacKenzie
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From the Tr easur er’s Desk
It’s been a few months since you’ve heard from the treasurer! From my perspective we are in interesting
times. In our general operating account we find ourselves with a small surplus. By that I mean our income
was slightly larger than our expenses. Typically at this time of year we are in a deficit position. I am very appreciative of the financial support from the United Church of Canada with respect to our ministerial expenses.
I understand we will be hearing from Liam and Harrison next Sunday reporting on their mission trip. Our congregation generously supported their trip and after they paid their expenses, the Youth Trip Fund has a small
balance in it to help fund future youth trips.
Also our Memorial Fund has sufficient funds in it to fully pay for our sound and audio system in addition to the
new sign that is scheduled to be installed this spring.
So, the bottom line, THANK YOU for your tremendous support of the ministry here at Knox and around the
Don Davidson, Treasurer.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
As the quote indicates, we are here to serve others in whatever way we can. I have always felt that
when we make a difference in someone else’s day, we feel good too. It is a WIN-WIN situation.
Look for those little opportunities to assist in some small way.
This week we have celebrated EARTH Day as well as SECRETARY’S Day and likely a few BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES as well. Make these days special, and celebrate every day to the fullest! I try to!
May your week be filled with God’s Greatness
Kate Cressman
Knox Church Council
Friday April 24, 2015
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New Announcement
Council Updates from April 15th Meeting
Council met with Committee Chairs/Reps. to discuss 2015 Goals & Objectives – all
committees and Council will be busy over the coming months.
Changes are coming to the United Church of Canada governance structure as they look to
trim $16 million from their budget – more details will be forthcoming once plan is finalized.
Pastoral Care Team, Knox Connection are busy keeping in touch with members of our
congregation – Rev. Randy has also been actively visiting, as did Rev. Nora Fueten and
Rev. Heidi and Rev. Karl Sievert during their time with us.
Richard Kleri will be the voting member for Knox at Waterloo Presbytery. Diane Dunseith
will continue to be a member at large.
Knox budget remains in positive position in our first quarter.
TCOW 2015 – Sharing our Story
Thank you for all of your support. We have so many photos and memories about our trip to Jinotega,
Nicaragua. Please join us on Sunday May 3rd as we share our adventure with you during the service. We will also have treats following service as part of Munchies for Mission.
Thanks - Harrison & Liam
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New Announcement
Please be sure to check the giant calendar in the Communications Room for upcoming
events. Committees and Teams, please write your events on the calendar so everyone can include
them in their plans.
The next issue of the Observer has arrived and is in the
Communications Room. Please enjoy.
Guess what ’s for Dinner?
All ladies are welcome to join Kindred Spirits on Monday May 4th for a fun dinner event. Bring your appetite
and a sense of adventure! Cost is $5.
Please RSVP to Annemarie Salverda (519)632-9549 or Kathi Taylor (519) 302-0678 as space is limited in the
The Road Ahead Newsletter
The next issue of the Road Ahead will be coming to you soon. We
would like to include your celebrations and events. We love pictures
too. Please send to Donna no later than May 29th.
Kids Bible Camp is being held the week of July 27 at Calvary. They are looking for volunteers.
This is a great opportunity for students looking for community service hours.
There is a planning meeting at 7:00 on April 28 at Calvary for anyone interested.
Friday April 24, 2015
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This Week a t Knox
10:30 am …. Worship Service & Sunday School
6:45 pm …. Cubs - Fell Hall
7:00 pm …. Knox Bell-Ayrs — Sanctuary
11:30 am …. Spring Salad Luncheon - Fell Hall/Kitchen
6:30 pm …. Air Cadets - Fell Hall/Youth Rooms/M.P. Room/Choir Room
6:45 pm …. Scouts - Fell Hall
5:00 - 5:45 pm …. Angel Voices - Choir Room
6:45 pm …. Beavers - Fell Hall
11:30 am …. "Young At Hearts" Seniors Group - Fell Hall/Kitchen
7:00 pm …. Preschool Mini Toy Cleaning - Preschool Rooms/
(April 26)
Rob Wittke/Harry Humphrey
(May 3)
Paul Bartle/Anne Lovett-Hutchinson
9:30 - 3:45 pm …. Air Cadets - Fell Hall
10:30 am …. Worship Service & Sunday School
(April 26)
Dylan Carroll & Diane Bartle
(May 3)
Harrison & Daniel Taylor
As a church we are called to pray for each other and for our mission in the world On April 26, 2015, we
Pray for:
Rev Terry, Nancy Kyle
Ayr Ministerial - St. Brigid’s Mission
Today and throughout this week we are called to pray for the members of Zion, Kitchener (Waterloo
Presbytery) as we participate in the Hamilton Conference Prayer Cycle.
Pray for Our Church - Calling Lakes and Naramata Centres
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:00 pm
Doors open at 11:30 am
Cards and Games to follow
Door Prizes Galore
Tickets only $15.00
Contact Christine Cochrane or Kate Cressman
We are looking for donations to help cover food cost,
please see Pauline Kocher if you wish to donate.
The Upper Room Daily Devotional for May and June is now available in the Communications
Nook. This area is located on your way up to the Sanctuary. They are free. Please take one.
Reading the Devotional can help to start your day off in a calm, relaxed and holy way. Enjoy.
They come to you from the Communications Team.
Calendar of Monthly Events
April & May
April 25
April 26
May 2
May 3
May 4
May 25
- Kindred Spirit’s
- Communion & Food Bank Sunday
- Admin Committee Cleanup day
- Munchies for Missions
- Kindred Spirits
- Senior’s Time Out
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The next Baptism will take place
on Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 10th
Please contact the Church office at 519-632-7461 if you
are interested
Friends and family of Marg Procter are organizing a golf tournament in her honour. It will be a
time for those of us that knew and loved Marg to get together to reminisce as well as participate in
a sport she loved. Net proceeds from the day will be going to the Day Oncology Program at the
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, the organization that offered such great support and care to
All the necessary information is included on the attached registration form. You may register for golf
and dinner or, if golf isn’t appealing, for dinner only. You may register as a single, a couple or as a
foursome if you know who you would like to play with.
Pay close attention to the timeline, the tournament is scheduled for Sunday, May 24th. We will need
to have the final numbers by May 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Miske
either through phone (519-621-7527) or through email ([email protected])
Thank you and hope to see you there!
For registration forms (there is one displayed on the bulletin board) please contact the church office.
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Jesus said, “Where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them.”
(Matthew 18:20)
God loves to be where His people are. His Holy Spirit dwells in each one of them, but when
believers come near each other, something heavenly happens—not only does He dwell in them, but
He also fills the distance between them. In this atmosphere, the impossible becomes possible and
love becomes manifest. God urges you to meet together with other believers regularly. He knows
what can happen when you do.
(Devotional: Blessings)
Next Week’s Scripture Readings!
May 3, 2015
Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8
May 10, 2015
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17
Check out this link for information on things
that are happening with the United Church:
‘Young At Heart’
Seniors Group
Lunches are Fridays
Next Lunch, April 17th
11:30 - 1:15
at Knox United Church
“New and Interesting at Knox”…………………
The Observer Club
Join us for “coffee and conversation” about current
issues in the world.
When: Sunday from 9 – 10 am
Where: Library Lounge
Dates: Sunday, April 26
At this drop-in program we’ll discuss topics and articles
from The United Church Observer. You can order the
Observer through Linda Davidson, or read the articles
on-line at
Hosted by the Church in Action Committee
For more information contact: Helen Scutt, Diane
Dunseith, Sherri Johns or Tiffany Jull