An Invitation from the Leadership Development Committee
to Volunteer and Participate
in Knox Committees
and Group Activities
There are many opportunities for members and friends of Knox to participate in worship, church school, groups, projects and committees.
WORSHIP and CHURCH SCHOOL
Worship is at 10 am every Sunday morning and there is always a need for volunteers to serve as ushers, read scripture, light candles and participate in the worship service. The church school program includes drama, cooking, crafts, music and much more. Nursery care is available.
Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir is under the leadership of our Director of Music. Choir members practice on Thursday evenings and lead in worship each Sunday and offer special musical presentations. The Handbell Choir practices after worship on Sundays and sometimes leads in worship.
Mandarin Christian Fellowship meets the third Sunday of the month from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, followed by lunch.
We celebrate the Moon Festival and Chinese New Year /Spring Festival each year.
The Church Council is made up of volunteers who conduct the business of the congregation throughout the year.
Council includes the Chair or Co-Chairs, a Vice-Chair, Secretary, Chairs of the 12 Standing Committees, up to five members-at-large; Regional Council representatives and representatives of the UCW and various other groups of Knox. The Ministers are ex-officio members of Council.
Members at Large are elected annually at the Congregational Meeting in May to serve on Council to represent the congregation in Council discussions and decisions.
The Council Standing Committees plan and implement programs.
Christian Education Committee along with the Christian Education Coordinator develops and supports the Christian education of children and youth and promotes fellowship programs for children and families.
Finance and Administration Committee, including the Treasurer, is responsible for the oversight of the finances of the congregation.
Memorial Committee receives memorial gifts and considers and implements ideas or projects for the use of the gifts.
Ministry and Personnel Committee is responsible for personnel matters related to ministry and other staff.
Leadership Development Committee recruits members and adherents of Knox to serve as members of the Church Council, on Committees and as Visiting Elders.
Outreach Committee promotes awareness of the needs and struggles of people in the community and beyond, including the Out of the Cold (OOTC) program and benevolent outreach. It also is responsible for supporting the Mission and Service of the United Church of Canada.
Pastoral Care Committee, with support from the Minister of Visitation and Seniors’ Programs, provides for the care and support of members of the congregation and ensures regular contact is maintained with every active member and adherent of the Congregation. Special emphasis is made to maintain contact with shut-ins, ill and bereaved members. The Loving Our Seniors program provides opportunities for fellowship. Visiting Elders share the task of pastoral care at Knox with the Ministers and fellow Visiting Elders.
Property Committee is responsible for the use and maintenance of Church property, furnishings and equipment.
Stewardship Committee is responsible for the overall stewardship of the congregation – the faithful use of both financial and spiritual gifts.
Worship Committee, with the Minister of Word and Sacrament and the Director of Music, is responsible for the coordination of all worship services and the oversight of the use, care and decoration of the Sanctuary.
Board of Trustees has specific responsibilities for the property and financial matters. However, the primary responsibility relates to the management of financial investments with the assistance of an investment advisor.
Knox Church Cemetery Board is responsible for all matters pertaining to the Knox Church Cemetery.
For more information and to volunteer, please contact:
Chair of Leadership Development Committee, through the Church office.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
There are Bible Study and small groups including Lunch Bunch, Men’s Group, Loving Our Seniors and Alpha.
The Knox Chinese Fellowship Group offers sports activities in the Christian Centre for fun and fellowship on Wednesday (Chinese Dancing), Thursday (line dancing), and Thursday and Saturday (badminton)
United Church Women meet monthly for study and support. Unit 1 meets the 1st Tuesday evening and Unit 2 meets the 1st Wednesday morning of the month.
Nearly New Shop offers the community good quality used clothing at low prices. The Shop is operated by volunteers and is located on the upper floor (loft area) of the Christian Centre. It is open from 1 to 3 pm on Wednesday afternoons.
Knox, Agincourt is a Congregation of the United Church of Canada, called by God to be a part of the Body of Christ in this community.