Sunday Morning Live Stream Virtual Worship
Our Sunday morning worship service will be live streamed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSYmhIYagMxAaqG5b0Wruw
You can also search for, “The Knox Konnexion” on Youtube to find our channel. The service will be archived as a video and you can watch at your convenience if you are not available to participate in the live stream at 10:30 am. We’ll have a very small cadre of participants to lead the service.
If you have community news or prayer requests that you would like shared — remember that this is viewable by anyone on Youtube — please email the information to Rev. Craig, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to be able to participate in the chat box on Youtube you need to sign up for a free subscription to Youtube.
Pentecost Sunday, 31 May
This Sunday, we conclude the Season of Easter with a celebration of Pentecost.
Wear red or orange and show your Pentecost spirit! If you’re preparing food to share at home, you may want to make some cupcakes to celebrate the birth of the Christian community.
Song lyrics included in the bulletin for each Sunday and a pdf copy is available on our website.
Union Sunday, 7 June
On Sunday, 7 June, we’ll celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Church Union in our virtual worship service.
We want to share some of your stories and hopes for the future. What is your most treasured memory from your life in the UCC? What community of faith were you a part of at that time? What happened? Who was there with you? What makes this experience or moment in time important to you? What is your hope/dream for Knox and the UCC?
Please send your response to Rev. Craig at email@example.com.
Pride Sunday, 14 June
Sunday concludes the observance of Brandon Pride week. This year will be very different as we cannot meet in person for our Pride parade, Pride in the Park, and our Pride service. But we can still get our Pride on and be Public, Intentional, and Explicit. SKC youth are preparing signs for the lawn area.
We’ll celebrate the Sacrament of Communion this Sunday. Prepare bread/juice/wine to share at home.
Indigenous Day of Prayer, 21 June
Today we observe the Indigenous Day of Prayer and reflect on the Seven Grandfather Teachings (or laws for living a good life): Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth. The liturgy is by Deb Anderson-Pratt and prepared for use in the UCC.
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 28 June
This will be our final Sunday for our live stream worship service on The Knox Konnexion Youtube channel. A new service will be recorded for each Sunday of July and August and published on that day.
There are still many uncertainties, which will be clarified as the Department of Health issues directives. Planning for the summer and early fall has been confirmed by Knox Council:
Given the Public Health Act and order 3 that requires the closure of all non-essential businesses and non-profits, Sharon and Craig will be working remotely from home. All activity in the building is suspended. We may enter the building to check on heat, plumbing, security, etc. and we may enter to gain temporary access to items we need to work remotely.
The Province is also allowing faith communities to record or live-stream worship from their sanctuaries during this time, asking that we maintain physical distance and best practices.
This will be our policy until 15 April, knowing that the act may be extended past this period of time.
A cell phone number for Craig will be published soon so you can reach him in case of an emergency and you can also call him at home.
If your committee would like to meet by Zoom Craig can set up a meeting for you.
The UCC is urging all congregations to go slowly in decision making as policy and response to the pandemic changes on a daily basis. We anticipate that we will be eligible for compensation based on our loss of income during this time. The General Council office is offering weekly webinars and we are participating in Regional video conferences as well to stay up to date.
Let’s continue to look for creative ways to keep connected and foster community. We are glad to see the Inbetweeners have created an email communication chain. We've been gradually getting through our membership list making calls. Congregational Care is also checking in with members.
Let us know if you have any questions/ideas/concerns.
Be well and lots of love to all. Craig & Sharon
Knox is a progressive Christian community which seeks to walk in the path of Jesus.
While worship is temporarily suspended, visit our YouTube Channel - The Knox Konnexion. Here you can find videos about our ministry and initiatives that we are connected with in the larger community and through the United Church of Canada.
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