Knox is a welcoming and accepting community of believers that is dedicated to and supportive of its members and adherents. There is great respect for a diversity of viewpoints, cultures and generations. The laity has considerable leadership talent and pastoral care skills, including elders who are strong mentors.
Knox has a committed core of volunteers who eagerly seize opportunities to reach out to the community and to encourage social, intellectual and spiritual growth and fellowship within this community of believers. These opportunities include greeting new as well as familiar people attending worship, the nursery and Sunday school for children, and many other programs such as, for example, the Book Club, Scottish Country Dancing, Wednesday noon-hour services, the Thursday Group, the Guild, Out-of-the-Cold, and Bible Studies. Knox also sponsors events including the annual Fall Bazaar, Ceilidhs, Strawberry Tea, concerts, luncheons and dinners, and special services.
The Guild of Knox Church has been contributing to its congregation for over 160 years, both in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the church and in doing innumerable good works in our city of Ottawa and all across Canada, but also in the fostering of good friendships and Christian fellowship within this wonderful church family. The Guild’s main function is to organize, enable and energize the grassroots action of the congregation. The Guild Council works in concert with Session, the Temporal Board and their Committees to advance and achieve the congregation’s goals. Through Guild activities, Knox members and adherents have many opportunities for involvement, participation, a sense of belonging – the congregation together!!
Followers’ Feast, Fellowship and Discovery
This monthly Bible Study group is modelled on the earliest followers of “The Way”, with a shared meal, worship and conversation about the meaning of Jesus and faith, in the context of the Gospel of John. Followers’ Feast, Fellowship and Discovery takes place in the church parlour at 7 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The study is preceded by a casual “potluck” meal, but you are most welcome without bringing food! As a lay group, we supplement the Bible passages with commentaries that provide a sound basis for lively discussion, enhanced by the fellowship of sharing. Together, the participants grow in their knowledge of Christ and each other.
Entrance is at 120 Lisgar; the door is not attended after the official starting time of 7 PM. Contact John M Young for more information.
Scottish Country Dancers
Scottish Country Dancers meet on the second and fourth Friday of each month in Geneva Hall at 7:30 pm from October through May. All are welcome of any age, with or without any experience. Ring the bell at 120 Lisgar to enter.
The Thursday Group
The Thursday Group meets each Thursday from 10 am to noon. It offers companionship, the opportunity to help in church projects, coffee and more. Please join us! The courtyard door will be open.
Knox Book Club meets monthly for lively discussions and the occasional guest speaker. All are welcome to join us at any given meeting.