Knox Church offers programs of spiritual development for people at all stages of their lives.
Presently, Children’s Church (Sunday School) is provided for children and youth during the weekly worship services September through June. The program supports social, spiritual and creative aspects of young people’s lives, in a safe, non-judgmental space where children are valued.
During the year, young people at Knox participate in special events and help lead worship a number of times, especially during the weeks leading to Christmas and Easter.
Knox also offers open, questioning and frank discussion forums for adults of all ages. Rev. Brian hosts weekly Bible discussions, based on the scripture readings for the upcoming Sundays, are held Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., from September through June. Through these and periodic multi-week series or single events, people are invited to consider issues and opportunities of being Christian in the world today.
Knox Outreach focuses on opportunities to do things that benefit our community and the wider world, and to provide the congregation with occasions to learn about social issues. For many years Knox has worked with Howard Coad School in one of Saskatoon’s core communities; over the last several years our involvement has increased. We collect mittens, scarves and warm headwear for students, provide financial support for the school’s breakfast program, and serve the students and staff a soup lunch once or twice a year. Funds for these projects are provided by an offering taken at Knox Church’s annual Robbie Burns lunch in January, an event sponsored by the Outreach Service Committee. Currently two members of the Outreach Committee serve as a literacy volunteers at the school once a week.
Knox offers financial and material support to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Friendship Inn, as well as providing emergency support for individuals and families in need though a Benevolent Fund. Knox contributes to the United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund, as well as Riverbend ICM (Integrated Community Ministries), the United Church’s ministry in Saskatoon’s core communities.
Through phone calls, visits, personal assistance, and similar connections, Pastoral Care and Membership Committee members welcome new members, provide ongoing connection and care to current members, and reach out to those who cannot attend church regularly.
Knox welcomes everyone who comes to visit or is searching for a church home. For others who are not able to attend, copies of the newsletter, church bulletins, and audio recordings of Sunday worship services are provided. Many volunteers offer their time to keep in touch with members and others in the community by phone and by visiting.
Rev. Brian offers introductory and membership forums for folks to explore becoming regular members of the Knox church and “family”.
Rev. Brian provides personal support and immediate basic counselling to individuals and families in a wide variety of developmental and crisis situations – relationship issues, family dynamics, health crises, grief and loss, life stages, and spiritual development. Contact the church for his assistance.
Special events are planned throughout the year to give fun events for the visitors, members and friends to meet and mingle. A coffee and visiting time follows each Sunday service, with occasional light meals or potluck lunches held to mark special occasions. Special events, lunches, baking-and-craft sales and teas are held several times through the year.
The Health and Wellness Committee ministers to the Knox congregation and community in a holistic way, caring for body, mind and spirit. Our committee currently has six members, four of whom have a nursing background and two of these have graduated from the Inter-Church Health Ministries Program for Parish Nurse Ministry.
This ministry offers after-church seminars on topics such as “Life Transitions”, “Wills and Powers of Attorney”, “Advanced Health Care Directives”, “Financial Management”, “Client Patient Access System”.
An Automated External Defibrillator [AED] has been installed in the church and annual training/re-certification programs in its use are overseen by the committee. Currently over 15 members and staff are certified in its use.
We offer occasional Blood Pressure check clinics and “Care Share” ready-to-eat meals which the committee prepares and delivers to members who require some short-term assistance.
A Prayer Shawl Ministry is an ongoing spirit-filled activity, coordinated by the committee, involving other members of the Knox ‘family’ in the prayer life of the congregation
Without restrictions, Knox church welcomes any individual, couple or family to mark those special moments in life with faith-based services and ceremonies.
We are glad to offer funerals & memorial services as a part of our ministry.
For these or other needs, Rev. Brian our Congregational Minister is happy to talk with you or meet with you. Just contact the church office.