"A Taste of Things to Come"
Two events prior to the York Lecture Series that you'll want to attend!
To help you prepare for Dr. Any-Jill Levine’s 2016 Tom York Lecture Series presentations, please plan to attend one or both of these "A Taste of Things to Come." Go to Engage/Learn for information and registration!
A special Mission: Possible! project: “welcome baskets” for newly arrived refugees
A small group of Knox members have formed as a result of "What's Next for Knox" with an interest in learning more about the refugee families who have come to Cincinnati. We invited Catholic Charities of Southwestern Cincinnati, the designated refugee resettlement agency, to speak to us about these vulnerable neighbors living among us. We learned that a refugee is a person who has fled or been forced to leave their home country out of fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Refugees must apply and go through a thorough vetting process before being invited to the United States. They come from far-reaching parts of the world – Bhutan, Burundi, Iraq, Congo, Eritrea, Sudan, Syria. All have hopes for a better and safer life in the United States for them and their families. They are given legal status, allowed to find jobs, receive education and apply for US citizenship after five years.
In many instances, these families arrive with few, if any possessions. Our group of Knox members asked what we could do to assist these families so that they felt welcomed, respected, and comforted. Catholic Charities invited us to team with them in creating “Welcome Baskets” to give to each newly arriving family. What a wonderful way to show the love of God in action through the work of Knox members!
We invite you to drop off items on the Sunday’s leading to Mission Possible or the day of Mission Possible when baskets will be assembled. Welcome Basket ideas: Bath items – towels, soap, deodorant, razor, shampoo, toilet paper; Bedroom items – twin size sheet set, blanket, pillow (must be in package), laundry basket; Kitchen items – 4 each of plates, bowls, silverware, glasses, mugs, serving bowls with lids, sauce pan, large frying pan, kitchen utensils…
Please join us in making resettlement easier for refugees!
Get your flu shot at Knox this Sunday!
Let’s help each other stay healthy this upcoming cold and flu season as we worship together! Knox member Rick Phillips, RPh, and his team from Kroger Pharmacy will be here to offer flu vaccine to those of us 18 and older before or after worship on Sunday, October 23, from 8:30am–12:30pm in the Knox Room. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the cost. Sign up at the Michigan Avenue desk or by calling the church at 513-321-2573. Notify Pam Ward if you would like to request a higher dose vaccine that is available for those 65 or older. (gro.x1477324285onk@d1477324285rawp1477324285 or 321-2573 x108).
November 9: Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth
All Knox members are invited to join the Women’s Fellowship on November 9 for a private, docent-guided tour of the upcoming Cincinnati Art Museum show Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth. The Knox tour will begin at noon and last approximately one hour. For more information, please contact Peg Halberstadt at ude.l1477324285lenro1477324285c@8921477324285hjm1477324285.