One of the favorite holiday traditions at Knox is the “Christmas Giving Tree” that includes the Christmas wishes of the many children who participate in the Third Presbyterian Church youth ministry. You will find a paper ornament for each child hanging on the tree, with instructions and specific wishes attached to it. Please bring your wrapped gifts to church and place them under the tree. Financial donations to the “Knox Christmas Giving Tree” are also welcome. The tree will be in the atrium between the Sanctuary and Commons. Questions? Contact Pam at 513- 321-2573 x108 or gro.x1480860640onk@d1480860640rawp1480860640.
Regina Ntongo, architect for Building Tomorrow - a new mission partner being funded by the Campaign for Tomorrow - will be visiting and speaking at Knox December 10 and 11.
Knox will be working with BT in the construction of a school serving approximately 350 students in rural Uganda.
Regina, who oversees the design and construction of each Building Tomorrow school, will speak on Saturday, December 10, at 6:30pm in the Knox Room along with Kate Rodriguez, also from BT. Heavy appetizers will be served, and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. They also will be joining us for worship and Coffee & Conversation on December 11.
The Longest Night: A Service for Wholeness and Peace
“The Longest Night: A Service for Wholeness and Peace” is an opportunity to take time away from the work and busy-ness of the holidays for an hour of peaceful, quiet, healing worship…and to focus on the true gift of these holy Christmas days.
The service is set for 7:00pm on December 20 in the Sanctuary.
The holidays challenge many of us living with grief due to any kind of loss and such realities as a broken relationship, financial insecurity, painful memories, and loneliness. “The Longest Night” allows us to acknowledge sadness and concern as we remember through scripture, music, meditation and prayer that we belong to a loving and understanding God. The service concludes with an opportunity for receiving anointing with oil, laying on of hands and healing prayer for all who desire. All are invited to this worship time of healing and hope, and for refreshments in the Knox Room immediately following the service. If you have transportation needs, please contact the church staff at 513-321-2573 or gro.x1480860640onk@d1480860640rawp1480860640.
Afterward, join us in the Knox Room for cookies and refreshments.
Pastoral Care Team is here for you. We encourage you to seek the help of the Knox Pastoral Care Team during a time of need. You may contact Rev. Adam Fronczek, Rev. Jana Reister, Jan Annett (Director of Stephen Ministry), or Pam Ward (Faith Community Nurse) by calling the church at 513.321.2573.