Happy New Year! This Sunday, January 7, is Epiphany Sunday. We’ll be celebrating by distributing Star Gift Words in worship. Everyone is given a word and is asked to reflect on that word for the coming year. The people are invited to ponder what significance this word might have in their lives, and how God might be speaking to them through that simple message. What will your word be for 2018? Come and see.
Here’s a great holiday service opportunity for you, your family, your friends, your office, etc. Help replenish the supply of hygiene kits for disaster areas. We’re collecting the contents for CWS hygiene kits which are sent to disaster areas in the U.S. and around the world. You may drop off any of the kit contents (see below) at Knox.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. we’ll have a kit-assembly celebration in Fellowship Hall.
Contents of hygiene kits (please no substitutions!)
1 hand towel 15″x26″ to 16″x32″ (no micro fiber or dish towels)
1 wide tooth comb
1 fingernail clipper
1 bath size bar of soap in the wrapper
1 toothbrush in the package
10 standard Band-aids
$2 per kit for shipping. Please write any checks to CWS.
CWS has shipped over 100,000 of these kits to disaster areas so far this year.
CROP walks are neighbors walking together to raise money to take a stand against hunger in our world. Some 2,000 communities across the country take part each year. The Falls Church registration begins at 1:00 p.m. The walk begins 1:30 p.m. Link here to the CROP walk website
The Knox Book Group meets every 5 weeks on Sunday afternoons after the worship service to discuss another book on the reading list. All are welcome. Click here to find out more.
In October, please save all your change and bring it to worship on Sunday, Oct. 29. We’ll have a Noisy Offering!
It’s Already Back to School Sunday! The teens will be helping to lead worship. Join us in blessing children and teachers as they head back to school.
This Sunday we welcome Rev. Patrick Walker from Church World Service to the pulpit. Pastor Hale is on vacation for the next 2 weeks.https://cwsglobal.org/
We have an opportunity to assemble school kits for children in disaster areas around the world. Church World Service collects and distributes these kits wherever they are needed. For more information, see http://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/school-kits/ School bags are being sewn by volunteers. Fabric is available. If you would like to help sew bags, please contact the church office.
After worship this Sunday, July 2, weather permitting, fellowship time will be moved outside onto the front lawn of the church. We’ll be giving away free hot dogs and watermelon to everyone who stops by. This is one small way we can show God’s love.
Celebrate Men of the Church this Sunday in worship, followed by lunch. The men are bringing barbecue. Please bring a side dish to share. An offering will be taken in worship to support the MidAtlantic Presbyterian Men’s Kenya mission.