Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Ontario"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Ontario Established as a congregation in 1859
2Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton Front view of Knox Presbyterian Church, TivertonKnox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton
3Our Mission StatementKnox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, exists to provide Christian worship, guidance, education, and fellowship suitable for all people. We desire to be a practical, caring, and concerned church with a special regard for those who have particular physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. We seek to be a prayerful congregation.
4Our Mission StatementWhile seeking to promote and maintain good communication within our existing membership, we also wish to be a welcoming church -- extending an invitation to new people in our community, people with no church connection, and those who may not have maintained their connection with the church -- in hopes that they might become part of our worship and fellowship.
5The Beauty of Knox Tiverton Our church is situated on the main street.The present church was built in 1900.The “Access Project” in 1992 saw the construction of an addition to our church that would make it accessible to everyone.The manse is located beside the church. It is a bungalow style with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a finished basement.
8What do we value? Our congregation……. strongly believes in the power of prayerenjoys sermons that are applicable to our everyday lives as Christiansvalues a minister who has a presence in the community and is involved in the lives of the people of the church
11The Children of KnoxThe children of Knox are small in number but faithful attendees.The children attend Sunday School during the regular church service.The Sunday school has a Christmas pageant every year.Baptized children are welcome at the Lord’s Table.
13Children’s activities at 2008 congregational picnic Sunday School.Children’s activities at 2008 congregational picnic
14Important Worship Services The Advent Season and Christmas EveWinterfestLenten servicesDecoration Day service at cemeteryTeeswater Cropshare serviceRemembrance Day serviceMission SundayYouth services
17Groups within Knox Church School Nursery Kirk Session Board of ManagersLadies’ Aid SocietyWomen's Missionary SocietyChoirChime Choir
18Mission WorkRecognizing that we are a part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and are members of the Reformed Family of Churches, we support missionary endeavours both within our community and in the world beyond.For example:The WMS recently purchased a sewing machine that was sent to Guatemala.Knox fundraises for the Teeswater Cropshare.The Sunday school supports Sleeping Children Around the World.The congregation participates in White Gift Sunday at Christmas.
20Tiverton is a small but growing village of approximately one thousand people located on the eastern shores of Lake Huron. This congregation consists of approximately 200 members and 200 adherents. The people are predominantly farmers or hydro workers at nearby Bruce Power. We also rub shoulders with a growing Amish community.
21Why come to our community? Small town, close-knit communityBeautiful parks and nature trails, close to Lake Huron and beachesLocal medical centre and other local health services
22Knox in the communityWe are truly a community church -- taking an active part in Fall Fairs, Winterfest celebrations, skating parties, Christian Faith Festivals, etc. We are also involved with the seniors’ residence in our village and provide free bus transportation to worship services. We eagerly reach out in fun and informal ways to the community.
24Our Hope for Our FutureTo welcome a dedicated and energetic minister who...has a dynamic leadership styleis approachable and compassionateenhances the worship and spiritual life of our peopleis a strong presence in the lives of our youthfosters a sense of stewardship enabling us to continue our mission work both within and beyond the community.
25Our BenedictionEach Sunday, our worship service closes with the song “Go Now and Pass It On”. As a church family, we believe that this is how we should live our lives as Christians. We know that “the love of God surrounds us, and now we must pass it on”.
26Thank you for considering Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton, Ontario
27Come and see for yourself… sunsetSunset on Lake HuronCome and see for yourself…