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1 Welcome to Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Ontario Established as a congregation in 1859

2 Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton

3 Our Mission Statement Knox 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.

4 While 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. Our Mission Statement

5 The Beauty of Knox Tiverton Our church is situated on the main street. Our church is situated on the main street. The present church was built in The present church was built in The Access Project in 1992 saw the construction of an addition to our church that would make it accessible to everyone. 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. The manse is located beside the church. It is a bungalow style with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a finished basement.

6 Knox Church, from parking lot

7 Knox Presbyterian Church manse

8 What do we value? Our congregation……. strongly believes in the power of prayer strongly believes in the power of prayer enjoys sermons that are applicable to our everyday lives as Christians enjoys sermons that are applicable to our everyday lives as Christians values a minister who has a presence in the community and is involved in the lives of the people of the church values a minister who has a presence in the community and is involved in the lives of the people of the church

9 Knox Presbyterian Church, sanctuary

10 2008 congregational picnic

11 The Children of Knox The children of Knox are small in number but faithful attendees. The children of Knox are small in number but faithful attendees. The children attend Sunday School during the regular church service. The children attend Sunday School during the regular church service. The Sunday school has a Christmas pageant every year. The Sunday school has a Christmas pageant every year. Baptized children are welcome at the Lords Table. Baptized children are welcome at the Lords Table.

12 Sunday School

13 Childrens activities at 2008 congregational picnic

14 Important Worship Services The Advent Season and Christmas Eve The Advent Season and Christmas Eve Winterfest Winterfest Lenten services Lenten services Decoration Day service at cemetery Decoration Day service at cemetery Teeswater Cropshare service Teeswater Cropshare service Remembrance Day service Remembrance Day service Mission Sunday Mission Sunday Youth services Youth services

15 Remembrance Day service

16 Teeswater Cropshare service

17 Groups within Knox Church School Church School Nursery Nursery Kirk Session Kirk Session Board of Managers Board of Managers Ladies Aid Society Ladies Aid Society Women's Missionary Society Women's Missionary Society Choir Choir Chime Choir Chime Choir

18 Mission Work Recognizing 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. The WMS recently purchased a sewing machine that was sent to Guatemala. Knox fundraises for the Teeswater Cropshare. Knox fundraises for the Teeswater Cropshare. The Sunday school supports Sleeping Children Around the World. The Sunday school supports Sleeping Children Around the World. The congregation participates in White Gift Sunday at Christmas. The congregation participates in White Gift Sunday at Christmas.

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20 Tiverton 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.

21 Why come to our community? Small town, close-knit community Small town, close-knit community Beautiful parks and nature trails, close to Lake Huron and beaches Beautiful parks and nature trails, close to Lake Huron and beaches Local medical centre and other local health services Local medical centre and other local health services

22 Knox in the community We 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.

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24 Our Hope for Our Future To welcome a dedicated and energetic minister who... has a dynamic leadership style has a dynamic leadership style is approachable and compassionate is approachable and compassionate enhances the worship and spiritual life of our people enhances the worship and spiritual life of our people is a strong presence in the lives of our youth is a strong presence in the lives of our youth fosters a sense of stewardship enabling us to continue our mission work both within and beyond the community. fosters a sense of stewardship enabling us to continue our mission work both within and beyond the community.

25 Our Benediction Each 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.

26 Thank you for considering Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton, Ontario

27 Come and see for yourself… Sunset on Lake Huron


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