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Life Lessons with Jesus Vodcasts

A Lenten Journey Through the Gospels
With Richard
Should I or
Shouldn’t I?

  Cover Up? Unveiling the Truth Behind Temptation

      Dive into a spirited discussion on the misunderstood concept of temptation, ignited by a high school cheerleader’s dress code incident. Richard challenges the narrative of external temptation and instead, turns the spotlight inward, examining personal responsibility in the face of desire. From ancient tales to modern dilemmas, discover how true strength is forged in the moments we choose integrity over impulse.


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Reliable Rumours

Did you hear? Reliable Rumours Update
Did you Hear?

    Welcome to 2024!  There may be no spades in the ground (yet), but Knox is a busy and lively community these days, onsite or offsite.  Click to READ a bit of what’s happening.



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What is LENT?

     Have you ever wondered what people are talking about when they say they’re giving something up for Lent?

     Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter. Lent is often described as a time of preparation and an opportunity to go deeper with God. This means that it’s a time for personal reflection that prepares people’s hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter.

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BIRD FEEDERS

We wanted to show some love to our feathered friends and neighbours while getting creative!

Try this at Home!

Watch us create some Heart Shaped Bird Feeders that you can easily re-create at home to adorn your own yard and home. The trick is defiantly in the gelatin – follow the instructions on the packet carefully and allow yourself lots of time to let them dry out – overnight is best!

Next Worship

February 25, 2024
10 am

‘The Art of Taking Tough Turns
with Rev Dr Richard Chung

Reading:
Mark 8:31-38

Lenten Bible Study

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Discover Joy in the Journey with “Life Lessons with Jesus”
– A Special Lenten Bible Study Series!

Get ready for an extraordinary adventure through scripture! Embark on our Lenten Bible Study: “Life Lessons with Jesus: A Lenten Journey Through the Gospels.” Each Wednesday, we’ll uncover life-changing insights from the Gospels of Mark and John.

When: Every Wednesday at 10 AM (starting February 14 for 6 sessions)

Where: Knox UC Narthex

Anticipate a time of vibrant discussion, profound text exploration, and unique art activities that promise to illuminate your Lenten path. This is your special invitation to deepen your faith and fellowship as we anticipate the joy of Easter.

… 📅 click here to download a copy of the guide


Life Lessons with Jesus: A Lenten Journey Through the Gospels

A Lent & Easter Sermon Series with Rev Dr Richard Chung

     Join us on a unique Lenten journey where we’ll explore some of life’s biggest lessons through the eyes of Jesus, as told in the Gospels of Mark and John. This series isn’t about being overly solemn; it’s about finding meaningful insights and joy in our walk with Christ. Each week, we’ll dive into a different Gospel story, unpacking how these ancient narratives have a surprisingly fresh and relevant take on our modern lives.

Lenten / Easter Appeal Drive:
A Call for Compassion


As we enter this season of reflection and renewal, our church is presented with a profound opportunity to embody the spirit of Lent through acts of compassion, justice and support. This year, our Annual Lenten/Easter Appeal Drive takes on a special significance as we focus our efforts on sponsoring a Rohingya family from Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp, identified through the compassionate work of one of the four partner congregations in this refugee sponsorship.

Learn more about the Refugee Family
we are sponsoring HERE


Our Mission:
Amidst stricter federal regulations for refugee sponsorship, our collective goal is to gather the necessary funds to bring a family facing grave dangers to safety in our community. This initiative is not just about financial aid; it’s a testament to our shared values of empathy, support, and action.

Urgency and Hope:
With half of the required funds already raised, we are reaching out to you, our church family, and the broader community, to bring our mission to fruition. The plight of the Rohingya family we aim to help is a stark reminder of the fragility of peace and the importance of sanctuary.

Join Us in Making a Difference:
We invite you to contribute to this life-saving project. Your generosity can pave the way for a brighter future for a family in need. Let us come together in faith and love, proving that even in the darkest times, light can emerge through unity and compassion.


Let’s embody the change we wish to see in the world.
Donate today by clicking on the Button Below

If you prefer you can write a cheque payable to Knox United Church with an indication that it is for the Rohingya Sponsorship and bring it on Sunday or mail it to the church office at 5590 Balaclava Street Vancouver BC V6N 1L1
Lenten Appeal Envelopes can be found in the pews and
dropped into the Offering Box.

Knox United Church issues tax receipts for donations of $25 or more that are identified with your name and address.


With gratitude and hope,
Susan McAlpine, Board Chair
Knox United Church

Annual Congregational Meeting

Plan To Attend

Annual General Meeting in the Pews

  February 25, 2024
at 11:30 am
IN PERSON
following the Sunday Worship Service

You can download your copy of the 2023 ANNUAL REPORT here:

Chew On This

Chew on This Book Club
Get a ‘Taste’ of Our New In Person
Book & Lunch Club

Are you hungry for a good read and a delicious lunch? 📚🥪 Look no further! We’re launching “Chew on This: A Book & Lunch Club,” the tastiest book club in town, where your appetite for insightful discussions is as important as your appetite for scrumptious sandwiches!

When: Once a month at 12:30 pm – 2pm! 🕛 (Date March 7, Thursday)

Where: Knox Church Sanctuary – Where the holy meets the hungry!

Who’s Invited: You! Your friends! And anyone who believes that a good story is the secret spice of life!

Bring your favorite midday munchies, and let’s dish out the juiciest parts of this month’s mystery read. Don’t worry, the title’s still marinating, and we’ll serve it up soon—hot and ready!

Whether you’re a bibliophile or just someone who likes to read the cereal box while chomping down lunch, we promise you’ll find something to savor at our club. And hey, if you’re just in it for the free pickles, we won’t judge. 😉

So, mark your calendars and stay tuned for the big book reveal. Get ready to bite into a good book and a better conversation!

For more information, RSVP, or to throw in your two cents about which books we should feast upon, contact Richard

Let’s break bread and bind books together!

Blessings and Bon Appetite!

…“be kind and stay safe


A Call for Compassion ~ Sponsoring a Rohingya Family

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5590 Balaclava Street
Vancouver, BC
V6N 1L1   Canada

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