Knox Now…


New VODCAST SERIES:
Navigating Uncertainty
with Richard

Heart and Courage

  “What is a (good) Man?

      Join Richard to discover what truly makes a good man. In this episode, Richard explores the stories of the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, highlighting the importance of heart and courage. Learn how real strength comes from compassion and bravery from facing fears, drawing inspiration from King David.

To comment on this vodcast, suggest upcoming topics, and check out VODCASTS in this series Click HERE.

      


Summer Spirit 2024 Theme:
On Earth as in Heaven


              During the summer months, June 30 through September 1, we invite you to come worship with the Summer Spirit Congregations either in person or via your device.

              The congregations of the Vancouver Westside United Churches will rotate Sunday Worship Services between the four participating congregations as follows:


Knox
5590 Balaclava Street
June 30, July 7, July 14

Pacific Spirit
2195 W. 45th Avenue
July 21, July 28, August 4

Shaughessy Heights
1550 W 33rd Avenue
August 11, August 18, August 25

St Stephen’s
7025 Granville Street
September 1

In Person Services begin at 10 am.
Digital Live Stream will be broadcast on this website at 10 am and available on demand thereafter.


During Summer Spirit 24, we invite you to participate with BINGO CARDS focused on DISCOVERING FIRST NATIONS ART AND CULTURE AND SIGNS OF COLONIZATION. Please download these files to your device or print them out to share with others and stayed tuned for more instructions during the Summer Spirit Worship Services – live streamed on this website starting June 30.


Tactics - for Knox Strategy and vision

Knox’s Strategic Plan – We Have Tactics!!

In April 2023, following Knox’s Annual Congregational Meeting, we kicked off a formal Strategic Planning process.  The Trustees, Board, and Finance team met to have a candid talk about Knox’s future. 

Our discussion focused on Knox’s vision – a unique, beautiful, and authentic vision for connecting people who may be experiencing isolation, using the Arts as a medium.  Generally, the consensus was that Church Life and the Arts have been getting the bulk of our time and attention since the pandemic, with much less focus on Isolation.  And, we’ve been living life like there’s still a pandemic on.  As a group, we agreed on one thing:  To secure a vibrant future or legacy for Knox, we must design Vision-based initiatives into which we can pour our hearts.

However, this meeting also raised a lot of questions.  READ MORE  


Next Worship

June 30, 2024
at 10 am

“On Earth as in Heaven”

with Rev. Dave Moors

     Hey KnoxVan Community,
Are you interested in participating in a UBC Research Project
– The Power of The ARTS?

               Jessie Chan is doing her master thesis; here is how she describes the study:
” I am very passionate about promoting healthy aging. Therefore, my project is centred around investigating how the arts and social interaction may improve cognition, mood, and quality of life in those who are aging normally but may want to see if they can improve these areas of their lives.”

Check out this invitational video describing the Study and please consider participating.

     To examine this (the thesis above), participants engage in an activity on their own time for 10 weeks. There are 5 activities that individuals may randomly be assigned to. The first activity would consist of listening to beloved music that brings back fond memories from childhood each week, the second activity involves listening to beloved spoken word (fables, prayers, stories, poems etc.) that bring back fond memories from their childhood each week, the third activity is listening to music with a close friend or relative each week, the fourth activity would be spending quality time with a close friend or relative, and the fifth activity is called our business as usual group. Those in the last group go on with their daily lives and don’t have to worry about doing anything for the 10 weeks!

     We ask that participants spend around 90 minutes doing each activity per week. This can be with a different person every single time (if they are in conditions 3 or 4), and they can engage in their activity whenever they want (e.g., 5 minutes one day, 20 the next, 40 another day etc.). Throughout the activity period, one of my research assistants or I will call every 2 weeks just to quickly check-in.

          Also, every single participant gets to keep the audio device we provide them with to listen to the music or spoken word for free. Even those who don’t listen to anything will get the audio device at the end of the study.

     As I mentioned before, I am very passionate about healthy aging and finding ways to help elders improve their cognition, mood, and quality of life. The inspiration for this project comes from several studies that demonstrate how music can temporarily improve cognition for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. None have implemented any interventions for adults aging normally, hence why I am interested in this particular project. To assess cognition, mood, and quality of life, we come and visit with participants and administer questionnaires, a short interview, and some games before and after their intervention begins. We want to be as inclusive as possible, and we welcome anyone who is 45 years of age or older who is interested.

     Growing up in the church, one of the things I have always loved is how connected the church community is.”

To participate in the UBC Study – The Power of The Arts, please send your NAME, EMAIL, and PHONE NUMBER to Jessie Chan

Strength, Stretch & Balance
EXERCISE CLASS AT KNOX

THURSDAYS

strength stretch balance summer session exercise class with Kate

     

     Congregation members, family, friends, and neighbours are all welcome to attend. Bring your own water and wear comfortable clothes. Refreshments will be available after the session.

     This moderately paced program is suitable for all levels.
Using a variety of props including chairs and resistance bands, participants can choose to sit or stand through various strength, balance and rhythmic exercises set to music.

Instructor: Kate Maliha, from Love Your Age Fitness

When: Thursdays, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Summer Session:
July 4, 11, 18 and 25,
August 1, 8, and 15

Where: Knox United Church Sanctuary,
5590 Balaclava Street; enter through the Narthex
(the Knox Parking Lot will be open for attendees).

All Summer Classes are Drop In
$10 Each – payable at the class

More Information

…“be kind and stay safe

Find Knox…

5590 Balaclava Street
Vancouver, BC
V6N 1L1   Canada

Building our neighbourhoods and helping each other depends on your participation and DONATIONS. Thank you for giving what you can.

Contact Knox…

604-261-3747

by email