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VODCAST SERIES: From Easter to Every Day
With Richard

A Skeptic’s Faith

  “Skeptic’s Faith in a Digital Mirage”

      Richard unpacks the fallout from Google’s AI diversity debacle and confronts our wavering trust in technology and media. Amidst the digital doubts, Richard discovers a personal sanctuary of belief, untouched by the chaos of misinformation—a steadfast faith in Jesus Christ.


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

      


Brew and Bible  Wednesdays at Knox

Wednesday Brew & Bible


Hello, lovely people!
Spice up your week with Weekly Wednesday Brew & Bible with
the Minister! Savor a cup of our finest coffee and delve into the Bible in a whole new way – guided by your interests and
questions.


When: Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: At the Church – 5590 Balaclava Street
Vancouver – In the Narthex


Why Come: Free coffee/tea, free-flowing conversation, and the freedom to explore any topic or question on your mind.

Bring just your Bible and your curiosity. It’s relaxed, it’s
enlightening, and it’s tailored to what you’re interested in
exploring in the Bible. Drop-in, no RSVP needed.
Join Minister Richard every Wednesday to refill your cup, both spiritually and literally!


Knox Neighbourhood


50 Days of Easter

      Easter for Christians is not just one day, but rather a 50-day period. The season of Easter, begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.

50 Days of Easter

      Easter is also more than just an extended celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. In the early church, Lent was a season for new converts to learn about the faith and prepare for baptism on Easter Sunday. The initial purpose of the 50-day Easter season was to continue the faith formation of new Christians.

      Today, this extended season gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. It’s the season when we remember our baptisms. As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church and gifts of the Spirit (Pentecost), and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ.

      Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

      Easter is the perfect season to reflect on the marvels surrounding us.  It may feel odd to have moved into the season of Easter, a season of celebration, in the midst of these difficult times. Perhaps it is an opportunity to really take into consideration that, at the heart of our Christian faith, we are called to live our lives in the belief that death is not the final word. This is why Christians are called “Easter People”.

     


Healing Pathways Workshops

Healing Touch at Knox


The next “Phase 1 – An Introduction” workshop will be held at Christ Church Cathedral at 690 Burrard Street on May 24-26.

Registration is now open, for anyone who is interested .


Download the Workshop Brochure HERE.    


Next Worship

April 21, 2024
10 am

“Lead Like a Shepherd, Not a Boss”
with Rev Dr Richard Chung

Reading:
John10:11-18

Open Arts and Crafts At Knox On Mondays

Arts & Crafts
Drop In at Knox
MONDAYS


Are you working on an arts or crafts project? Knitting or needlework? Origami or paper airplanes? Or…?

Bring your own project to the weekly Knox Arts and Crafts Drop-In and create your next masterpiece.


When: Mondays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Knox United Church Sanctuary, 5590 Balaclava St.;
enter through the Narthex (the Knox Parking Lot will be
open for attendees).
Cost: FREE, Tea/Coffee included

Everyone is welcome.
Feel free to invite family, friends, and neighbours.

“Journey of Faith:
From Easter to Everyday”

From Second Sunday of Easter to Pentecost Sunday,
April 7-May 19
with Rev Dr Richard Chung

From Easter to Everyday

          This series takes us on a spiritual road trip from Easter’s big event all the way to Pentecost’s fire. It’s about discovering the heart of the Gospel and how it fits into our everyday lives—like finding the right apps for your soul. Let’s unpack stories of doubts, encounters, and love that don’t just stay in the Bible but walk with us every day.

Strength, Stretch & Balance

NEW EXERCISE CLASS AT KNOX UNITED CHURCH

Strength Stretch Balance New Exercise Class At Knox


      Congregation members, family, friends, and neighbours are welcome to attend a FREE Introductory Exercise class on April 18th at 1:45 pm in the Knox Sanctuary. 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
Where: Knox United Church Sanctuary,
5590 Balaclava St.; enter through the Narthex
(the Knox Parking Lot will be open for attendees).

Drop In Sessions $10 each
For more information, please
contact the Knox Office at knox5600@telus.net
or call 604-261-3747 (Mon-Fri, 10am – 2pm).

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Annual Congregational Meeting March 2023


A short Congregational Meeting will be held after the worship service
on April 21, 2024.
There will be Strategic Plan Update
and a Trustee resignation vote (only a formality).
A quorum of Members is required to hold the meeting.
Adherents will be able to vote on any motions.

ROHINGYA REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP STORY

Why THIS Sponsorship is Needed

   Learn about the plight of the Rohingya people in general and one family in particular.  One of guest speakers has known the family since 2014 when she worked with the father in North Rakhine State in Myanmar.  The family was forced to flee with thousands of Rohingya refugees in 2017.  She reconnected with them in 2022 in the Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. A Call for Compassion ~
Sponsoring a Rohingya Family

ROHINGYA REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP Lunch and Learn at Knox Vancouver
ROHINGYA REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP Lunch and Learn At Knox Vancouver


A Call for Compassion

ROHINGYA – an ancient people who have nowhere to settle

Learn more about the Refugee Family
we are sponsoring HERE


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. With gratitude and hope,


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 1L

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

…“be kind and stay safe


The Refugee Camp
A Call for Compassion ~
Sponsoring a Rohingya Family

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5590 Balaclava Street
Vancouver, BC
V6N 1L1   Canada

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