A big thank you to the Friendship Group and others who decorated the sanctuary for the Advent / Christmas season. It looks absolutely wonderful, and will help inspire us with our own Advent preparation.
If you're looking for more ways to get into the holiday spirit, a reminder that our 3rd annual Celebration of Christmas Music carol singalong is this Wednesday night at 7 PM (Dec 7th). There was a big group last year, and it's an opportunity to request and listen to your favourite music of the season.
Our Special Appeal this season has traditionally been for the benefit of Knox itself, and will be again this year. Each year we focus the three Special Appeals on an international cause, a local cause, and Knox itself. You will find an envelope in front of you in the pews and your gifts will go to everything from helping to keep the lights on, right through to helping run so many of our important outreach programs. Please give generously, and thank you for your gifts.
Last week I mentioned the United Church of Canada remits, and wanted to let you know that there is a link on the website to the United Church of Canada's remit website. You'll find it in a new feature, a Board blog called the "Gavel Grapevine". Please have a look, as the Board will welcome your feedback on the proposed, significant changes to the United Church's structure. The Board meets to vote on the remits on December 15th.
Susan, Chair of the Board