(Last updated Dec. 8, 2013)
Welcome One and All!
We extend a special welcome to visitors. Where ever you are on the journey of faith, you are welcome here at Knox! Please join us for coffee and conversation following worship.
Sunday, Dec. 8th
A word of thanks for yesterday’s Christmas Bazaar.
Children will be sent off to Sunday School after the Sharing Time with Young Disciples. Thank you to Bev Hawkyard, lead teacher.
The Deacons will be meeting in the library following Fellowship Time.
Special Holiday Events in Our Community This Week.
- Sun. Dec. 8th at 3:00 p.m. The Spirit of Life Choir Christmas Concert at First Presbyterian Church 1550 Pacific Ave. No admission fee.
- Sun. Dec. 8th from 3-9 p.m. 16th Annual Nativity Festival at the LDS Church 1780 Yulupa Ave. Free for everyone. Experience a diverse display of over 350 nativities (creches) from around the world. There will also be a choral and instrumental concert at 4:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. under the direction of R. Daniel Earl.
- Fri. Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Dana and Doug Couey-Harman Advent Concert featuring cello, guitar, and keyboard. Free will offering gratefully accepted.
Children’s Christmas Bags
Bags will be filled on wed., Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m.
at Resurrection Catholic Parish.
Bags will be distributed on Thu., Dec. 12th,
at the Knox-Resurrection Food Pantry from 3-5 p.m.
Help is needed. Talk with Barbara Fogle or Therese Taylor.
It is not too late to provide toys, stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons.
Bring on Wed. evening.
Worship Next Sun., Dec. 15, The Third Sunday of Advent
We will continue to prepare to welcome the Christ child into our hearts.
End of the Year Giving in Support of Knox
The Session reviewed the 2013 budget on Tuesday. Income is not keeping up with budgeted expenses. Please review your record of giving to date and, if possible, fulfill your 2013 pledge. Also prayerfully consider a year-end gift to Knox. Thank you.
Moving “Forward in Faith” – 2014 Pledge Drive
As of last Sunday, 21 Knox households have made a financial commitment to Knox for 2014 for a total of $41,940. Thank you!. We are waiting to receive pledges from the remaining Knox households in hopes of reaching our pledge goal of $70,000. If you have not yet turned in your pledge, please do so today. Pledge cards are available in the basket at the table at the back of the sanctuary. Remember that every pledge is important and greatly appreciated no matter the size. If you are unable to pledge it is important for Glenn Gephart to know as it helps with planning a budget for 2014.
Christmas Giving Tree
Supports Morgan Street Shelter. You can help fill the boxes under the tree by bringing socks, lots of socks — new and used. Also needed are deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, gloves, stocking caps, flashlights, flashlight batteries. Thank you!
Advent Concert Series
Featuring guitar, cello, keyboard, and voices! Some of us have had the pleasure of attending these concerts in previous years. Dana, Doug, and James Couey-Harman are very gifted musicians. Attending one of their concerts is a wonderful way to prepare to welcome the Christ Child this Advent Season. All performances begin at 7 p.m. and a freewill offering is gratefully accepted.
- Dec 1: St. Elizabeth Seton – Rohnert Park
- Dec. 3: St. Patrick – Kenwood
- Dec. 13: Resurrection – Santa Rosa
- Dec 16: St. Rose – Santa Rosa
- Dec 18: New Life Christian – Petaluma.
Annual Christmas Pageant
will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 22nd. Everyone will have a part in the Angel Choir that is having its last rehearsal before announcing to the shepherds the good news of Christ’s birth. We will also receive the Christmas Joy Offering. Watch for more information.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 24th, 8:00 p.m.
Invite your family and friends.
Celebrate the reason for the season.
Just So You Know
Pacific Gas & Electric. is leasing the field portion of the church property for 4 months beginning October 1. Once fenced and graveled the filed will serve as a staging area for equipment, vehicles, and piping for a nearby gas line project.