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  • History Bite - Our Beginning
    and the Main Street ended where Maple Avenue now is and only a dirt road led out into the countryside The four corners at Main and Mill anchored the business area although the street was a only a mud road with planked sidewalks and of course there was the large mill pond later known as Wilber Lake right here in the downtown area Downtown contained several stores and businesses including a blacksmith shop and carriage maker and by then a post office The town had been mapped out in 1854 and the local Historical Society are extremely lucky to have one of the only known remaining original copies of that map It shows an fairly large and active town with the Congregationalists Methodists Anglicans and the Catholics already with buildings as mentioned in the latest newsletter There were Presbyterian Congregations already established in some outlying areas The Scotch Block out at Union and in Norval Georgetown had been designated as a missionary station and Presbyterians here had been meeting in local homes and buildings supplied by student ministers and professors from Knox College In 1860 they decided it was time for them to have their own congregation in the now flourishing town For twelve months under the guidance of Rev Robert Burns who had been a professor at Knox College the people worked and worshiped together meeting in various other local churches and we assume that it was at the official service of recognition as a congregation that Rev Burns presented Knox with the large pulpit bible that he had brought with him from the old country Hand written by him in that Bible is the date October 13 1860 and it is that date we take as our official Anniversary date Rev Burns along with student ministers continued to

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  • General
    Early settlers brought their religions with them and slowly they also established their place in the new village replacing the dependency of the population on the occasional visitation of Saddlebag Preachers Read more History Bite Dec 1918 at Knox The Spanish Flu Only six months ago our world seemed pre occupied with the outbreak of the H1N1 flu and how it would affect our lives Thankfully at the moment at least that threat seems much less But I thought it a fitting time to tell you about a flu outbreak that really and truly did play a big part in the lives of the world of our town and how it affected the people here at Knox I am talking about the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 Read more Celebration 150 The Earliest Ministers of Knox 150 Years of Enduring Faith In October 2010 we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the official formation of the congregation of Knox Presbyterian church in Georgetown and during those150 years we have had a total of only 18 ministers The first three were the leaders directly involved in the early formation of our church and oversaw the actual building of our foundations We remember their contributions given at a time when life was extremely difficult especially in terms of personal everyday living Read more History Bite Our Beginning 150 years ago in 1859 Georgetown was just a very small village Trafalgar Road was the main trade route north from Lake Ontario to Grey County and was a planked road The now highway 7 was also by then a planked road between York Toronto and Guelph with a toll at the top of the steep Silvercreek Hill The railway had come to town bringing with it increased population and business It had opened with

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  • General
    Limehouse Sermons History Bites Contact Us Main Menu Home Bulletin Knox News Sermons Bible Studies Contact Us News Feed Links History Bites Good News Letter Presbyterian World Service and Development Administrator Feed Entries History Bites Loading feeds Created by SopanTech Solutions General Vision Mission Statement VISION Helping people grow in their Christian faith MISSION Knox Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God by encouraging people in the congregation the community and

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  • Bereavement Support Training
    Health in April and May of 2016 We plan on training 15 20 additional volunteers We hope to have increased interest in this volunteer training from North Halton so we can continue to build our Bereavement Support in this area of the Region If any parishioners would be interested in this training or are a bereaved person who would benefit from a 1 1 Bereavement Peer Support volunteer please contact

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  • The News
    ca pwsd 2016 01 07 respond with us to the syria crisis UPDATED JANUARY 7 2016 Government of Canada announces deadline extension for matching program On September 12 2015 the Government of Canada announced the establishment of the Syria Emergency Relief Fund For all eligible donations made until February 29 2016 the Government of Canada will contribute a matching amount towards Canada s Syria Emergency Relief Fund For more information about the government s matching program click here Since the outset of the crisis PWS D has been responding through our partners at the ACT Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank Together we are providing basic food items hygiene kits shelter clothing and essential non food items Partner staff on the ground are providing psychosocial medical and educational support for children and youth living in refugee camps Respond with us Presbyterian World Service Development is asking for your prayers and financial support to bring urgently needed assistance to people affected by the ongoing crisis Information for congregations submitting donations for matching is available here You can make a donation to PWS D through your church by mailing a cheque to the office donating online or calling 1 800 619 7301 x291 Please mark all donations as Syria Relief Please give today Last Updated on Monday 18 January 2016 11 00 Syrian Refugee Update G FORCe and PWS D G FORCe our church coalition may be welcoming a family from Damascus Syria very soon We have applied to sponsor Diala a teacher Salim a carpenter specializing in kitchen design builds and their sons aged 5 10 and 12 As Christians their lives are in great peril from both ISIL and the Syrian government Soon we will post a Wish List of household goods this family will need G FORCe is also looking

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  • The News
    Mission Project Mission Project 3 Internationally we have committed to raise 1000 to benefit the clients of The Lending Journey TLJ is a micro financing organization that gives clients mostly single women in Nicaragua small loans to start up business ventures that then allow them to experience success in many dimensions Kathy Boose is the Treasurer for The Lending Journey and will be doing a presentation on her own trip down there after she and Rev Steve return on April 14th the leave on the 7th this donation is not to pay for her trip Although if you wish to assist with her costs please see her directly More information about The Lending Journey s work can be found at http www thelendingjourney com Evangel Hall Mission Project Mission Project 2 Regionally we are going to be supplying some sundry items for the clients of Evangel Hall especially for the women As someone recently said to me the face of homelessness tends to be male meaning that much of what comes into Evangel Hall is either neutral or male biased Check the needed items list below Toothbrushes Small combs hairbrushes Deodorant Antiseptic Foot Powder Goldbond Tums or Rolaids Throat Lozenges Ibuprofen Ginger Gravol Feminine hygiene products Travel Size items Toothpaste Shampoo Conditioner Body Lotion Shower Gel Soap Mission Projects for 2015 For 2015 our Mission Projects will be local regional and international in scope 1 Locally we will be supporting the Links 2 Care school backpack program Click here for more info 2 Regionally we are going to be supplying some sundry items for the clients of Evangel Hall especially for the women As someone recently said to me the face of homelessness tends to be male meaning that much of what comes into Evangel Hall is either neutral or

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  • The News
    The News News Feeds Have you visited our News Feed Links Click on the left menu bar item to view the latest news from Presbyterian Church of Canada Presbyterian Record PCC Daily Devotional Toronto Star Religion Independent Free Press Halton Hills Donate Through CanadaHelps org Reminder donations can be made through Canadahelps org Search for registered charity 107575250RR0001 Result will be KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 107575250RR0001 Donations are accepted via Paypal or Credit Card Join the Choir You re invited to join the Choir of Knox Church for a rewarding fun filled time in a wonderful music ministry Choir practice is Thursday evenings at 7 30 Herb and the members of the choir would love to have you join their fellowship Great times are ahead for the ministry of music at Knox Church and we invite you to be part of our group Publish Your Own Article Interested in publishing your own article Click here to view the instructions in pdf format How to create an article on the church website Visit the PWS D Youtube Channel Written by Administrator Tuesday 27 January 2009 21 31 Visit the new PWS D Youtube channel at http ca youtube com presbyworldservice Presbyterian World

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  • The News
    Choir Music Limehouse Sermons History Bites Contact Us Main Menu Home Bulletin Knox News Sermons Bible Studies Contact Us News Feed Links History Bites Good News Letter Presbyterian World Service and Development Administrator Feed Entries Knox News Loading feeds Created by SopanTech Solutions JooTube The News The Weekly Bulletin Click the link below for the current bulletin Feb 14 2016 Feb 7 2016 Jan 31 2016 Jan 24 2016 Jan

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