Since 1855 Knox, Milton has provided a continuous witness to Jesus Christ in our community. This rich heritage has never been more important or evident to us than when we consider the vast change that's ongoing in our community. As many of you may remember in 2010 Knox was faced with a difficult decision when our historic sanctuary was declared unsafe for occupancy. At that time we wrestled with our future, our role in the shaping of the town's character, and our commitment to our beliefs. After considerable prayer, discussion, and planning the stalwart Presbyterian witness remains on Main Street with a renewed commitment to evangelism. That is the sharing of our faith in mission, ministry and service.
Some of the reasons behind staying in the core of town centered around the kind of ministry we began to feel called to provide. Knox believes her witness is providing a "bridge" between the historic context of our town and the emerging city-scape that we are experiencing. We sincerely believe we are equipped to assist in this transition, our building is a parable or metaphor for such a dramatic change. The front facade of our beautiful architecture was designed by an English architect and boldly faces Main Street declaring the sound witness that has been in place since 1890. However, we are blessed to have a secondary entrance to our facility which faces Mary Street (presently the rear of the church). This facade boldly faces the new Town Hall and offers the opportunity to welcome Miltonians with a message that is timeless, yet shaped to meet the communication needs of the present generation. In the middle of these two entrances is our "meeting place," here we find the opportunity for multi-generational faith events, multi-cultural encounters, and multi-faceted outreach. Being in the core of Milton makes our accessibility a key factor.
In describing this ministry we find the declaration in Hebrews 13:8 to be our clarion call, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever."
Here's Landon, he and his family joined Knox, Milton through the sacrament of baptism and profession of faith Sunday, January 18, 2015. This made Landon the first infant baptized in 2015! If you were with us celebrating that Sunday you’ll realize he didn’t need to win any prizes or desire any recognition beyond feeling safe and welcomed in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a place where Landon, his family and new friends experienced a wonderful blessing. The sacrament of baptism, is the beginning of a journey of faith which that morning started with much joy, much hope, and anticipation. We pray for Kim, Bryce and Landon in this wonder of God’s gift called, “family.”
We gather for worship at 10:30 each Sunday and provide a full family oriented service including a nursery for infants. We are a community church that embraces multi-generational worship engaging people in a multi-media experience of learning based on biblical teaching, witness, and involvement. We describe our "worship style" as blended meaning we provide elements for all ages, learning styles, and abilities. Worship is followed by a time of fellowship, refreshment and sharing. Faith development and spiritual foundations are formed through the Small Group Ministry established at Knox. In these groups relationships are further developed and the biblical model of discipleship is practiced.
The Lord has blessed us throughout our history; come let us give thanks!
This year marks the 160th anniversary of Knox Presbyterian Church, Milton! We are planning a number of special events throughout the year to mark this blessing; particularly in the fall when we normally celebrate Anniversary Sunday in October. A very brief synopsis of Knox’ founding story is found on our web page under the history tab providing some interesting background.
Stay tuned throughout the coming months to view upcoming opportunities to join in the thanksgiving celebrations for the ongoing story of the Good News on Main Street. “Proud of our Past—Faith in our Future,” we at Knox continue to serve Christ and community from our prime location in downtown Milton.
Mrs. Stevens the Sunday School teacher explains in "I've Got Mail," "Emmanuel means that God is with us right now, right here! Even though we only celebrate Jesus' birthday once a year, God is with us every day, no matter where we are, what we're doing or what time of year it is."
Thank you to everyone involved in this year's presentation of the Sunday School Pageant. It was awesome and memorable for the children and those in the congregation. To review some of the wonder check out the photo section of our web page!
After serving to keep us warm and dry for 120 years the slate shingles from the historic roof of our sanctuary have now been transformed by the vision of some of our artists into amazing keepsakes of the faith. Below is a sample of the ongoing witness being shared with these beautifully weathered and restored pieces of slate. You can purchase a blank slate for your own artistic creation or enjoy the gift of a finished piece of art. Blanks $10.00 Finished $20.00.