April is Mission Awareness Month: One of the longest standing organizations within our congregation is the "Robertson Women's Missionary Society Auxiliary." In our 160th Anniversary year we are asking that you contribute each Sunday in April to the collection of NON PARISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR THE MILTON FOOD BANK! This Sunday, April 26th is Mission Sunday, we have a special worship service planned to celebrate this bedrock belief that our faith is founded on service to others at home and abroad. Come and join us as we celebrate this blessed part of our humanity most clearly revealed in Jesus Christ's love and sacrifice for us!
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."
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.
Once again Knox is reaching out to help the community and the environment with our E-Waste & Recycling Program this May.