Highlights of Last Sunday’s Members’ Meeting
Highlights of the Members’ Meeting last Sunday April 24
This past Sunday, we were able to come together in a Members’ Meeting that was opened with prayer by David DeHaan. This time was moved into a time of prayer, as members spent time praying for each other, our church, other churches in london, our government, and our missionaries and ministries that we support. We heard an update from the Elders given by David Noble as we reflected on God’s goodness and kindness. We were updated on the arrival of the 250 new chairs, which fulfills the last of the Auditorium Upgrades plan. Elders are taking on more leadership roles, such as leading communion. They continue to pray over their list of church family members, but ask for us to reach out to them with any needs or prayer requests they might not know about. The Elders are praising God for kids at the church, bible study leaders, helping a church plant in London, and welcoming 12 new people into membership this past year. David Noble reminded us of upcoming events, such as the Safe Families Information Night on May 1st, baptism classes May 3 and 10, and a bible study methodology course to be led by Peter Maybury, details to be coming soon.
There are many things to praise God for, but we were reminded of the need to serve each other with an appeal for us all to consider where we can serve. Many volunteer positions are needed, especially for Forest Cliff Day Camp in August and more Sunday School teachers as more families with children are coming to Knollwood.
We heard a financial report from Kevin Knight as he shared about how God is using the Tax Clinic for us to have an impact on our neighbourhood as the clinic completed 278 tax returns thus far. As we looked at our finances for this year, we were asked to continue to faithfully give as you are able. Both January and February were below budget, but we praise God for his provision in March and looking ahead to April.
As a church, we have been walking through a process of incorporation and have finalized the last step in that process with unanimous approval of the new Constitution and By-Laws. We followed that with formally voting to accept the deacons from 2021 to be the new Elders. This was unanimously approved. We praise God for the time we were able to gather together and how he has sustained us over these years. We look forward to what God will do in and through us as we take steps of faith. The last required step of members is to state their intention to keep full membership at Knollwood. Members can do that on paper at the church building or they can do it online by clicking this link: https://knollwood.churchcenter.com/people/forms/366222
Pastor Nate later gave an update from the Elders’ of a church plant called God’s Love Ministry that will be starting at Knollwood in May. This started as a plant at Chelsea Green. There are many people in our community who are not being taken care of spiritually. God is giving us this opportunity to make disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ.
This church plant is approved and supported by FEB Central. Pastor Sam Kim will be coming on as part time Associate Pastor at Knollwood. He will be supported financially by FEB. The adults will have their own service in their language in the Youth Room at the same time as we worship upstairs. Their children will join Knollwood children in Sunday School and their young people will join our youth. We will all congregate after service in the lobby for coffee time.
This is not like Hope Tabernacle, who are a separate church who simply rent our building on Sunday afternoons. God’s Love Ministry will be part of Knollwood.
Please pray for Pastor Peter Barnaby and Chelsea Green, where the church plant started.
You can read the testimony of Pastor Sam and his wife Kelly by clicking these links:
We look forward to coming together on May 29th as we spend time in prayer together and hearing about what God is doing at Knollwood.