Want to connect with others from Knox? Although many activities have been cancelled or modified this year, it’s still a great time for the Knox community to create some fun together. It’s been a great way of extending hospitality, building friendships and even providing an opportunity for rest. Participants have found these gatherings so refreshing that we’re now expanding this program to include the full Knox community.
Are you game? We’re looking for hosts and participants! Please see the complete the form below to signal your interest.
Participate in a Gathering
Below, sign up for the date and activities of your choosing! Scroll down to see ALL opportunities. New listings will be added, so check back to see the updates.
Weekly Meetup for NorthStar
Will resume in January 17th, 2021 – Weekly Sunday night online meetup 7-8PM. This is a time for 5th/6th graders to continue their NorthStar time together virtually. Contact Kristen Meehan for the Zoom link. .
Weekly Meetup for middle schoolers LightHouse
(Starting January 12th) – 7pm Tuesday evening Zoom Meeting for middle school students (Connecting, playing, and devotional and discussion time).
Weekly Meetup for highschoolers TurningPoint
(Starting January 13th) – 7pm Wednesday evening Zoom Meeting for high school students (Connecting, playing, and devotional and discussion time).
Bible Study & Discussion for Students
(Starting January 14th) – 4pm Thursday afternoon Zoom Meeting for any interested students that will study sections of the book of Jeremiah.
Parent Prayer Meeting
(Starting January 15th) – 12pm Zoom meeting for parents on Fridays. We understand that this timeframe may not work for everyone, but we feel the need to come together and pray for Knox, our youth, and our city. It will be a 1 hour “lunch prayer” time that you can come and go as needed.
Quinns in Ann Arbor
This event has passed – Outdoor Bible study and s’mores hangout for middle school girls and their parents
Robisons in Dexter
(This event has passed) – Backyard fun, play structure and yard for games
Welches in Saline
(This event has passed) – Outdoor cookout and optional cornhole tournament
Wongs in Saline
(This event has passed.) Yard games, nature-based scavenger hunt, wading in the creek
Ockermans in Dexter
This event has passed – Firepit & s’mores for teen girls (incoming 9th graders to outgoing seniors) and their parents
GOLF MEET UP – Ypsilanti
(This event has passed) – Join Samuel Frison and Noah Damoose for a round!
Wingfields in Ypsilanti
(This event has passed) – Sidewalk chalk and bike fun together!
Wamplers in Ann Arbor
(These events have passed.) Guys’ Poker Night and Backyard Hangout options
Johnsons in Saline
This event has passed – Cornhole, badminton, and water play
Wessels in Pinckney
These events have passed– Lake fishing, swimming, canoeing, yard games
Coblers in Ann Arbor
These events have passed – Come enjoy some farm-fresh air, mingle with farm animals, and a sunset.
Shaffers in Tecumseh
This event has passed – Volleyball net, corn hole, and fire pit for young professionals
Balls in Milan
This event has passed – Open garden and refreshments
Braces in Saline
These events have passed – Adults-only fellowship time; kids’ events (upper and lower elementary sections)
Dexter Cider Mill
This event has passed – Come visit with other Knox members and be sure to try their delicious doughnuts, cider or pie!
HIGH SCHOOL TEEN MOVIE NIGHT
(This event has passed) A group of Knox Parents will be hosting an outdoor movie night for high school students 7-10 PM on the grounds at Knox Presbyterian Church. RSVP required, capacity limits enforced.
Prayer Walk the Knox Property
(This event has passed) All welcome – families, friends – or come on your own and get to know some new people and enjoy some time with God in his creation
Seniors Safe & Healthy Hymn Sing
(This event has passed) – Singing socially distanced under the Knox canopy for seniors
Donovans in Plymouth
(These events have passed) – AM Pool and scavenger hunts, PM firepit, s’mores, sparklers, and conversation
TEEN PUMPKIN CARVING & GAMES
10/4 – Knox Parents will host an outdoor event for high school students 3-5PM on the grounds at Knox with a pumpkin carving contest, music, snacks and yard games. Pumpkin carving prizes will be awarded in these categories: classic, most creative, quarantined theme and judges choice. Bring your creativity and $5 to help cover costs. Students can bring their own carving tools or use those provided. RSVP is required for both. Capacity limits enforced.
Gentle Hike at Saginaw Forest Loop Trail
This event has passed — Why not join some Knox folks for a fall walk through a lovely forested setting just minutes from church? Park in the far Southwest corner of the 242 Church Parking Lot (648 S Wagner Road, near Liberty). Meet at the pavilion at the trailhead to join a walking party. Those with children may want to take a slower pace; others may want to pick up the pace. Adults and older children please plan to wear a mask when walking with people outside of your household.
Hosted by MG & Lora Campredon. Questions? Contact Lora
Weekly Meetup for 7th/8th grade LightHouse
(This event has passed) Weekly Wednesday night online meetup 7-8PM. This is a time for middle schoolers to connect socially followed by Scripture discussion/reflection and prayer. Contact Jim Hughes for the Google Meet Link.
Discipling Teens 5 Week Course
(This series has ended) – Thursday nights via Zoom 8-9PM. It is designed to give insights, guidance, and encouragement to parents, adults, grandparents, and friends (anyone who has a heart for leading teens towards becoming more committed followers of Jesus).
Advent Wreath Workshop (to go)
(Pre-Order date has passed.) The Advent Wreath workshop will look a bit different this year. After much prayerful consideration, we decided to offer Advent Wreath “to go” kits this year. Preordered kits can be picked up on the 1st Sunday of Advent (11/29) at Knox or Lodi Farms (1/2 mile south on Wagner Road). Kits will include the floral foam wreath ring, candle cups, candles, greens, and instructions to make the wreath.
Cost per wreath is $35. Pre-order and pre-payment will be required by 11/21. Please call Jane at (734) 665-5661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions as well as to order and arrange payment. (Cash or check payable to Jane Riddle)
Weekly Meetup for highschoolers Turning Point
This event has passed – Trial Zoom meeting for Turning Point (High School) students at 7PM to check-in with students about life, school, and family, spend some time in prayer, and have a bit of fun. Depending on how things go we may run a longer series in 2021. As students get comfortable with the online format, we hope to add an element of serious discussion around questions of faith and the Gospel.
Contact Jim Hughes for the Zoom Meeting link and Calendar Import.
Testimonials from previous participants
“In a season where so many of our traditional summer activities were cancelled, it was such a treat to have a new activity to add to the, rather empty, calendar! The Srays’ Backyard Art Meetup has truly been one of our summer highlights. It was so neat to see the Sray teens’ spiritual giftings in art, science, and nature come into play and for our children to get time with one another. Given their age differences, that is something that wouldn’t happen so easily on an average Sunday morning, but with a bit of intentionality, it worked so well! And during this time that has been quite isolating for me, it was soul heartening for me to get a morning to converse with fellow sisters in Christ.” – Natalie Thompson