In Our Community


The church will be a community that does not live for itself but is deeply involved in the concerns of its neighborhood. It will be the church for the specific place where it lives, not the church for those who wish to be members of it – or, rather, it will be for them insofar as they are willing to be for the wider community.”   – LESSLIE NEWBIGIN

We are for Ann Arbor and for the greater Ann Arbor area. We are not a church for someplace, every place, or any place. We are a church for this place, the place where God has called us.

 

building on University of Michigan campusFrom the campus of the University of Michigan to Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti, from serving lunch at the Salvation Army to visiting the elderly in nursing homes, the Knox community is committed to bringing the good news of Jesus to our city and its surrounding communities. Consider coming with us as we go out in Jesus’ name.

We want to be a church in our community and for our community. Here are some ways we reach out to those around us as a church and in partnership with other agencies.

Friends in Deed

Founded in 1983, Friends in Deed (FID) helps families with emergency needs such as utility shut-offs, furniture, prescription and medical needs, and transportation. FID is always in need of help with furniture deliveries.

Please contact Dan Tjarks for additional information.

Dicken School

During the year, our Deacons sponsor various initiatives at Dicken School from backpacks/school supplies to Thanksgiving Baskets to volunteer tutoring and coaching opportunities.

Email Dan Milot.

Family Life Services

Family Life Services is a pregnancy help center whose mission is to assist women with unplanned pregnancies. Their goal is to help these women acquire accurate information about the options for their pregnancy and support their decision process. Administrative volunteers and help line representatives are welcome! Knox participates in a number of fund raising initiatives during the year.

Contact Dan Tjarks or Karen Schleh to learn more.

Homeless ministry/Hill House

A quarterly meal is provided for the homeless at Hill House (formerly Mercy House / Camp Take Notice).

Email Barb Dick with questions or to sign up to help.

Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic is an interdenominational Christian medical, dental and social service organization in Ypsilanti founded to provide health care to the uninsured. Over time, its ministry has expanded into other areas of community need. Hope needs trained medical personnel to give of their time and talents. Administrative help is also needed.

Find out more about the work of Hope Clinic and how you can participate by connecting with Darryl Hondorp.

Huron Valley Correctional Center

Each second Sunday of the month, Knox members lead worship for the inmates at Huron Valley Correctional Center (HVCC), the only prison in Michigan housing women. Women are also needed for visitation/correspondence – we have many unfilled requests from prisoners seeking to be paired with a Christian woman.

RSVP to Tim Rogne or Pastor Mike Frison.

Military Avenue Presbyterian Church

Military Avenue Presbyterian Church is our sister church in southwest Detroit. Every Monday night during the school year volunteers are needed to serve as tutors for school-age children. No prior experience required, but must be an adult (or high school age with parental permission). Transportation is available on the church bus. Knox has participated in this program for many years, with blessings flowing to both students and tutors!

To register or for more information, contact Lewis Clark.

The Villa at Parkridge

Once a week Knox deacons and members visit residents of The Villa at Parkridge, an elder care facility (formerly Bortz Nursing Home) and host an informal worship service.

For information on volunteering, RSVP to Migi Cherif or Barb Dick.