Open Air Carols by Candlelight

Join us this Sunday at 7pm for a great time of Carols! Live band.

Bring your own camp chair or picnic blanket, Christmas treats/ Flask, and face mask

Click here to book your place

For more info, contact Estelle 083548 8660; The event will be hosted at Knysna Baptist in the open air, with social distancing, in keeping with regulatory protocols.

Book your place at our services

In December, there will be 2 morning services each Sunday and Christmas Day!

We are glad to welcome all visitors to our church services over the Christmas Season! In order to keep social distancing for everyone’s safety, we have created 2 morning services to choose from.

8h00 to 09h00 : EARLY SERVICE
10h00 to 11h00 : LATE SERVICE and SUNDAY SCHOOL

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • You must book your attendance.
  • Do it asap!
  • In the past, people forgot to book and then decided to not attend in case there’s no space. But there was space! So please book.
  • Even if you always come – you still need to book the space!

HOW to Book

✅ You can book online here: https://reopen.church/r/Z3EQ6xJt
✅ You can book for each of the services through December which you will attend
✅ You will be able to cancel your bookings.

OR Book MANUALLY

If you get stuck, or aren’t able to go online to book, do this:
✅ Whatsapp : Estelle (0835488660): Click here
✅ Tell her your name, as well as which services you will attend, and how many people are coming!

 

 

 

Update: Church Gathering During Lockdown

We will keep meeting!!

The elders of Knysna Baptist Church have decided to open our church for public worship from this Sunday, June 14. Our reasons are:

  • We see a FIGHT: to strengthen faith and worship during a time that works against it.
  • We LOVE meeting in worship, regardless the number of people.
  • There is a special EDIFICATION in worshiping together as One Body
  • COMMUNION and BAPTISM cannot be left undone indefinitely, these are the unique signs Christ gave His disciples
  • We need ACCOUNTABILITY – seeing one another keeps us from drifting away without notice

A threat

We recognise that if you shouldn’t attend, you may feel “on the outside”. In one sense you are, just as anyone who wouldn’t normally attend misses out. But you are by no means on the outside in our hearts. We are together in Spirit. Not even all the elders will be attending. There is no judgement on anyone who shouldn’t come…

We expect that each person will be responsible in their decision to attend or not. The pandemic is real; Covid-19 can cause death. We don’t want to have untimely memorials!

Our goal is to provide as much of the corporate mood as we can online; It looks like we will continue to run parallel physical and online services for a long time.

(Please remember – If you are over 60, or have pre-existing health conditions, the government has advised you to remain home and follow online.
Whatever age you are, if we have reason to think you’re unwell, you will be asked to return home.)

What to expect::

A different kind of service

It will be different in length, items, and singing. The uniqueness of Christianity is that we worship “in Spirit and Truth”. We are not tied to any one form. The only pillars which never change are Scripture reading, Prayer, Singing, Preaching, and the ordinances (communion and baptism). But how we do this and what it looks like is a matter of liberty. We do what makes most sense at the time.

Social Distancing

  • there will be no hugging, shaking hands; no gathering in the foyer; and no tea afterwards
  • the chairs are spaced apart by regulation; including between family members.
  • Though this may feel strange, we are thankful that we can even be in the same room!

What to bring

  • Cloth mask (no shields),
  • Your own Bible,
  • Your own cushion if needed – we are using plastic chairs which are easier to sanitise.

Arrival

We will record your attendance as you arrive, measure your temperature, and ask you questions about your health
If we get close to 50 attendees in the future, we may need to plan some pre-registration.

 

Pray for our Church.

The new setup involves a lot more work; it requires us to have backup people if anyone on the team becomes ill; We believe we can still sustain this. We will get better at it each time, by the grace of God and your grace.

in some ways, this will be like 1st century Christianity: Meeting was not easy; but it was delightful. Being Christian meant their comforts were stripped, but the worship of Christ was greater comfort than anything in the world.
These days are dark, and may get darker yet – this is when the Light shines brightest.

Christianity in Action – Masks for Knysna Provincial

Recent information on the effectiveness of everybody wearing a face mask to prevent a spread of the “Corona Virus”, has come out of Czechoslovakia where the incidence of the disease is very low. Those at Knysna Provincial Hospital who are ensconced for other ailments are at higher risk than you or I who can self isolate at home, so Alan White decided to try to help them by having masks made. 
Charlotte Cameron provided the pattern, Lapland and The Linen Shop in Market street both agreed to donate material and tie-on ribbon for the project and Chipo Bags who lives in the township and Greg Mountjoy, expert kite maker, agreed to provide the necessary sewing skills at a very reduced prices
Thus as of today, some 160 hand made masks have been made and delivered to the hospital for which they are very grateful. 
We can all make a difference to the world around us by simply using our God given gifts without counting the cost…..
He will supply all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
We just need to step out in faith.

Pastors’ Conference 2018

FROM Privilege to Purpose

Calibrating our local churchES to God’s plan!

Join the conference, connect with other pastors in Christ, gain fresh encouragement from the messages, and use the opportunity to re-calibrate your ministry to Christ’s design for His church. Each message will focus on 1 of the 3 mandates of God to His Church and their relevance in the 21st century.

MESSAGES:

  1. Christ-centered Worship – What is the one thing – more than anything else – the enemy does not want for the pastor or his flock?
    Rob Ayliffe, Jeffreys Bay Bible Church,
  2. Renewing the New – Between Conversion and the Final Resurrection, every believer is in a state of renewal. What role does the faithful pastor play in their new life?
    Malcolm Cunningham – Knysna Baptist Church
  3. Evangelism in Exile – Christianity no longer occupies a central position in our culture. We Christians now live on the margins – just like the early Christians in 1 Peter. How does this shift from the centre to the margins shape our approach to evangelism?
    Bradley Trout – George Whitfield College

A light lunch will be served. Christian and Minsitry-related books will be available for purchase. The conference is FREE, but registration is essential for catering purposes.

 

REGISTER ONLINE : https://goo.gl/forms/iTf9Tix4si9uaNOz1

or Contact Estelle directly at 083 548 8660

Holiday Club 2018 – Don’t miss out!

Our Holiday Club is going to be a smash hit as we take off to explore countries and cultures around the world. Children 6 to 13 years welcome, and entrance is free.
Please do register and complete the indemnity form!
Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 June,
8:30am to 12:30pm

Stories of Fire: Timber Village

Daniel Hennessey lost both his house and business premises in the fire. One day, I visited him in their temporary factory space. He told me one of his Malawian workers, Geoff, had something for me. Geoff handed me a wood carving which he’d made on his own initiative. He had crafted it with the tools he’d received from Honeyridge Baptist.

 

Created by Geoff as a monument to the help they’ve received

“There is a story to this,” he said, “You can see this carving is of a father, a mother and a child. The parents are surrounding this child with love. You have rescued a baby – You have come around us and helped us. Thank you.”

 

Timber Village, the famous wood carving and crafting business, was completely razed by the devastating fires and many of their staff were left homeless and jobless. But through the generous giving of many churches, businesses and individuals, it has been rebuilding itself into a stronger body than before. Knysna Baptist were privilege to personally assist Daniel Hennessy who has now taken partnership in rebuilding the business.

While the original site is being rebuilt to house their factory, TimberVillage operate from temporary quarters in Knysna’s industrial area. It’s a squash, but production needs to continue and previous projects lost in the fire need to be urgently reproduced.
Bosch Power Tools, in coordination with Honeyridge Baptist Church were able to supply a superb donation of equipment which stunned the new owners. Carl, partner and friend of Daniel, recalls, “Every week, Daniel would Whatsapp me again and again, saying ‘Look what the Church has given us!’ – I couldn’t believe it, and I don’t know how to thank you enough.”

Timber Village has been able to employ 14 staff, including a young jobless draughtsman who had sunk into addiction. He is now off the streets and significantly contributing to the work. The effect of the help Timber Village has received is almost impossible to quantify.
It has been and continues to be a difficult recovery with heavy emotion, but among those emotions are a bounty of tears of gratitude.

Donated Bosch tools

Donated Bosch tools

Geoff using the Dremmel tools

Malcolm (Knysna Baptist) and Daniel (Timber Village)

Site rebuilding beyond burned remains