About Us

Our Congregation

Knox United Church, Agincourt is one of the many Congregations that is part of the United Church of Canada, called by God to be a part of the Body of Christ in this community. The Knox congregation is currently made up of a broad range of ages and people from over 20 different cultural backgrounds.

“Diverse in culture and United in Faith” best describes the multicultural mix  of our congregation.  The membership consists of individuals with ancestral heritage from many places including Europe, Asia, South Asia and the Caribean. We are young, old, married, in relationships or single.

1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV - "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ".

Our Congregation's particular understanding of its purpose is described in its Mission Statement.

 

Where We Come From

A group  of worshippers severed its connection with St. Andrews Presbyterian, and for a time held services in a schoolhouse at Ellesmere Road.

 On June 7, 1848, however, the desire of these worshippers having been formally recognized by Presbytery, Rev. Dr. Robert Burns was appointed to complete the organization. He visited the community on June 13, examined and enrolled forty members and made arrangements for dispensing the first communion on June 25 of that year. Thus Knox Presbyterian Church (originally known as “Knox’s Church, Scarboro”) came into being.   In 1925, a majority of members voted to join the United Church of Canada and the congregation since then is known as Knox United Church.

Birchmount-Sheppard United Church in Scarborough was established ca. 1965; it was located near the intersection of Birchmount and Sheppard Avenues. In 1970, it became part of Knox United Church in Scarborough.

 

Our Mission

We are called, challenged and committed to enriching lives through actively responding to the love of God as revealed in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

 

What We Believe

    That our Lord calls us to follow him, to love and serve God and our neighbours, and to proclaim God's saving love, revealed in Jesus Christ.

    Our challenge is to serve God by providing opportunities for worship, education, fellowship and outreach.

    Our commitment is to be a caring people of God, grow in faith, develop friendships, stimulate involvement, nurture our hopes for the future, live as a community, and reach out to those in need.

 

What Does This Mean For You

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Knox Church. We’re saving a seat for you.  Visitors at any point of their faith journey, whether they are new seekers or committed believers, are always welcomed to attend worship and events. You’ll always be accepted as part of the Knox family.

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