This independent mission grew out of a Knox connection with churches of the Dakota Presbytery in South Dakota. Knox supports this mission with contributions that go to improve life situations of Native Americans of the Dakotas and Montana. In addition, Knox supports an annual family mission trip to Sisseton, South Dakota where we participate in various building projects and mentor local children through a Vacation Bible School program. For more information, contact Mike Loftus and visit the Dakota Partnership page here.
Each summer, Knox youth travel to a community that needs our help. These high schoolers spend a week together spreading God's word through service. We have been serving in this ministry since 1972 when our first mission trip was to work on a Community Center in an Indian Village in northern New Mexico. We have been to many places including, Mississippi, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio and Missouri. Our 2017 trip was to Canton, Ohio. Come join the fun! Contact David Newby for more information and visit the Go and Serve page here.
YMEN - SATURDAY UNIVERSITY
YMEN (Young Men's Educational Network) provides resources and youth programming, including academic support, leadership development activities and community service opportunities to underprivileged young men and women in the North Lawndale community of Chicago.
Knox partners with YMEN to encourage and academically support the middle school and high school youth of YMEN through a tutoring and mentoring program held every Saturday morning throughout the school year called Saturday University. In addition, Knox partners with the YMEN middle and high school youth three Sundays during the summer - inviting them to attend church, share a meal and participate in large group games. For more information or to get involved email Robin Kolar 630-369-4539