Resources & Updates During Covid 19

Worship

We offer in person worship Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 9am and 11 am.  We also offer a livestream online option Sunday at 9 am and 10:30 am that is available to view on our Sermons page

  • Our worship service is recorded and available anytime HERE as well as past sermons and devotions. 
  • Staff is onsite at Knox during our regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:30.
  • We have a Facebook page HERE to keep you updated with all things Knox 
  • Our featured events page can be found HERE
  • Here is our kids Facebook page dedicated to our youth and young children and is updated daily with fun activities, books she reads to the kids and great resources she's found.  You will also see Jenna Goeringer, our Middle School Leader, sharing videos for both our JAM and G3 groups.
  • Our Session has updated our guidelines and we are once again strongly encouraging everyone to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 

Groups can meet at Knox, using the guidelines below: 

  • Masks are required for in person worship following the IDPH guidelines
  • Masks are required when working with children and youth regardless of vaccination status.
  • Social distancing of 3 feet is encouraged.
  • Registration is not required
  • Room usage is at full capacity
  • You can reserve your group indoors or outside by emailing our Facility Manager, Ron Mobley
  • A hand sanitation station is available at the front entrances of Catalpa and Basswood
  • Food can be offered during meetings, after group moderator confirms comfort level of your specific group

If you need assistance please call the church office 630-615-4324 or email   

Update from Cash Management & Stewardship Council

The impact of the COVID-19 virus has presented two financial challenges to Knox this year:  the amount of pledged and unpledged receipts and the timing of those receipts.  Many members of our congregation have faced job losses or other financial challenges and this has impacted the amount of pledges received.  In addition, the lack of a physical offering plate, which normally 60% of pledged giving is received, delayed some of those funds. In response, the Stewardship and Cash Management Council is closely monitoring Knox's cash flow and up continues to update our Session monthly.

We encourage you to consider to either mail in your pledge or give online through our website.  If you need help setting this up call Michal Baker, our Financial Administrator at 630-615-4301.

Support

We here at Knox Presbyterian Church want to reach out in faith with hope and support to our church community and the broader community at large.  We were not made to do life alone, we were meant to live in community, together, even in this time of social distancing.  We want to provide you with care and support to help you and others as we all walk through these uncertain times, each in our own way.   

I Need Help

We are committed to our mission of serving and caring for one another.  This may look different for different people. You may want someone to pray with you over the phone and offer encouragement or you may be in need of additional resources.  Whatever it is, please reach out. We want to support you.

Our pastors, Deacons, Stephen Ministers are available in person, or by phone, email or video chats.  Please email us to set up a meeting or time.

I Need Prayer

It’s important to walk with you through the ups and downs of life with others. Share your prayer requests with us, and let us walk with you.  Email

Stephen Ministers are lay people trained in Christian Care-giving. They are available to any person experiencing a wide range of needs or crises. They offer encouragement and support through times of both joy and concern.  It's a one-on-one listening and praying time.  Please email: Pastor Cindy HERE 

I Need Assistance

Knox has a committed group of volunteers and staff that want to provide whatever assistance is needed.  Email our team at .   

I Can Help - Ways to help others

Cards of encouragement or thank you notes can be dropped off at Knox and put on the receptionist's desk Our staff will take care of postage and mailing them. 

Community Partners

Loaves & Fishes relies on local grocery partners for its food rescue program. Due to the increased demand on grocery stores and processing changes, Loaves & Fishes is experiencing a significant reduction in this food supply. Additionally, we are unable to accept physical food donations now as they require many people to process which we cannot safely do in accordance with the CDC guidelines. How you can help:

Virtual Food Drive: It allows you to purchase the most needed items directly through our website. It takes 60 seconds and can be done from the comfort and safety of your home. Donate to the Virtual Food Drive 

Gift Cards for Good: For $90 you can purchase $100 gift cards for Hugo’s Frog Bar and/or Meson Sabika. Proceeds support Loaves & Fishes and the restaurants. We will mail the gift cards to you. Purchase Gift Cards For Good 

Donations: Donations can be made online or mailed to 1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540. Donate Today!

Together, we are providing vital food to families who most need help.  They thank you, and so do we! -Mike Havala, CEO of Loaves & Fishes Community Services. 

Teen Parent Connect - Website link HERE


You have the opportunity to invest in a young family’s success today. Every gift, large or small, makes a powerful difference in the life of a teen parent and their child!

Resources

Families Needing help  - how to talk to your children

From The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church USA
How to reassure children and reduce anxiety link HERE

From SamaraCare
A video from SamaraCare by Dr. Char and Dr. Lauren for suggestions on Coping With COVID-19 for Parents and Children