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Friday, November 8, 2013

KNOX BURGOYNE REMEMBERS THOSE WHO SERVED

 Remembrance Day wreath in place on cancel table at Knox Burgoyne.  Below, honor rolls with the names of Burgoyne "boys" who served in two World Wars...Lest we forget!

APPLE PIE ANYONE?

Men help out with apple peeling.
The annual pie making "fun day" took place at Knox Burgoyne on Saturday, October 26.  Twenty-eight bushels of apples and untold quantities of flour, sugar, butter and eggs were turned into an almost unbelievable 700 pies by the end of the day.  All the pies had been ordered in advance of what has become the church's major fund-raising project of the year.  
WMS ladies served lunch for the hungry pie-making crew, and guess what was served for dessert? -- apple pie.  

Left to right in the top photo, workers Shirley Kobe, Ruth Boyes, Willa Faust and Louis Fotherby,  

In the photo to the left, young Taylor McKibbon waits for action at the dough rolling machine while in the photo below Marion Rice and Lori McKibbon prepare pie shells for filling.



STEP'N'UP AT BURGOYNE
The main strairway to the sanctuary at Knox has been widened to accomodate a new chair lift that will allow easier access for the elderly and disabled.  Dale's Carpentry installed  new railing this week and a new fire door will be added at the bottom of the stairs leading into the basement.  A grant of $12,000 from the Life and Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church in Canada's McBain Barker Fund was received in June.  The chair lift will be installed the week of November 10 and fresh paint and carpeting on the stairs will complete the job.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

REV. DR. KENNETH G. McMILLAN REMEMBERED

A Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Doctor Kenneth G. McMillan, CM., B.A., B.D., M.DIV., D.D.(Knox), D.D.(Wycliffe), D.D.(Acadia), written by Rev. Dr. Alex McCombie a close personal friend.

REV. DR. KEN McMILLAN
Ken McMillan was born in Mount Forest on March 28, 1916, the son of a farmer, George McMillan, and his wife Gertrude. He attended schools in Palmerston and Listowel. He graduated from University College (University of Toronto) with his B.A., and Knox College, completing both his B.D. and M. Div. degrees. He was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in Knox Church, Burgoyne, on April 6,1942. He received three honorary doctorates from Wycliffe College (U of T) in 1974, Acadia University in 1978 and Knox College (U of T) in 1983.

He was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1979. He received the Order of Canada in 1989, the Patron of Global Cooperation For a Better World in 1988, the Confederation Medal in 1992 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.

Other honours were bestowed on Ken. He appeared in "Who's Who in the World", "The Canadian Who's Who", as well as "Who's Who Toronto". He is listed in "The Canadian Encyclopedia", "The Personality of the Americas", "The International Director of Distinguished Leaders", "The Men of Achievement", the "Five thousand Personalities of the World", "The International Year Book", the "Statesmen's Who's Who" and "The Dictionary of International Biography".

He served the cause of Jesus Christ and the church in a number of areas. He began his ministry as a student at Knox Church, Burgoyne and Dunblane in 1937, and continued in that charge for an additional two years after ordination.Ken was called to Drummond Hill Church, Niagara Falls, in the spring of 1944.  In 1950, he became minister of St. Andrew's Church, Guelph. He left that charge in 1957 to become Secretary of the Canadian Bible Society and to serve in that capacity for the next twenty-five years, retiring at age 65 in 1983. In the fall of that year, Ken joined the staff of World Vision as Minister-at-Large where he continued in ministry for an additional 27 years. While serving at World Vision, Ken became Interim-Moderator of St. Paul's Church, Vaughan, and its pastor in 1995. He finally retired on January 9, 2011, at the age of 95, after 15 years there.

This biographical sketch would be incomplete without paying tribute to Isobel McCannel McMillan, Ken's wife of 65 years. Isobel was a daughter of Knox Church, Burgoyne. They met at that church. They were engaged and married there as well. Isobel was the love of Ken's life and his greatest friend and loyal supporter. She died suddenly on June 3, 2007, leaving Ken in a desolate state. Nevertheless, Ken soldiered on until his own death on Sunday, August 25, 2013,after a short illness. Following his committal service in the Sanctuary Park in Port Elgin, a celebration of Ken's faith was held in Knox Church, Burgoyne, conducted by the Rev. Chuck Moon on August 28, 2013. In attendance, besides members of Ken's extended family, were representatives of his former congregations, the Canadian Bible Society, World Vision of Canada and many of his friends of long standing.

Left to mourn the passing of the Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. McMillan are his two daughters, Catherine (Andrew McGee), Barbara (Peter Donaldson), six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, a lengthy extended family, and his many, many friends.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

KNOX MEMBERS AT SPECIAL PRESBYTERY MEETING


Mary Jane Bisset of Goderich discusses Natural Church Development with Ross Burkinshaw of Knox Burgoyne at a Presbytery of Grey, Bruce and Maitland meeting in Chesley on Saurday, September 21.  Others attending from Knox were Rev. Chuck Moon, Angelia  Burkinshaw, Leone Gingrich, Ruth Boyes, Lois Fotherby, Diane Maggs, Judy Morrow, Sara Wilson, Marion Rice and Willa Faust. NCD combines growth principles, process and tools to enable congregations to progressively improve their churches' health and to remain on the path to healthy growth.


Friday, July 19, 2013

A Women's "Celebrate Your Life" Breakfast was held at Knox Burgoyne in May.  The occasion was organized by Heather Gowanlock (left) and Sheila Busch shown in the photo below as they scrutinized place-settings.

An outdoor service was held at Knox Burgoyne on Sunday, June 2nd.  Rev. Chuck Moon is shown above leading the congregation in worship.