Parish News

1 Feb


  • HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am
  • CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am

 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING after church on Sunday, May 19.

T&T – Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to the success of T&T. It was a great event for us as a church family – both in income and in bringing in members of the community; over $4000.00 was raised. It is wonderful when so many work together. Thanks from the organizing team.

Next Sunday, five of our members will graduate from the Education for Ministry (EfM) program. They will be presented with their certificates at the 10.30 am Eucharist. NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR!

OUTREACH MEETING on Tuesday May 28th at 7:00pm in the Parlor. Please bring your committee update and any concerns or needs to the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please send Betty Eagan an E-mail with your information.



Check your cupboards, closets, garages, lockers, etc.  We need lots of good, clean, saleable items to make this sale a success! Drop off starting Wed. May 29th at noon.  Baked goods sell well so if you are a baker, we would love some of your goodies by the evening of Fri May 31st please.  We also need helpers for the day of the sale and also for collecting, pricing, and displaying the donated items that come in on Wed, May 29th at 12pm and then all day and evening Thurs May 30th and Fri May 31stSign up on the poster in the Narthex.  Thank you for all your help!


COME VISIT CANTERBURY HILLS CAMP on Sunday May 19th from 2:00pm-4:00pm to learn more about our camping program. This is a great opportunity for new campers to visit camp before the summer. For returning campers, come reacquaint yourself with our beautiful site. There will be opportunities to experience camp and get to know our new summer staff. There will be crafts, rock climbing, s’mores, and much more. You will also be able to purchase food at our BBQ or new Summer 2019 Canterbury Hills camp clothing. For camp alumni, we would love for you to help us lead activities and tours! Please let us know if this is something you would be interested in.


Great Lakes Sacred Circle Dance Camp 2019

Sunday, August 25th to Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Listen for the Song of your Heart

Hear the Call of Love’s Will

Surrender to your Lightness of Being

Come Dance with Love

(see Sacred Dance page for contact information)



BRING A CAN OF FOOD each week when you come to church on Sunday to put on the table in the Narthex for St. Matthew’s House.  If even half of us did that, there would be fifty or so cans a week! WOW!

CAMP FUND -It is time to gather funds to send children to camp. Last year we supported 5 children to attend and the stories of these children’s experiences is heartwarming!  To make a donation make your cheque payable to St James  and put “for the camp fund” on the memo line.  Questions call the office 905.627.1424

REMINDER to bring in your used eye and sunglasses.  Please deposit them in the container on the table in the narthex.  Once restored, they are used on medical missions abroad.  Used postage stamps continue to be sent to the Leprosy Mission in Toronto where they are sold to raise money for treatment of Leprosy.

ST. JAMES GALLERY – Our May artist is James Gummerson

“MEDITATIONS” Last works by Wayne Allan – will be on display at You and Me Gallery, 330 James Street N., Hamilton Wed. – Sun. 12 – 5 pm. May 10th – June 9th


TRC NEWS (Truth and Reconciliation) – Coming events:

Friday, May 24 | 7:30 pm

Singer Jeremy Dutcher

Art Gallery of Burlington | registration is now closed for this event


Wednesday, May 29 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Grandmother’s Tea in Cambridge

St. James Anglican Church:  520 Ellis Road, Cambridge


Thursday, May 30 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm at City Hall, Forecourt

Indigenous Flag Raising Ceremony in honour of National Indigenous History Month


Wednesday,  June 19, 7:00 pm at Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton **

Viewing of film: Doctrine of Discovery:  Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts, which is a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide.  Master of Ceremonies will be the Venerable Valerie Kerr, Archdeacon for Truth, Reconciliation and Indigenous Ministry with special guest, The Right Rev. Mark MacDonald, the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop.


Friday, June 21 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm at City Hall, Forecourt

Come and enjoy a piece of cake in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day


Friday, June 21 | 8:00 pm

Westdale ArtsFest featuring Susan Aglukark and Amanda Rheaume. Westdale Theatre | $20 per ticket


Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23

Soaring Spirit Festival at Pier Four Park, Hamilton

Sunrise and Water Ceremonies, Pow Wow Grant Entry, community feast, live Indigenous music, vendors


Friday,  July 26 – Sunday, July 28

Champion of Champions Pow Wow

Chiefswood Park, near Middleport in Brant County


***Canadian Geographic has published a set of 4 books which shares the stories, perspectives and history of the Indigenous People of Canada “Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada”, part one…” Metis”

soaring Spirit fin



Mondays – GAMES AFTERNOON (1st &3rd Monday) at 1:30 pm in Parlour

                    – EFM at 7 pm in the Parlour

Tuesdays – BODY & SOUL  – 10 – 11:30 am May 21st – Sherry Benson:  Numerology

                   – MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP (2nd and 4th Tuesday) at 7 pm (Parlour)

Wednesdays – KNIT GROUP- at 1:30 pm (Parlour)

                        – WOMEN’S’ WRITING GROUP (3rd Wed. at 7:30 pm (Parlour)

Thursdays– CHOIR PRACTICE–7:30 – 9 pm

                       – ST. CECILIA SINGERS at 4:45-5:45 pm

Fridays      – SACRED CIRCLE DANCING APRIL  26, and May 24 at 7:30 pm                                                    (Dundas Room). 
















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