Parish News

1 Feb


  • CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:00 am


Please note that there will be one service only at 10.00 am. Its theme will be “Grief, Gratitude and Hope”. You will be invited to write down your appreciations of Jean Archbell’s ministry; your thoughts about St. James’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges; and your opinions about the three most important qualities you seek in a new rector. After the service, we shall gather for an early lunch and conversation. The menu will consist of both meat and vegetarian chili, both mild and spicy, accompanied by bread, tea, coffee, and ice water. If you are able, a donation of $5 per person to cover costs would be appreciated. In any event, we encourage you to come, to worship together, and to contribute to the discernment process which will lead to the appointment of our next priest.

Two other special services coming up:

FRANCIS DAY AND BLESSING OF ANIMALS – Sept. 30th– Bring your pet to church to be blessed at the 10:30 service.


JAMES’ ADULT CHOIR is on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, finishing at 9 pm. As we are growing our choir, we are especially looking for Alto, Tenor and Bass singers; being able to read music (in basic form) would be a tremendous asset to have. Please contact Richard Hansen, D. of Music, at (905)-923-3372 orrhansenstjames@bellnet.cafor more information. 

THE ST. CECILIA SINGERS at 4:45 and lasting for an hour (there could be some adjustment in time/day) depending on the singers’ mutual availability. Interested parents of children (boys and girls, ages 7-10) can contact Richard Hansen, Director of Music, at (905)-923-3372 or email

B0DY AND SOUL on Tuesday Sept. 25th, Body and Soul will hear a VON speaker on caregiver burnout and emotions along with other things we need to know about their services. Come and hear Miriam Cahn speak at 10:45.

CIVIC ELECTION ALL CANDIDATES MEETING – Tues. Sept. 25 6:30-9:30pm. at Dundas Baptist Church 201 Governors Road. See poster on bulletin board. 

GOOD FOOD BOXES will be Friday Sept. 28th this month. Call the office 905-627-1424 if you want a box.  Cost is $15 for Sept. but increases to $18 in October – still a good deal for the great, fresh food that you get.

DUNDAS COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE Sat. Sept 29 between 9:30am. and 2pm. Volunteers needed at the Salvation Army Headquarters as well as drivers and canvassers.  Call 905-627-5461 or 905-627-0572

THE BISHOP’S COMPANY ANNUAL DINNER – Oct. 15th, 6:30 pm. at Michelangelo’s Event and Conference Centre, Hamilton. The Bishop’s company is both a community of members and a discretionary fund to assist Anglicans in need in the diocese. If you are interested in attending the dinner or want more information contact Maryanne Grant at 905-527-1316, ext. 380 or Deadline for dinner registration is Sept. 30th.

ROUTES YOUTH CENTRE (Dundas) is inviting applications from community minded people for appointment to the following board Committees: Governance Committee, Program Effectiveness Committee, and Finance Committee. If you are ready to bring your talent and passion to make a difference in the lives of our youth, please contact Routes at before October 15, 2018.


–  baby bassinet

–  wool/cotton yarn

–  wheelchair

–  toolbox case (resident in a welding course)

SUMMER ART DISPLAY The artists of St. James are showing their creations during the months of August and September —ENJOY!

LIVING BETTER ON LESS WORKSHOP This is a free eight-week program that equips people to live a healthy simpler life by consuming less, saving money and treading softly on the earth. Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 9am to 3pm at St. Andrews Church, Grimsby. To register, or give Ann a call at 519-837-1061.


Mondays        – GAMES AFTERNOON (first & third Monday) at 1:30 pm in Parlour

                           – EFM at 7 pm in the Parlour

Tuesdays         – BODY & SOUL – Sept 18th is off site at the 55 Club in the Dundas                                         Community Centre

                           Listen to candidates for upcoming municipal election.

                           – MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP will resume October 16 at 7 pm in                                the Parlour

Wednesdays    – KNIT GROUP- at 1:30 pm in the Parlour.

                          – WOMENS’ WRITING GROUP (third Wednesday) at 7:30 pm in the                                       Parlour

                          – PLAY ‘N LEARN – 9:00-11:00 am  in the Dundas Room

Thursdays       – CHOIR PRACTICE–7:30 – 9 pm

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

Fridays          – SACRED CIRCLE DANCING Sept. 28 at 7:30 pm in Dundas Room


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