Parish News

16 Feb


·         HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

·         CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am


PLEASE NOTE: The church office will be closed Tuesday February 21.


MUSIC NOTES ~ We are expanding the Parish Choir membership in the coming months, and with this in mind, we would like to invite any available and interested singers to come forth and join the Choir. We are especially in need of singers for the Alto, Tenor and Bass sections, while there is room for 2 more Sopranos. The simple reading of music would be very helpful in moving forward in the lower 3 parts, while at the same time, part training is available. Choir rehearsal night is Thursdays, from 7:29 pm to 8:45 pm (9 pm at busier times). Please see Richard Hansen for more details, as you ponder the chance to join this wonderful ministry. The e-mail address for our Organist  is or you can call his Cell at (905)-923-3372.


FUNDRAISING DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION to send Medical Equipment to Kurdistan. Event takes place Saturday, 25th March, 2017 at 6.00 PM. St James Anglican Church 137 Melville Street, Dundas. Tickets $50.00. Charitable receipt for $35.00 for each ticket. Please let us know if you have something to offer for the silent auction. We have signed copies of books from Clara Hughes, Stephen Lewis and Lawrence Hill. Let us know if you have any ideas for things to auction. Lynn has sent about 25 letters to prominent Canadians asking for signed books, CDs etc.


WOMEN’S WEEKEND ~ Please join us at the Women’s Weekend on March 31, April 1 and 2 at Loyola House, Guelph to celebrate “Your Infinite Self”! The cost is $225 and includes a private room and amazing locally sourced gourmet meals, (special diets accommodated). Our guest speaker is Dawna Toews (raw, a Holistic Health Coach and Inspirational Speaker, who has helped thousands of women across the globe, come into their greatness! For more information, please contact the church office.


TREASURES AND TEA 2017 – Submissions of treasures for the treasure sale and tea are being accepted as soon as you discover them! The event will take place on Saturday May 13. This is NOT a garage sale. We are looking for quality items such as jewelry, lovely linens, china, etc. As well as the sale, we plan to have a tearoom. We will also be looking for help for both the sale and the tearoom.




GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is February 20.


BODY & SOUL ~ Every Tuesday morning at St. James. Tuesday Feb. 21…slides of Iceland.




KNIT GROUP meets every Wednesdays at 1:30. New members are always welcome.


GOOD FOOD BOX DAY will be Friday, Feb. 24th. Please let us know if you want a box this month. 


SHROVE TUESDAY ~ Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 28th, 5-6.30pm. Please join us for pancakes and sausages, coffee, tea and juice. Adults – $8, Children under 10 – $6, Family (2 adults, 2 children) – $24.


THE MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Next meeting is Febuary 28th. New members are welcome.


HEALING GROUP ~ Come for fellowship, blessing and healing prayers. All welcome: 4th Tuesday of the month. Next session is February 28 at 7pm in the church (side chapel).


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE ~ Wednesday March 1 at 7:30 pm.


LENTEN LUNCHES! Sponsored by the Association of Dundas Churches (ADC), this is an invitation for us to gather with people from other congregations every Wednesday in Lent, March 1 to April 5, 2017 from 12 noon to 1 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, Dundas. Hear a brief message based on the theme of “Reconciliation”, sing, chat, and enjoy a simple lunch. Do come! For more info see the poster in the hallway or speak to an ADC rep.


AGING WITH GRACE IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION ~ A Lenten workshop. 4 sessions in the parlour. Dates: Thursdays March 2, 9, 16, 23  @  1:30 – 2:45. Lead by Maddie Rowe and Carol Overing. Call the church to register!


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2017 ~ St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street West, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 12:00pm. Theme: Am I Being Unfair to You? Prepared by the Women of the Philippines. Please note the change of time to 12:00pm.


EVENSONG ~ Sunday March 5 at 4pm followed by ROAST  BEEF  DINNER. By request you’re getting another dinner for the unbelievable price of reserved tickets at $13.50 adult, $6 children 11 years of age and under, free for little kids, Family of 2 adults & 2 children, $32.  WOW! Costs you more at the door so please purchase or reserve your tickets by Friday March 3!  NOTE that profit goes to defray or, with your support, cover the costs of those needed Community Dinners. CAN WE DO THIS?!  


LENTEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS START AGAIN! ~ Tuesdays at 12:15 PM. Bring your lunch and coffee and tea will be served. $5 admission. March 7: Angus Sinclair, March 14: Richard Hansen, March 21st: Christopher Dawes, March 28th: Simon Walker, April 4: Paul Merritt.




COAT DRIVE ~ To date, since late October, we have delivered 243 winter coats to St. Matthew’s House to ward off the cold for people who wear them. Keep up the good work!


PLEASE keep those cans and packages of food coming in for St. Matthew’s House!


SYRIAN NEWCOMERS are interested in casual work such as landscaping, moving assistance and house cleaning.


WHEELCHAIRS FOR IRAQ PROJECT ~ We have had significant further donations and are planning a second shipment. We need people to pick up donations, write thank you letters and send letters to long term care and retirement facilities. Many thanks.


USED POSTAGE STAMPS have value as they are sold by the Leprosy Mission to raise funds for treatment of that terrible condition.  Let us keep collecting them. 




ECOWHAM are hosting a “Trees for our Children” event on Friday, Feb. 17th.  7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St.W, Dundas. Presenters will include City of Hamilton staff and members of Environment Hamilton. All welcome. No charge/light refreshments. 


ROUTES YOUTH CENTRE ANNUAL DINNER & SILENT AUCTION is 6:00 PM Friday, February 24th.  For tickets/info please call 519 647-3504 (a local call) or e-mail


ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS ~ Dundas Community Services is hosting an educational lunch and learn for seniors, caregivers and active retirees. Please bring your lunch and learn about Alzheimer’s prevention and why the Alzheimer exists and how to alleviate the personal and social consequences of the disease. This seminar will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street, Dundas. Our guest speaker will be Anne Swift, First Link Coordinator – Hamilton Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.


LUNCH & LEARN ~ Dundas Community Services is hosting a Lunch and Learn educational session for seniors, caregivers and recent retirees on “Would you like to learn more about Diabetes”?  Monday, April 3, 2917, 12:00 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas. Join Jaspreet Sodhi, Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Associate Owner/Shoppers Drug Mart, 1460, who will provide information on how to learn the signs, symptoms, and complications that Diabetes has on day-to-day life.. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.


CANTERBURY HILLS MARCH BREAK CAMP ~ Campers ages 8-15 are invited to attend Canterbury Hills camp on Thurs. Mar. 16th and/or Fri. Mar. 17th. Together with our partners at Adventureworks! Associates Inc. we offer this new program called “March Breakaway”. Campers can register for one day ($55) or both days ($110) as each day includes unique programming. Activities include outdoor adventures, games, skill building, group challenges, and a two-part theme skit. Campers bring their own lunch/snacks and are invited to wear green to match our “green” theme re: nature appreciation/St. Patrick’s Day. Registration for March Breakaway is now open: Question? Contact: For more information:













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