Parish News

19 Jan


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

TREASURES AND TEA 2017 – Save the date! Saturday May 13! We are planning a “treasure” sale, if we can get enough treasures. 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 would love to receive your treasures as soon as you discover them. We will be looking for help for both the sale and the tearoom. If that interests you, we will appreciate your help. Talk to Nancy Crosbie, Lynne Morrow, Audrey Nicol, Lil Stewart, & Jill Regoeczi.

HELP US GET TO THE UN ~ A group of 12 Anglican young people, including Sierra Robertson-Roper, are raising money to go towards their trip to the UN Commission on the Status of Women this March in New York City. As a part of their fundraising, they have put together a crowdfunding campaign to raise $14,000. The UN Commission on the Status of Women is the main gathering every year for those involved in gender justice in the Anglican Communion. But for young people in Canada, the cost of a week in New York is too high. We need young feminists to be able to come to UNCSW: to share their experiences and views, to be inspired, to help them discern how God is calling them to gender justice, and to carry on the work that generations before them have started. We need your financial gift to help get there. You can contribute through our online crowdfunding campaign at or, your most delicious option, by buying baked goods which Sierra will be selling after the service this week at coffee hour. Tax receipts are available for those who donate $20 or more online.


BODY & SOUL ~ Coming up Jan 24 – speaker from Wellwood.

THE MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Next is January 24th. New members are welcome.

HEALING GROUP ~ A regular healing group is starting at St James. Come for fellowship, blessing and healing prayers. All welcome: Once a month, the 4th Tuesday of the month starting January 24 at 7pm sharp in the church (side chapel). Call Christine Aiken for information 905-526-0523,

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

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY ~ During the Week, The Association of Dundas Churches are coming together to study what caused the reformation and how we are working together to bring unity about. Call St. Paul’s at 905-628-6396 to let them know you will be attending Wednesday Jan. 25 at 10am. Also, we need 4 volunteers to attend St. Paul’s on Sunday January 22nd at 10AM to bring greetings from St. James. We will receive visitors from Dundas Baptist.

THE ASSOCIATION OF DUNDAS CHURCHES meetings are open to anyone so if you are available on THURSDAY JAN. 26TH at 7 pm in the parlour of St. James, the church reps will be gathering for  their regular monthly meeting and would be happy to see you. Voting reps for St. James are Rev Jean, Christine Aiken and Anne Washington.

GOOD FOOD BOX DAY will be Friday, Jan. 27th. Let Sue Carson know if you want a box.

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE ~ The next dance will be January 27.

EVENSONG ~ Please join us at 4pm on Sunday February 5.

ROAST BEEF DINNERS ARE BACK! Please join us following Evensong on Sunday February 5, at 5:30 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please call the office to reserve your ticket(s) by Friday Feb. 3 AT NOON. Adults, $13.50 each if prepaid or reserved by Friday Feb 3 at noon. ($15 at the door). Children 11 and under, $6.00 each. Children 4 and under are free. Family of 2 adults and 2 children, $32. Want to help?  Contact Anne W. 905-521-0386.

GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is February 6.

MOVIE NIGHT ~ Feb. 7 @ 7Pm – “The Finest Hours” [2016] is an action thriller…On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern. The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod. This true story is considered to be the most daring marine rescue in history.


COAT DRIVE ~ Many thanks for the winter coats (total to be updated soon) received since late October to ward off the cold for people who wear them, but what about the other folk who shiver on the icy sidewalks?  Can we hustle to bring in more?

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. Please contact Lynn Dykeman at 289-239-9341 or Feras.

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. Let Lynn Dykeman know if you are available to help. 289-339-0499.

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.  Thanks to Mavis Adams and Barbara Snip for looking after this outreach endeavour.

ART EXHIBITION SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ~ For 2018, February to May and December are available. If you are an artist who hasn’t exhibited here for at least a year, or you know of an artist who would like to exhibit here, please contact Frances in the office, thanks!


SIT AND BE FIT ~ an exercise program for strength and balance is held at St. Mark’s Dundas, Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 and Fridays 11:30 to 12:30. This is a free gov’t sponsored program with a qualified instructor. For more info contact Brenda Tebay.

JOURNEY TO TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION ~ Tuesday, Jan. 31st Christ Church, Flamborough are hosting Pat Mandy, a member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit Nation, as a speaker. She will be talking about The Journey to Truth and Reconciliation. Come for an interesting evening to learn, discuss and grow. All welcome – no charge.  7-9 p.m.

SWEETHEART BREAKFAST – Saturday, Feb. 11 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit & more. Join us at Freelton United Church, 155 Freelton Rd., Freelton.  $9 per person $5 for children 5 – 12 yrs.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE ~ Dundas Community Services will host an educational Lunch and Learn for seniors, caregivers and recent retirees on Celebration of Life. The Lunch and Learn has been booked for Monday, February 13, 2017 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas.  Our speaker, Karin Schuett, Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre, Dundas, Ontario will speak about the changes in the funeral sector as it relates to burials vs. cremations, and a bit about prearranging a funeral.  As well, there will be time for lots of questions. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.

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

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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