Parish News

25 May




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


NEW ISSUE OF HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER! Please click on the “newsletter” tab.

SUMMER CAMP ~ We are once again gathering funds to send children to Canterbury Hills. Please make cheques payable to “St. James Anglican Church” attn: camp fund.


OUR SUPPORT HELPED!! ~ In April, 1,018 households accessed food through the two St. Matthew’s House food banks. That included 2,476 people, 919 of whom were children. Warmest thanks to everyone who remembered to bring in a can a week to the table in the narthex and to others who brought in loads at a time. Those contributions of food in cans, boxes​ and packages amounted to 821 pounds in April. WOW! ​​NOW, let’s push for 900 lbs in June. Can we do this?…and the people replied, “YES, we can!”


YOUTH GROUP ~ Ages 9+ will meet this Friday May 26th, 6-8pm for games, stories, snacks. Bring your friends!

PEDAL, PIPES AND PIZZA ~ The RCCO is offering a “Pedal, Pipes and Pizza” event in St James Dundas from 10 am till noon THIS Saturday May 27. This offers a chance to learn about organs, build a small instrument, and try your hand on a splendid organ and hear some professionals play. There will also be some neat videos to watch! No registration required – just show up and pay $5 at the door. A fun morning, and pizza at noon! Open to all children ages 6 to 12, especially those learning to play an instrument. Parents welcome.



BODY & SOUL ~ Every Tuesday morning at St. James. On Tuesday May 30 we have Bob Morrow coming to speak. All are welcome.

“THE REASON YOU WALK” BOOK STUDY ~ Tuesdays in May at 2:30 in the Parlour. Last is May 30. Join us to discuss this eye opening book by Wab Kinew.


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

ASSOCIATION OF DUNDAS CHURCHES meets at St. James on Thursday June 1 at 7pm in the parlour for the Annual General Meeting. All are welcome!

GARAGE/PLANT/BAKE SALE ~ The garage sale is this coming Saturday, June 3rd. Please note there will be 2 garage sale locations – one at the church and one at 64 Hatt Street – both from 8:00am until noon. Sign up sheets are in the narthex, for the church location – we need MANY MANY more people to sign up to help – sorting out all of our treasures is a huge, long job – with your help it can be done. Please think about offering a few hours of your time next week, it will be most appreciated – there are many different time slots. Donations will be welcomed from next Tuesday until Friday morning. If you have any big items of furniture, sports equipment, etc please contact us for pick-up.

GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is June 5.


MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Next meeting is June 6. New members are welcome.

BLESSING OF THE BIKES ~ On June 11th, there will be a Bike Blessing at the 10.30 Service; come with wheels to be blessed. This could be bikes, scooters, walkers, strollers, skate boards – anything that involves people power rather than gas. Let’s save the planet for one Sunday. If you can’t bike to church could you walk or car pool? Talk to those you know who travel the same roads and let’s make a difference to the environment.

HEALING GROUP ~ Come for fellowship, blessing and healing prayers. All welcome: 4th Tuesday of the month. Next session is June 27th at 7pm in the church (side chapel). Please note there will be no healing group for July and August. For information 905-526-0523,



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.

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. 



AN EVENING OF JAZZ ~ Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. The Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Ave (at John S.), Tickets: Adults $20; Students $10. Purchase in advance or at the door

905-527-3505 –

23RD ANNUAL LOBSTER & RIB FEST, presented by Rotary Clubs of Dundas, is on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy 5, Waterdown. Doors open 5pm, Pasta Bar 5:30 to 6:30pm. Dinner 6pm: 2 Lobsters or 2 half racks of ribs or 1 of each. Silent and live auction. Licensed by LCBO. Tickets $55 / person from or call 905-627-3355. Dance to the “Null Hypothesis” from 8:30 to 11pm.

SOUNDS AT STRABANE ~ Sun., May 28th at 7 p.m. – presenting MARVIN MUNSHAW & Friends in Concert at Strabane United Church, 1565 Brock Rd., Strabane. Pianist extraordinaire, Marvin Munshaw has gather a talented group of musicians to raise our spirits in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. A cornucopia of music and guests will include performances by sing-songwriter & pianist  Ken Munshaw, vocalist Ria Dowling, Bob Reeves (woodwinds), Sean Browne (bass) and Paul Dickenson (percussion).   Be prepared to join in for a sing-along with Marvin & the Choir as well. Donations will be gratefully accepted to support outreach project. Refreshments to be served following the concert. 

DUNDAS COMMUNITY SERVICES AGM ~ Thursday June 16, 7:30 pm at Dundas Town Hall, Council Chambers, 60 Main St. Dundas Agenda: Brief Business, Report to Community, Volunteer Recognition. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

ROUTES YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND BABYSITTING COURSE PROGRAMS are now open for the summer. We are ready to assist both students and employers in the surrounding area. Some of the services we offer include: Youth Employment Services Program for Employers, Youth Employment Services Program for Students 14 – 19, Youth Employment Services Program re: Job Skills Support & Routes Youth Centre Babysitting Course. If you would like more information, contact us at 289-339-1858, or visit us at 10 Market Street South, Dundas.



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