Parish News

1 Feb

 

THIS COMING SUNDAY AT SAINT JAMES:

SUNDAY December 8, 2019

BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

PARISH EUCHARIST 10:30 am –

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THIS WEEK AT SAINT JAMES

 

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR

THIS Saturday 7th December

Cookies being boxed on Wednesday morning, bring donations to the church.

Church being set up Friday 9am, volunteers still needed!

All hands on deck Saturday morning!

Tickets now priced $30

 

 

THIS COMING SUNDAY AT SAINT JAMES:

Sunday 8th December, 2019

The Second Sunday of Advent

BCP EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

PARISH EUCHARIST 10:30 am,

Advent Walk, 6.30pm, staring at Saint Paul’s United Church


DONATIONS FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR must be received by the office no later than December 31st. Tax receipts for 2019 will be issued the week beginning January 5, 2020.


Organ Recital
Tuesday 10th

We welcome Simon Irving and Janice Beninger from Dundas.

12.15pm, entry $7


SOMETHING’S COMING

A new website for Saint James has been designed by our own Mike Anderson and we hope to take it live before Christmas! Also, based on the ideas we gathered at our ‘vision meeting’ in September, a new logo is being designed to compliment the website. Those of our congregation who are active online especially on Facebook can do wonderful things for our church profile in the community by:

  1. ‘LIKING / FOLLOWING’ our Facebook page and leaving a positive review about what Saint James means to you.
  2. SHARING posts from our Facebook page to yours (please don’t just ‘like’ the posts).
  3. FOLLOW us on Twitter and RETWEET.
  4. Share positive information, stories and photos.
  5. Send photos from ALL church activities to Mike Deed via to be included in our publicity / profile. Remember to have permission to take photos and to say ‘whats going on’.

THE JILL AWARD

The ‘Jill Award’ is given annually to a volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism at Saint James Church, particularly those who encourage the next generation of volunteers. The qualities in such a volunteer would include accountability, inclusivity, a passion for helping others, dependability and commitment. Nominations are open from December 1st – January 31st. Nomination forms are available from the welcome centre in the Narthex. The Jill award will be presented at the annual vestry meeting of Saint James Church

The completed form should be submitted directly to the Rector.


URGENT!  ADOPT-A-FAMILY PRESENTS

The deadline for bringing in your presents for Adopt-A-Family has been extended to December 8th.  Although we appreciate your generosity, please do not bring them Saturday during the House Tour since it will be too hectic to receive them.

Please call  the office 905-627-1424 for information. Thank you for your support.


 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2019

Sunday 15th December
6.30pm Community Christmas Carol Service

Sing your favrouite carols and hear the Christmas Story! Followed by hot apple cider and Christmas Cookies.

 

Christmas Eve 24th December

4pm Children’s Christmas Service

7pm Christmas Communion

10pm Christmas Communion

 

Christmas Day 25th December

9.30am A simple Holy Eucharist to celebrate the Feast of the Incarnation


 

VESTRY- A Date for your Diary

The Annual vestry meeting will take place on Sunday 23rd February 2020 following a SINGLE SERVICE at 9.30am. Reports on all areas of ministry are due to Rev. Mike Deed before December 30th 2019 to be included in the vestry report.


GOOD FOOD BOXES Dec 20th . Let the office know if you want a box.  905-627-1424


 

PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world.

This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what’s really important.

We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts

to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen.

 

From http://www.dynamiccatholic.com

 

CHURCH GROUPS

MONDAY GAMES:

Monday afternoons 1:30-3:30 pm. Everyone welcome!

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                                                    MEN’S SPIRITUALITY MEETINGS        

meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 7.00 to 8.30 pm. For the next few weeks we shall be discussing John Gray’s book “Seven Types of Atheism”. Please contact Peter Davison via the office 905-627-1424  if you would like to join us  or just attend the meeting.

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EfM (Education for Ministry)

Meetings for the 2019-2020 year on Monday at 7.00 pm in the Parlour.

BODY & SOUL:

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Body & Soul – Tuesdays  10:00 – Noon 

December 10th – Christmas Potluck lunch

 

WEDNESDAY KNITTING AFTERNOONS (THE KNITWITS):

Meets at 1:30 pm. in the Parlour

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S WRITING GROUP

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Parlour.journaling-clipart-journal-writing-2400_1864

 

 

 

 

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE

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Social Skills Were Survival Skills That Enabled Neanderthals to Live in Cold Northern Climates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRC EVENTS: Remember to check the bulletin board in the Narthex to see upcoming events. Also check out http://www.powwows.com/calendar.

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