Here are the student’s blessing and the teacher’s blessing that Rev. Maya shared during worship on Sunday, September 20, 2020.St.-James-Back-to-School-Blessings
As you can tell, the ministries of St. James United are continuing in new ways to the very best of our ability. At times like this we are so grateful to our PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) donors who support the church through a monthly withdrawal of your choosing that can be changed at any time. (Matty can set you up on this if you wish). Our monthly expenses average $20,000 per month and our known income is $13,000 per month, leaving a monthly shortfall of approximately $7,000. Approximately $2,000 – $3,000 of this amount will be permanently lost rental income due to the closure of our building and suspension of week by week renters. The balance of the loss is from a drop in envelope and casual giving that normally happens on a Sunday morning. We would be very grateful for online donations by credit card via PayPal through our website or by cheque through the mail. Some people need God and the church more than ever these days and we want to be here for you, the people of St. James and our community. Thanks for your part in enabling God’s ministry.
If you need to have your groceries delivered during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Grocery Delivery Services: On March 10, 2020 Toronto Life Magazine tested and rated a few Grocery Delivery Services in the GTA. While many grocery stores offer this service two that were highly recommended included:
Grocery Gateway: a service of Longo’s online or via phone.
Telephone 1-877-447-8778 or online at https://www.grocerygateway.com
6 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-F, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays. Minimum $50 purchase before taxes and a flat rate delivery fee starting at $7.99 plus H.S.T. depending on the size of order and how quickly you need it delivered.
Fresh City Farms: offer a large catalogue of organic, small-batch, artisanal or local suppliers. Minimum $27 order plus $3 – $3.50 delivery fee waived on orders $75 and up. There is a specific delivery day for each neighbourhood. Phone 647-352-2489 Monday to Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or visit www.freshcityfarms.com
CANCELLATION – We feel it is in the best interest of us all not to host the SENIORS’ LUNCHEON on April 2, 2020 due to possible COVID 19 spread. We will be in touch with each of you on our phone lists in the coming weeks.
ALZHEIMER WORKSHOP “MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES”
Thursday, Nov 21, 130-330 PM
St. James United Church
400 Burnhamthorpe Rd.
Objectives of workshop are to help caregivers understand the importance of
MEANINGFUL ACITIVITIES AND SENSORY STIMULATION for persons with dementia.
Please call Luba at 416-822-8089 to reserve a place.
Last Year’s fun and frightening Halloween Party was a huge success. Your Christian Development committee is getting ready to organize this year’s Spooktacular on Saturday, October 19 fro 5:00 – 7:00 pm. There will be crafts, games, pumpkin carving and a Haunted Hallway. We need help with everything from distributing flyers, set-up Saturday morning, people to welcome gusts, overseeing a planned activity ( game or craft table) or serving pizza slices from the kitchen. We especially need people to help for 2 1/2 hours on Saturday. If you are willing to assist please contact Karen Forgrave or Rev Coral.
Looking for a meaningful activity for your children on upcoming PA Days? United Churches in this area are offering a series of GO-project-themed day camps, 9am – 4pm, with extra before-and after-care available. Different churches are hosting on different days – see flyer for more information