Stewardship reminder


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.

Grocery Delivery Service

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

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

Alzheimer Society presentation


      Thursday, Nov 21, 130-330 PM

           St. James United Church

           400 Burnhamthorpe Rd.

                  Etobicoke ON


        Objectives of workshop are to help caregivers understand the importance of




           Please call Luba at 416-822-8089 to reserve a place.


alz nov 212 Meanigful Activities – St. James –

Community Halloween Party

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.

Father’s Day Cooking class – For the Kids


Hey Kid’s…. want to get your hands messy, discover a few kitchen tricks, have a great lunch, fun afternoon and along the way learn how to make a fabulous meal for Dad and the whole family ?

Well you can do all those things right here at St James United Church on June 9th from 12-2 PM with Chef’s Julia and Pete.

In the first of a series of cooking classes aimed at the budding Chef’s in the family, Julia and Pete will have the Junior Chef’s stuffing Cheesy GIANT meatballs, Roasting, twisting and Baking Garlic Knots, whipping up Caesar dressing and building the ultimate Cheesy meatball pasta bake for their lunch that day
….all without the use of knife.

Psst…Best if you can convince them to duplicate the dish for Father’s Day for the wholefamily to enjoy.

The activities will have a ratio of 4-1 students and there are a few rules from the Chefs to keep in mind.

  1. Please wear long pants and rubber soled, closed toe shoes.
  2. Bring one clean dishtowel with you.
  3. Let us know if there are any allergies.
  4. Be prepared to ask questions and take notes.
  5. Listen to the Chef
  6. Come Hungry and prepared to have some serious fun in the kitchen


Each class will offer an introduction to kitchen safety and hygiene, cooking and baking techniques, healthy eating and plenty of stories and fun facts about where our food comes from.

All the classes will be 100% hands on and in a team building environment.

Cost $20 per youth


Keep your eye on the Church board for details on our next class and be sure to sign up early as space is limited and discover where in the culinary world our chefs are going to take you next!!