Alto Section Lead/Soloist job posting

Alto Section Lead/Soloist Position: St. James United Church invites applications for an alto section lead/soloist. We are a warm, friendly, supportive, active, forward-thinking faith community with a culture of musical excellence, support and appreciation. Two adult choirs (auditioned Chancel Choir, non-auditioned Senior Choir with Chancel Choir as core), three leads (S+A+T/B), varied repertoire (the classics to upbeat contemporary, including some unaccompanied), and regular opportunities for solo work. Solid sight-reading skills and the ability to blend while leading the section are expected. Position open until filled. During the time of coronavirus, responsibilities will be fulfilled virtually, as determined by safety considerations and public health guidelines. Please view the full position description here. Press for job description. Please contact J.-C. Coolen, Music Minister, at for more information and to arrange an audition.

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