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PARISH NEWS - 6 December 2021



Please phone in to the office to register for the Sunday service … or send an email to the office requesting registration. It REALLY helps … and, if we can avoid putting people in the Dundas Room until all the registered spots are filled, it makes it so much easier for the greeters.

SPACE ALERT!

This week – Tuesday and Wednesday, and possibly next week – we will have some guests in the church – a film crew. They are not filming inside but using much of our space for the crew members. This will cause some disruption in terms of parking and access. So, please do not use the driveways and parking lot unless absolutely necessary, and please use the door that leads into the ramp area for access to the building whenever possible. MANY thanks for your patience in this regard; the situation is temporary.


REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES (AS WELL AS THE ADVENT SERVICES ON THE 12TH AND 19TH)




OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK

Week of December 6 - 10

Monday, Wednesday 9am-4pm

Thursday, Friday 9am-noon



DR. JEANNE BECK

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Jeanne Beck, a long serving member of the parish family. Dr. Beck was an elected school trustee for both the Dundas and Wentworth School Boards and a lecturer at McMaster University. She was a prolific writer, avid gardener and lover of music and art. Jeanne will be missed by her daughters, Jody, Constance and Susan … as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service of remembrance will be held here in the church on Saturday, December 11 at 11.00 a.m. Donations to St. James or the Royal Botanical Gardens would be appreciated, in lieu of flowers. Proof of double vaccination will be required for in-person attendance; the service will be live streamed.


ADOPT-A-FAMILY

Thanks to all for their contributions


HOUSE TOUR

Sometimes an event will evoke such a response that it is difficult to stand back and assess the role that it has played. The 45th Holiday House Tour was not just statistically an important one … it brought together our parish family in way that has not been possible in the past 21 months; and it had an amazing impact on the community of Dundas as well. From the home-owners, to the planning team, to the vendors … and all who contributed to that day … take a moment a relish the impact. It was amazing. The smiles on people’s faces; the joy it evoked, the strain on the knees and backs … the results far outweighed the effort … and the effort was tremendous!


COFFEE HOUR

Our coffee hour occurs this Thursday on Zoom at 10am. Join us to chat and enjoy one another’s company for an hour. Bring your own coffee!


Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6932690932

Meeting ID: 693 269 0932

Use either the link or Zoom ID but you don't need to do both.


SAVING(S)

Now that we are approaching larger numbers in church (and the Narthex) … please remember to save the following – boxes are on the table just south of the central doors…..


Batteries – be careful to cover some of the posts where applicable.


Eyeglasses – very much needed and appreciated.


Stamps – cut stamps off your Christmas cards and place in the box.


Cheques – OOOOPS – well, OK … but don’t leave them in the Narthex … use the appropriate location in the Sanctuary.



SAVE MONEY AND FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Every household can help to reduce greenhouse gas emission! Through home energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits you can lower energy consumption and save money. To learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant: https://youtu.be/nCGmMG76PNQ

This information is prepared by BACCC (Bay Area Climate Change Council) as a part of effort to help the Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. For questions, please feel free to email: info@bayareaclimate.ca


SERVICE ALTERNATIVE

If you cannot attend in person you will also be able to “tune in” and watch the Sunday service, beginning at 10 a.m. on YouTube. The link is provided on the parish website [www.stjamesdundas.ca]. It is easy to access – on the home page is “Join us!” – and there is a “clickable” link to access the service sheet and one to access the YouTube livestream. You can also join Tom Atterton on Wednesday evenings at 8.30 p.m. for Compline with a simple click as well.


COATS AND BOOTS

Dozens of pairs of boots and coats have been delivered to the Wesley Day Centre for those in need. Note the figures – Over 300 have been delivered. MANY thanks to those who have responded…and for those who have helped to deliver the coats to a variety of agencies who will distribute to those in need.


THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK



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