Anglican Church of Canada

 St. James Anglican Church

 

 Thought for the week

“The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of
understanding life but a new way of living it.”
Frederick Buechner
 

 

 

Announcements

To read this week's community newsletter "The Beauty of Waiting" click here


Coffee Shop Bible Study: We meet at 11 am at The Vault Coffee and Espresso Bar (101 St Andrew St W, Fergus) for an hour of snacks and study focused on the upcoming week's lectionary readings. Everyone is welcome!


Wednesday Morning Prayer at 10 am. Everyone is welcome.


Women's Community Lunch: Every Wednesday at 12 noon in our Butterfly Hall. Free and Fun! Kids welcome! Our building is fully accessible.


Sunday, December 15th is our Children’s Christmas Pageant. There will be one service at 10:30 am. It’s also White Gift Sunday - donations to the Centre Wellington Food Bank please, juice and instant coffee especially.


Winter Newsletter: Please pass any items for our winter newsletter to Angela Mullins by Sunday, December 8th.


Quiet Christmas Evening Service on Wednesday, December 11th at 7 pm. Join us for a time of peace. Detach from the bustle and busyness and sink into the holy wonder of the season with music, candles and prayers. All are welcome.


An evening of singing your favourite Christmas Carols followed by treats with old and new friends! Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm. All are welcome. 


Christmas Memorial Flowers: You are invited to donate flowers, poinsettias or money for the decoration of the church for Christmas. These donations offered in memory of a loved one in thanksgiving will be printed in the Christmas bulletins. Memorial envelopes are available at the back of the church and in the narthex. Please pass donor information to Angela Mullins by Monday, December 23rd to ensure your donation is acknowledged in the bulletins. Bring your plants to the church morning of Monday 22nd.


What does Advent mean for you? Is it mostly a time of shopping and cooking and decorating and overwhelming busyness, in preparation for the arrival of the big event, Christmas Day? Or can it be, however briefly, a time of quiet contemplation for you each day; of waiting for the arrival of a baby we call Jesus, the Christ?

In this year’s PWRDF Advent devotions, four theologians and writers offer unique reflections as they connect the Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love, to their ministries:

•    Hope - The Rev. Laurel Dykstra on Creation Care
•    Peace - The Rt. Rev. John Hannen on Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples 
•    Joy - Dr. Marion Taylor on Empowering Women
•    Love - Dr. Mary Jo Leddy on Refugees 

Out of their lived experience, their work and their understandings of scripture, they offer us a rich variety of ways to contemplate the one for whom we wait. Each reflection is linked to a PWRDF story to connect this time of waiting with the ‘work’ of waiting that we are called to do; the work of creating – in the words of our vision statement – “a truly just, peaceful and healthy world.” 
May you wait in quiet contemplation this Advent season.

Click here to sign up to receive reflections starting November 30th.


PWRDF World of Gifts 2019 campaign has begun. The items offered have been selected based on the needs of people participating in the many programs supported by PWRDF. Whether it be clean water, climate adaptation and food security, health or Indigenous programs, your gift is an opportunity to make a world of difference. Click here to visit the online store. 


Gift Cards are ordered the first Sunday of the month. Thank you to those who are continuing to use the gift cards and to those who are new supporters. Profit for the first eleven months of 2019 is $1,718.07. If anyone wants more information about this fundraiser, please see Linda Webster. 
There will be 1 more order before Christmas. Please consider purchasing gift cards for presents. The next order date is December 1, 2019.


Introduction to Contemplative Prayer Ecumenical Workshop: Saturday, February 1st, 2020, 9 am to 3:30 pm at Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre, Ancaster. Cost: $50 (including lunch). To register or for more information, contact John Bell: jsbell13@gmail.com or 905-407-1919.


Centre Wellington Food Bank needs juice and instant coffee. Please leave donations in the baskets in the narthex. Thank you for your continued support.


This Sunday, December 8th – Advent 2
2 Services at 9 am and 10:30 am
(with guest preacher, The Very Rev’d Peter Wall at 10:30 am)

Bible Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13Matthew 3:1-12

 

Sunday, December 15th - Advent 3
1 Service at 10:30 am
Children's Christmas Pageant!

All are welcome!


Check out this great blog
by The Rev'd Canon Trudy Lebans

(RCL and other reflections)

Voices in the Trees

 
Take time out and join us this Wednesday evening at 7pm.
All are welcome.
Quiet Christmas
 
 

Coming Events

Thursday, December 12
11:30 am: Choir Practice

Every Thursday at 11:30 am. 


Thursday, December 12
6.30-8 pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

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Thursday, December 12
7:30 pm: Al Anon Meeting

Weekly Al-Anon meeting in the Witcher Room.


Friday, December 13
8-10:30pm: Fergus Contra Dance

No experience required. All dances taught and then prompted by callers. Live music. Individuals welcome. Beginner & new contra dancer orientation at 7:45pm. Adults: $12, Students: $8, Youth: free.


Saturday, December 14
8:30 am: Yoga

Yoga for All Levels

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Sunday, December 15
3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Sunday, December 15
9 am Service

Traditional Anglican service [no music]


Sunday, December 15
10:30 am Service

Modern Anglican service with music


Monday, December 16
10 am: Al-Anon Meeting

Weekly Al-Anon meeting in the Witcher Room.


Monday, December 16
11 am: Bible Study at The Vault Coffee Shop, Fergus

We meet at The Vault Coffee and Espresso Bar (101 St. Andrew Street W, Fergus) for an hour of snacks and study focused on the upcoming week’s lectionary readings. Everyone is welcome!


Monday, December 16
6 pm: Sparks [Girl Guides]

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Monday, December 16
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Tuesday, December 17
9:30 am: Quilting Bees

Quilters meet in our Butterfly Hall each Tuesday. Anyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship and to learn the art of hand quilting.


Tuesday, December 17
6.30-8 pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

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Tuesday, December 17
7 pm: Serenity On The Grand NA Meeting

Weekly Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the Witcher Room.


Wednesday, December 18
10 am: Morning Prayer

All are welcome.


Wednesday, December 18
12 pm: Women's Community Lunch

Need a friend? Be a friend. Come on out to our Women's Community Lunch. Held every Wednesday in our Butterfly Hall. Free and fun! Children welcome.


Wednesday, December 18
7 pm: Carol Sing

Join us for an evening of Christmas Carols.


Thursday, December 19
11:30 am: Choir Practice

Every Thursday at 11:30 am. 


Thursday, December 19
6.30-8 pm: Gentle Flow Yoga

Click here for more information.


Thursday, December 19
7:30 pm: Al Anon Meeting

Weekly Al-Anon meeting in the Witcher Room.


Friday, December 20
6pm: Community Dinner

All are welcome!


Saturday, December 21
8:30 am: Yoga

Yoga for All Levels

Click here for more information


Sunday, December 22
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT: HANGING OF THE GREENS

Sunday, December 22
9 am Service

Traditional Anglican service [no music]


Sunday, December 22
10:30 am Service

Modern Anglican service with music


Monday, December 23
10 am: Al-Anon Meeting

Weekly Al-Anon meeting in the Witcher Room.


Monday, December 23
11 am: Bible Study at The Vault Coffee Shop, Fergus

We meet at The Vault Coffee and Espresso Bar (101 St. Andrew Street W, Fergus) for an hour of snacks and study focused on the upcoming week’s lectionary readings. Everyone is welcome!


Monday, December 23
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Tuesday, December 24
9:30 am: Quilting Bees

Quilters meet in our Butterfly Hall each Tuesday. Anyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship and to learn the art of hand quilting.


Tuesday, December 24
7 pm: Serenity On The Grand NA Meeting

Weekly Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the Witcher Room.


Thursday, December 26
7:30 pm: Al Anon Meeting

Weekly Al-Anon meeting in the Witcher Room.


Monday, December 30
10 am: Al-Anon Meeting

Weekly Al-Anon meeting in the Witcher Room.


Monday, December 30
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Tuesday, December 31
9:30 am: Quilting Bees

Quilters meet in our Butterfly Hall each Tuesday. Anyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship and to learn the art of hand quilting.


Tuesday, December 31
7 pm: Serenity On The Grand NA Meeting

Weekly Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the Witcher Room.


Wednesday, January 01
7 pm: TAIZÉ SERVICE

Join us to greet the new year at a Taizé service of ecumenical service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. This month our theme is 'Turning of the Year'.


Monday, January 13
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Friday, January 24
8-10:30pm: Fergus Contra Dance

No experience required. All dances taught and then prompted by callers. Live music. Individuals welcome. Beginner & new contra dancer orientation at 7:45pm. Adults: $12, Students: $8, Youth: free.


Monday, January 27
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Monday, February 10
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Monday, February 24
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Friday, February 28
8-10:30pm: Fergus Contra Dance

No experience required. All dances taught and then prompted by callers. Live music. Individuals welcome. Beginner & new contra dancer orientation at 7:45pm. Adults: $12, Students: $8, Youth: free.


Monday, March 09
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Monday, March 23
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Friday, March 27
8-10:30pm: Fergus Contra Dance

No experience required. All dances taught and then prompted by callers. Live music. Individuals welcome. Beginner & new contra dancer orientation at 7:45pm. Adults: $12, Students: $8, Youth: free.


Monday, April 13
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Friday, April 24
8-10:30pm: Fergus Contra Dance

No experience required. All dances taught and then prompted by callers. Live music. Individuals welcome. Beginner & new contra dancer orientation at 7:45pm. Adults: $12, Students: $8, Youth: free.


Monday, April 27
8 pm: Fergus & District Camera Club Meeting

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Friday, May 22
8-10:30pm: Fergus Contra Dance

No experience required. All dances taught and then prompted by callers. Live music. Individuals welcome. Beginner & new contra dancer orientation at 7:45pm. Adults: $12, Students: $8, Youth: free.


Wednesday, June 24
Bishops Visit

 

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St. James Anglican Church

P.O. Box 93
171 Queen St. E.,
Fergus, ON  N1M 2W7

519-843-2141

Worship Services
Sunday 9:00am Traditional Anglican Service [no music]
  10:30am Modern Anglican Service with Music
Summer Sundays 9:30am July and August
Wednesday 10:00am Morning Prayer [no service July/Aug]
4th Wednesday 7:00pm Taizé [no service July/Aug]
Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to Noon

 

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