Coming Events

News, Notices and Events:

Please Join Us for Another Fabulous Movie Night Tuesday April 25th.  Doors open 6:30 pm, Movie starts at 7 pm. Join us for desserts with coffee and tea following the movie.  Proceeds will go to support Senior’s in our Community.  Bring a group and have a fun evening.  Admission is a Free Will Offering.  Seating is limited – please call the church office, 613-692-2082, to reserve your seat.

“Brick for Rick” Penny Auction –
 Sunday April 30.  Everyone welcome!  A hot lunch is provided.

 Confederation Tea
Saturday, May 13th with two seatings: 1-2:30pm OR 3-4:30pm
Traditional Afternoon Tea – Finger sandwiches, scrumptious scones and delightful desserts.  (no children under 7)  Tickets are $15.
Proceeds go to our outreach in Resolute Bay.
To order your tickets call the church office, 613-692-2082.

Bible Study
A study of the Gospel of Luke with Rev. Bill Byers is on each Wednesday, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and each Thursday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. here at St. James
No previous experience is needed. All are welcome.

Youth News…..

Rev. Andrea and Donna Rourke attended a workshop in April at St Paul’s Kanata on opioid drugs, harm reduction strategies, overdose identification and prevention. They both now have a Naloxone kit and have been trained to respond to an overdose!
For more information

#Limitless St James Youth:|
If you are between the ages of 12-17, please join us for food, fun and fellowship in Tomkins Hall from 6 – 8 p.m. every second Wednesday evening and usually one Friday evening a month for a Pizza and Games night.

Wednesday evening Gatherings:
Wednesday April 26 – To wrap up our segment on caring for our animals, we will be hosting a guest speaker from the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. He is coming to tell us about his guide dog and what we can do to help support this amazing organization that helps Canadians with their mobility by providing them in the use of professionally trained dogs. All youth ages 12-17 are welcome to join us from 6:00-8:00 pm in Tomkins Hall.

May gatherings

Wednesday May 10 and 24 in Tomkins Hall, fellowship, faith formation, food and fun
Friday May 26 – Games and Pizza Night

CLAY 2018 and CLAY Trailer:

Saturday June 10 – Car wash and BBQ at Surgenor Barrhaven formally Jack May located at 3788 Prince of Wales Dr. Please come and get your car washed, have a hotdog and support our youth going to CLAY in 2018!

CLAY Trailer – Date and location change: Feb.16-19 in Toronto. More details to follow!

Building Our Faith
Our next “Building our Faith” event will be an intergenerational water event in July. We are going to do a water activity that the CLAY 2016 participants did in PEI last summer and then enjoy some time swimming, eating and having some fun! So please save the date, July 16 and plan on joining us at the Rourke&Harding home for this fun afternoon

If you have any questions regarding youth events, please contact Donna Rourke at

Messy Church
May 12th, 5:30 to 7pm. We invite families to join us for another fun filled evening of ‘Messy Church” downstairs in our church hall. Bring your friends!
Over the course of the evening we will share a family friendly meal and undertake various activities and crafts that will help us explore our theme. (There will be separate activities for ages 4-8 and for junior youth age 9-12.)
Please RSVP Rev Andrea and Kelly so we can plan accordingly.

Youth Internship Program – YIP
We have 6 intern positions and our interns are selected based on a written application and participation in a panel interview. Any youth in grades 11- 1st year university/college may apply. We will be accepting applications beginning May 15, 2017.
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE, by emailing or

Community Events

Calling all teens aged 14-18! All Saints Westboro is hosting a canoe trip this summer in Algonquin Park. The trip is five days (July 10-14). No experience is necessary, and the trip is open to teens aged 14-18 in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. Come join us to learn, worship, and experience God’s creation. For more information and to register, visit: or email

 In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please contact Rev Andrea

  Church Office:  

These booklets, books and CD’s explore the complex, and often painful, thoughts and feelings that come with loss. Whether you are saying good-bye because of a death, a move or a divorce; grief is grief.  There is a full list of titles on the bulletin board in the church entrance. Our new lending library is situated in Rev Andrea’s office.
Some titles…healing a child’s heart after divorce; healing your grieving heart when someone you care about has Alzheimer’s; dispel 5 common myths about grief; helping yourself heal when a parent dies.  There are over 75 different books covering various topics!


Memorial or Thankoffering Flowers 
Anyone who would like to make memorial or thanksgiving offerings or a donation towards flowers, please sign the flower chart at the back or contact Maxine Whelan or Sam Hills (692-2082)

Pastoral Care –
If you know someone…….a relative, a friend, a neighbor, even a stranger…….who is lonely, elderly, shut-in, chronically ill, distressed, who could use some assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact The Reverend Andrea Thomas, 613-799-8759.

Prayer list –
If you wish to have a name added for the Sunday service only, please write the name on the sheet provided in the prayer basket at the back of the church prior to the service, so that the Lay Assistant has time to pick the note up and add the name to the list.
If you wish to submit a name for a longer term (up to 4 weeks), please call the office with details, or fill out a form and leave it in the prayer basket.
(If a terms of more than 4 weeks is needed, please re-submit the person’s name).
For urgent and immediate prayers, please contact Myra Conway of the Prayer Chain Ministry.

Lost & Found –
Any jewellery items found in the church are kept in the church office. All other items are in a box in the coat room.  Please check in the box or give Sam a call, at 613-692-2082, if you are missing an item.


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