Coming Events

News, Notices and Events:

Parish Survey – Due back by October 27th
Your feedback is important and helpful in planning for our future.
If you are a parishioner of St James and have not received the survey either by mail or email, please contact Sam, in the church office.

St James presents Messy Church and Super Heroes for God!
Messy Church:
Saturday October 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm in Tomkins Hall.
Everyone is welcome to wear their favorite superhero costume. Supper is included
Ephesians 6: 10-18 The Armor of God
If you have any questions please contact either Rev. Andrea or Donna Rourke

ACW Paint Nite – October 24th 7 pm!
Join us for a fun night of conversation, creativity and laughter in Tomkins Hall. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will be used for our shipment of food to Resolute, Nunavut. Can’t paint? No worries, we will have a lovely artist to show us how! Participants must be 18 years or older.  Cost: $45.
Purchase your tickets online at

Christmas Baking
Christmas is coming and we’ve been planning what goodies will be sold at the Christmas Market.  We would love your help to mix & measure & have some fun.  No experience necessary.  Be prepared to have a GOOD time.  Please sign up in the Narthex.

Fall Bible Study
Join us for a weekly study and discussion series that focuses on the Sunday scripture readings. This gives us an opportunity for a more in-depth look than we have time for on a Sunday morning.   Tuesdays at 1pm or Wednesdays at 7pm.  This series runs till Wednesday, November 29.

Youth News…..

#Limitless St James Youth – for youth between the ages of 12-17

Everyone needs a safe place to explore and experiment, especially when we are young.
At St. James we provide that kind of an experience for our youth – a purposely- planned series of events and discussions that provide an opportunity to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express doubts, and to discover what you truly believe. We meet next month Sunday November 19   Please join Father Ross and Donna for a pizza lunch and some faith formation.

Games Night for all youth ages 9-17 years of age:
Games Night in October is Friday October 27 from 6:30-9:00pm Everyone is welcome to wear a Halloween costume.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Friends are welcome to join us!
If you have any questions regarding youth events, please contact Donna Rourke at

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 are accepting applications now for a January 1 start. To view the YIP video please open this link:
For more information, to send your application or to donate to this program please contact the YIP Coordinator DONNA ROURKE, by emailing or

Participant and parents meeting will be held Sunday October 22 in the meeting room from 11:30-12:30

In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please contact Reverend Andrea Thomas at 613-799-8759

Community Events

Free Movie Nights at Manotick United
Frozen – Sing-a-long – Saturday, October 28 at 7pm
Sold (for Adults Only) – Saturday, November 25 at 7pm
White Christmas – Saturday, December 16 at 7pm


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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