Coming Events

News, Notices and Events:

Sweet Suite
Sunday May 28 at 7 pm.  
 Join us for an evening of great music and an all you can eat dessert buffet.  Presented by the St. James Choir.  Tickets, $20, are available for purchase through the church office and from choir members.

St James’ “Doors Open” – Looking for Volunteers
Saturday June 3rd, 10am – 4 pm & Sunday June 4th, 12 – 4 pm
St. James needs volunteers for an hour or two to help with the Doors Open event.  Volunteers greet & show visitors our church, hand out information bulletins and answer questions and help in the parking lot.  Doors Open is a city-wide event where buildings of interest are opened to give the public an opportunity to visit and learn our history.
Please indicate on the sign-up sheet at the back which date & hours you are able to assist or contact the church office.

St. James 7th Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday June 17
The Men’s Group invites EVERYBODY to this year’s Golf Tournament at Manderley on the Green! Invite your family, friends & neighbours!!
25% of tournament proceeds go to St. James!
Not a golfer?  Not a problem!  This is a best ball format where the main goal is to have fun!  You can sign up by yourself or as a team!
Just want to meet up at the clubhouse for dinner? Then sign up for our buffet!
Tee-offs at 1pm (approx. please arrive by 12:30 pm) Dinner 6:00 pm (approx)
How much?     Green fees (Cart optional)    $45*         Buffet dinner  $30
* Golf cart ($13.50) and club rentals extra
Sign-up sheet is at the back of the church or contact Darwin Turner or Sam Hills in the church office.  Payment in full is required by Friday, June 9th.
(The church office will receive payments till June 1)
If anyone knows someone or a business that wants to donate a prize or sponsor a hole ($150) or for more information contact the church office or Darwin Turner.

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 See note below for training workshop

                                                 #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.

Volunteering to help with flood recovery – We are waiting to hear back from the City to assist with the Flood Rescue Operations. The City is currently developing plans for the recovery effort that will be required in the coming weeks and identifying how volunteers can assist. Watch this space for more information!

May Gatherings:
Wednesday May 24 – We will meet at 6:00 pm at the Barrhaven Dairy Queen for supper and fellowship.
Wednesday May 31 – will be our BBQ, make your own sundaes and outdoor games evening. This will be a bridging event with the Jr. Youth. Free will offering graciously accepted for the food!
June 14 – Will be our final Wednesday gathering for the summer – will be using Kahoots a free game-based learning platform this evening. Kahoot’s may be played using any device, desktop or laptop with a web browser

CLAY and CLAY Trailer:
CLAY Car Wash planning meeting for youth and their parents will be Sunday May 28, after the 10:00 am service in the meeting room
Saturday June 10 – CLAY
Car Wash and BBQ from 9:00 – 1:30 pm 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! We will be donating 10% of the proceeds to Pikangikium where the addition of indoor plumbing to 10 homes has begun.
Feb. 16-19, 2018 -CLAY trailer in Toronto, this replaces CLAY Trailer in Sudbury!

Together with Good Shepherds Barrhaven we are hosting a Drug Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training Workshop

Drug Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training Workshop:

Takes place at 7pm, Thursday, June 15th at Good Shepherd Church, Barrhaven.

This workshop is for youth, parents, and all concerned residents of Barrhaven and Manotick. It provides an opportunity to learn the signs and symptoms of overdoses, share information, foster relationships, decrease stigma, and be trained in the use of Naloxone. All participants will learn about naloxone, which temporarily reverses the effect of opioids on the brain.

This workshop is provided by Good Shepherd Church Barrhaven, St James Church Manotick, and will be led by Mark Barnes (Respect Rx Pharmasave Pharmacist).

The workshop is free but participants must pre-register by June 12. Please fill out the form below to register electronically, or call Good Shepherd at 613-823-8118 to register by phone. Your Health Card number and Date of Birth are required in order to receive a Naloxone Kit provided for free by the Ministry of Health. This information will not be kept by the church or on our website.

If you do not wish to provide your Health Card information, you can pick up your Naloxone kit at a later date.

Registration is limited to 40, so please register soon.

Drug Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training Workshop

Building Our Faith
Our next “Building our Faith” event will be an inter-generational 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! Saturday July 15 – Family pool party at the Rourke and Harding home. The youth will also be inviting their prayer partners and/or someone from the parish.

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 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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