The liturgical colour green symbolizes the renewal  of vegetation and generally of living things, and the promise of new life.

Thought of the Week

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi



June 24 is the last Sunday of the regular season. It is also when we will remember St. James the Apostle because his feast day occurs in July. There will be incense at the 11 am service.

July 1 begins our summer worship series. There will be  one service only at 10:00 am until, and including, September 2. During the summer, the Wednesday 9:30 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) will continue.

From Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, September 2
Holy Eucharist 10:00 am
The Wednesday 9:30 am BCP Holy Eucharist continues throughout the summer.

  1. How Can I Sign up to Help with the Refugee Family?

A sign up sheet  has been placed on the lower level of  the divider in the parish hall. You can choose from:


X Child Care

X Collecting/Moving

X Communication

X Transportation

X Fundraising

X Language/ESL

X Settlement & Orientation

X Phone & Information Technology

X Transportation of Furniture


There are leader and member roles so please consider how you would like to help. Laurie Douglas and Mary Mitchell have resources to help with each of these tasks. Laurie may be contacted at 519-837-8647,,

and Mary at 519-836-3767,


  1. How Can I  Donate to Sponsor our Refugee Family?


We are now accepting monetary donations, which will help provide for the family in their first year in Canada. You can give by:

    • cheque (made out to St. James the Apostle), memo line “Refugee Fund”; mailing address is St. Matthias and St. James the Apostle, 86 Glasgow St. N. Guelph, N1H 4W2
    • credit card: to donate directly at Canada Helps (please note, a tax receipt is generated immediately) at: 

Then go to the DONATE NOW button and from the drop down menu beginning with General under “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity”, be sure to choose Refugee Family Fundraising. Thank-you for your support!


  1. Collection: 

We are not yet able to accept donations of furniture or household items as we need some sense of arrival date and then confirm accommodations. Shortly we will be posting needed furniture, household items, and clothing. The aim is to collect only those items that will best suit the living space and the family’s needs. We will appreciate your understanding in this regard.




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  • 519-822-1061

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