Summer at SJR

This summer, Rev. Chris will be taking a sabbatical from the ministry at SJR from July 1st until September 30th. Sabbaticals are an opportunity for not just the minister to rest, learn and regroup especially after these last two years, but also a chance for the congregation to explore and experience different gifted preachers from…

Canadian Food For Children Update

Thanks to all who donated during our Saturday parking lot drop-off this past month. All donations collected go towards feeding and clothing the poorest of the poor in developing countries throughout the world. The UCW of St. James’-Rosemount has collected items for CFFC for over 35 years!  If anyone has further donations please contact Muriel…

Library Update

Brenda is looking at creating an area in the library for “Memories of Olivet.” For those that don’t know, when the congregation of Olivet United closed, we were lucky that many of them joined us at SJR.  Brenda is looking for any memory that they would like to share and have in a section dedicated to…

Executive Update

As a result of our meeting on May 3, registration is no longer necessary to attend Worship. We are still requiring masks for those able to wear them, and strongly encourage social distancing even while appreciating how much we want to reconnect as a community. In the pews, we encourage you to continue to sit…

Supporting Monica Place

Beginning April 10, we are once again collecting for Monica Place, a registered charity that provides supports for pregnant and parenting youth in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge region. When making a financial donation, please make sure your regular church envelope number is added, as well as clear indication on the outer envelope that your gift…

WW II Memories from Art Gibney

Art offered these memories to share with all of you: Two episodes that happened to me had a profound affect on my life. I am now 86 years old, but in 1942, I was a farm boy of seven. My first cousin, Frank Gibney, was a sergeant fighting in Europe and was home on furlough.…

Supporting oneROOF

We are supporting OneRoof Youth Services this fall, starting November 7th , leading up to a collection in the parking lot at SJR on December 7th from 6-7:30 pm.  As youth homelessness is increasing, OneRoof needs particular items to help their clients: pens (don’t have to be new, just new to work!) garbage bins, hardware…