On Monday, October 24th a Syrian refugee family was thrilled to walk into our former manse and to know it would be their first home in Canada. They come from the Aleppo region of Syria but have spent the last three years as refugees in Turkey. The family consists of a mother and father, two sons in their early 20s , a 14 year son, a 12 year old daughter,  a  10 year old son and a new born daughter.

They are being sponsored by the Koinonia Christian Fellowship from Bloomingdale who are leasing the manse from us for the use of this family.. Our responsibility is to maintain the building. After the updates that the building has had in the recent past we feel the building is in excellent condition and will be a very comfortable home for a large family. The family is very friendly. Please wave "hello" if you see them out in the yard or on the porch.


Tied Quilts

Check out the handmade Tied Quilts are now available for sale in Kellerman HallBaby quilts (40" x 50" ) -- $25.00  Adult quilts (80" x 105") -- $40.00 Larger sizesarealsoavailable.Proceeds from the sale of these beautiful quilt will support UCW.Thequilters would welcome donations of gently used queen or king sized sheets to use as backing for their quilts.


Food Requests for Community Ministry

January requests: Coffee, cake mixes and chocolate and vanilla icing.

A shopping cart is available in Kellerman Hall for dropping off donations.

If you would like to make a donations of your PC (President's Choice) Points to Community Ministry, pick up a card at the church office.

Collecting . . .

Used eye-glasses, metal pop tops, milk bags,

plastic bottle tops, Campbell soup labels 

and used stamps for mission programs.

Please use the collection boxes 

available in Kellerman Hall.

Thank you for your donations.







Well wishes to all here at Calvary!

I am so excited to be here as YOUR Parish Nurse and want you to know how it works.
A Parish Nurse uses a holistic approach to health care by encompassing the body, mind and spirit in the following ways:
  • advocates to walk alongside, encourage and strengthen your whole being
  • educates to teach you about aspects of health, wellness and daily living
  • negotiates and refers to community and healthcare services you are entitled to
  • provides spiritual care and comfort to guide you through your life journey.

I am available to meet with you at your home or you can see me at my church office. If you prefer, we can just talk on the phone or correspond by email ...... the choice is yours.

I look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or even just to say hello.

Phone: 519-744-9696 

Email: [email protected] .

Take good care and be well,

Gerti Emslie, RN

Parish Nurse



I  just want to take the time to thank all those who donate to CM throughout the year. The food collected every week is very helpful in our work helping others. I often have people drop in asking for a bag of food items to help them through the month and your donations make a difference! There are monthly items that we ask for but feel free to donate as items (like coffee) come on sale. They are always needed. Or you can contact me to ask me what is needed for the Wednesday meal! 

ALSO please consider donating some of your time, even if it is only a one time thing. As people go on summer holidays it is increasingly difficult to find folks to come to help on Wednesdays. Those who would like to just pop in for 30 minutes would be welcome any time on Wednesdays to set up tables and chairs. Many hands makes light work. 

Thanks always, Susan 

Susan @ [email protected] or by phone 519 743 6309


55+ Potluck Luncheon
This is an on-going event which meets 
on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 
September to June.

Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share
as well as plates, cups and cutlery.
Come and bring a friend.


Breakfast Walk

Don't miss out on being part of this group which meets twice a month from September to June to enjoy a hearty breakfast followed by a walk of discovery, exploring different neighbourhoods in the twin cities.

If you can't join the walk, at least come for good food and good company!

Cost: $2.00