Here are some of the welcoming communities within our church!
The members of the Altar Guild are responsible for the maintenance, arrangement and appearance of elements required for the worship services.
Members of the congregation who love to sing lead the congregation in hymns and praises. Practices are led by the choir director once per week on Thursday evening. Lots of new adventures in music are taking place!
Christian Education/Bible Study
We offer a variety of educational programs for adults. Sometimes this includes the study of a particular section of the Bible, a seasonal study (Advent/Lent) or a topic or theme of study. We focus on sharing our knowledge as a community and growing in our faith.
Teachers and caregivers provide Christian education for the children during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children begin by attending the service with their parents, then proceed to their class as a group, and then return to church for communion. Read more »
An opportunity for young people from the Church School and Youth group to “dance God’s praises” during special occasions in the church. Read more »
Food, Fun & Faith (currently paused)
Also known in some parishes as ‘Messy Church’, this informal gathering is geared toward families with young children. We start with a meal and continue with crafts, story time and lively worship. Held on the last Friday of each Month.
Outreach is a big part of the life of St. Joseph’s, and this committee co-ordinates delivery of programs impacting the community nearby, and also the wider community in Africa and the Caribbean.
Pastoral Care Committee
(Seniors, Homebound, Sick)
This faithful group schedules telephone calls and personal visits to seniors and parishioners who are homebound or in hospital. Read more »
This group of prayerful people pray for people in need. Anyone can ask for a loved one to be added to the list.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits and crochets prayer shawls for people inside and outside of our parish. These shawls are a tangible outreach of care, given to a friend or loved one who may be going through a health crisis or simply needs a hug. These shawls have also been used for happy events, such as marriage, or as a going-away gift.
This is a great opportunity for young people to assist in a formal process at the altar during Sunday services. Read more »
On the last Saturday of the month, parishioners gather in the church to pray together for our community, our parish, and any individual needs. Open to all.
Tai Chi (paused)
If you’re looking for a way to stay fit, you may like to join us for Tai Chi on Monday mornings. Led by a qualified instructor from our congregation, people from our church and the surrounding neighbourhood meet each week for an hour of gentle and relaxing Tai Chi.
The Enriched Minds Tutoring program is our free tutoring program provided to children in our community who need help improving their academic skills. It is run by a paid teacher and aided by qualified adult volunteers. Students are given individual lesson plans, tailored to their needs. The results have been very encouraging, with positive results reported by parents and volunteers alike.
Wednesday Morning Group
This group attends the weekly Wednesday morning service, which is followed by a social time, usually at our local Tim Hortons.