All posts by Paul McDonald

Parish Nurse Programs at Duff’s

The  ” Fitness Class” is off now until the end of  the New Year. 

Tues. and/or Thurs.: ALL YEAR at  9:30  – 10:30 am SMART Program – is taking a break over Christmas.


“Welcome Room” Information:                                                                                    Library Movies……“Awakening from Alzhiemers” Book or Video                                                                    “It truly is an awakening!!”                                                  Pamphlets………………..…Alzheimers and MORE                                                  Softcover Book………….We have 3 Brains: the                                                                            Gut, Brain & Heart!






Fireside Group

Fireside; Is a group of  people welcoming ALL who wish to come out to a  meeting on the 1st  Tuesday  evening of each month from Nov. to  Jan.  and Mar. to the following June,  at 7:30 pm. 

**ALL Information will be in your Pamphlet, ready for the year!! They are for everyone, so that you can join in with the listed activities. It is always an interesting evening!! 

Tues. Dec. 4: 7:30 pm “Christmas” with Doug & Glenna Smith, Etta Vandenheuvel and Marion Hunter!!

Tues. Jan. 8, 2019:  7:30 pm Fireside “Annual Meeting” hosted by Doug  Gilmour & Ev Winer, John & Norma Gilmour and Fred & Brenda Law. 

In February there is no meeting/program. Instead, the “Planners for 2019” ,  meet and organize the monthly meetings for the new Fireside year that begins in March.




















WMS on the GO! 2018

The WMS is evolving and we are patiently waiting to see what “kind of group” will hatch from their deliberations!                                                                                                 Truly exciting times at Duff’s!!!

 The MS meetings  and acitivities:                                                                      **The WMS is actively engaged in knitting sweaters & caps for newborns. The sweaters & caps are sent to Jobat hospital in India twice a year.   Three years ago, 2 doctors from Jobat India came to Duff’s to explain & show slides about their hospitals, pregnancy programs and not only care for newborns, & new moms but also teaching families how to care for and feed the family. They also explained the difference that our help makes!! Many more babies survive!!!** 

Thurs. Nov. 29: Seniors’ Christmas Community Potluck at Duff’s!! 11:45 am Gathering  12 Noon Luncheon & Table talk quizzes. Entertainment: Ev  Winer and a little fiddle music & Carol singing with Paul, Ken & Wendy.

Mon. Dec. 3: 9 am Christmas plates will be assembled. If you wish to donate a treat for the plates, YOU are most welcome…small and/or light. (Check with Marion Hunter, if you wish.)

Teddy Bears: We have received 600 knitted Teddy Bears since  our Teddy Bear Tea!! We have been asked to provide Teddies for  a high school student trip to Peru in January or February 2019

The  WMS or Women’s Missionary Society at Duff’s has been a very active group in our church and the  community!!

**We are collecting clean milk bags for Alice McNeish to crochet into sleeping mats. She loves to do this project.

**We  are collecting: postage stamps to help people beat Leprosy”.

** We are collecting used eyeglasses and sun glasses for needy people in 3rd world countries.**  

**If you would like to help with any of the above activities, please call the office 519-763-1163 for more information and/or patterns.**



Duff’s Reception Committee

Stand – up Receptions: with some seating, tablecloths, centre pieces and a large, decorative, buffet table…


**Sit -down Dinners for up to 120 people or different items for Stand-up Receptions and prices are negotiable.**

Special Arrangements for these Hospitality Services  such as Coffee Break, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Receptions & Catering for Birthdays, Showers, Weddings, Parties or Funeral receptions may be made by contacting the Service Club Ladies:                                Gillian Mahnke 519-824-4679  or Janice McCaig 519-822-0386


Special Services 2018

  Sun. Oct. 14: 10:30 am is a “Baptism” Service                                                                                     1 pm PFO  rehearsal

Sun. Oct. 21: 10:30 is Duff’s 181st Anniversary Service                                                                   Rev. Bill Bynum will be conducting the service.

Sun. Oct. 28:10:30 am  Reformation Sunday

Sun. Nov. 4: 10:30 am Remembering Service & lighting candles.

Sun. Nov. 11: 10 am Shared Community Remembrance Service at the Puslinch Community Centre sponsored by the Optimist Club of Puslinch. All are Welcome!!