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Parish Nurse Programs at Duff’s

Mondays,  7:30 – 8:30 pm  Fitness Class with a qualified instructor  at Duff’s. Cost $5 pp. each time.  

Tues. and/or Thurs.: ALL YEAR at  9:30  – 10:30 am SMART Program – providing: better exercises, while delivering safe, appropriate, physical activities for healthy aging.  This is a great workout plus it is FREE!!!  

Wed. May 9: 11 am, Karen Harding will be explaining some tips on “Elder Law” followed with the seniors Soup & Dessert Luncheon at 12 noon.

Wed. June 13: We will learn about “Lyme Disease”  followed with the Soup & Dessert Luncheon for Seniors at noon.

“Welcome Room” Information                                                                                    Library Movies…………’The Shack’ & More                                                        Pamphlets………………..…Alzheimers and MORE 

“Introduction to Tapping ”                                                                                             1st Small Binder…………Introduction to Tapping                                              2nd Small Binder ………..The Science Behind it all                                              3rd  Small Binder…………How to Thrive & Live a Life You Love                                                                      in Every Stage of Life                                                      4th Small Binder…………Boundless Living : How to thrive & Live                                                                Your  Life                                                                               5th Small Binder………..Creating Lasting Change: How to Get                                                                     Unstuck & Create Change with Ease!                6th Small Binder………..…Tapping Into Your Chakras: How to                                                                         Harness Their Power to Feel Gounded and                                                         confident in Your Own Life.                                      7th Small Binder.………….Dodging Energy Vampires: A Highly                                                                       Sensitive  Person’s Guide to Protecting                                                                 Their Energy.



Soft Cover   Novels……………………………

Sign out on the clipboard sheet & sign in once you bring it back.    email:                                                                           OR  call Karen: 519-820-8114






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. 

**Your new Fireside Blue Pamphlet is ready!!                                                  They are for everyone, so that you can join in with the listed activities. It is always an interesting evening!!

 Tues. May 1st: 6:30 pm “Spring Cleaning Duff’s” Many  came to Help Fireside and the Board of Managers give Duff’s a new fresh clean “LOOK”!! They enjoyed the  refreshments afterwards!!

Tues. June 5: “Summer Fun!!” with Neil & Janice McCaig, Don & Diane Harris and Lorne & Shirley Bentley. IT’S A SURPRISE!!!

Sun.  Sept. 16: “Kummoniwannago Sunday!!” at Duff’s!! Perfect lunch -hotdogs,  fresh corn on the cob, dessert & games for all ages to “KICK off the New Sunday School Year!!”

Sat. October 20: Duff’s Bazaar!! 





















Special Services 2018

Fri.  May 5, 1018: 2 pm  “Celebration of Life Service” for Isabel                                                          Crow  at Duff’s and refreshments afterwards.

Sunday May 6, 2018: 10:30 am “Ascension Sunday”

Sunday May 13, 2018 : 10:30 am Mothers’Day and Christian                                                  Family  Sunday!

Sunday May 20, 2018:  10:30 am Pentecost Sunday

Sunday May 27: 10:30 am Guest Preacher- Bill Shepherd

Sunday June 3: 10:30 am World Wide Communion Sunday!

Sunday June 10: 10:30 am Regular Sunday!

Sunday, June 17: 10:30 am Fathers’ day, & last day for Sunday                                                        School

Sunday, June  24: Outdoor Bread & Blessings Service (weather                                                    permitting).













































WMS on the GO!

The small W.M.S. Blue Booklets ARE READY! They are for everyone who wishes to get in touch with people who are Duff’s friends. Please help yourselves!!                                                                  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!** 

Wed. Sept. 19: 10 am Packing of knitting for the premature babies (little ones in India)will be Held at Eden Mills Pres. Church.- ALL Welcome to help!!

Thurs. Oct. 4: 10:30 am at Duff’s . All are Welcome to our Thanksgiving Meeting!! Pat Ganning will be leading the meeting and Joan Law will serve the refreshments.

Mon. Oct. 15 is W.M.S. Fall Rally at St. Andrew’s Church in Arthur    10 am: Executive Meeting, 1 pm Fall Rally- ALL welcome!! The refreshments today will be prepared by the ladies from St. Andrew’s Kitchener.





Teddy Bears: We have received 350 knitted Teddy Bears since  our Teddy Bear Tea, Oct.28, 2017 and last week, Jan. 31, 2018,  2 more large boxes were delivered to Duff’s…….Hurrah!! We are soooo thankful to have more bears for PEOPLE to take on their missions!! Pat and I are so excited and the bears are soooo cute & cuddly!! WAY to GO Ladies!!  Thank you, thank you!!

Volunteers are also Knitting….”Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone masectomies. These items are special, handmade breast prostheses. The pattern is available from Duff’s.

The  WMS or Women’s Missionary Society at Duff’s is a very active group in our church and the church  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 or 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.**

  • Since the Teddy Bear Tea in Oct. 2017, we have received 10 more small, medium, large &  HUGE  BOXES  of beautifully knitted Teddy Bears, 
  • 300 Teddies with Bea & John Henderson to _______________
  • 100 Teddies with Dr. Scholton on his medical mission to _____
  • 18 Teddies to ______ with Barb McKay!
  • If you like to knit, you are welcome to pick up a Teddy Bear pattern or a Pneumonia Vest & Cap Pattern for newborns in India from  the display in the Welcome Room!       



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