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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. 

Sun. Sept. 17: Fireside teams up with the Sunday School Teachers on  September 17th- to help provide a “corn on the cob/hotdog lunch” & games after the Service for “Kummoniwannago Sunday!!” We welcome back the children & begin their program the following week.  ALL are welcome to the festivities!!

Sat. Oct. 21: 10am – 1 pm Duff’s Fireside Bazaar  takes over Nanson Hall, to display their Specialty tables with lots of specially made GOODIES to sell.  Don’t miss the Bake, Candy, Deli, Knitting/Crocheting/ Sewing, Fruits & Vegetables, and the Kid’s TABLES!! There is also a LUNCH/COFFEE BREAK ROOM with fabulous muffins & delicious homemade soup, pie, sandwiches etc. for you to purchase!




















Parish Nurse Programs at Duff’s

Mondays,  7:30 – 8:30 pm  Fitness Class with a qualified instructor  at Duff’s……will resume on Mon. Sept. 11 . 

 Wed. Sept. 13: 11 am  Guest speaker Cathy Good- Enough- Colitis & Chrone’s  disease! 12 noon Soup and Dessert Luncheon for SENIORS. 

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!!                                    

Wed. Sept. 13, 2017:  7:30 pm CIZE resumes in Nanson Hall and every Wed. afterwards.

       e-mail                                                                                  OR  call Karen: 519-820-8114






Special Services 2017

*We welcome YOU to everything listed for 2017*         

Sun. Sept. 3: 10 am “Nanson Hall Service” with Rev. Jane Swatridge and pianist Rob White.   “The last big Question!!”

Sun. Sept. 10: 10:30  am Duff’s is closed for the “Community Service” hosted  in the large white tent at the Fair Grounds , celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!!  Three area churches- Arkell, Duff’s and Morriston  will be closed.   Reverends Deborah Deveau, Jane  Swatridge & Marcie Gibson have planned the service & the Canadian refreshments immediately following, for ALL.                                                                                                                                                                      Sun. Sept. 17: 10:30 am “Kummoniwannago Sunday”- to “Kick off” the  beginning of The Children’s Program”- a child friendly service for ALL ages 🙂  Afterwards enjoy corn on the cob, hotdogs, sandwiches, cake & more for lunch, followed with games and guesses to include children of ALL ages !! Everyone  welcome!!

Sun. Sept. 24: 10:30 am “Baptism Sunday” – all welcome!!

Sun. Oct. 1: 10:30 am “Communion Sunday” at Duff’s for ALL ages.

Sun. Oct. 8: 10:30 am “Thanksgiving Sunday”- all welcome! 

Sun.  Oct. 15: 10: 30 am ” Duff’s 180th Anniversary Celebration”

Sun. Oct. 22: 10:30 am Guest Preacher from U. of G. Chaplancey

Sun. Oct. 29: 10:30 am ‘Reformation Sunday’s 500th Anniversary’

Sun. Nov. 5: 10:30 am “All Saints Sunday” a Remembrance Day                                                                  for our loved ones.

































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