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WMS on the GO!

Thurs. Mar. 8, 2018: 1:30 pm W.M.S. meeting was at Duff’s in the Board Rm.  All Women are always welcome!!

Wed. Mar. 28: 10 am Packing knitting at Eden Mills Presbyterian Church, to send to Jobat India for the newborn babies. Ladies , YOU are welcome to help!!

CNOB Synodical Annual Meeting Fri. & Sat. April 20 – 21 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kingston Ontario.  For more information, please ask at the office. 519-763-

WMS 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!**

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: 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