Announcements, News and Events

Announcements – April 2nd

• The UCW would like to thank the Walton congregation and friends for their huge support and great generosity at the Munch-a-Muffin Morning last Sunday, to raise money for fare Share Food Bank, both bakers and buyers. The sales and donations raised more than $700 for the Oakville Food Bank. With grateful hearts, thank you. There will also be a few bags of 6 frozen muffins available for donations at coffee time at the Welcome Centre

• Celebrate Holy Week with Walton! Please join us on Friday, April 7 from 8:45-9:45 for a pancake breakfast in Bronte Hall. Our Good Friday worship service will follow at 10:00am. On Sunday, April 9, our Easter Sunday Pier Service is at 8:00am on the Bronte Harbour pier, or under the gazebo if it’s raining. Coffee and hot cross buns will be served in Bronte Hall beginning at 8:30am. Easter Sunday worship service will be held in the Sanctuary at 9:30am (with Sunday School and Youth Groups as usual) and 11:00am.  See our Holy Week Page for more details.

• Walton’s Outreach Committee would like to offer a different way to recognize the season of Lent this year. Starting Ash Wednesday we have prayer themes for each week taking us to Easter Sunday. Please join us in praying for these areas of concern. Each week there is a short scripture and prayer, please add your own as you feel guided to. The sheets will be available on the table near the entrance to the Sanctuary on Sunday and a soft copy will be posted with the Sunday service for each Sunday of Lent. Thank you for your faithful support for Outreach activities at Walton. See the end of the service document for this week’s theme.

• Easter Food Drive –  The Outreach Committee would like to thank all families who have donated recently, you are greatly appreciated. As many as 750 families use our Oakville Fare Share Food bank and more families register weekly. The need continues to rise. Donations of food items can be placed in our decorated food boxes within the church or monetary donations can be given through our weekly ‘giving’ envelopes or through the church website: www.  Please share with others in our community by donating generously throughout March and April.  Thank you for your thoughtful gifts.

• NEW Tuesday morning video study – Reverend Jim Gill, Parish Nurse Cathy Winn, lead our spring video study “Good Boundaries and Goodbyes: Loving Others Without Losing the Best of Who You Are.” The 6-week study takes place Tuesdays from 10:15-11:45am in Bronte Hall, and begins on Tuesday, April 11. There is no cost and no preparation required. Please sign up online or in the church office.

• LIVE or VIRTUAL TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY, May 28 at the 10am Service – If you are a confirmed member of any Christian denomination and would like to transfer to Walton from another congregation, we’d be pleased to arrange the transfer. Please contact the Church Office or Rev. Jim for more information.

• Could you be a driver for Walton? Now that more people are returning to church, we need more drivers to bring a couple of people to and from church on a Sunday morning. You can select which service that you prefer attending and we’ll match you up with someone to bring when you plan to attend on a Sunday. We need both regular and occasional drivers. Please notify the office if you can be a volunteer driver. Those who need a drive are very grateful for  Walton’s driving ministry! If anyone else needs a drive to church, please contact the church office and we’ll try to arrange a ride.

• Would you like to learn how to record a service? We would love to have you join the team! Training and try outs are unlimited and we would love to have you take part, or watch to see how it all happens.  Please contact Wendy Silva through the church office or email

• New to Walton? Are you visiting today? Welcome! Please feel free to ask the ushers if you have any questions during the service and we invite you to fill out a welcome card in the pew racks and leave it in an offering plate at one of the doors. Please join us for coffee, tea or cold drinks and conversation in Bronte Hall after the 9:30 service ends and before the 11:00am service begins. There you’ll also find the Welcome Centre with information about Walton and someone to chat with. Walton nametags, hats, pickles etc. are also available for purchase.

• Rooms for rent – Looking for somewhere to host a meeting, bridal shower, birthday party, music recital. exercise classes, sports groups, craft lessons or more? Walton has room for you! We have a number of rental spaces to accommodate groups large and small, for a one-off event or weekly sessions. Contact the church office for more details. See photos on our website –

• The CVITP Committee (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program) is beginning to make appointments for March and April 2023. If you need help filing your return, have a modest income, and a simple tax situation, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program may be able to help you.  There is no charge for this assistance. For details about the Free Tax Clinic, you can visit the following online page: or call Ruth at 905-631-6188 or John at 416-840-9418. Tax assistance will be by appointment only – taxes can also be prepared by phone and by e-mail/internet.   As the pandemic closure has been somewhat lifted, we will have you come to Walton Church Allen Entrance for an appointment with a tax preparer, however, you must be masked. Details also found on our website –

• Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online.
• Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayers requests can be sent to
If you need Rev. Jim for a pastoral emergency, please email him directly at